(Closed) The lil items im not thinking of … help please!!

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@zaylee: http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Bathroom_basket

lol, we have a a wiki!!! LOL!  did NOT know that!

first aid kit; either bought or made. 

Small sewing kit

OTC meds (sinus/allergies/headaches/etc.  I’d advise getting a few bottles from the dollar store and putting them in clutches or purses of certain people and letting it be known by word of mouth who has ’em at the wedding & reception.)

tissues.  lots of ’em 😉

Post # 18
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Does anything need to be moved from the church to your reception? 

We assigned 3-5 (wonderful!) guests to setup the after ceremony water, and also transport a few small flower arrangements from the church to the reception.

Going through all those things ahead of time and assigning tasks was really helpful! No one in the family had to worry about it day of (especially me!).

Post # 19
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

make sure all vendors know what time to show up and where to deliver things (ie flowers, cake).  make sure they know where their items should go & how to arrange.

assign someone to pin bouts on guys – someone like an aunt or someone responsible (seems not important but guys will never think of this on their own!)

make sure everyone knows what time to show up – at each location, timeline of events to all including parents, officiant, DOC, photographers etc.

seating chart, print all menus, escort cards, programs (+ extra) & know who’s bringing them.

drop off cake topper, any decorations or floral accessories at vendors week before

book final pick up of dress, confirm hair/make up, get outfits ready for wedding morning, pack bags, bring all accessories you’ll need (razor, extra hairspray, wedding undies, flip flops, lotion, sun block, jewlery) 

arrange for dress(s) to be steamed or ironed

think about food you’ll want morning of, have plenty of snacks & quality food

make sure you have transporation all weekend including Out of Town guests, groom, guys, flower girl + parents etc.

drop off Out of Town bags, have phone numbers exchanged with family & wedding party

make sure DOC, wedding party, famil, PHOTOGRAPHER & vendors know of rainy day plan!

Post # 20
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

Things you’ll need the day of:

Dress, Shoes, undergarments (your poofy skirt if you have one), garter, jewelry (bracelet, necklace, earrings), hair clips if any, veil, makeup you’re going to use

Breakfast/Lunch for yourself and your bridesmaids

Out of town bags for guests staying at the hotel

Gratuity for anyone you’re providing it to – something quick and easy you can get ready!

Transportation home from the reception! 

Post # 21
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love the deli tray idea for the bride and grooms get ready room. I hadn’t thought of that and if I’m hungry, I’m grouchy! Im putting that on my list!

Post # 22
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Back-up copy of ceremony

Emergency contact numbers (vendors, venue coordinators, plumber, locksmith)

Cell phones (easy to forget)

Flat ballet slippers

Post # 24
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

So one other cute thing I am planning is for my bridal bag I am getting one of those awesome big Lands End totes and having my new initals on it and putting one of my bride buttons over it for the day of the wedding… then the bag can be cleaned out and be the honeymoon bag. 

Copy of ceremony is a great idea. 

Copy of timeline of reception (dance at this time, toast at this time)

A CD of the super important songs?  Many just in case make a CD that has the dance songs and the ones that are super important to you?  I mean if all else fails…

Umbrella for wedding day in the car… once again… just in case

Cash.  For the reason of… oh lets say a groomsman forgets black socks… you can hand cash to the nearest person and say… “Go buy this”

Cell phone charger

Little boombox for the getting ready room?  Might help take the edge off with some music in the background

Still thinking.  I have a month to go and I am making all my lists too.

Post # 25
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ahh I don’t even want to think about this little stuff…I’m done (or mentally checked out)


emergency numbers and contacts (for yourself and vendors)

wedding signage – to let people know they are at the right place haha or for parking


Post # 26
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Bump! I want to see if we can add anything else to the list.

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