(Closed) What I wish someone told me while I was planning

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sharebear:  That is a good point! In my head, I am seeing scenarios of who will sit with who for both sides (from who I know from my FI’s side anyway)… and I think we’ll be good. However, getting them to sit where they will for sure know people is really nice.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That my dress was never going to fit like the sample did, even after alterations. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

BeeG35:  Oh my God. Me too!!! The sample never looked the same as my dress, despite massive alterations.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Posting to follow!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

So posting to follow!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love this post!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

so helpful for us ladies planning!  my good friend who jsut got married told me… don’t stress out over the little things, by the time you’re at the reception, you won’t care! haha.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

Best advice I have: just go with it. I had a legitimate panic attack because I’d forgotten the serving spoons in my trunk (2 blocks away). I was bawling and a friend offered to go get them. She was back in 10 minutes and no one noticed. 

My husband changed into jeans and a thermal before the reception (leaving me alone to wait for him outside our reception venue, and in 90 degree weather, wtf?) And I was in my wedding dress. Just go with it, no one cares. 

Our dances were awkward and not put together at all. Smash town, rural, NE: just go with it, everyone laughed and it was awkwardly hilarious. 

We lost our cake topper. I can’t deal with this crap! My mom grabs some extra pinwheels (they were favors) and sticks em in the cake. Just go with it. 

End of the day, you’re married. Nothing else matters. Just go with it. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

1.  Make a list of where everything should go and give it to the venue coordinator – my coordinator just took a box without giving me a chance to give instructions and said “we do this all the time, we know where this stuff should go…” and obviously he did not.  Same with all of your rentals – make sure the venue knows what rentals you are expecting and where they should go (our rented cake stand went missing – and we have no idea who was at fault).  

2.  If there is anything you want your guests to do – setup signage telling them so – the scrapbook I planned for the guests to glue their photo booth photos into was used as a sign in book, instead of the giant canvas I ordered from etsy.  

3. Practice some of your more creative photo poses with your hubby ahead of time.. i had it in my head that we would do the beant over kiss – and when we did it in a photo it was the most awkward thing ever

4.  Eat as much as you can – I wish I got to try all the apps during my cocktail hour… or have some of my dinner – at least we still have our cake top!

5.  If you have any special things happening during your night – make sure that the venue staff have a detailed list.  Our venue coordinator left after cocktail hour and things went somewhat awry when one of the staff took over.  

In general I will say, most of the issues that occured during my wedding could have been prevented if we had hired a day of coordinator… kinda I wish I had done that but hindsight is 20/20 and I still had an awesome wedding 🙂

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