Wedding Hacks

I came upon this post and found a few of the suggestions to be super helpful (at least I think they would be)

 

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1. Number your RSVP cards so each one corresponds to a guest.

Number your RSVP cards so each one corresponds to a guest.

So if guests fill them out incorrectly or illegibly, you’ll still know who’s coming.

2. Make a new email account specifically for wedding planning.

Make a new email account specifically for wedding planning.

So you can stay organized and not be spammed by vendors four months after the honeymoon.

3. Check out Recycle Your Wedding to buy secondhand wedding items for much cheaper.

Check out Recycle Your Wedding to buy secondhand wedding items for much cheaper.

They have everything from decorations to gowns.

4. Seal a bunch of envelopes with water and a foam brush.

Seal a bunch of envelopes with water and a foam brush.

Save your tongue all that (relatively gross) effort.

5. Or use thank-you postcards to cut out the envelope entirely.

Or use thank-you postcards to cut out the envelope entirely.

6. Use a personalized return address stamp (or stickers) to save tons of time.

Use a personalized return address stamp (or stickers) to save tons of time.

Get a custom stamp here.

7. Wedding/bridal shows offer tons of free giveaways and access to vendors.

Wedding/bridal shows offer tons of free giveaways and access to vendors.

Be wicked efficient and bring along a sheet of address label stickers to make filling out a ton of forms a snap.

8. Figure out your seating chart with color-coordinated sticky notes.

Figure out your seating chart with color-coordinated sticky notes.

For easy reshuffling when you realize that Derek from Accounts Payable has slept with three of the people he’s supposed to be sitting with.

9. Register someplace that lets you exchange duplicates or unwanted gifts for cash.

Register someplace that lets you exchange duplicates or unwanted gifts for cash.

Policies can vary, so check with the store in question first, but it prevents the hassle of owning three George Foreman grills and/or ending up with store credit at a place you’ll never set foot in again.

10. When you’re unwrapping gifts, ask someone else to write down givers’ names on sticky labels so you can keep track.

When you're unwrapping gifts, ask someone else to write down givers' names on sticky labels so you can keep track.

Once the wrapping paper is off and the gift tags have been lost in the trash, it can be impossible to remember who gave what otherwise.

11. If you’re invited to a wedding, set the date as a recurring calendar alert in your phone.

If you're invited to a wedding, set the date as a recurring calendar alert in your phone.

That way, you’ll remember the couple’s anniversary every year. This is also a v. good trick for forgetful husbands and wives.

12. Have activity books on hand to entertain squirmy kids.

Have activity books on hand to entertain squirmy kids.

Also, squirmy adults. Get this free printable here.

13. Attach tiny weights to the bridesmaids’ hems to keep their dresses from flying up on a windy day.

Attach tiny weights to the bridesmaids' hems to keep their dresses from flying up on a windy day.

Unless that’s the look you’re going for.

14. And use veil weights to keep the bride’s headpiece from flying away.

And use veil weights to keep the bride's headpiece from flying away.

Available here.

15. If there’s a chance it could be hot during the ceremony, make or buy programs that double as fans.

If there's a chance it could be hot during the ceremony, make or buy programs that double as fans.

Your guests will be jazzed.

16. A little baby powder on your inner thighs helps curb sweating, squeaking, and chafing.

A little baby powder on your inner thighs helps curb sweating, squeaking, and chafing.

TMI, perhaps, but wedding dresses are waaaaarm.

17. Prevent heels from sinking into the ground with Solemates.

Prevent heels from sinking into the ground with Solemates.

GENIUS.

18. Make a comprehensive list of people who can handle issues the day of (excluding, of course, the bride).

Make a comprehensive list of people who can handle issues the day of (excluding, of course, the bride).

19. If guests are giving checks as gifts, ask (politely!) that they be made out to just one member of the couple, or to both with “or” rather than “and” in between.

If guests are giving checks as gifts, ask (politely!) that they be made out to just one member of the couple, or to both with "or" rather than "and" in between.

Many banks have different policies regarding deposits and joint accounts, so it’s best to cover your bases. Guests should also have a heads up if one or both members of the couple are changing their last names.

20. Have guests fill out envelopes with their addresses at the reception to make thank-you notes that much simpler to send.

Have guests fill out envelopes with their addresses at the reception to make thank-you notes that much simpler to send.

You could even draw one at the end of the reception as a raffle for SWEET PRIZES.

21. Invest in one of these.

Invest in one of these.

Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or an out-of-town guest who hasn’t seen any of these people in years: You’ll need it.

Interesting

Saw this on Pinterest and I thought it was on the whimsical side of fun and it would be great if it could happen and be ok financially.  I would probably have a photographer take a wide view picture and then have it painted but I love the feel of the painter in the background while the ceremony is happening….. although if he could get there early and then paint the background then all he would have to do is add the people…. hmmmm sounds like a plan

Painting

BRILLIANT!!!!

I totally just saw this and thought it was a brilliant idea. The thought is to take rose cuttings from special bouquets throughout my life and then plant them. Then I have an entire garden full of memories and precious sentiments. One bump in the road is if I am not in a house or permanent house….. which is most likely. My thought to solve this problem would be to offer my mom a cutting as well so that I have a backup 🙂

Pictures

I really liked this option and on pinterest they use it for pictures of loved ones lost. However, I would probably like to use it for pictures of my parents and grandparents’ wedding.

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Honeymoon Memories

This is a cool idea wherever I am in the world for my honeymoon I should buy a postcard for everyday and write down the days’ events. Then I can send it to myself and my husband and the stamp and postmark date would be there. Then I will bind them into a memory book.

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