(Closed) Wedding is over, what I learned..

posted 4 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I enjoyed reading this – thank you!

Post # 4
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good post! I personally don’t wear falsies on a regular basis but had no issues with eyelashes. I wore the piece ones where you just put a few in here or there and didn’t notice them at all. It may just depend on the person and the type you use 🙂 If they had been strips I know they would have bugged me all day.

Post # 5
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The only thing I didn’t do that I wish I would’ve was designate a clean-up plan. Our venue said they took care of set-up and tear-down and I, mistakenly, assumed that meant they’d pack our decor up and we could come get it the next day. Nope. They meant they tear down their tables and put chairs away. At the reception the coordinator told me everything had to be packed up by us at the end of the night. Luckily we have some great friends and family who helped but I wish I would’ve thought more about that. It was kind of stressful.

Our DJ was awesome because we were explicit with what kind of music we wanted him to play.

MUA and Hair were amazing. I did trials for both and the day-of result was better than I could’ve hoped for.



Post # 7
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrsJohnston:  Yeah those always poke me, and then one side starts falling off, and they are just so inflexible they’re super annoying!

Post # 9
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I did the false strip lashes for my wedding and thought they were great.  I did wear them almost daily in the weeks preceeding the wedding and got very used to them (although to tell the truth they never really bothered me unless they were not well applied).  Would definitely recommed trying things before the event as the OP says!  That way you either get used to them or decide to go a different route or whatever.

I also wore my shoes around the house a bit and was able to notice that the bottom of the heals squeaked and gripped too much on hard floors.  Since I knew this, I was able to buy something to put on the bottom to help with that.  No troubles on the dance floor!

I even wore my headband before-hand to make sure it wouldn’t be too tight on my head.  And my magnetic earrings (which did hurt after a few hours no matter what).

Test test test!

Post # 10
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FutureMrsJohnston:  Congratulations!

Looking back, would you have wanted a DOC to help your day run more smoothly, attend to gifts, etc? Just curious. I’m currently in contemplation mode myself.

Post # 11
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

LilRhodyGem:  Just wanted to chime in and say my wedding was this past weekend and I realized that day that hiring a day of coordinator was the best money spent for the entire wedding. Even my fiancé, oops, I mean husband, commented on her which is saying a lot as I did all the wedding planning. And I hired her about three weeks out when I started feeling super overwhelmed about the logistics of the day. 

If you can afford one, hire one. 

Post # 13
32 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

If I had to do it again, I would’ve made my demands/requests a little clearer to the vendors. The DOC was supposed to tell the bartender to use the mason jars for glasses and he didn’t catch on until the middle of the wedding. I would’ve put my foot down about where to put the cake table instead of letting the DOC and the caterer push me into doing something I requested repeatly not to do. I would’ve hounded my DJ about playing the songs that WE wanted played instead of letting him decide to only play R&B and Motown. I would’ve given the photographer a shot list and made her stick around through the reception for more candid moments that I want to remember for years to come (Unfortunately she left before the dancing kicked off and I don’t have photos of dancing with my mom, sister, Mother-In-Law or my little niece and cousin.) 

I learned that our friends and families really love us and they were what made the wedding awesome, from beginning to end.

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