Post # 1
Im not suppose to feel stressed..besides Im not even planning a lavish wedding. We are going to drive down to Florida get married on the beach and sail off to the Eastern Carribbean the next day for our honeymoon.
I finally bought a dress but my bf hasnt formally proposed. Here is the ring from Blue Nile its a halo setting with a .56 carat, round diamond, and i love it!
My bf has no idea what he is wearing on the beach. Our cruise has not been paid for although we have the money. No one likes my dress but me (I have a thread on this.). And I have been trying to create my own brooch bouquet but it isn’t turning out right.
My bf and I will be married on our one year anniversay (well close to it). We are 31 and 33 and I just feel like its right around the corner. Not sure what I expect but just wanted to vent.
Post # 3
I am at 3 weeks out and I still don’t have everything done!
I am at the “fuck it, I need it and I’m just BUYING IT” place of planning.
I needed a hair comb… bought the nicest one I could find on sale, with a coupon. It wasn’t the one I wanted, but it does the trick!! Eff spending any more time on that!!!
Just start DOING things – they don’t have to be perfect. 🙂
You’ll feel accomplished and THAT will help you get more things done!
BTW – brooch boquet? Post up a photo, the Bee will critique!
Nice to have an extra set of eyes to help you “see” what’s going on with it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@1blingedoutbride: My wedding is in 3 weeks and I literally just booked my VENUE yesterday!! So seriously, don’t worry.
I kind of live by the motto, “If you wait til the last minute, it only takes a minute.” So far, it’s working out for me, haha.
And about your dress – I saw it on the other thread and I think it’s beautiful.
The ring? You don’t need a proposal to be engaged – obviously! I would just let your FH know that a proposal and ring is important to you – an important sign of his commitment.
Deep breaths! It will be fine! 3 months is a long time to get everything in order, don’t worry 🙂
And the brooch bouquet? I bought one of those because I am in no capacity a DIY girl. I bought mine off of Etsy from nicolasacicero, I highly recommend her. The total cost with shipping was $240 and it took about a month to make. I priced out what it would cost to do it myself, and it made more sense to just pay her to make mine. Here’s how it turned out (I love it!)
Post # 5
@FutureDrAtkins: Loves it! I thought it would be cost effective to do it myself but Im slowly finding out that isnt true. Part of me wants the experience to do it myself. I love love love your bouquet btw!
Post # 6
@CakeyP: I like your attitude lol. Im going to cash in on those exhales and just ride the wave. Im sure everything will come together!
Post # 7
@1blingedoutbride: I guess I am misunderstanding. Your wedding is in 3 months but your boyfriend hasn’t proposed yet?
Post # 8
@justpeachy123: +1 please explain OP.
Post # 9
@1blingedoutbride: Sounds like you need to make a list of things that need to happen in order to ensure you actually do get married when and where you think you will be, and just knock it out. Or else, it sounds like your plan really may not happen at all. It IS right around the corner, and some things should probably be addressed ASAP:
How long will it take for the ring to arrive after you order it? What about a wedding band?
Do you need any permiting or reservation to get married on the beach in Florida? How far in advance will you need to reserve/book the officiant to make sure someone is available?
What are the legal requirements? Where I live, we had to go to the courthouse a certain amount of time prior to the actual wedding day in order to recieve the official paperwork in time to marry on our date.
Will the cruise fill up? How far in advance do you have to book? Will they release your reservation if you don’t put the money down by a certain date? How far in advance must you request time off from work to confirm you can in fact go?
Will he require any tailoring or special ordering for his attire that must be done in advance?
If you are planning on having guests attend, invitations with specific time and place should probably be sent out VERY soon if they will be required to travel at all so they can make necessary accommodations.
Not trying to stress you out further, just wanted to point out that some of this stuff just can’t be done w/o some prep work — making a brooch bouquet will be the least of your worries if it turns out its too late to book your officiant/reserve your cruise/apply for your permit/get time off work etc. You’ll feel better if you make a list and just start knocking things off.
Why has he not yet proposed?
Post # 10
@justpeachy123: Sorry for the late response everyone. We have been talking about the wedding and plans. We are getting married on May 3 in fl. I know he has the ring (I saw the invoice). I think he is waiting for Valentines day to pop the question. However, we have still decided to wed in May (elope) and honeymoon in the Eastern Caribbean the next day.
Post # 11
@polyblonde: Let me see if I can knock these questions out 🙂
The ring is due to arrive on tomorrow. Yay!!!
We are eloping so no friends or family will be in attedance.
We are going to pay this vendor in Miami Fl $600 and that covers our beach wedding, officiant, slight decorations, music, and 250 pictures on a disk.
Our cruise will be booked this week.
As far as our marriage certificate, our vendor will assist. They are located right across from them so we will go in and take care of that.
I will probably get a cheapie wedding band until we can afford another one.
And my fh has not proposed because my ring was 3k and he wanted to pay it off. So when he got his tax return, he paid for it.
Post # 12
@1blingedoutbride: Well it sounds like you’re well on your way! Now get to it and book it up! Have fun! 🙂
Post # 13
@polyblonde: Thanks honey. I will post as soon as I get my bling.
Post # 14
@CakeyP: +1 million on your motto! Hahahahahaha
@1blingedoutbride: Date twin…. Mine is more full on than yours and even though I have stuff done I feel so so so unorganised 🙁 but….CakeyP said it best! f it! Just get what you need!
Post # 15
@LissBliss: Date twin.. how cool! Congrats!! Your wedding is right around the corner.. geez.