Little Things That You *Might* Forget?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally forgot postage!  It’s small, but when the wedding budget is, too, it adds up!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I forgot stamps in my budget.  When you think about it those add up.  Stamps for Save the Dates, The invtation’s outer envelope and the RSVP return envelope and then stamps for thank you cards. I spent close to $800 on stamps and probably will need more for thank you cards because I only bought enough for 100 thank you cards but I forgot that I needed thank you cards for all the shower gifts and wedding gifts.  So some people may give you a gift at the shower and wedding.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I forgot having to figure out how to decorate the buffet table. I just saw a post about it yesterday, so they helped me out.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@charisma- Great minds think a like 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@vintage2010 – Or forget alike! 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Another undersight on the budget for me was dress alterations. I thought I just needed it bustled and hemmed. So I put down $150.  Well I lost 3 inches in my chest area and 2 inches in my waistline. So my dress alterations ended up costing $895 because they had to re-do the boning inside the dress and add cups to help my size Bs look better 😉

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@charisma- True True!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Something I never thought about were all the random songs needed for the reception:

Entrance Song
Cake Cutting
Garter Toss
Bouquet Toss
Dance for the people who catch the garter/bouquet
Last song

I feel like there were more.  I was like “do we really need a particular song for this?!”

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i forgot about yarmulkes and the ketubah, and ketubah framing. when you look at lists online and in books, they leave out religious and cultural things like that.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did the same thing, I put every detail I could possible think of.  And I did one list for ‘us’ and another one for just my expenses.  The thing that (so far) I forgot was stamps for the response cards (duh).  And for me, I forgot to add getting my hair done.  Usually I don’t have to think about adding that to my budget so it didn’t occur to me but when money is tight, you should add everything, even getting your nails done. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

At first I forgot:

1.  Tips for venders (hair/makeup artist ect…)

2.  Lunch for wedding day (i bought lunch for my wedding party – our wedding was at 6 p.m.)

3.  Parking!!  I wanted to cover the parking cost for my wedding party & immediate family ($14 per car- good for the duration of their stay at the hotel venue)

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

If you would like a copy of my wedding spreadsheet, I had two checklists and a very detailed budget sheet in there!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ah this thread has been so helpful!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

It wasn’t so much the things I forgot to put on the to-do list…it was more the stuff we forgot to bring to the church the day of that we had to improvise on. Like hankercheifs…I’m Orthodox, and I wanted my grandfather’s hankerchiefs to hold our crowns over our heads and we totally forgot them. I had to borrow some from some of our guests.

So just make sure you make a list of the things you’ll need on your wedding day. Don’t skimp on anything b/c you think it’s silly – just make a list of absolutely everything you might need! It will absolutely help when the day comes, and you won’t forget anything that way!

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