Post # 1
I’m trying to compose a list of what I need to do in January. Where is everyone at?
Here is what I have so far:
Design Save the Dates
Send Save the Dates
Book Ceremony Location
Set-Up Florist Appointments
Find the perfect pair of pink shoes
Schedule 1st fitting
Apply for passports
Get BM dresses ordered
**Loose 3 lbs – and keep it off all month**
Post # 3
For January my list is:
Book musicians and DJ (we’re pretty much there already), make final selection for STDs and get them printed, finalize guest list and get all addresses, keep searching for the perfect blue shoes
Post # 5
- Purchase my gown (I feel so late on this!)
- Find shoes
- Book caterer
- Pick out bridesmaid dresses
- Finalize guest list and addresses
- Look into honeymoon options
Those are the main ones, of course my list could go on and on.
Post # 6
I haven’t sent out STDs, I wasn’t going to. I can (budget wise), but for whatever reason, I decided not to. How important do you think they are?
Post # 7
EvieMarie, I’m determined not to do them even though over half our guests are from out of town. I figure if they are important they’ll hear word of mouth before invitations arrive and if not I’d rather they skipped it anyways. And I’m sending invitations pretty early.
Post # 8
@evie- I think it depends on if you’ll have a lot of people traveling for your wedding. It seems that plenty of people have held successful weddings without them! We’re having around 100 people, and most people will be doing some traveling, so I sent them out. They will all find their way to the garbage at some point, which is something I do feel kind of guilty about.
We just need to book our rehearsal dinner, and then all the big decisions are done. It feels good to be able to slip out of wedding planning mode for awhile!
Post # 9
My list is:
All scheduled to happen between Jan 17-23 which is when we’ll be visiting the Bay Area.
Post # 10
@Arachna–I guess thats what I figured! I am sending the invites our 8 weeks, since our wedding is out-of-state for everyone. Hmmm.
Post # 11
I’m only doing them because I have a lot of OOT guests and because my friend, who is getting married in October, is also doing them. We’ve got a LOT of guest overlap, so I want everyone to know ahead of time so they can plan accordingly.
Post # 12
Oh, right. An officiant. S**t.
Post # 13
Kittyachi, lol! It’s only important for us to do it this early because we really want an in person meeting before we pick one and this might be our only chance.
Post # 14
True. There is a chance that one of my BMs’ fiances, who is in rabbinical school, will be able to marry us. That would be clutch cause he’s already gonna be at the wedding and we know him. I’ve been sort of just hoping that will happen instead of doing any actual research on officiants. Maybe not the best approach…
Post # 15
Our to-do list:
Continue to create iPod playlist and download songs (LOOOOONG process)
Book honeymoon flight & research honeymoon things to do
1st meeting with DOC
Initial meetings with cake bakeries and florists
Order wedding bands
Start premarital counseling
Post # 16
Let’s see…for January I would like to get done:
– finish up, print and sent STDs (need to get all addresses first…)
– Order invitation supplies (DIY)
– Officially book jazz quartet for cocktail hour (already have our DJ booked)
I think that’s it – we’ve got the rest of the big items already done, thankfully!