Post # 107
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
I’m bumping my own thread because I’m annoying, and because I have a very important piece of advice:
request samples of EVERYTHING that’s going to be done on the big day. Taste the cake and all of the food, request a sample arrangement of the tables, have the band play your song before the wedding. If samples are not available, request pictures from the people you’re hiring, of what they plan to do for you…this is just as important as YOU giving THEM the pics of what you have in mind!
This will ensure that everyone’s on the same page, because even though you may have reached an agreement with your florist/photographer/etc, you might not necessarily be on the same page.
Post # 109
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
@village_skeptic: ‘Tilt your bouquet away from you slightly so that more of the “top” of the arrangement is facing the camera. ‘
This advice is why I’m glad I’m on the Bee. I’d have never thought of that! Similarly learned from the Bee: don’t cover your dress with the bouquet, hold it a little lower. I should practise in a mirror!
Post # 110
I wish I had gone down to the reception area to look at everything before the guests arrived. I didn’t see it until we did our grand entrance, and it was non-stop from there on out. I never did get to really look at everything that I put months and months of work and planning into. That is my only regret of the day. Definitely nothing to get all worked up about, but I didn’t even see what the caterer set up for the buffet since we had it delivered and we quickly ate in our room between photos and the grand entrance.
Take a minute to realy inspect the setup before guests arrive so you can see all your hard work paid off!!
Post # 111
Great thread! Ill be saving some of these!
Post # 112
@The_Future_KB: Good one! Same thing happened to me. I kept asking my bridal party if all looked right, and they didn’t have a clue! I missed so many details because of the blur of the day!
I also second and third holding the bouquet lower than you feel comfortable.
Finally, carry a watch/clock. I had no clue what time it was (and yes, I had planners + assistants), but no one wanted to rush me by telling me, so instead I was anxious about the timeline the entire day.
Post # 114
If you’re not that into being traditional and are staying with your husband to be the night before, make sure if time allows to unwind and have a relaxing breakfast together before the madness starts! Darling Husband ran out to get us some breakfast the morning of and we had some nice quiet time and exchanged our gifts before our coordinator and photographer came to our resort. 🙂
Definitely keep a small handbag on hand to freshen up! If there’s one thing in my photos I hate, near the end of the day you can tell I was getting shiny and I had lost my lipgloss loooooong ago. I wish I had had the wherewithal to do that!
Just chill and revel in being a bride! It was so much fun going around and having people stare and say stuff like “work that dress honey!” LOL It’s your day so rock it like no other!
Post # 117
Bump for the spring brides! It’s getting close and I’m starting to think about all the little details!
Post # 118
Elope!!! Seriously.. take that $10000 grand for other people and have a fabulous honeymoon!!!! Lol in all seriouslness…no one would really consider elpoment till after the money is gone…so my real advice is.. DONT forget about the honeymoon!! Do you really need to invte those 10 extra people that your Mother-In-Law really really needs there and is unwilling to cover all their expenses and then some? Wht not save that $1000+ bucks and put it towards extra honeymoon pampering, a room upgrade, extra bottle of champaiign, resort activities, SHOPPING!!!
Most poeople always thnk about having many people at their wedding and wowing your guest, and then you wind up at your great honeymoon and realize crap I wish we had extra cash to make it even more fabulous and have the trip of our lives!!!
2nd advice- stop trying to please poeople….it is your day….and NO, your Mother-In-Law does not need those 10 extra strangers to come at your expense.
Seriously this is great advice, and if you follow, you will thank me!!
Post # 119
Posting to follow this thread! THANK YOU BEES. There is some amazing advice here!
Post # 120
Great advice, thanks ladies!