Post # 1
Hi Ladies!! We havent had an update in a little while, where is everyone with their planning?
Church, Priest, Musicians
Venue and Caterer
Hair/Make-up (although I am waiting to do my trial)
Invite Paper (have to print and assemble)
Save-The-Date Cards sent
Bride’s Dress, shoes, and earrings
Bridesmaids dresses and gifts
I keep feeling like I have so much to do!!! I think its all in my head. I still have to book a cake baker, limos, tuxes, parents’ attire, get hotel info, buy a veil, order centerpiece flowers (DIY centerpieces), make escort cards, order my ring, work out the rehearsal dinner, figure out table numbers, and buy a unity candle. Am I missing anything? Where are you in your plans?
Post # 3
dont forget to register!! lol the knot.com has a great schedule tool that emails you month to month on a breakdown of odds and ends, check it out. I’m 7 months away and i’m planning from out of town so yikes! best of luck!
Post # 4
@Jessoverall: Thanks!!! forgot to add that, we made it a few months ago. I need to remember to update it though!
Post # 5
I have pretty much evertying except:
Hair & makeup
Everything else is booked and I’m up to speed on picking out stuff. That won’t happen for a couple months anyway.
Post # 6
You people all make me feel really stressed out!
a florist (maybe… my venue said they would take care of the flowers)
But that’s it! Am I actually that far behind or are all you people just nuts?!
Post # 7
Oh God I am such a slacker….
We still need:
- Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses/accessories
- parents’ attire/accessories
- Attire for all the dudes
- wedding bands
- Wine/ wine box / letters for wine box ceremony
We haven’t finalized our menu yet and we haven’t done anything at all for the rehearsal dinner. We don’t have table numbers/place cards/programs.. basically no paper products are done at all!
Post # 8
No worries love, everyone works differently! My sistuation as of being an out of towner made my picking process a speed challenge whie i was still in town for a limited amount of time. 7 months is still a long time to figure out the details – crazy as i am, i have my reasons! 🙂 ocd could be part of it though
Post # 9
i just read you tinytina: dont fret!!! you have lots of time and those decisions can be thrown around a bit befor being final, try to keep having fun with this! and step back every now and then to gain your perspective on your choices. I try to look through the guests eyes and not play it too seriously.
Post # 10
We are just that crazy, dont worry!! Just think that some people plan their entire wedding in less than 7 months. If you have done anything then you are ahead 😀
The hardest part is figuring out what you want. Once you have an idea for a feel/vibe to your wedding, its just a matter of hiring people or DIYing it (not that this still doesnt involve work).
And thanks! I forgot about programs and my guestbook! I’m planning on doing a photo guestbook with pic from us over the past 4.5 years. Just need to order it online.
Post # 11
@Jessoverall: Haha, thanks, I feel a bit better!
@acebride: I keep telling myself that my brother and SIL planned their wedding in a couple of months while one of them was in Thailand and the other was in Kenya. The wedding was in Toronto! Just think, if they can do that, we can do anything in 7 months!
Post # 12
I have a question about your wine box ceremony. Are you using red wine? I like the idea of the ceremony, but I only like white wine and I’ve heard that white wine doesn’t age well.
Post # 13
-Almost certain on photog
-Find someone amazing at makeup
-Vintage Rolls Royce rental car
Post # 14
@Lemma: Well, Fiance and I only drink red wine, so the decision was pretty easy for us. 🙂 You’re right that white wine doesn’t age well though… Most only last 2 – 3 years. I believe Chardonnays have the longest shelf life, but you can go to a local wine shop and probably get better advice. 🙂 I have also heard a variation of the wine box ceremony where you open the box every year.. drink the wine, read the letters and then replace them with another bottle of wine and another set of letters to be drank/read on each anniversary. That might be a good idea if you’re going to use white wine! HTH!
Post # 15
Thanks! That’s really helpful! Maybe I’ll try the every year idea.
Post # 16
Ceremony location, Officiant, Musicians
Reception location that also provides food and beverages, plus tables and settings