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Re: 30 Days *Calling All OMHs*

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    I was the queen of list making. I'm trying to think of all the things I was doing....

    Getting marriage license
    Final dress fittings
    Doing bachelorette
    Getting oil change and tire rotation (we had to travel about 3 hours for our wedding)
    Final checks out
    Writing out all my decor and everything I had for the reception for my DOC
    Final meetings
    DJ list of do/do not list
    Making my escort cards early and then the week of making my seating charts and writing in the table numbers

    You will always think you're forgetting something. This is normal and you just may be forgetting something, but don't stress about it. Unless its the marriage license, dress or tux, you can buy it the day of.


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    Lol Lynda it was the same with us. We actually hosted a labor day BBQ (2 weeks before) and I went on a girls' trip the weekend before. There was a lot of scrambling between Kinkos and my office printer to get escort cards, programs, and kids booklets done in that last week though!

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    You guys are awesome. Thank you for reminding me of all the things I need to do lol. Also, I didn't put any thought into what colour underwear I would wear... so now I need to go shopping because I don't think I own any that aren't black or some sort of flourescent lol.
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    Lol Lynda it was the same with us. We actually hosted a labor day BBQ (2 weeks before) and I went on a girls' trip the weekend before. There was a lot of scrambling between Kinkos and my office printer to get escort cards, programs, and kids booklets done in that last week though!

    I had my one and only fitting 3 months before the wedding.   My sister picked up the dress and took it to her house. (remember I was OOT)   Then she brought it down to the beach where the wedding was.  I didn't even have to worry about that!








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    I think I saw on somebody else's post somewhere about getting together the timeline to give your people, and for yourself to keep everything on track (of course things run over and get messy).  I also started a piece of paper writing down everything that we need to take to the venue, and I as I remember stuff, I jot it down in there.  I need a checklist of stuff so nothing gets left behind! 

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    And because I was the brainiac who made the schedule and forgot to give to anyone - and left the printed copy at the hotel.

    Oh yeah. That was a serious fuckup. We didn't have a DOC either. Things would have gone much smoother if the coordinator and DJ knew the plan.

    It all worked out but the period between the ceremony and the end of dinner was a bit disjointed. But everyone got fed, liquored up, and happy so it was all fine.
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    I think I saw on somebody else's post somewhere about getting together the timeline to give your people, and for yourself to keep everything on track (of course things run over and get messy).  I also started a piece of paper writing down everything that we need to take to the venue, and I as I remember stuff, I jot it down in there.  I need a checklist of stuff so nothing gets left behind! 

    QFT

    And because I was the brainiac who made the schedule and forgot to give to anyone - and left the printed copy at the hotel.

    Oh yeah. That was a serious fuckup. We didn't have a DOC either. Things would have gone much smoother if the coordinator and DJ knew the plan.

    It all worked out but the period between the ceremony and the end of dinner was a bit disjointed. But everyone got fed, liquored up, and happy so it was all fine.
    Ok so I don't know much about timelines. What all should be on there and how specific should it be? Mine right now is like:
    5pm ceremony
    5:30 cocktails and apps
    7: eat 
    after that: dance 
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    I think I saw on somebody else's post somewhere about getting together the timeline to give your people, and for yourself to keep everything on track (of course things run over and get messy).  I also started a piece of paper writing down everything that we need to take to the venue, and I as I remember stuff, I jot it down in there.  I need a checklist of stuff so nothing gets left behind! 

    QFT

    And because I was the brainiac who made the schedule and forgot to give to anyone - and left the printed copy at the hotel.

    Oh yeah. That was a serious fuckup. We didn't have a DOC either. Things would have gone much smoother if the coordinator and DJ knew the plan.

    It all worked out but the period between the ceremony and the end of dinner was a bit disjointed. But everyone got fed, liquored up, and happy so it was all fine.
    Ok so I don't know much about timelines. What all should be on there and how specific should it be? Mine right now is like:
    5pm ceremony
    5:30 cocktails and apps
    7: eat 
    after that: dance 

    I'm thinking on mine I'm going to have what times to have family members there for pictures, plus making notes of when things are going to be delivered to the venue, etc. I also have to plan out for the hair and makeup ladies for us girls. 
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    My day of schedule had:
    • the times of hair/makeup appointments
    • when the photographer was arriving for pre-wedding photos
    • when lunch was arriving
    • when to arrive at the chapel
    • time/location of family portraits and wedding party photos 
    And for the DJ/reception staff:
    • cocktail hour to start immediately after the ceremony
    • time of grand entrance
    • when/who was saying grace (after start serving dinner)
    • spotlight dances/times
    • bouquet toss/garter toss
    • cake cutting
    • when to bring out the late night poutine station

    I'm very type A

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    Everyone has you covered with the checklists. I say add one more thing to the checklist: ENJOY THE MOMENT! It is so easy to get swept up in wedding craziness (especially this close to the day) that you need to soak it all in. I remember the month before my wedding being so exciting and I am so glad I enjoyed it.

     

    What needs to get done will and what doesn't get done wasn't that important.

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    Everyone has you covered with the checklists. I say add one more thing to the checklist: ENJOY THE MOMENT! It is so easy to get swept up in wedding craziness (especially this close to the day) that you need to soak it all in. I remember the month before my wedding being so exciting and I am so glad I enjoyed it.

     

    What needs to get done will and what doesn't get done wasn't that important.

    This is my new mantra.
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    I didn't read through everything here, so I don't know if transportation was mentioned. I don't know what you're doing for transportation, but we all just took our own cars (no limo or group travel) but we still had to coordinate who was driving/meeting where, etc. Plus, my H and I left for our honeymoon the day after the wedding so we had to make sure we had our suitcases packed in the car ready to go. Our family helped us out by dropping gifts off at our place since we stayed at a hotel for our wedding night.

    And I second what @sarawifenow said. Somehow at the end, the little things fall by the wayside.


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