I’m so glad you made this post! I recently had a nightmare in which I had about one day to organize our wedding–even though it’s over a year away! I’m an obsessive planner, so I think it’s gotten to me already 🙂
We’ve booked our photographer, DJ (both friends/family connections), venue, and I am trying to get a solid catering quote this week (it’s through the venue, so if the quote and food quality is ridiculous, we will have to switch venues…) We have definitely set our budget, have asked one out of three potential attendants/witnesses (he said yes), and have an officiant in mind (I am actually nervous about contacting him so early). I am pretty sure about our colours, and I have a sweet invitation template bookmarked (along with 5 billion other wedding sites).
I feel really embarassed to admit this part, but I also have one box of decor items that I found at like thrift stores etc. for next to nothing and fell in love with (so not much will be lost if I completely change my mind), I have all my candy bar jars (again, fell in love with them, and I can use them to store our grains etc. if we decide not to use them), and…the most embarassing part…2 pretty large boxes of chair covers, tablecloths, sashes and napkins that I ordered for a GREAT deal online (rewards points, seasonal discounts, and free shipping offer), since our venued-supplied linens are, frankly, really crappy. My fiance only knows about the chair covers, lol–I worry that I will freak him out a little when he finds out that there are in fact TWO heavy boxes in our storage room full of linens that won’t be touched until 13 months from now.
It’s kind of funny, because while we’re going for a small (50 guests), laid-back event, I still can’t help overthinking almost every aspect. Thank goodness my fiance is almost as excited as I am, and is always there to listen and give feedback on ideas that I come across. I was this obsessive over planning last summer’s Europe budget-backpacking trip, and we had a FANASTIC experience, so I think he understands that my thorough planning will pay off once again. 🙂
@Firefighter_Bride: I’m also worried that I’ll change my mind before then–but I still can’t help scooping up some items here and there when I find great deals, haha.
@PrairieGirl: Wedding Bee is definitely the only thing keeping me from annoying my friends and family (and especially fiance) with “wedding talk,” haha. I’m pretty sure that on the surface, I seem kind of blase about the whole thing, when really, I’m on here multiple times a day 🙂