What you can do before the date is set

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MexiPino:  I can’t offer any advice because I’m in the same boat – not exactly the same, but we won’t be planning anything until this spring/summer due to FI having no life during Tax Season. Totally get the antsy feeling you have though. It seems like you have a really good start on everything!

Post # 4
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1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MexiPino:  how about figuring out the guest list, who will be in your bridal party, and maybe start on some decorations (if you know what your venue will look like)?  

Post # 7
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

You have a long time before the wedding if it will be in 2015. You might change your mind on some things if you pick them too early. I would relax and nail down the date, and plan as time goes on.

Post # 8
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Music set list (i.e. do not play.) Buy forever wedding stamps before they jump up later this month.

Are you going to DIY any of your flowers? Might be a good time to go to the library/research inspriation photos, do a trial run.

You can cut these out to help with the budget:

  • Designed STDs. Will begin DIYing the non-printed part this week. 

  • Designing & purchasing stuff for Bridesmaid “proposal” boxes.

Emails are okay for STDs. And it’s acceptable to ask your girls in person/over the phone. 🙂

Post # 9
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2893 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@whoa_its_ash:  + 10,000

OP, you have done a TON already.  Heck, you are further along than people I know who are 8 months out from their date.  I’m still finalizing my invites, and I’m 4.5 months out. 

Take a breather, and allow yourself sometime to relax and enjoy being engaged before you need to make a decision every week. 

Post # 10
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MexiPino:  I would definitely hold off on decorations (at least, buying or assembling) until you lock in your venue.  Depending on venue – colors may change, or you may have restrictions on what you can/can’t have, or they may even have decorations you can use (I’m using centerpieces from my venue).  Doesn’t hurt to look at what you like and gather ideas, but don’t actually execute those ideas yet!

Post # 12
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4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MsYankee:  agreed. We’re looking to book our venue soon, but won’t tackle decor until we know the date and place for sure. I have ideas of what I may like, but haven’t bought yet.

Post # 13
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@MexiPino:  Research a honeymoon maybe?? Even if you aren’t planning on a big trip, maybe research some romantic ideas for a mini-moon or a staycation?

Also, if you’re planning on registering, maybe come up with a list of everything that you guys want/need to add to your home, and researching the best appliances, products, etc.? I wish I had done more research before we registered – I LOVE all of our wedding gifts but kind of wish we had registered for a new set of dishes at Crate & Barrel, and a couple other things. But man, I researched the heck out of the stuff we did register for – new set of pots & pans, food processor, blender, digital thermometer, etc. – and read lots of reviews, and I’m really happy with everything. I know some people love to just head to a store and scan everything, but I research anything before I buy it for myself, so why not do a little research and register for highly-rated things?

Also – have you started working on a playlist for pre-ceremony, ceremony processional/recessional, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, etc.? That took us a lot of time and I wish I had done it earlier. It’s a fun part of wedding planning, too – going through your iTunes library, reading other people’s playlists for ideas, etc.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@MexiPino:  How are you making save-the-dates without a date? Also, it seems pointless to send them out so early. People are going to forget about them by the time you are closer to your wedding. 

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