posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have not been in your situation, I got everything done pretty early so I didn’t have to worry about it later on. What about your caterer (if you have one) and booze (if you’re serving it)? Do you have your menu finalized? Have you gotten a cake? What about centerpieces? Decorations? etc.

It’s a lot to do, but if you make yourself a list of what you still have left to do, you can start delegating to people (for instance, one of my friends made little lyric sheets that had our first dance lyrics on it bc we danced to an instrumental, one of my BMs made our seating chart, etc.), and also make appointments for some stuff with your FI or maybe family that are involved to get things done.

Once you get the big things out of the way, the little stuff becomes a lot less stressful. And believe me, it will all fall into place. 🙂 

ETA: There are timeline checklists all over Pinterest for “what you should have done by X time.” 6 months is still pretty far out, so right now I’d focus on your vendors, dresses for the bridal party, and start to be putting together the general ‘feel’ or ‘look’ you want for the wedding.

Post # 4
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@melissa.geary.313:  I’ve been doing most of the planning myself, and in talking with my DOC, I’m 90% of the way there. I got engaged in Aug. 2013 and hadn’t really thought about my wedding until after I said yes. 

I don’t know what you do for a living, but I pulled on my skills as a marketing events manager to make most of the big decisions. And as a general rule, I refuse to pay retail. 🙂 

I’m not sure what else you’re looking for – check out a practical wedding? Lots of great tools / frameworks to keep you organized. Also, you can let people know what you’re thinking and if they don’t want to hear it or have any feedback, just go with it. 

Don’t let analysis paralysis get you down 🙂

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@melissa.geary.313:  I planned our wedding in 5.5 months! So I’ve been there. I printed off The Knot month-by-month checklist, and worked my way through it!

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