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Super May 2019 Alberta

What am i missing?

Peggy, on October 4, 2018 at 16:54 Posted in Before the wedding 1 12

So I've gone over so many checklists out there, including the wedding wire one. I've made list upon list, and I still feel like I'm missing things from my planning list. What do you ladies (and gents) notice me missing, if anything?


Book church

Complete 4 pre-marital counseling sessions

Meet with music director

Book Rehearsal

Complete rehearsal

Complete program information

Buy easel

Get welcome/pick seat sign


Book caterer

Book DJ

Tables and chairs – at venue

Book hall

Arrange bartending

Reception decorations

Buy Candy table jars

Buy scoops and tongs

Buy table clothes

Buy napkins

Fold napkins & stuff with menu info

Buy chair covers

Buy chair bling

Sew chair bling extenders

Buy chargers

Buy water pitchers

Buy table center pieces

Buy additional center piece items

Buy sand

Buy seashells and starfish

Buy head table backdrop fabric

Buy head table sheers

Buy table skirting

Buy sheer blue for backdrop draping

Buy ceiling draping

Buy ceiling lights

Buy uplights

Buy wine coupons

Make seating plan

Buy seating place cards

Buy escort cards

Buy memorial picture frames

Get memorial pictures

Get memorial candle & lantern

Get memorial sign

Gift sign

Bar sign

Candy bar sign

Buy Cupcake stands

Buy easels for signs

Get welcome sign

Find as many steamers as possible

Rent scaffolding

Pick up scaffolding


Wedding dress

Wedding shoes

Wedding underthings

Jewelry (Necklace – Jared is gifting earrings for wedding day)


Hair jewelry

Book make up artist

Makeup trial

Book hairstylist

Hair trial


Cufflinks (Peggy gifting for wedding day)


Book bridal suite

Book groom suite

Arrange room blocks


Rent 3 vehicles to transport bridal party

Get ‘Just Married’ decals from Peter


Hire caterer

Buy groceries for rehearsal dinner

Buy rehearsal dinner supplies (plates, etc)

Buy groceries for eating on getting-ready morning

Buy candy

Buy cake mixes

Buy cake ingredients (eggs, oil, etc)

Buy cake decorations (sugar pearls and shells?)

Make sugar decorations

Test out making sugar decorations beforehand

Confirm menu for dinner

Confirm midnight supper menu

Confirm allergies

Buy containers for leftovers

Day of Prep

Make sandwiches & platters

Have champagne/beer/drinks cooling in room day before

Have hot drinks available (tea/coffee)

Confirm schedule with bridal party members


Order invitations

Order wedding crasher invitations

Pre-stuff invitation envelopes

Pre-stuff wedding crasher invitations

Mail invitations

Manage RSVP’s

Follow up with people who didn’t RSVP


Check passports are up to date

Add Jared to room & pay for him

Pre book trips/tours

Other stuff

Sew flower girl dresses

Book hot shave for Jared & boys

Sort out and pre pack all items into boxes and label

Make day of timeline & give copies out


Write list of ‘must have’ pictures

Get step ladder for photographer to use

Book indoor photo location?


Order booze for delivery

Order & Pick up beer from Costco

Buy champagne flutes

Buy solo cups

Buy bar supplies (bottle openers, shot glasses)

Buy mix

Buy limes & lemons

Print recipe for special drinks for bartenders

Make bartending schedule

Buy drink tickets

Schedule someone to sell drink tickets for the first hour of the night

Get bar float

Buy cash box


Latest activity by Keena, on November 4, 2018 at 00:21
  • Keena
    Curious July 2018 Ontario
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    That’s a neat idea ... I like these I just invited to reception but this is definitely a better way ... I hope your planning is going well
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    I am doing a lot of DIY - a lot of this stuff I have done already or have already purchased (I bought chargers for about 1$ a piece, and will sell them afterwards, for example). The only DIY I have to finish still, I think, are the flower girl dresses and sewing the 'bling' extenders. The wedding party, other friends and family are helping with folding the napkins, escort & seating cards, a couple of the signs, and all the food stuff (rehearsal, bridal suite snacks, cupcakes, etc).

    Thanks for the reminders on some of the other stuff, as well. I had most of it, but not on the master list - Bathroom baskets are on another of my lists and on my 'To Do' monthly timelines, but not my master list!

    Our card box is done actually - I DIY'd (big surprise, right?) a cheapie 'trunk' into a treasure chest we can use with some sand, a big seashell or two, and a small sign.

    A pack up list is a good idea - thankfully, we don't have to pack up until Sunday afternoon (we have the hall til 6 pm that night - an important detail as I did not want anyone to have to tear down the night of!). Definitely have to add that.

    Vases were something I thought of but forgot to add to any of my lists, thanks!

    Our dinner is a taco buffet, so no need to worry about dinner choices, phew!

    I have gifts for the wedding party, but will add gifts for others (set up help, etc) to my list!

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    We could sadly only afford to have a portion of all the people we'd love to have attend for dinner. So, we are officially inviting others to 'crash the wedding' starting at 8 pm (after dinner is done, when the party is happening).

    What am i missing? 1

    What am i missing? 2

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    Definitely have to add the music selection - we have to use the music director at the church, and meeting with him is part of our pre marital counselling requirements.

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    Right, thanks!

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    Yes - I've taken apart my mom's wedding dress, and am using parts of it to make her granddaughter's flowergirl dresses.

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  • Keena
    Curious July 2018 Ontario
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    Just curious to know what wedding crasher invitations are?
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    Wow, looks like you’re doing a lot of diy! That’s great! Seeing flower girl dresses? So cool! I had to double check when you’re getting married because that seems like a lot! Have you considered renting some of the stuff? Chargers I know are about $.65-$1 in Edmonton. That’s all I had to rent but there are other things on your list they would rent to you as well.

    As for other things, What about...

    Pen to sign licence

    Music-processional, bridal entrance, song during signing of register, recessional, grand entrance to reception, first dance, other special dances (like parent dances)

    Snacks during photos ( I would put this as a must! And water! Seriously, have someone hand you water bottles all day. I was so dehydrated!)

    Bathroom baskets or similar emergency kit for wedding party (not necessary)

    List of everything that gets packed up at the end, what stays at the venue, and where everything should go (whether someone will take it home, the venue will hold on to it for the night, etc)

    Card box ( don’t think I saw this on your list)

    Vases for bouquets ( if having them during the ceremony, somewhere to put them during the reception. We had ours in vases on the head table)

    If you’re doing plated dinners and guests have to decide ahead of time, mark a symbol on their escorts cards and communicate with the caterer for easy delivery of plates

    Confirm with caterer that they are providing meals for those with allergies ( friend thought she had done this but the venue messed up and claimed they hadn’t received the list so had no gluten free meals)

    Arch or decor at the front of ceremony space

    Thank you gifts for any friends involved in the wedding (wedding party, anyone helping with set up or clean up)

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  • Cindy
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
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    Select music choices for ceremony and reception?
    Bouquets, if you are having any?
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  • M
    Expert July 2018 Alberta
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    Cake cutting knife and spatula.
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  • Lydia
    Devoted June 2019 British Columbia
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    You're making them yourself? That's sooo cool!!

    I can't seem to find anything you'd miss though that list looks pretty great and complete to me!
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    Oh, I also have to add "Sew flower girls dresses' to the clothing list!

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