Help! Details please!

posted 7 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

There are no tricks for the day of. Do the best you can in planning up to the day if you do not have a planner or coordinator. 

My best advice for you on the day of is if something goes wrong, no one will know except you. Enjoy yourself! 

 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think providing more details on what your current plans are in terms of logistics like food, bathrooms, seating, ect, people might be able to give better advice specific to your situation. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Santa Barbara, CA

We just got married last Saturday 🙂 We had a couple of hiccups for our ceremony:

-My mom forgot the bridesmaid bouquets.  It wasn’t a big deal, but having all the floral arrangements/bouquets moved to a local location would have helped. (The wedding was 45min away)  They arrived for the reception though.

-our flower girls (under 2yrs) ended up being carried by the groomsmen (their dads) which annoyed me.  I wish we would have planned for someone to walk them to the aisle and then have them walk on their own.

-We forgot my veil at the hotel (and none of my bridesmaids noticed!) I didn’t realize until photos were being taken after the ceremony. * I would make a checklist of everything you need to have on you/with you for the day of

-I also didn’t have my wedding clutch/bag with me (my husband parents were supposed to bring it to the ceremony) which they did but it was left in their car, and I didn’t get it until the end of the night.  I would have had them bring it to the ceremony and then but my belongings in it.  (So I wouldn’t have my regular crossbody with me) or, be prepared the night before with your wedding clutch/items ready.  (I had forgot mine at home, so it was my fault)

All in all it was beautiful and in the moment I wasn’t too focused on the little things, but now that the wedding is over im starting to nit-pick lol

Is it your home the wedding will be taking place at?  If so that will help, you can prepare all the decor/floral the day before and be close to your belongings in case you forget anything.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I wish I hadn’t turned into a hangry monster for a couple minutes before dinner…. plan meals for yourself 

Post # 9
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Newbee

it helps having someone coordinate the day for you so you’re not worrying about anything. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I ate plenty at my reception! But I didn’t eat lunch while getting ready! So I had a huge breakfast at 8:30 and then no food until 6 and I cannot function like that. 

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Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Santa Barbara, CA

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2bmrsksk :  

Yes! I got lucky my mom offered to do the flower arrangements.  I was also stressed about set up/tear down, but there were so many people offering to help the day of, I would ask someone close to you to be in charge of asking others to help, someone who is already involved helping you plan, that way it doesn’t seem as rude? 

For your flowers, it depends how much time you’ll have to prep them.  Silk flowers are more convenient since you can make them in advance, but IMO if you have the budget and someone to help out I would do natural!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

My biggest hiccup was not being more planned/prepared for our photos. I’m a mega-planner and I just slipped on the photos because I didn’t want to come across to the photographer as nuts, but I missed out on photos I wanted because I didn’t plan them all out beforehand. If specific photos are important to you, make sure you tell someone! Write it down or have someone there to make sure they happen so you don’t have to deal with the added stress!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Personally I would try to get all the tables, chairs and photobooth set up before people arrive.  Doing it between ceremony and reception seems like a hassle. 

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