Post # 1
I know it’s a little over three months away, but I’m seriously freaking out. It seems like it’s never ending – there is always something to make, do, arrange, buy, pay a deposit on, coordinate…. I know it can be done and I know I can do this – but a little insight into how other November brides are handling the stress would be really helpful right about now.
I keep trying to remind myself of all the little points of progress. For instance, I took my dress to the alteration shop this saturday, paid the deposit, and scheduled the next fitting for August 22nd, by which time I must have my shoes so we can decide on the hem. I’ve started painting the picture frames I’m hanging near the dessert buffet, finalizing the guest list, took the photographer to the venue, started designing the centerpieces, found the tags for the dessert buffet and started working on my playlist. All of that since Saturday! And I still feel light years behind everyone else!
Enough about me – how are you guys doing?
Post # 3
oooooooh i hope my post will make you feel better!!
i have my venues (ceremony church/ reception hotel) and photographer + cinematographer. i just picked out my dress (whew!) and…. well, that’s about it!
flowers? centerpieces? nope
decor? not even close
favors and other fun stuff? haven’t even started thinking about it yet!
haha… ta da!! so relax!!!!
Post # 4
I am freaking out! There’s so much left to do, and my bachelorette weekend just completely fell through and we can’t find anyone to marry us. I wish we had eloped!
Post # 5
Oooo, I’m stressed beyond belief. I feel like there is so much stuff to do but I have to wait for other details to be ironed out before I can actually do anything! We do have most of our vendors nailed down though, so at least I’ve got something going…
It really is only a little over 3 months, isn’t it? AGHHHHHH!!!!
Post # 6
Well at least I am not the only one feeling this way! I am planning a cruise wedding (leaving out of Florida) from Texas! I have guests coming from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas…so lets just hope that everyone gets on the ship!
I thought that a cruise wedding=easy….all it meant was that I took care of the "BIG THINGS" location/catering/cake/marriage license/musician and flowers—BUT they won’t give me the flowers I want!!!
The colors are blue/yellow so I wanted hydrangeas–they said no–so I find a florist outside and they are going to deliver to the ship–then they said NO again–now all of my prayers were answered when I was reading on here and found CLAY FLOWERS!! I am happy as can beeeee now that I can have the flowers I wanted (that was the one worry I had)….
I had my first fitting last Saturday for my dress, all accessories purchased
We booked our own photographer to come on board—but we havent met with her yet which makes me a little nervous but we have one full day on board before they would need to take the photos thankfully!
We are just finalizing our programs DIY, newsletters to keep people up to date (which will go out in September),gift bags, wedding music, packing, and getting the tux for my groom…seems like just a little but I’m still freaking out I feel like there should be more to do!
Post # 7
Well, if it makes any November brides out there feel better…I was getting married outside of Bostonon November 7th, and I’ve had to just start to re-plan my wedding! Everything was pretty much taken care of here in Boston, beautiful venue, amazing vedors, 170 guests… And then comes family drama, and financial worries.
So, last week we decided to move our wedding to Key West (with only 30 of our closest family and friends). Now, I’m in the process of starting over!!!
Wish me luck!!
(And, if there are any Florda Keys brides who could help me out with vendors or locations….I’d LOVE it!!)
Post # 8
Good luck Kismet!
Wow, okay. Good to know I’m not alone!!! I just need more money. Limited time, I can handle. Limited money only gets you so far. And I want to quit my job because my boss is insane and slowly making me that way too……. arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
Post # 9
We have everything planned for the most part. The big things, venue, DJ, photographer, etc., have been planned since last September, as well as having had my dress as well. I recently got the dress fitted, and got the centerpieces (except for the broken ones). Now I really have to start working on the music. There are a million songs in my head and I pod that I continuously think, ‘this has to be on the playlist’, but I always forget to write it down. Ugh, it sucks workign full time and having to put this together!
Post # 10
@rol769 You just made me panic over my playlist! I kid. Sort of! No I really do need to sit down and tackle that one. Along with – buying our rings, learning how to dance, ordering the food, getting the invitations out, staying sane….
Is it November yet?
Post # 11
I have most of the big things done. I will feel better when bridesmaids have their dresses, things are paid for and rsvps are in. Wow. I feel like I have a lot to do…maybe that is because it is true.
Post # 12
So, it’s September. Did that make any other November brides get a little fluttery?
I’ve got almost all of the major things taken care of. I hear you on the money thing, Laylabelle. Every time I have a little extra, I can check one more thing off of my list. That’s the nerve wracking part.
Everything is done with teh exception of the flowers being ordered – I don’t want roses and peonies are too expensive. I’ll be nailing that down soon, though. I think that might be it other than tiny details that can’t be worked out any sooner than money coming in.
I think that writing it out is making me more nervous. Hahahahaha.
Post # 13
Now it’s October, and I am majorly fluttery!
Post # 15
When I looked at the calendar today I could hardly believe it’s OCTOBER! I’m starting to get less stressed & more excited 🙂
Post # 16
I’m sooooooooooo ready to do this thing!!!!