Post # 1
What have you guys done so far as planning? Here it is almost the end of February what have you already marked off your to do lists? What are your ideas or visions for the big day..Give us the details!! I will start.. I am planning a vow renewal..Our theme is Tropical Paradise.. The colors are royal blue and fuschia with lemongrass green and silver as accent colors. I am already scouting reception venues..my first tour is next month.. I am working on a laundry list of diy projects.. I already started my carnation pomanders for the ceremony.. So far I got four done..no pics yet. I started dress shopping last month and decided I am going to have two dresses..I have picked most of the bridal party already and asked them to be apart of our day. I already know what gifts I am giving my bridesmaids and junior bride and flower girls..personalized gift baskets. So I am really excited about our big day
Post # 3
I’m pretty deep in 🙂
Dress, venue, photographer, makeup artist all done. Church and officiant next in line. Come May, the 1 year mark I’m going to book florist, and DJ and work on securing decor vendors and accululate other decor things like centerpeices.
Post # 4
Oh wow you are definitely ahead of the game.. I decided to wait to order my dresses until this summer. We are still looking at ceremony venues.. I am doing all the centerpieces and flowers myself for a party of 14..7 brides maids and 7 groomsmen..my husband’s idea. A junior bride and groom a flower girl and two honorary ring bearers which will be our two sons. I am still working on a guest list and get addresses for out of town guests..the hotel I plan on using for the reception is giving us a great dea for a saturday afternoon $300 that includes the venue tables chairs linens stemware and plates. And it has catereing on site..they don’t have a lot of receptions there since its only 1200 sq ft. Its really going to be a intimate celebration just for close family and dear friends.
Post # 5
I’m only seven days different, I wanna play. :p haha
We have a semi-permanent guest list (and a few invite choices). I have my dress (well, it’s ordered. Will be here this May.) Have my veil and undergarments as well. We have looked at and narrowed down our venues to three… That’s about it, honestly.
I’m waiting until May to really “dig in.” Getting my dress this early was kind of a fluke, but I’m glad. 🙂
Post # 6
Thats great..and you are welcome to play along..i think thats why I haven’t done a whole lot yet..i think once may gets here it will really sink in for me..but I am working on a diy list in the mean time whicj keeps growing every time I see a new project I have to do it lol..right now its just my carnation pomanders next month I am starting my save the dates..and I am working on my bouquets.. Micheal’s is having a great sale right now so I am just to store them until I am ready for that project..and the list goes on..lol so I am looking forward to sharing ideas with you guys
Post # 7
@AmeliaBedelia: yay we are date twins!!
But I want to play too since Im also the week before LOL But so far we have our venue booked… I have started to gather my supplies for our various DIY projects (wedding stationary, favors, etc). We are meeting with florist, photographers and DJs in hopes to book soon and Ive started looking into dresses and shoes
Im glad we are starting early because it seems that we are able to get better pricing… we actually got our venue at 2010 prices (we booked last November) and still got those numbers shaved down a bit. Im just overly excited and cant stop myself from looking into everything LOL
Post # 8
@ AmeliaBedelia I JUST LOVE THAT NAME I LOVED THOSE BOOKS AS A LITTLE GIRL @ MELISSA WELCOME TO THE GAME..LOL I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN..I SWEAR EVERY WEEK I AM BUYING SOME THING ELSE FOR THE WEDDING…SO FAR I GOT MY FLOWER GIRL BASKET AND SAVE THE DATES CARD KIT ON DISCOUNT…WHICH I HAVE NOT STARTED YET..AND A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF..I DECIDED I WANTED A FIT AND FLARE/MERMAID STYLE DRESS WHICH I AM GETTING A GREAT DEAL ON BECAUSE A FAMILY MEMBER OWNS A CUTE BOUTIQUE NEAR BY..PLUS MY BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES WILL BE UNDER A $100 WITH JEWELRY INCLUDED SO THANK GOODNESS FOR FAMILY…
Post # 9
@MELIS5A: YAY hello fellow Cinco de Mayo bride! :p
@DIYDIVABRIDE2012: Yeah I have my super-crazy DIY notebook, haha, but I’m having a hard time deciding which ones I *really* want to do. I think my new goal is to narrow it down by April or so. Once I pick my venue for sure I’ll start deciding what will look best in that specific place. Oh and thank you – I get a lot of surprising compliments that people like my screenname! haha. It’s a nickname. I bet you could never guess my first name. 😉
It feels so far away but not really. I’m not sure! haha
Post # 10
@AmeliaBedelia I feel the same way its still over a year away and I wish it was this may sometimes haha..but I like the fact that I can actually just take my time and work on each detail one at a time..so far I have a total of 17 things I want to diy..but we will see how many I really get to lol
Post # 11
@DIYDIVABRIDE2012: Oh wow well keep us updated on your DIY! Luckily you do have enough time for a lot of those!
Grad School is keeping me pretty busy so I feel like the bulk of my stuff will (need to) get done between May and August this year. 🙂 Plus we are moving in July. Just so hectic! I think once I get my hands into more this summer it will feel more like a reality! At this point, I don’t even look at “countdown” type things; I’d be like 3948320493 days? Seriously? 😉
Post # 12
@ AmeliaBedelia..i know right if I went by a countdown list I would go crazy…your summer is going to be jammrd packed…well I will definitely keep you guys posted on my laundry list… :-]…i just found my dress last night.. After me and my hubby decided on our final budget. It was $153. I was so over the moon with excitement..because of how inexpensive it was..now its starting to really feel real… 😀
Post # 13
Just put the deposit down for our church! Going to meet our minister *hopefully* this weekend. If all goes well we’ll book her.
Our engagement session is also booked for April 21st. I want lots of time to play around with my pictures AND get a photo guest book made 🙂 I will also have my makeup and hair trial on that day and if I like her I’ll book her.
April 15th we’ll be going down to David’s bridal to get and most likely buy the BM dresses. Already got them picked out and all my maids are happy about the choice so far.
Late April I will be booking appointments to meet with our DJ and florist.
Post # 14
-Theme (pink and brown with accents of cherry blossoms)
-Hair and makeup person picked
-Bridal Party (somewhat might change soon someone is being a douche)
-Ring Bands picked out
-Almost done guest list (some tweaking is required)
-Menu is kinda done I have a rougn draft going
Thats it for now 🙂
Post # 15
i get married the day after you, sunday the 13th May.
so far i have :
made my brooch bouquet
ordered my dress
made a Swarovski crystal tiara, necklace and bracelet…
chosen the bridesmaids dresses i would really like them to wear…..BUT i have not asked these girls to be my bridesmaids yet…..!
added sparkly brooches to a pair of everyday beige coloured shoes and they will be PERFECT. they are unbelievably comfortable, i have worn them ust once. so….i have my shoes
paid a deposit and booked the venue…….a beach wedding, so i have booked a wedding planner to sort this out as i am having a destination wedding in Turkey……i am from UK
will be booking the flights and hotel next month. you can only book 13 months in advance, or i would have dont that by now already/
Post # 16
@anne B: & @amyddlz welcome to the group ladies and yea I have another date twin oh wow you guys have everything down pack already..great job. I had to switch my reception venue because the co-ordinator kept switch up dates and things..so i just went on ahead a found a much bigger place for the same price of $400 yea me and i still buying supplies for my diy project lists and i have found some really great goodies for my niece our miniature bride. i am also working on my save the dates and still working on a rough draft of our guest lists. but that all i have really gotten to lately because of being super busy lately.