(Closed) Did you forget anything crucial?

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

FILM for the Polaroid cameras we used for our guestbook!  And something borrowed and something blue!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am afraid I will forget to bring the placecards ahead of time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

one of my bridesmaids advised me to think about cars and how people (especially the bridal party) will be getting to our various appointments, the wedding, and the hotel at the end of the night.  they realized the night before her wedding that she had no way to get to the ceremony since her mom and bridesmaids filled up one car!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I forgot to have my bridesmaids bustle my dress after the ceremony.  My husband and I ate dinner in a separate area during the cocktail hour of our reception, and immediately after we ate we were supposed to have our "grand entrance" down a huge staircase and then immediately start our first dance.  I knew I couldn’t get through the first dance w/o my dress bustled, so I had to get a somebody on the catering staff to go find my sisters for me.  (Neither my husband or I had cell phones with us, and we didn’t have a DOC.)

Aside from that little glitch, I forgot to get a guestbook pen and tongs for the cookie buffet until the last minute, and I wish I had better planned what I said when it was my turn w/ the microphone at the reception.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@doctorgirl Ugh I feel your pain! I’m so worried I’m forgetting so many things!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh I don’t have anything old, borrowed…or blue. lol

Actually I take that back…the pair of spanx I’m wearing are from last year anddd I bought some little adhesive blue gems to spell out something on the bottom of my shoes (if I can even find them now)….

Ehh, whatev.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ll second the stressing out that I’m forgetting something important.  It’s really not fun! 

Transportation for all the helpers/wedding party to the farm is one that I haven’t given much thought to.  (I’m really not used to having limited parking anywhere!) 

ETA: Oh hell.  Parent gifts!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@caitlanc

Yeahhh we decided to do the whole wedding album/book thing for both sets of parents (MyPublisher or Blurb or something) SO we just got cute family oriented photo frames (about $20 each) for each set of parents for now to give to them at the rehearsal dinner (with a photo of us in it)…and in the card we put with the frame we’ll explain that their main gift will be coming in a few months.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The marriage license! It was in the car–thankfully–but I had a mini-freak-out moment when it was time to do the signing!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh yeah. Marriage license. Haha.

Wait, what legwear? Lol. I don’t think I’m going to have anything .. not even a garter b/c I refuse to do the garter toss ritual.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The only thing I really wish I’d thought through was the underwear. Yes, I had a special strapless bra, but nothing as far as panties. I don’t think this would happen to most brides who have fittings — but I wanted to share anyway, it’s funny for me to think back on. My dress was so poofy it didn’t matter that I was wearing red boyshorts underneath!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I could hijack this post with all the juicy details of my (very very perfect!) day, but I’ll leave you with some teasers that you should remember:

  • If you write a timeline…hand it out to people.  Just you knowing…doesn’t help.
  • If there are little details, have them delegated on paper beforehand. Like programs and bubbles on the seats.
  • Involve your hubby!  You’ll forget something that he will remember.
  • If you’re having a Destination Wedding, keep everything packed in one spot and arrive in plenty of time to pull it ALL out and find everything you need.  We packed it the night before, and we still had some issues.

I think that’s all the stuff I forgot.  For the most part I was really on top of it!  Too bad I didn’t let everyone else in on my little secrets LOL.

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