(Closed) Kinda freakin!!! Help me not forget anything!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

My advice is to take a camera and a measuring tape, and take LOTS of notes.  🙂  I was planning my Maryland wedding from England, and only had a weekend in the town where we were getting married, during the months before.  I just made sure I took lots of pics of the reception site, so I could clearly map out for myself where I needed everything to go– florals, gifts, guest book, escort cards, etc.  Photos were very helpful to me, as it was such a whirlwind weekend that I couldn’t keep every last detail straight in my mind.  Also made sure I got the correct dimensions of the dining room, so I could arrange it how I wanted with long rectangular tables.  Taking the measurements helped me avoid an expensive mistake with the dance floor, when it came time to rent that, and allowed me to order many of the supplies such as linens and table runners, etc. less expensively online, rather than go with a local rental agency who “knew” the location.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Good luck!!! I’m in the same kind of situation, and am making my first trip ‘home’ this week too! We’re looking at 4 venues in 3 days AND going dress shopping with my mom! Woooo hooo…

Post # 6
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

What about the bakery that is doing your cake? Or is that part of your contract with the food/reception site?

Do you need to rent any items- tables, chairs, linens? If so, you may want to find a party rental company.

If you are having invitations and other paper goods made in MN then maybe meet up with them too.

Arrange musicians for ceremony- pianist, organist, strings, etc.

Is there anything that you need to do with the rehearsal dinner?

Also, you could look for gifts for the wedding party so that you wouldn’t have to travel back with them. Same goes for all the little things- guest book, pen, cake serving set, toasting flutes, garter (if you are including these things)

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