Freaking Out a Little Bit… (first post)

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL

You still have plenty of time, and some of your list items can be handled within about a day or so 🙂 You could even have the DJ that you choose pick out the music list based on a couple of songs or genras that you like!

Try to take it slow, and organize one thing to do every few days so you don’t get overwhelmed. 🙂

Post # 5
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@distressddamsel:  Welcome to the Hive!

I suggest you priorize things.

1. get those invitations out- this is not the time to be worried about flowers etc when it is only 2 weeks to your rsvp date and you haven’t even mailed the invitations yet!

Post # 6
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Welcome!! Congrats on your upcoming wedding

1. Get those invites out today!!

2. Don’t give your sister a hard time if she can’t afford to come to your bachelorette weekend. It is a lot of money (it does sound like lots of fun tho!) and she’s now saving for her own wedding. Just try to graciously understand that she probably can’t make it. 

You still have plenty of time for the rest. Make a list and tackle them one by one.

Post # 7
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@distressddamsel:  you really have to get on the wedding invitations only because of the deadline. Everything else can be done piece by piece. Start with the larger/most time consuming tasks and work your way down.

Post # 8
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had a 7 month engagement… I did most of the planning 2 months before and it turned out fine. By that I mean sending out invites, decor, etc. All the big things I did right when we got engaged: Venue, photographer, catering… 

So, breathe! It will be okay. Most of these things don’t need to be done right away. It looks like the most pressing thing is getting out your invitations and looking into florists in your area. 

My suggestions? See if you have some friends who would be willing to help with some things like making any DIY things. Even if they arent in the wedding party, a lot of your friends will probably want to help.  Getting all the decor things, what you want, etc will help tremedously. Don’t stress about doing everything all at once. It will come together, I promise!

You can do it!  

Post # 10
31 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

Make those invitations a priority! If RSVP’s are due before Feb. 1st, people need to get a chance to look at them and reply. But you have a little time to think about the other things. Just make a checklist with your goal timeframe to have each item completed and try to stick to it. You got this!

Post # 11
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am going to split up your list into “must dos” and “can drops” and give you what I would do.  Your priorties might be different, but hopefully they are similar enough to give you a start.

Must dos;

1- Get out those invitations.  Now.  I mean, walk to the post office and get them out.  That is too little RSVP time for your guests to return.  don’t make it even less.

2. Set a night to sit down with your FI and hash out music.  Don’t stop until you are done, at least with the cermony. 

3. If you aren’t picky about flowers, I would just look at going to a local flower shop the morning of your wedding and picking out something.  If you are picky, flowerist is your weekend project.  Flowerists like other venders book up, so be ready for a little disappointment. 

“Can drops”

1. Decore would be my frist.  I would be minmal about it.  I would go to Michaels or similar and see what you can get a lot of for cheep that you like.  I would stick with candles and vases, as those come together easy.  I would knock the cake topper off your list too, as at least our Michales has some beautiful ones.

2. I have my grandmas pearl necklace from her wedding too.  It was very hard to match.  At this point, I have simple pearl earings form Icings that are good enough.  I am keep looking for something I like better, but so far havne’t found it.  I’m not going to strees.

3. If you are having your fittings at a bridal salon, why they are doing that, look at the veils.  They will likely love to put them on you while you are in your dress.

4.  I would likely cut your DIY favors.  There are a lot of favor topics, and there is a good 90% of people who say they can do without them.  Most people won’t notice.

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