Post # 1
I thought it would be nice for us to have a “one step closer” thread where we can write an entry every time we are one step closer… for example, this week I got my shawl from Noa Vider on Etsy. That’s one thing ticked off the list and I am one step closer!
How are you one step closer?Did you…
- Finalise your flowers?
- Choose your cake flavour?
- Order your invites?
- Receive your invites from the printers?
- Post your STD?
- Have your hair trial?
Come and join in!
Post # 3
This is fun!
As of last week, I got engaged, picked the date, picked the venue (and put the deposit down!), and now I feel like I am 3 giant leaps closer lol.
@MrsBee2B and the shall sounds awesome! I am hoping to find a bunch of fun stuff on Etsy!
Post # 4
@DoctorPazuzu: Congratulations on the engagement! You’ve made a lot of progress there, well done!
This is my shawl (not on me, obv) and it came from a seller in Israel & I’m in England (how did brides do this before the Internet??)
Post # 5
I’m picking up my dress in about an hour 🙂
Post # 6
Post # 7
@MrsBee2B: That shawl is beautiful!!! I love it! And I have a new appreciation for the internet lol, I never used pinterest before but now I’ve gone and made my very pathethic account explode.
@Laurenplusalex: That’s so awesome! I think going dress shopping is going to be one of the things I look forward to the most – it must be so exciting to pick yours up!
Post # 8
@MrsBee2B: oooh fun! This week I had my first dress fitting, final florist meeting, and after posting a terrifying list of things I need to do in the next 48 days, picked the ring bearer shirts and pants, AND went on an ETSY binge and got:
-Gifts for my mom, my dad, and his mom (FI needs to help on his dad’s gift)
– Special Cards to go with gifts for my mom and dad
– Table Numbers
– Gift for my flower girl
Post # 9
This week I ordered/did….
Alllll the votive for the favors
A stencil of our name & date & the theme “love grows”
Got new samples of our invitation & the folio boxes for them.
Ordered invites, rsvps, etc
Send sample of invite to the company making the boxes so they could deff fit perfectly
Recieved embosser of our monogram
Purchased glass etching kit for stencil
Took engagement pictures. (love love love fucking love our photographer)
Hired airbrush makeup artist
Ordered hanger with Mrs. Hislastname
Recieved stamp of our mailing address
Thats all I can really remember…AWESOME THREAD!!!
Post # 10
@MrsBee2B: that’s beautiful!
Here’s the dress when I tried it on
Post # 11
I finished designing my invitation suite! Which is a huge relief because I’ve been working on it for.ev.er. and its finally perfect! I’ve also booked my hair and makeup services for me and the girls! Also a huge relief because I’m eternally hopeless when it comes to beauty services and it’s been driving me up a wall to find good people that I could afford!
Post # 12
@DoctorPazuzu: Thank you! It didn’t take me long to decide on it once I’d found it – that’s how you usually know it’s the one! It’s so soft.
Post # 13
@Andthepupmakes3: Wow! You HAVE been a busy bee 🙂 Let us know when stuff comes in (if you want to share!).
@ForeverAndEverAfter: Oh my word, you have also been busy! SO glad you love your photographer 🙂
@Laurenplusalex: Go you, you look beautiful.
@SarahTee: Nicely done, it is s huge relief when you get to tick something off the list, especially something as big as that! Nicely done. Also, well done on the beauty stuff. I’ve decided to do my own make up, but I still have to book one of those masterclass things – hopefully Bobbi Brown.
Post # 14
@MrsBee2B: Me too! I’m super plus sized so I was very concerned with feeling comfortable in front of someone.
Post # 15
So far this week I have :
– Ordered the rest [100 yards] of lace for the belly bands of our invitations
– Ordered our photobooth camera & film
– Ordered the rest of the jars/vases for the candy buffet, as well as spoons that hang on the sides of each container.
– Ordered the rest of the cocktail/drink stirrers [needed another 100]
– Ordered ashtrays for the outdoor seating area
Just waiting on fi’s tax federal return and my state so we can pay off :
– Put money away for all caterer food, soup, salads & “extras” [dressings, salt, pepper, ect]
– Put money away for all cocktail hour food
– Put money away for all candy for the candy buffet
– Put money away for all cigars for cigar buffet
We’ll have a little left over after this.. haven’t decided what to use it for yet!
Post # 16
-Finalized my invitation suite customizations
-Finalized guest list (WOOOHOOOOOOO)
-E-mailed/in-process of setting up meetings with possible rehearsal/welcome dinner locations, bridesmaids brunch (and the boys’ equivalent), and day-after brunch
It has been a busy week for wedding planning, found out I’m moving to California from Boston and I need to really get on the ball with wedding planning so I don’t have to fly back and forth all the time!