(Closed) What were some of the small details that you didn't think of?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Um…this probably isn’t really considered that small, but I forgot to bring a knife and server for the cake. We didn’t have a caterer, it was all DIY, so my sister had to run out and buy one while everybody sat around waiting for cake. 🙁

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve been a bridesmaid loads and one thing I never fail to notice is the Maid/Matron of Honor usually brought some of the brides make up with her for touch ups later if required. 

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had an okay hanger for my dress, but didn’t think of it for the flower girl dresses, if you want pics.

Who is bringing the ring pillow/flower girl baskets/etc. to the ceremony site?  Our wedding was delayed as my groom rushed around everywhere looking for this stuff.  Turned out someone already had brought them to the site, lol.

Separate each tip beforehand.  I was calculating the caterer tip drunk at midnight – I still have no idea how much I gave.

Hair frizz – it was humid and my upswept hair frizzed, didn’t even check or know and no-one told me, but it’s quite clear in the pics!

Competent dress bustler, if applicable – my mom and Mother-In-Law said they got it when the seamstress showed them.  Then they were nowhere to be found after the pics and I couldn’t go to the cocktail party to find them or I’d never get out.  Then it turned out they really had no clue, and my Maid/Matron of Honor had to figure it out from scratch.  I missed my whole cocktail party because of this.

Bustle back-up – later someone stepped on my dress and one of the bustles tore.  I lost another 30 minutes in the reception as everyone tried to figure out how to keep it up so I could continue dancing without getting stepped on.

I thought I’d just remember certain simple things (like that I wanted to make a small speech to thank everyone for travelling and mention a few people who passed) because I’d be there, but I really didn’t have a second to even think, so anything that was purely in my head just didn’t get done, no matter how obvious it was.

If you’re having brunch the day after, set the alarm before the wedding!  We forgot and almost missed it entirely, lol.

If you don’t have a videographer, you probably want to ask somebody to take video w their iPhone, at least of the vows, first dance, toasts, etc.  Even though many people might do this anyway, you don’t want to rely on that.

My coworker told me (after the wedding, thanks!) that you should always have a consigliere.  Someone energetic, competent and unafraid to speak their mind.  It should be someone NOT in the wedding party or close family, because they will be busy and distracted already.  That person is there to make sure everything is done right, moving along well, and get it fixed when it’s not.

EDIT – sily one, but try on your panties beforehand.  I had these expensive La Perla ones, but it turned out they were wedgie city.

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also… 1 more thing.

Not a must but I just wanted to let all of you know that I got a second cheaper dress for later in the night. My reception ended at 10 (we had to have everything cleaned up by midnight or we would lose our deposit) and we were going out afterwards so that was the main reason I got my dress. By the time 8pm hit, I was so ready to get out of my first dress. Don’t get me wrong – I love love loved it. But after wearing it for over 8 hours, I was ready to breathe again. Best decision ever.

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Saving this thread for later- 24 days!

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Bring more comfortable shoes to change into – tried, true, tested shoes. I loved my red satin heels but by 4:00, I changed into flip flops because that was all I had.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

subscribing to this! 🙂 

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

tagging

Post # 55
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

if you give out written directions or maps, make sure they are accurate! we were 5 minutes out but took a left imstead of a right turn and were a hour late to the Rehearsal Dinner.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is so helpful ladies!

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Very helpful, tagging it for later 🙂

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ooo I got a good one – bring an invitation to wherever you’re getting ready for the photographer

Also, if you want your rings photographed with a certain background, bring what you want to for that.

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So helpful!

Post # 60
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Super helpful!!!

Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OOh!  So glad someone did this post.  Something is alwasy forgotten.  Tagging so I can come back to it.

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