Post # 1
ok so far, i’ve realized i want to do Out of Town, and bathroom baskets… i’ve NEVER heard of these til i found wedding bee (even w/ all the weddings I’ve been to).
what are other things that I might want to do as extras for guests that I haven’t thought/heard of?
Post # 3
Some couples provide a basket of flipflops for female guests whose feet start hurting while dancing.
And I was sure everyone knew what Save-the-Dates were, until I recently mentioned them to Future Mother-In-Law and she had no idea what I was talking about…
Post # 4
Things I’ve never heard of before the wonderful web world of weddings (say that 5 times fast!), Out of Town bags, Save the dates, seating charts (ones that are printed as a poster), candy bar…that’s all I can think of for now.
Post # 5
I learned how to pronounce monique lhuillier’s last name!!
Post # 6
I learned to number your rsvp cards. I lightly pencilled numbers in the bottom corner on the back of my rsvp cards, and it has already paid off—someone forgot to write in their name and I could look up exactly who it was.
Post # 7
oOo. Good tip chelseamorning. I may use that one.
Something I never thought of prior to web wedding sites was a day-after brunch if your having an Out of Town wedding.
Post # 8
bring a second pair of shoes for yourself no matter who you are… and frankly if you are a bride’s maid bring a second dress, I once left a wedding sooner than i wanted because my dress was THAT painful to wear…
if you have a limo or transportation burn CDs with your fav. music or else u will listen to radio.
bring a plastic container with your name one it and leave it in your hall to put your cake cutting tools, glasses and all the stuff right after the party is over – so the clean up would be easy.
response on invites is 70% yes 30% no.. keeping that in mind still get an extra table.
make sure you are counting in dj/band, photographer in your total quest count (and kids…)
make a list of all the shots of family and friends that you need your photographer to take.. it will make things go soooo much easier…give a copy of that list to one of the BMs so she can double check everything on a wedding day.
church weddings – before ordering flowers for the church from the florist be sure the church allows for your concept to be executed – # of arrangements and their placement, they usually have very strict guidelines.
watch the weather on your wedding day – your might want to consider having pair of sunglasses in case of beating sun or an umbrella for the rain.
be sure you have plenty of fruits on your sweets table.. a lot of people do watch their sugar intake…
if your ceremony is in the morning and your reception dinner in the afternoon make sure you have time to either get something small to eat or bring some snacks with you…it is one hell of a day
#1 advice – it doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
If it’s too much on your head to do something then let it go. Focus on the over all picture and don’t stress about the details that only hand full of people will notice. The world will not end if you forget something.
Post # 9
here’s a tip i learned recently: if you’re renting chairs for an outdoor ceremony, remember to rent more than 1 chair per guest because people tend to leave spaces in between them and the person next to them. you wouldn’t want guests left standing throughout the ceremony. also, if you’re having an outdoor ceremony and it’s going to be hot and sunny out – rent large umbrellas to provide shade for your guests.
Post # 10
Bathroom baskets and photo cards asking guests to upload their digital photos to one location online. Every time I mention an idea I heard about on Weddingbee that I want to use, my mom thinks that I have the most creative, thoughtful ideas. Sometimes I don’t have the heart to tell her they’re not my ideas!
Chelseamorning – I wish I had numbered my RSVP cards! We got a response back with no name on the name line and no return address. So frustrating!
Post # 11
For the RSVP cards, I found the idea on weddingbee last year about using a black light pen. I got mine on ebay really cheap and I know Container Store had them but only during the holidays. With the black light pen, I was able to write the number on the RSVP card without anyone seeing it. I didn’t want to run into the call from the crazy aunt about why she was #38 on my invite list! hahaha
Here is an example of the black light pen. http://www.ustoy.com/cgi-bin/ustoy_cgi.sh/WService=ustoy/ustoy.com/novelty/product.htm?stateInfo=?&dept_id=151&pf_id=MX56&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=Updated20080911&utm_term=CV
Post # 12
Save the dates, Out of Town bags, programs fans and I have actually gotten alot of guest list suggestions
Post # 13
All the wedding lingo..Future Mother-In-Law, Maid/Matron of Honor, Fiance, Darling Husband, MOB, Future Sister-In-Law, Out of Town, PHOTOG. I say it out loud and Fiance has no idea what I’m talking about!
Post # 14
GOCCO! Frankly, there’s too much to really name, but Gocco has been my fave!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
The FLICKR cards, and other such systems that help you collect guest photos.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
I think I was basically clueless until Weddingbee