(Closed) Schedule of Planning Events

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

hmmm…this seems like a good and safe idea. i wouldn’t mind it personally and would find it quite helpful.

 but i have hesitated to do the very same thing bc I dont want to come off bridezilla-ish….

 curious to everyone else’s opinions.

i’m thinking that now I am within shooting range of my wedding (6mos) I can start doing similiar stuff without appearing crazy.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think its a great idea, but I am sure that my family would think that I am crazy!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m going to do this for the wedding weekend (the BMs are all over the place, otherwise I would’ve done it for the entire engagement period too). Then again, I’m neurotic.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I think as long as it comes across as helpful and not demanding it is a great idea.  Just make sure the list is not too long!   

The thing that I wonder about is "dress fittings" – are these yours?  They might not need all of these details, unless it is customary for your group to go to things like that.  

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Good idea, as long as it is informative and not demanding.  :)  Organization is a nice thing.  I wish I could have done this, but we still don’t have our day of schedule nailed down (other than ceremony/reception times).  Eek!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I absolutely think overcommunicating is much better than undercommunicating.  There are so many posts about bridesmaid issues, and it usually stems from lack of communication.

Everyone loves being asked to be in a wedding, but we all assume they will know what is expected from them, and brides get resentful when BMs don’t fulfill your idea of what the duties are.

Whether it’s a letter, newsletter or informal email or note, I think it’s a great idea to send something to each Bridesmaid or Best Man saying, "I am so honored you will part of my day.  So we can all manage expectations, here’s a quick list of things to think about." 

Then you can break out what the anticipated costs will be, anticpated events you’d like them to attend, etc.  I agree that it call comes down to wording, so spend a lot of care in writing it so that it seems helpful and not militant.

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