(Closed) Talk to me about the small stuff

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Gifts for family/BMs

Post # 4
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Now that I am three months out, I am obsessing over small things like ceremony decor, candles, shoes, reception dress, food signs, how I’m going to display my favors, bird cage for cards, aisle runner, etc. 

Post # 5
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Videographer? Reception schedule/activities? Honeymoon?

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsLulu: Hmm..


Guest book

Decorations for Guest book/Cake/reception card tables

something to hold bouquets during the reception

Alterations (unless that’s included with “Dress” which is hopefully done)

Attendant gifts (if applicable)

Parent gifts (if applicable)

Readers (if applicable)

Guest lists for shower/bachelorette party (might not need, but my BMs wanted a list from me)


Accomodations  (if applicable)

Post # 8
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

What helps me is raiding the Recaps board for details they included! =)

Post # 9
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

reherseal dinner if you are having one, program for the day and probably music

Post # 10
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A lot of people do bathroom baskets and those little cocktail napkins with cute sayings ๐Ÿ™‚ You also have your song lists and things like that to think about. And what about menus? Table numbers? Programs?

Ohhh and have you planned your rehearsal dinner yet?

Post # 11
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Acid free (I think that’s what type they were) pens for guest book so they dont fade or bleed, esp if you do a photoguest book.

Post # 13
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Haha… my input is veil. Somehow with my insane planning I forgot to get a veil and only noticed it when my Bridesmaid or Best Man asked me about it the Monday before my Saturday wedding. Thank god for Two Day Fedex delivery! I found a gorgeous one online and bought it for 40 bucks. Ironically I Fedex-ed it to Mrs. French Toast and she used it… and she shipped it back to me and then my other friend used it at her wedding. I sure got a lot of uses out of a $40 veil!


Post # 15
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Make sure anyone who’s giving toasts/speeches has enough time to stress out about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a day of schedule, which includes transportation, who needs to be where when, who’s responsible for things like putting out programs, picking up things after the ceremony, making sure flower girls are in the right spot and have somewhere to go when they’re done.. etc.  Some of this might be covered by a planner. 

Game plan for presents: where, then where and who will relocate them.

Put together envelopes with cash and/or thank yous for any vendors who require payment day of, to be given to the best man. 

Hotel or whatever – arrangements for you and your new spouse for that evening!

List of phone numbers of all the vendors and important people, like cells for the bridal party/parents/home base house/salons.

Give the MC, groomsman, etc, or print into a program, a phone number for a taxi or details on any transportation you’ve worked out.

Buy a garter, if you’re going to have one.

Work on a music list. 

Website, if you’re doing one.

Register for gifts.

Buy thank you cards and stamps.  If you can pre-address the envelopes, even better!  Make a spreadsheet or something to keep track of what you got from who, and if you’ve sent a thank you.  Keep in mind showers, people who can’t make it but still send gifts, etc. 

If you’re going to focus on neurotic details (I did on some), do you want salt and pepper packs, plastic creamer cups, sugar packets?  Or do you want those in shakers/jugs? Do you want to make bathroom baskets?

Do you need to make any direction signs for the road for people to find the place?

Are you going to do pre-marital counselling?

Spouse’s clothing sorted out?

Any wedding party clothing to sort out?

Food for you for the morning of the wedding?


Have a nice hanger, for when pictures are taken of your dress.


…. I really hope this list doesn’t overwhelm anyone who’s not looking to be overwhelmed!!

Post # 16
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So so helpful!! Great thread. It’s normal to take all of these points and put them in their own spreadsheet checklist right? All of us are doing that, ladies?


Excel was made for weddings ๐Ÿ™‚

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