Post # 1
So I spend all day on the hive and I just started to realize that I feel like I have nothing done compared to everyone else! I have 13 months so plenty of time to catch up but all I have done is venue booked and dress ordered! I just feel like this is going to creep up on me and I will have nothing done! Anyone else feel the same way?? Or have advice about what I should do next?? I Kinda dont know where to go next from here!
Post # 3
@Jenbee: Work on you caterer, photographer, videographer (if you are having one), and band/dj next.
Start with people you need to hire who have to have the day free and go from there.
I was shocked how far in advance people book their photographers.
Post # 4
I have already talked to photog, love her but she wants alot down and I can really pay her for about a month. She said she “thinks” that will be ok… But thats it- food is encluded int he venue so I really need to get going on a DJ… and Save the dates I think.
Post # 5
I’m getting married the week after you! 🙂 I don’t have much done yet either.
I would start booking some vendors. We booked our photog and our venue and are now looking to book our videog, cake and florist.
Are you getting married in a church? If not, you’ll need to find someone to marry you! 😀 We recently hired our officiant and have been writing our ceremony.
Oh and don’t worry you’re ahead of me…. I don’t have a dress yet!
Post # 6
@TinyTina: I went dress shopping and just happened to fall in love, so I had to buy it. We are getting married in a church and have the date all set but still havent heard from them since… I should call lol
Post # 7
You could try signing up with wedding wire they give you a checklist that helps you know what you should be doig and when you should be doing it
Post # 8
@Jenbee: Don’t worry! You’re not behind schedule at all. You should check out theknot.com. They have an extensive to-do list. I personally found it too extensive. Over 150 things on the list was overwhelming and I felt like they had a lot doubles like “make an appointment with a florist” & “meet with the florist” & “talk to the florist about flower options” because you would obviously talk about flowers when meeting with a florist. Anyway, I ended up making my own to-do list based on theknot’s suggested timeline and came up with a list of 50. I have it as a shared Google doc with my FI so we can see exactly what’s coming up, when it needs to be accomplished, and who is responsible for the task.
As for what to do next (after making a list with due dates)…probably caterer, photographer, dj and florist. I would take care of the caterer and photographer within the next 2 months, and make sure the dj and florist are crossed off the list 7-10 months before the wedding.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
I think you have a lot done! We were only engaged for a year, so I hadn’t started planning (obviously) until 12 months. And even then when I tried to do something they all said “You have plenty of time, do it later.” But I wanted to do it then!