Post # 1
I’m having a little problem. We are getting married in march, and we have not done anything beyond getting our venue. I left(and he agreed) finding the DJ and Photographer to FI, I’ve reminded him twice over the past 2 months that we need to get moving on this.We have our venue sorted out and booked, and I’ve been doing the STD’s that I hope will go out end of this week. I am finaizling my dress this Thursday. (which I was scolded for today my consultant told me I wont get my dress until 2 weeks before the wedding if I order next week). So the ball is moving in someways…
Should I go ahead and start making appointments to meet with photographers and Dj’s? FI lives out of town, but whenever he is here he doesn’t make plans for us to go and check people out. Would you think this os okay to go and do without your FI? I am seriously considering just booking without him at this point.
I am looking at this 1 year check list and we don’t have anything checked off. I should have ordered my gown 4 months ago, and I should be approving my invitations right now. I haven’t even touched on BM dresses, no florist, or an officant. Right now I am thinking crap crap crap CRAP! Am I being crazy or do I need to get off my ass and get moving? If anyone can help me prioritze that would be great too. SHould I just start at the top of my yearly list and work down?
Post # 3
I’m not sure how fast DJ’s book up since I never looked into it, but photographers definitely do. March isn’t really high season yet, but I’d definitely start making some calls especially if you have really specific things you want (style, packages, etc) or a tight budget.
Post # 4
@kala_way: Okay. I’m not really set on any specific style persay except for they need to take good pictures. I’ve seen too many portfolios of posed shots and shots of table setups. I guess I’m going photgrapher shopping this week.
Post # 5
I would look into it if I were you. I gave my FI similar tasks and while he attempts to help, sometimes reminding him constantly to look into it takes more effort than booking the appointments myself.
Post # 6
@GeekChic: Thats how I am feeling. He was like “yes, I want to do it.” Its really frusterating becuase he is far away, so I can see how it’s hard for him but he doesn’t even send me any websites or information for me to look at. I have kind of let him be and reminded him evey now and agian, but now I’m feeling like he can’t and won’t be helping out with any decisions.
Post # 7
I would start booking appointments, maybe at times your Fiance is around so he still feels included. Or meet with vendors, pick the one you like, and then sign the contract with your fiance there so he can meet the vendor at least once. I’m not sure where you live so I don’t know how quickly things book but we’re March 2012 and our photographer said she is completely booked for March now, our officiant has one weekend left, and we’re the only ones who have booked our DJ for that month.
Here is how I prioritized the vendors: 1. Venue (which included the caterer) 2. Photographer 3. DJ 4. Officiant 5. Florist 6. Cake
I put them in the order of how many events they could schedule for one day and therefore get booked quicker.
As far as other things, I have my dress ordered, BM dresses ordered, invitations ordered, flowers picked out (still have to sign the contract though) and we picked our cake this weekend. Next on the list will be to pick out groomsmen attire, select our menu, and our table setting.