(Closed) DIY Brides, PLEASE HELP!!!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

STOP…DEEP BREATH….IT WILL BE FINE!

 

I was also a do it your self bride in a tented backyard wedding. You will be fine, your will get everything done that needs to get done, you will have all of your friends and family there to support and love you and most of all; they will help you.

I took off for 2 days before the wedding and enlisted every person that I could to come and help sent the tent, dance floor, decoration, table setups, ceremony set up, bathroom set up…you name it, we did it. 

You will be fine just remember to keep breathing!

Best fo luck on you wedding day, I am positive it will be gorgeous.

Post # 4
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hear you. I’m getting married the same day as you and I am in a similar situation. I have a lot to do in these next few days. Honestly though, I’m not freaking (yet). It is what is it and things will come together. If not, the important things are taken care of.

A lot of brides come back here and say a lot of things went wrong on their wedding day but they still felt it was perfect. Sometimes you get caught up in the planning you forget to look forward to the emotions and joy that really make the day. Know that it will be great no matter what little things mess up because of all the love. 

 

Post # 5
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My biggest advice:  Write EVERYTHING down!!  When people are trying to help, it will get overwelming with everyone saying your name and asking what needs to be done.  Have a list and make sure to deligate!

 

The list will also help you visualize what needs to be done!

Post # 6
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I put everything that needed to go to the venue in big rubbermaid totes/bins and labelled the outside with exactly what was inside and where it needed to go. Try to keep all the items for a particular area in the same tote so you can just plop it down in that spot, set up, and move along. No running around. Being overly-organized is your friend!!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My best advice is to prioritize and then start knocking things off your list.  Just figure out what the most important things are and make sure you get those done.  The rest?  I’ll bet you are the only person that notices if you don’t get them done.  There were a few things that I didn’t get done, and not one person even realized they were missing!

Post # 8
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3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would do a mockup table, take a photo, and make sure everyone knows what goes where.  Better safe than sorry!

Post # 9
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You will be amazed at how many people will come out of the woodwork to help you on your big day.

Our groomsmen’s and bridesmaid’s dates were even pitching in. There were a flurry of people that just wanted to help in anyway they could so all I had to do was figure out how to delegate.

It will all work out and you will have a fantastic day! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

DELEGATE and prioritize. What is MOST important to be done — not just what you WANT to be done? Since it sounds like you’re making most of your food, do the most important items first.

Everything will be fine!

Post # 11
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817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second what a PP said about writing things down! You won’t want to stand around telling people whta to do!

I drew a really rough sketch of our head table, who sits where, etc. I made a list of each area and what went in each spot: the guest book table, the photobooth area, the centerpieces, etc. I handed the list to my bridesmaids and they helped out.

 

 

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