Post # 1
Hey ladies! Just thought I’d post a quick two-month check-in for all of us? Where is everyone at in their planning? So far I have….
Bought a dress, alterations appt. set.
Fitted Groom and GMs for suits
Found/ordered BM dresses
DIYing flowers, ordering bulk yellow roses
Finalized with caterer, he just needs a final head count
Invitations out, waiting on RSVPs
Officiant (ACK! How did we let this one get past us???)
DJ (he’s supposed to call the guy today)
I need shoes, undergarments and jewelry
DIY programs, menu cards, chair sashes, hanging monograms
Is there anything that I’m missing? Where are all my other August ’09 brides at?
Post # 3
Oh boy! I just typed up a list of everything I still need to do last week and its pretty long.
We still need to:
Find/purchase groom’s attire
Choose readers/finalize readings
Build the ceremony structure
Finish building the ipod playlists
Purchase remaining vases/decor for reception site
DIY ceremony programs
purchase undergarments & jewelry
dress alterations and bolero needed
dress, veils- yes i have 2 veils!
wedding rings purchased
honeymoon hotel booked & paid for
tent/linen rentals booked
At least I don’t feel so alone now. LOL Time to hustle ladies!
Post # 4
oh and I also have yet to do a hair and makeup trial!!
Post # 5
I’m lucky, my mom is a hairstylist, so we’ve totally got that covered! Oh, and we do have the photog booked, but not paid for yet. Eeep! Still need to finalize chair/linen rentals, too. Oh, and we haven’t found my wedding band yet. Ack! I need a spa day. 🙁
Post # 6
whooo hooo!! 2 months ladies! I wish it was sooner! I honestly do!
I pretty much have everything done…
All bridal party attire – my dress, the BM dresses, my grooms kilt custom made and sent from Scotland, the GM kilts rented.
wedding rings purchased
Invitations out, waiting on RSVP’s
Chairs for our ceremony booked
Music booked – Ceremony: Harpist, Reception: Bagpiper and DJ
Build the ceremony structure
some random DIY projects
Purchase remanding decor for reception
Ummm….thats kind of all I can think of at the top of my head…
Yay me! 🙂
Post # 7
Wow, Chantellamus, you make me look like a slacker! LOL! 🙂
Post # 8
I’m freaking out. FI and I just did a To Do list of what needs to be done–mostly little things.
Cocktail Hour Band
Lounge Furniture Rentals
All other Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner Location Booked
Wedding Rings Purchased
Bridesmaid Gifts Done
Need to Do:
Groomsmen Attire Ordered
Order Lavender Plants (that’s what we’re using as our flowers)
Rehearsal Dinner Caterer
DIY Guest Box (Half done)
Order LED lights
DIY Coffee Filter Garland
Buy Flower Girl Dress (on June 14)
First Fitting (June 14)
Purchase Beer/Wine/Soda/Water for Bar and Alcohol for Signature Drink
Gift for Groomsmen & Parents
Get Marriage License
And I’ll be gone for 2 weeks at the end of June–I’m trying to remain calm!
Post # 9
Our big pending task is invitations! I should get everything back from the print shop on Wednesday, and then it’s just a matter of cutting, assembling, sealing and stamping.
After invites, I really have to buckle down on:
-Planning the order of the ceremony. We have our readings and music selected and all the participants lined up, but I don’t know how it all fits together.
-Scheduling a hair and make-up trial.
-Planning the rehearsal dinner. We have the restaurant reserved but haven’t gotten a headcount or finalized the menu yet. My mom also wants to host a family brunch on the Sunday after the wedding, and we haven’t planned any of that.
-Making the escort cards, programs and favors. Picking up miscellaneous decor like the card box and unity candle set.
-Getting my dress altered. I have an appointment this weekend.
-Applying for the marriage license and renewing my passport.
-Picking a father/daughter dance song.
Post # 10
I’m definitely in panic mode. I think I have cried everyday this week. I feel like there are so many little things I am forgetting about. Relax…just breathe haha. I’m super excited though, so let the countdown begin!!
Post # 11
I feel like such a slacker too!!
My dress is here and waiting for my first fitting on Saturday but I need my under garments. I am trying to break in my new shoes as I sit here and type. I have ordered my veil from Etsy – BellaBridalVeils and it’s been shipped.
I only have one attendant and she has 2 dresses.
I ordered the material for my Programs, Table Numbers, Escort Cards, Invitations and Envelopes from Papers and More and I also received an email stating they were shipped as well.
For the reception, I have 22 centerpieces ready, as well as 4 wreaths for the 4 doors, a large vinyl cling for the floor with our names and monogram, decor for the bar area, cake topper, knife and server, sand pails [instead of baskets] for the mens and ladies room, guest book, wish pail and 2 small adirondack chairs with votives for the guest to sign as well.
Hair, nail, makeup and spa day wedding appointments are scheduled as well as the rehearsal dinner. We are fortunate that both of our daughters were married in the past 2 years so we know what needs to be done.We could ditto the florist and pastor and the venue was where we met 6 years ago.
I need to finalize the menu, print everything, persuade my groom to select his attire. He bought his shoes and our rings. I need my weddingday jewelery, finalize the florist order and taste the cake we’ve already ordered. I am also very fortunate that my photographer is a co-worker as well as my baker, day of wedding co-ordinator and my DIY inspiration girlfriends. Tonight’s assignment is invitation wording and undergarments!! Have fun girls, how much planning do you do for any other party?
Post # 12
Oh y’all are so good. I am a slacker too and am starting to panic – hoping to get the invites out by this weekend.
Post # 13
I’m with you JayDee. I’ve been in panic mode for the last week! I feel like I’m going to forget something totally important. Making lists doesn’t really help me, because I either lose the list or forget to put something on it! AHHHHHH!!!!!
Post # 14
I have another thread where I’ve been posting some progress updates, but just want to mention that this is a big help. I’ve taken notes on things you girls have done or still have to do, trying not to forget anything. (Come visit my 8-9-09 post to read where I am on things.)