Post # 1
I’m feeling so demotivated at the moment! I’m currently only working part-time, resulted in a HUGE amount of free time at home. In theory, I decided I’d try and get my wedding completely planned this summer before starting full-time work in November as I’d have very little time to deal with it then. I seem to have hit a wall and can’t figure out what I can do now! The wedding is July 2013. So far we’ve…
- Booked the registrar (although we haven’t given notice yet, but I need to wait until Mr CL has a day off work to do that)
- Booked the cake, DJ, hairdresser and photographer (all family)
- Started the DIY flowers (origami)
- Semi-designed the invitations
Maybe some other things too. This weekend we’re meeting with the band we’re probably going to book. One of my BMs is trying to lose a little weight at the moment, so we’re not ordering dresses yet, though I have a style in mind and I’ve found some flowergirl dresses I like but don’t want to buy yet as the kids are bound to grow in the next 11 months! I’ve been trying to pin Mr CL down to think about his and the groomsmen’s suits, but that’s not sorted yet.
Anyone got any ideas for what I can do? I’m going nuts at home by myself at the moment! I don’t know how anyone who doesn’t have kids can keep themselves sane if they don’t work
Post # 3
You can start looking at what music you want played for your ceremony, and figure out all the little details- are you going to do a bouquet toss, garter toss, first dance, dollar dance, father-daughter dance, etc. and what you would like the music for those to be-I know it took my FI and I quite a while to agree on and decide which songs we wanted to use for everything!
Post # 4
@Frazis: Thanks for that, music’s definitely a good idea. I can imagine it taking forever to work everything out!
Post # 5
Are you doing DIY decor at all? It is always good to start this as early as possible.
Post # 6
You can order/make your veil (if you’re wearing one), order jewelry, research someone to do your makeup (unless you’re going the DIY route), make a list of songs you love to play during the reception, make/buy a ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket, make a wedding website if you guys want one, order or print out thank you cards, keep working on those flowers (you’ll be glad to have them done way ahead of time!!), decide if you want a guest book, come up with a plan for escort cards if you’re doing assigned seating, and really make any other decorations that you want.
Post # 7
You have so much time and you already pretty much booked all your big vendors. Any DIY you can do now, do it: card box, decor, paper, etc….
Also, ditto the music… it’ll take time to go through your music must play and don’t play list as well as come up songs for the dances.
Does your venue include the food? If not, start researching caterers as well. And set aside time to do fun non-wedding stuff. All this planning with so much time left might burn you out.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the ideas – there are a couple of things I hadn’t really thought about. I’m going to see my mum this weekend so I think I’m going to have a massive session with her, working out what to do and when to do it