Post # 1
So far planning has seemed suspiciously easy for me. I keep checking the ‘to do’ lists on various sites and I don’t see anything I’ve forgotten yet but I just feel like there must be something I’m missing… What kind of details did you forget or had to rush to do last minute?
Ceremony and reception are on the same site, all vendors and deposits done, have decorations, bridal party gifts, etc planned just waiting till better idea of count to order, invites just about done. MU/Hair trials done. Need to sit down and go over the ceremony itself and solidify day outline.
Post # 2
I forgot a card box but I found one at Target the day before.
Our DJ got stuck in another country the week before our wedding. I couldn’t get ahold of him at all, ended up finding his assitants number (after a very frantic couple of days and some serious detective work by me and my husband!), and ended up with a replacement. I met the guy who DJ’d our wedding 2 days before the wedding. He did a great job though it it turned out fine!
Post # 3
Following – I’m 3 weeks out today…
we had our final DOC meeting today which have been great for flushing out small details. Today’s was:
How to get our overnight bags to the hotel we’re staying in afterward
remembering not to leave all umbrellas at the church after the rehersal in case we need them to get to the ceremony
walking the route between church and reception and discovering an abbey is falling down so the path is shut!
I found planning super easy until we hit the last 3 months….
Post # 4
tigress : the night before our wedding around 10 p.m., I was sitting on my kitchen floor in undies and a t-shirt cutting the whole in our card box, adding the lock on the front, and hinges on the back. At about 1230 a.m. (wedding day) we made our programs. We finished about 130 a.m.
Post # 5
I forgot to get a flower girl basket but one of my BMs picked one up for me the morning of. Party City!
Post # 6
I can’t remember doing the scramble for last minute things at all. Like a few of the pps have said, it all felt too easy!
I think the only last minute thing we did was to buy thank you gifts for our friends who did readings and other little things that were a BIG help, to put on their chairs at the reception before they arrived. But that was a choice, not a ‘need to’ thing…
Post # 7
hikingbride : That sucks about your DJ.
yorkshirerose : The getting welcome bags to a hotels is a very good point!
dannibee : Very nice touch!
Post # 8
tigress : I wish I had followed up on a few things. I didn’t write out a list of everything I needed to pack (we got married in a different city and it was almost entirely DIY). I ended up forgetting the hat I wanted my ring barer to wear and I seriously almost forgot my dress & veil o__O.
I also should have micro-managed my cousin who was serving as our DJ. I explained I had a spotify playlist for the dinner portion and could pay for the no-ad spotify account so he could just log in and play that. He said he thought he could just source the songs another way so we agreed he’d do that. Then on the actual wedding day, while the cocktail hour was going on he came to me and asked if I had the log in info for Spotify. UGH. I hadn’t paid for the no ads thing because I thought he had it covered and I didn’t have my log in info anyway. He ended up just playing music but I wish I hadn’t wasted all that time making the play list.
Oh- I should have also followed up on my godmother saying the meal blessing. I asked her months in advance and was sure she’d remember since she is not comfortable with public speaking and took agreeing very seriously. Wedding day- MC annouces she will come up to say the blessing, her daughter runs up to me saying her mom is freaking out because she totally forgot, I grab my dad and make him do it, godmother then mentions how sad she was she forgot every time I see her for the next year.
Long story short: FOLLOW UP WITH EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE BEING A PSYCHO BRIDEZILLA PAIN IN EVERYONE’S ASS!
Post # 9
I think the only things for me was that I left my toothbrush at my mum’s house and realised at midnight the night before the wedding when I was at the hotel. My mum was at the hotel with me and she’d already gone to bed. So my bridesmaids picked me another toothbrush up from the supermarket and brought it to the hotel the morning of the wedding and my husband who was staying at my mum’s threw the other toothbrush in his overnight bags.