Post # 1
There have been some very good tips shared around the Bee, so I thought I’d start a thread where we could have a group of good tips for brides getting ready for peak wedding season.
Here’s one I got: when holding your bouquet, hold it lower rather than in front of your chest. That way you don’t block your dress. As you can see, I forgot to share this tip with my BMs.
Post # 3
Really? Nothing? Bump for the PM crowd.
Post # 4
So many suggestions!! One that I probably wouldn’t have thought of is to pee before putting my dress on! I’ll have to definitely remember to do that. Also, delegate! Have one bridesmaid make sure we’re running on time, another in charge of the rings, another in charge of making sure everyone gets the right flowers, etc, etc. It’s way too much for me to do on my own!
Post # 6
Just thought of another one (pretty sure it was from the Bee, don’t know where else I would have heard this). If you aren’t preserving your bouquet, but don’t want to throw it away, you can turn some of the petals into beautiful keepsake Christmas ornament. Get a large clear glass bulp, take off the top/hanger, and then put some dried (must be fully dried!) petals/greenery from your bouquet inside. Mine is in our Christmas box so I don’t have it handy to take a photo, but it looks pretty nice if I do say so myself.
This seems pretty well known around here, but I knew nothing about it before joining the Bee. If you invite the President you get a little card wishing you well. We have ours in our wedding shadow box 🙂 Same thing for if you invite Mickey and Minnie Mouse (we didn’t do this, so I’m not sure what you get).
One last one– for the vast majority of wedding dresses, after the wedding, you can clean them in the good old washing machine. I read about this elsewhere, but when I saw several threads about this on the Bee, it gave the courage to try it. All the dirt is gone and the beading looks perfect 🙂
Post # 7
One little lifesaver I picked up is in regards to RSVP cards. apparently it’s common for people to forget to write in their names on the blank line but they check box for either attending or declining. In order to be able to figure out who’s card your looking at , simply write a tiny number on the back of card in corner using pencil. The # will correspond to the persons number on your guest list (obviously be sure to # the guests or couples on your list.)
glad that I listened to this because I received 3 cards back in which the guests forgot to write in their names, it was super easy for me to figure out who they belonged to!
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Post # 9
@MrsOrange: Yes! Forgot about that one. We did that too. But everyone did fill in their name, so we didn’t need to use the numbers.
Post # 10
@EastMeetsBarn: I didn’t learn the “hold your bouquet low” thing until well after my wedding on WB – I was pretty bummed, but eh, so is life! 😛
You know what the biggest thing was that I learned from WB? ETSY, and how much stuff is there! 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
When I was in the waiting phase, the idea of painting your nails and just generally taking good care of them in case a proposal comes (which did and my nails were lovely)!
I was a total wedding newbie. I’d never heard of ring wraps or eternity bands or the word tulle (and I ended up buying a tulle dress!).
Something from the Bee I’ll be applying is splashing out on a videographer.. many Bees have said their day goes by in a blur and they wish they’d had a videographer; that’s definitely something likely to happen to me and something I’d come to regret otherwise.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
@MrsYoshida: I also learned about taking good care of your nails prior to the proposal because they’d soon be on display a lot!