Post # 1
Ok I need serious help. Our wedding is 10/16/10 and I have no idea what I need to do before then. This is what I’ve done:
Booked Ceremony site/Reception Hall
Yep that about sums it up. I feel lost. I know I need to do my STD’s soon and I wanted to wait until we got our E-Pics but now I have no idea when that is going to happen and honestly we aren’t really an E-Pic couple (ideas on how to do them when we don’t want them done? It’s for the parents…I mean poses etc? I don’t want cheesy)
I would appreciate any help on STD DIY ideas that are easy for a first time DIY’er who really isn’t into details that much.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
hey there….I just got our STD design done
we still need to get them printed though…..I had been putting it off and really needed to get them out….I am aiming to have them out by the end of January…Over the break I was able to collect a lot of addresses…this is something I would highly recommend if you haven’t gotten them yet.
As far as a Save the Date goes you don’t need to have your e-pics on them..you could go for a very simple option with fancy fonts and a nice background…what I did was play around in photoshop a bit until I got something I liked. I had hoped to get a fancier result, but think that STDs are more fun than invites and I like that they have an outdoorsy feel to them.
Post # 4
I found a couple of to do lists with timelines that were really helpful…it was the only thing I used The Knot for during planning, because it helped keep me sane and on task!
You’ll have to creat a Knot login in, but you can always modify these lists ( ideleted tons of tasks that didn’t apply to us so I didn’t feel overwhelmed) or copy the items into a google doc with your specific details so you have more control
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
yea, the Knot “to-do list” has been a life safer – the little things were forgotten.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
you’ve got the most important things done, so you’re doing great! lattelove had a good suggestion for timeline–there are also others you can find online, or in wedding planning books at the bookstore.
as for save the dates, i think if you search through the blog archives, bees have posted a lot of inspiration photos! if you don’t want to get e-pics, you could use a really great pic of you and your guy that you love for the save the dates! i think engagement pic save the dates are personal, cute and simple!
Post # 7
I definitely second the advice of BlueButterfly in getting addresses, if you haven’t done so already. Making the Save the Date didn’t take quite as long (I’m lucky in that my sister is a photographer and a graphic designer!) for me, but getting addresses from family and friends definitely is taking some time! I hope to get my Save the Dates out sometime in the next few weeks. You definitely have some time since your wedding isn’t until October and Save the Dates usually go out around 6 months prior to the wedding, if not maybe a little earlier if a lot of your guests are from out of town.
Post # 8
I think you have a great start. What I did right away was the things that i needed to book the day like the hall/church, the photographer, DJ, Florist. Once you get those things yeah then you could start focusing on the smaller things. I used the knots to do list too as a template. I hope this helps!