Post # 1
Hello ladies! So I’ve been super busy with my research and final papers and presentations since I graduate in December. I checked the board today (yeah…totally taking a ‘mental health day’) to see what’s been going on. Not much! What are you ladies up to? We finally got our invites printed and cut correctly (third time is the charm apparently!), I’ll put them together this week while avoiding homework. I’ll be ordering table cloths this week, starting to plan a cookie/hot cocoa bar instead of appetizers between the ceremony and reception so we’ll have time for pictures. I’m really excited about it! 🙂 My shower is this weekend, first fitting is the last Friday of the month then the second weekend in November is my bachelorette party. Anyone out there on the boards still??
Post # 3
Nice, it seems like you are in the last part of your list, how exciting!, when are you sending your invites? Final dress fitting sounds fun. I hope everything works great for you! How is your dress? I have 5 months left, and I have to look for church music,fireworks,still deciding on centerpieces,shoes,veil,clutch,FI outfit,print invitations,makeup trial and appointmenta, shower and barchelott.
Post # 4
These boards have been quiet lately! Definitely means all our weddings are getting close & things are hectic! Lol, my shower is this weekend too! I can’t wait. As far as wedding planning goes, I’ve got most of the big stuff done, I’m just waiting on my invitations to get done & back to me so I can begin addressing them & get them out! I’m also finishing up purchasing all the little things (cake server, toasting flutes, etc) & then I’ll be just about done! I’ll be having my first fitting within the next few weeks also! I can’t believe how close it’s getting! 81 days 🙂
Post # 5
74 days to go!
My passport came in yesterday. I was surprised that it only took about 2 weeks.
FH’s ring came in last week!!!
My shower is next weekend. We are pretty much done with all of the planning. We are beginning to get the candy bar finished(buying supplies). I received my invitation sample and we are about to email the guest list so that they can be addressed. I have a lot of homework due this weekend so that is my focus right now.
Post # 6
nurselindsey: We’re double date twins! Our weddings and shower dates are the same?! How crazy! 🙂 I’m trying to decide about cake servers and stuff…my FI was laid off so we’re trying to cut corners everywhere we can :/ Shoot I might just use a butter knife and the flutes in our cabinet! 😛
trugem: Oh my FI’s ring came in a week ago too, I’m so excited to see how it looks. When he was trying them on we kept giggling about how weird they looked on his hand 🙂 I totally understand about the homework. I’m presenting a 2 year research project the first weekend in Nov. at a conference and my dog chewed up my USB drive…sooooo I get to re-type or recover everything from different places. It was all so nicely organized on the USB drive. Gah. Oh well. Poo happens.
I actually came up with a new (new to MY wedding anyway haha) idea for our wedding! We’d been going back and forth about whether we wanted to see each other to do pictures before and we always said “well…we’d like to not but there’s no travel time to keep people occupied”. Our church is across the street from our reception site. SO what we’re going to do is have a hot cocoa and coffee table with a cookie bar, lots of homemade cookies for people to choose from and munch on while we take an hour to do bridal party and family pictures. I’m SO SO excited about this!
Post # 7
We finally have our invitation drama under control, knock on wood something else doesn’t come up. They are getting printed and should be assembled and done this Friday. Our envelopes are en route to our calligrapher. So completed invites should be in the mail on schedule! I am really excited to see the final product – I’ll snap a pic and show you once I have them.
I have my first fitting scheduled, cake cutter/servers picked out and waiting to be engraved, bridal jewelry picked out, BM gifts picked out but still need to be ordered.
And yet, even though we have so much done, I cannot stop thinking of what we still have to do…and worried that I’m forgetting some major aspect of planning! I’ve have about 10 mini wedding meltdowns lately, the stress is starting to get to me…
Post # 8
We had our shower last Sunday! It was amazing and perfect and they TOTALLY surprised me! Today I mailed our invitations!
@kansas-I suggest putting a serving set on your registry! We got one on Sunday that is beautiful! We didn’t register for it but I was stressing about it a few weeks ago because I forgot we had to get one.
Post # 9
Invites went in the mail today!!! I guess this is really happening!
Post # 10
My invites will go out next week and today I am heading to my bachelorette weekend! Reading this though has made me feel so much better because I was feeling way behind!
We still need a dj though and I will have my hair and makeup trial the morning of my shower 11/20/2010.
It is all starting to feel so real though!!
Post # 11
Getting so much closer!
Just taking a couple of weeks at my parents place and have had the 2nd to last fitting for my dress (will all be done when I come back here in December) and it is looking great! So exciting.
This time of year is really busy because I am finishing off my teacher-training at the moment (will be all done this time next month) – getting local invites out next week (sent international ones a month ago) – exciting! Although had to re-do the outside as discovered (thanks MuM!) the monogram on the outside of the (pocketfold) invite had 15 Jan 2010 on it instead of 15 Jan 2011! What a muppet! I was so annoyed at myself (but all fixed now)
Sounds like you ladies are going great, getting excited!
Post # 12
this has been the most fun month so far! i love that we are all finalizing things and starting to feel like *real brides* haha. i can’t believe we are all counting weeks now, not months. 12 weeks and two days 🙂
Post # 13
@bohemian- crazy: we share a wedding date, shower date, and hair/makeup trial date 🙂 it’s nice knowing there’s another bride going through milestones with me
Post # 14
it has been a busy fall! we’re just about done planning. last weekend was my bachelorette party which was a BLAST, and had both of my bridal showers in september.
in the last two weeks i have:
– had my tasting & finalized our menu
– met with the florist & finalized our bouquets, decor & flowers
– ordered my veil
– made an appointment for my first fitting in december
we just have to get our invitations stuffed & mailed, hopefully by november 1st. in other news, my fiance returns from his 6 month deployment in 29 DAYS!!!!!!!!
Post # 15
@Kansas – Yay for being double date twins! Haha. Hope you have a wonderful time at your shower!!
Post # 16
I feel like I have been spending a lot of time looking for stuff Id want at my wedding but not actually buying it, leaving me scrounging for a plan B.
Cake topper was ordered yesterday,
servers are engraved,
boutinieers are 1/2 way done and so far they make me wanna toss them in the trash for not cooperating,
our caterer is booked, still deciding on a menu though.
We still need TONS of fabric, our flower girl and jr bridesmaid dresses,
any coverage options for our strapless BM dresses,
our cake still needs A LOT of payments, thanks to my flavor choices jacking up the bill,
we still need to get a price from the photographer (which is driving me nuts!)
our “engagement” photos for the invites, including ORDERING the invites…
Amongst a ton of other things!!
Only 3 months left and the list is never ending…