(Closed) Post your best wedding-planning tips, checklists, precautions etc!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Excellent idea – off to work now and will come back to this later!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BabyCarat:  Thanks 🙂 What I like is if I find out I need to add something, I just insert a row and due to my formating it typically groups it properly. And when you finish something, you can minimize it so you don’t have to look at all the steps anymore. I’ve always really liked the “small acomplishments” method so I make really detailed lists like that so that I can feel better about getting things done. Really helps with my OCD :)If you have any issues with customizing the list let me know and I can walk you through it or update it and give you a new one 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Some tips that came to mind:

1. Number your RSVP cards!

2. As much as you want to get things done ahead of time, don’t make your seating chart/escort cards until the LAST minute! I changed mine 4 times the week of the wedding =0 arggh

3. Once you make a choice, don’t keep looking!

4. When in the early stages of planning, start big and narrow into the details.  Your checklist can be overwhelming, but if you’re worried about who’s going to pick up the day-of wedding snacks for the bridal party 9 months early, before you’ve even picked a caterer, you’re going to drive yourself crazy.

5. If you want something done a certain way, pictures are your best friend =)

6. Bring straws in your emergency kit so that you’re not tipping a cup full of liquid towards your pearly white dress or mess up your pretty lip stick.

7. HAVE TISSUES EVERYWHERE. (Under the mom’s seats during the ceremony is also a nice  touch)

8. Don’t make your RSVP due date the same day your numbers are due to your caterer/venue..ect.  Give yourself AT least a week to follow up with people.

9. Use templates for checklists/guest lists..ect. but change them as you see fit based on your organizational skills.  If your lists are made the way you’re brain works, it makes it easier to find things when you’re in a hurry.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Whats the no RSVP cards for? I love the tissues AND straws!!! what a fantastic idea the straws!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

if you number your RSVP card to coordinate with your guest list (for example: Angie Brown is line 24, so her card number is 24). Then it makes it easy to know who’s card it is if they forget to write their name or if it’s smeared, can’t read it…ect.  You may not need to use this, but it’s good to have as a back up. I needed it 3 times because people didn’t write their names on the card! =0 Most people will suggest writting it very small and in an inconspicuous place…some even use invisible ink.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The straws tip is fantastic !

@batamont:  number the RSVP cards so that when one inevidently comes back with just a “yes” and no name you can refer to your numbered list and figure out who it is!

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