Post # 1
Ok, so seriously we just got an RSVP back that is 100% blank. Blank, blank, blank. No check where the accepts or regrets area is either. Thank GOODNESS we had numbered them lightly on the back….I contacted the person and she didn’t even realize she had left it blank. Ladies, I can’t stress enough to number your RSVPs. That would be my #1 piece of wedding advice….
I would say an honorable mention is never EVER buy anything for your wedding off the internet without looking up a promo code.
I had to share that hilarious moment with you all…..
What would be your #1 piece of advice to someone just starting the planning process??
Post # 3
You won’t please everyone… especially when parents are divorced and there are 4 sets to think about!
Post # 5
Designate a DOC (day of coordinator). Even if you can’t afford to hire someone, a close friend or family member who is not in the bridal party can have a schedule and keep everything running smoothly.
Post # 6
Dont forget to feed your bridal party, just because you have nerves and dont want to eat, others will! That includes breakfast and lunch before the receptions. Also, water bottles!
Post # 7
If there is something you absolutely, positively want to do (wear red, do a cookie cake, walk down the aisle to Michael Jackson music, etc) don’t ask anyone what they think or ask for advice. Chances are, if it’s not traditional, many people won’t be on board and will try to convince you to do differently. Ask for input only on things you’re not completely set on doing.
I learned this about halfway through the planning when my mom and Mother-In-Law were resistant to my ideas. After the wedding came and went, everyone loved the few quirky things I didn’t budge on, which included a cupcake tower, a friend officiant, and parasols instead of bouquets.
Post # 8
oooohhh man, these are all great advice!! @ lefeymw Yes! I do need to remember to feed the bridal party the morning of!! I didn’t even think about that!!!
Post # 9
This is great advice and things that people should know. Thanks for sharing ladies.
Post # 10
@teamajax13: I had never heard of numbering the RSVP’s–that is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!
Post # 11
I numbered the RSVP’s also, but luckily I didn’t need to use them.
I agree with all of the PPs. Here are a few new things:
-make sure you have plenty of time the day of before pictures/ceremony (i thought i scheduled plenty but of course things took longer than expected, makeup especially)
-don’t let your photographers rush you! (we were like 15 min late from traffic then the buttons on my dress fell off, had to find them then figure out how to put them back on (super glue ugh!) setting us back another 20 min leaving my photogs annoyed eventhough we finished pictures an hour and a half before ceremony!)
-research any pictures that you want to take the day of (i ran out of time and wasn’t able to do it and kind of regret, but oh well what are you gonna do?)
-take a time out with just your new husband! (before Darling Husband and I went into cocktail hour, we went into the bridal suite for like 10 minutes and took it all in and practiced our first dance =) it was so nice to take a time out with just him, thats what the day”s about right? ha)
Post # 12
“-research any pictures that you want to take the day of (i ran out of time and wasn’t able to do it and kind of regret, but oh well what are you gonna do?)
-take a time out with just your new husband! (before Darling Husband and I went into cocktail hour, we went into the bridal suite for like 10 minutes and took it all in and practiced our first dance =) it was so nice to take a time out with just him, thats what the day”s about right? ha)”
Good advice middleschoolsweethearts !!!!!
And Thanks Carnival_Bride !!!!!!! It helped big time!!
Post # 13
lefeymw you have no idea how much I thank you for that advice….”day of” if was miracle advice and I made myself eat something because I remembered this advice!!