Post # 1
So I finally put a deposit down on our wedding ceremony and reception today. We have Saturday, August 11, 2012 as our wedding date! It still seems a bit unreal that its happening.. Maybe because it’s still far away.. I still need that “wow this is happening” moment.
Anyone else a date twin? 🙂 What have you done so far?
Post # 3
I’m the day after! We have our venue (And sorted out menus etc), our photographer, potentially the band, have found an officiant and I bought my shoes last night! We sent out our STD’s a little while back.
I can’t wait!
Post # 4
I’m the day after too! We picked out the venue, I bought a dress/shoes, and I think we know what photographer we’re going to use.
Post # 5
@fancypants: so we’re date twins! Awesome! Pretty brave to have your dress already! (I’d probably end up changing my mind!)
Post # 6
@SportsGal: Yay, I have a date twin. Congrats on picking your day and putting a deposit down on the venue 🙂
Post # 7
@coffeegal85: Horray there is someone else! I also picked out my photographer the other day as well.. Next is the officiant and DJ I think.. How is planning going for you?
Post # 8
I’m kinda a date twin!
Boyfriend and I aren’t quite engaged yet. (He’s working on it!)
We were talking about dates with our family yesterday and kinda landed on Aug 11, 2012. It’s not set in stone yet, but it’s what I’m sticking to for now.
😀 😀 😀
Post # 9
Yay for date twins! We have put down our deposit and I just booked our photographer last week. I guess DJ is next but I don’t even know where to start with that…
Post # 10
Yay for date twins! How’s everyone’s planning coming along?!? I have the reception hall booked, the ceremony location w/ officant booked, and the photographers booked. I have started researching and emailing DJs; I’ve bascially just used weddingwire reviews to find my DJs (@Chandon – hope that helps). I’m in primary talks with a florist, which basically I’m already sold on; she works with a relative, is doing another relative’s wedding this summer, and has fantastic reviews; I just hope her prices are right. I have also reserved a photobooth as the favor; I am also planning to buy picture frames for each guest soon. Wow-sers 🙂 !
Post # 11
Wow your on fire @coffeegal85! I am contacting officiants now because the original one we thought we would go with didn’t work out (he is away on vacation then). I found one I like so I’ll probably meet him soon. And I am emailing DJs in the area now from reading peoples recommendations.. Got a couple prices, now I have to meet them.
I am looking up reception inspiration pictures and have a pretty good idea of what I want for centerpieces.. I am also looking online for prices and comparing renting vs buying for decor.. Looking up pictures of flowers.. Getting ideas by seeing what other people did.
But I realized for the DJ and officiant that they want to know the ceremony start time when I go to book them. (Especially for the DJ because the price changes). I haven’t really figured that out yet.. Hmm..
Also I think I found the guest book picture frame that I want to use (instead of a traditional guest book). I am ordering some samples of wedding invitations to look at.. Still not sure if I want to attempt to tackle that task myself yet. It seems like a lot of work and I’m not really an artsy person.
I don’t know but for some reason it feels like some people look at me that I’m nuts for planning this so early in advance.. But if I have the time why not?
Post # 12
i am a little bit later than you, 26th August.
I am having a vintage / shabby chic themed wedding,
so far i have my ceremony dress, my reception dress is on order.
i have made a brooch bouquet for myself and 4 silk rose bouquets for my bridesmaids.
Tomorrow we are going to view a venue with the hope of booking it. the date is provisionally booked for us but we just need to go over all the details and make a definate booking, and pay a deposit, then we can forget about that for a year!
As soon as thats booked then i will book the regisrar too, then we can breathe a sigh of relief that the main things are booked.
i have bought Shabby Chic Birdcages for the centrepeices, but nothing to go inside them yet.
I am a wedding photographer myself and so is my son, and i also have a great friend who is also a wedding photographer and will be taking my pictures of the ceremony, and my son will take portraits before and after.
My sister in law has offered to make my cake as a wedding present.
i am now looking at favours, and cant decide which to have. either small jars of honey, or mini wedding cakes in clear boxes, or mini wine bottle. ???
the Honeymoon can be booked at a later date because we are unsure of where we want to go but the choices are
Post # 13
well i have booked my venue today, and paid the deposit, and changed the date to 11th August……
we was getting married on 26th , a Sunday, because the 25th was already booked, but the manager looked back 2 weeks and saw the 11th was free……..so its now officially 11th August 2012!!!!
so i am now also a fully paid up member of the 11th August 2012 club too!!!!!!!! LOL
Post # 14
@anne B: Welcome and congrats! It was such a relief when we booked our date and venue so I know how you feel.
Post # 15
its so difficult isnt it?
i mean i rang the registrars office to book her and she told me we cant book her until we had a venue……
so we went to book our venue, and then had to ring the regisrar to see if they were available that day…….
to save time i thought i could have asked the registrar for available dates she had, so that i would have those dates in mind when i went to book the hotel, but she couldnt tell me! so luckliy it was all Ok, but it could have been very to & fro, going from one to the other, so pleased its all sorted now though, at least we can rest easy for at least a year, knowing its booked.
of course i wont ‘rest’ for a year, i can take all the time i need now to plan the wedding……My FI really isnt into all the little things i want to do, and i am happy to do them on my own because there are a few surprises i want to do. so i prefer this girlie planning by myself. it was just the main thing to get the venue booked.
Post # 16
I’m an Aug. 11, 2012 bride too! It will be FI and my 7 year dating anniversary on that day, which is why we chose it.
So far I have the church, reception venue, and photographer booked. We took our engagement photos this week. I have started (kind of…) my brooch bouquet, and I have also gone dress shopping a few times.
14 months to go, everyone!