(Closed) What are you NOT doing that you had originally planned to?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know the sentiment!  At four days out, I’ve nixed everything that isn’t done except the veil.  (Yes the veil isn’t done yet, but that’s a different story.)

– cutesy escort cards (I’ll just go to Kinkos and make some tents)
– photobooth with little picture frame favors (the Mariachi band stole the funding for that one LOL)
– crazy DIY centerpiece idea that included flavored whole coffee beans (substituting pillar candles)

There were other ideas that got nixed a lot earlier on in the game, mostly because of the sticker shock!  I have expensive taste apparently.  ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@clarebee:  Yes, the veil I wanted isn’t exactly sold everywhere, so I decided to DIY it.  I bought the materials and made a practice veil a while ago, so I already know how to make the “real” one.  I waited too long to order the hair brooch that goes in the center of it, and now the brooch is supposed to arrive via UPS tomorrow.  Cutting it very close!

Actually I just realized I only have three days left.  Doh!

Post # 6
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re not doing the following that I’d originally planned to do:

-STDs

-Place cards set in wine corks – it’s just going to be the plain ones! If my mom would let me, I’d just have three tables marked Reserved for the wedding party and let everyone sit where they want. Unfortunately I’ve been overruled and will be doing a seating chart ๐Ÿ™

-Candy Buffet for favors

-Photobooth

-Centerpieces of floating candles. We’re using a hurricane lamp with a tapered candle and a ring of faux flowers around it, on top of a mirror with tea lights scattered on the table.

 

Post # 7
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG, you are almost there! How exciting!

With 2 weeks out I think the only things that we are not doing anymore are:

Favors

Hotel bags for our overnight guests

 

Post # 9
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have nixed cutesy escort cards too! And I downsized my cardbox DIY to one box.

I just realized that no one cares except me about these details and now I don’t care!

So close 08/21 ladies… can’t wait!

Post # 10
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@clarebee:  Yes I’ve been refreshing the UPS tracking page every hour since Monday LOL!

Post # 11
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@FMM:  “I just realized that no one cares except me about these details and now I don’t care!”  You summed it up beautifully.  Wink

Post # 13
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got rid of a bunch of things too.  I had every intention of doing them up until the last minute, when it came to forking over the money.  I decided against programs, shepherd’s hooks with pomanders, petal lined aisle, personalized table numbers.  I just went with what was there, I’m glad I did!  That stuff gets so expensive and so time consuming. 

Post # 14
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@clarebee:  My brooch is supposed to arrive tomorrow.  At this point, if it doesn’t come, maybe I’ll nix the veil too haha!  As long as I get married the rest doesn’t matter…

Post # 15
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not doing…

-Candy buffet.  At least not right now we’re not.  I’m still working on convincing Fiance that it’s absolutely necessary.

-Cupcakes from my favorite cupcakery because they’re just too darn expensive.  At this point we’ll either have cupcake towers or a real cake but I’m not sure which.  Must make phone calls…

-Ipod DJ.  The extra cash for the real deal will cut out lots of stress on my end.

-Photobook guestbook.

-Mason jars for drinks.  It’s just too expensive.  I will instead buy a lot fewer and use them for vases for the aisle.

Post # 16
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

-Any sort of “theme.” Now when anyone asks me I just say, “The theme is wedding.”

-OOT bags

-A shuttle to get guests from the reception to the hotel (too difficult logistically). Will provide with taxi info instead.

-DIY tissue paper pomanders

My motto: No one will know what you didn’t decide to do.

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