Post # 1
Hey bees! My wedding isnt until October 5th next year (2018) in New Orleans. My Fiance and I live in NYC, and will be visiting in November (we go every year, and its where he propoesd.) Do you reccomend trying to fit in the hair and makeup trial, cake testing, meeting with venu coordinator, photographer etc? We havent seen our venu in person, and it’s a huge deal for me so I absolutley need to do a walk-through (even though I already know I love iti’d like to see the plan B incase of rain, etc.). Do you think it’s too much to pile all of that into 3 days? Or do you think it might be fun? We already chose the food for the menu so we dont need to smaple that, just cakes, hair and makeup trial, perhaps meet up with out photographer and videograper and speak with the coordinator to go over everything…please let me know what you think. It will be our last trip there until we go down a few days before our wedding next year 🙂
Post # 2
I am doing this, and I will tell you, its not fun but functional. We drive 7h overnight, sleep for a few hours, pack as many appts into 2-3 days and then drive 7h back home and go to work the next day lol. Its not a vacation, its definitely work!
That said, I loved being able to try out my HMUA, see the venue, actually meet our DOC and caterers. So you have to know that you’ll be basically giving up your vacation and it will be GOGOGO the whole time. I wouldn’t change it though, it gives me peace of mind knowing I’m not going to look like a clown etc lol. I would be more stressed out to leave everything until the last minute.
Post # 3
I would probably at least try to do Hair and MU and in person look at venue …. other stuff would be nice if you could fit it in but if not I would think that a skype session or something would be good enough too
maybe you could try to coordinate meeting all of the people for coffee one afternoon (like meet photo from 12 -1 and then DOC 1 -2 pm but all at the same coffee shop ?) it might be a little less stressful for you (and even more points if it could be at the cake shop or something? kill 3 birds with one stone
Post # 4
i got married in NOLA in march 🙂 we went down 2 months before the wedding, i did the hair and make up trial a few days before the wedding.. only because i was indecisive, but i’m glad i waited. who are you using?
i would definitely go to the venue, speak to the coordinator and sample the cake. you can probably skype with your photographer?
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
Our venue offers a “Big Day Preview” which is 2 days to try food, scout venues, and just get the lay of the land. Since my hair and makeup are included in the cost of the wedding package, I’ll pay for a trial run when we’re there, too.
Clearly, since ours is at a resort a lot of this is a foregone conclusion, but I think 3 days should be plenty to cover what you’re hoping to.
Post # 6
I think you should try to do as much as you can for the wedding. I’m getting married in Cancun in August 2018 but my Fiance and I will be vacationing at the resort where our wedding will be next month. While there we are doing a tasting, selecting the site for the wedding and the reception, and finalizing other details.
If you can check a few things off your list for your wedding ahead of time, then why not?