(Closed) Lessons Learned from your Wedding

posted 4 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
119 posts
Blushing bee

I learned how many people let you down on your wedding day and don’t turn up, even though they have been going on and on about how they’re looking forward to it all.  Lots of money wasted! Other guests showed their colours at the reception by taking table decorations, candles and even tablecloths for themselves without asking.  Basically grabbing anything they could get out of our wedding day!!

Post # 3
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Jslack61:  That just sucks!!! I am so sorry that type of crap hap[pened. I hope it did not ruin your day and you have some beautoful memories!!

Post # 4
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

#1 Have someone out front make sure all the important people are there before the ceremony starts. My grandma got lost and missed the ceremony because I was in the back didn’t know and no one out front thought to check. We ran into her leaving the ceremony. It made for some amazing pictures at least, but I wish she had been there.

#2 Pay attention when you look down quickly and have a highish neckline on your dress and super bright lipstick

#3 If you have something that you want to make sure you get to eat, like a custom flavored cupcake, box it up and put it somewhere safe with explict instructions/signage saying “Do not throw away or the bride will kill you!!’ Don’t just put it aside on the head table and expect it to be there later. I’m still upset about this a year later.

Post # 5
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Not YET married but I have found some stuff already…

-Assume your guests will not read the fine print on websites/invites/etc. It’s better to be surprised and happy when they do than disappointed.

-Number your RSVPs. 

-Delegate unpleasant tasks to people eager to be involved.

-No one cares about the details you stress over. Gold or Walnut chivari chairs? Will the chargers match perfectly or should I buy new ones? Do I need programs? What about (fill in the blank)? If your guests have good food, danceable music, and don’t have to shell out money for booze they will have fun.

Post # 6
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1. Don’t expect people to rsvp. And if they do, check it again a couple of weeks before… 

2. Be sure you have enough time to prepare and take into consideration that there may be delays in makeup, hair or other last minute issue. 

3. Make sure you have a good photographer. I am very disapointed in my pro pictures.. We are having a ttd with another one just to have some decent pictures of the two of us 🙁 

4. Have fun! Really. Have fun. Don’t stress over anything that day and enjoy your day, dance with your husband, friends and family. 

5. Nobody will remember the flowers you used to decorate the chairs or the little details you think about night and day. They will remember that they had fun, that the food and the music was good and that the bride was happy and fun. I stressed about the center pieces, the lace on the tables and the napkins.. But that day i didn’t even see them. I was so busy with the rest that i forgot to check them. I asked my guestst afterwards if they remembered or had pics so that i could see them at least and nobody remembered those details… Nor took pics. I finally asked the provider to send me some pics of the restaurant recently decorated just to see what type of flowers i had on the tables… 

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