Post # 1
FI and I have gotten the reception hall, photog, limo, church, and harpist.
I am waiting until the beginning of the year for the cake, videographer, and decor rentals.
Our guest list is closed and is being edited only to reduce it. We are collecting addresses now in order to mail our the save the dates January.
My first dress shopping experience in December 11th!!! I’m so excited!!
Post # 3
We’ve got our venue (ceremony and reception in the same place), caterer, and photographer. I’m meeting with the decorator this month, I’ve gone dress shopping once and I’ve finished the website. Trying to get FI to give me his final guest list but my list is closed and like you, will only be edited to take people off!
Post # 4
Wow you ladies are on top of things!
We have the ceremony/reception site booked and the Save the Dates are designed! That is it for this gal so far. A few other things are in the works – like negotiating with caterers, but not much more than that. I feel behind!
Post # 5
I have no idea whether I’m ahead, behind, or right on target.
Have ceremony & reception site booked
Caterer booked w/ prelim menu (she will also coordinate tent, linens, etc)
I’ve picked my dress (ordering in a few weeks)
We’ve picked our flower supplier
FI’s mom will make our cake
Picked string quartet for ceremony
Confirmed officiant (my godfather)
Post # 6
We have all our vendors except for DJ, which is next.
I already purchased my dress (it should be in February) and have been looking at bridesmaid dresses.
My Save the Dates are printed and once I collect all the addresses they will be ready to go.
Our guestlist is finalized.
Basically I just have a bunch of DIY projects to do!
Post # 7
We have the ceremony/reception site, photographer, have chosen a florist but haven’t sent the deposit yet, and I have a dress.
I’m starting to feel stressed because my mom is pushing me to choose things, like, yesterday. We have/had a wedding planner, but have not been able to get in contact with her in over a month, so…yeah. I know there’s still time to get everything done. I really want to have a caterer booked by the end of January, though.
Post # 8
We have a venue (ceremony and reception), caterer, friend who will take charge of the music (but my fiance wants to do an iPod/laptop playlist). Our guest list is mostly done, but not finalized. We have the photographer picked out and did our engagemnet pictures. We have the STDs but haven’t sent them yet (need to address envelopes). I set up a website but didn’t put much on it yet.
Post # 9
Things I’ve done:
-booked church & reception hall & caterer
-bought centerpiece vases
-had a preliminary meeting about flowers…. need to figure that out!
Need to do:
-Save the Dates?? I wasn’t planning on it, but it seems that September is quite the wedding month and I’ve heard I should?
What else is there? I try to take it one thing at a time, but I’m sure I’m forgetting things!
Post # 10
I’m october, but early so I’m going to pipe in!
I’ve got the venues booked, the dress ordered, some of the DIY stuff done, I’ve still got to fly down and do our tasting for the reception, that will be in a few months. I’ve got the invite template mostly made, and I have a website up 😀 Oh, I also have the photographer tentatively booked, as well as our engagement shoot coming up!
Post # 11
So glad to see other Sept. 2011 Brides on here.
So far, I have booked the following:
Ceremony/Reception site, Caterer, Photographer, DJ, Florist, Cake Decorator, and I bought my wedding gown! :o) We have our Save the Dates and will be sending them out in January. We also just purchased our wedding favors, which are fancy business cards thanking the guest for celebrating our day with us and that we’re making a donation to two organizations in honor of a couple family members.
The next things on my list are: find someone to marry us AND look into booking a block of hotels.
Post # 13
Wow ladies we are on the ball! Looks like we are doing well so far. It will be fun to see everyone’s response come March 2011 when I post this topic again hehehe
Post # 14
Hmmm… compared to everyone else on here I feel like I’m a little behind, but I think I’m still in good shape. We have the venue booked (ceremony and reception in the same place) and we came up with a fairly good draft of our guest list. Right now we’re working on figuring out the caterer and photographer. We already met with the caterer that we will likely go with, but we still need to make a final decision and sign the contract. And we’re meeting with a photographer next week. After that, I think the next thing up on my list is going to be dress shopping.
Post # 15
So far this is what I have done:
Have-venue, DJ, photographer, day-of Coordinator, caterer, wedding dress & shoes, bridesmaid dresses, website and wedding party, guestlist finalized
Still Need-officiant (Bilingual preferably), cake, send out save the dates
I’m creating my own centerpieces with the help from family & friends- using mason jars as centerpieces. I haven’t decided yet what flowers. I have many DIY projects on my to-do list! My fiance is creating our save-the-dates and invitations.
Post # 16
We have a venue/reception (same place) and that’s it. Caterer too since we have to use a certain one but no menue yet.
Am I behind?