DIY bee needs help figuring out what to do

posted 1 week ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

Dj? 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It seems that you’ll need to gather addresses (June 2020) prior to sending out the Save the Dates, not prior to invitations.  A small thing I forgot until last minute was to get a card box (I just ordered one Amazon Prime).  Also will you have a guest book or something similar?  You have a cake topper but don’t show when you’ll order a cake.  Lastly, I’d probably order bridesmaid dresses a month or so earlier; some can take 2-3 months to come in depending on what you’re doing, then may need altered.  Your spreadsheet looks a lot like mine did 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Before planning on using an Airbnb, read through the listing THOROUGHLY. Most Airbnb’s do not allow parties or events of any kind due to liability. Airbnb’s are not corporate event venues that carry their own insurance, they are typically privately owned vacation homes. You will need to budget accordingly for event and venue insurance if you go this route. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We had the same plan but no AirBnB’s near us (within 50km) allowed big events if they served alcohol. 

Hair? Makeup? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Re: the air bnb. I am renting and air bnb to get ready in the morning of the wedding. The place I rented specifically states no parties or events. However I did contact the host directly and was very upfront about my plans. Letting them know there would not be a crazy party, but I would have vendors and family there the morning of the wedding.

Some people told me no way and refused my booking. But others were very open to it and glad I was transparent about my plans with them. Thats the best thing to do and you wont encoutner any issues!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Also, even if the host allows a party (doubtful), your wedding may violate local laws. I would hate for it to get broken up by code enforcement or the police.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I see you have a ? on photographer.. but if you’re getting one that needs to be done right away along with venue. They book up early (the good ones).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

If you do go this route, get proper event coverage. The wedding insurance packages sold online are practically scams.

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