Post # 1
I’m anxiously waiting for the 1 year mark to hit because I feel like I can’t start my wedding projects yet! For all my date twins out there… what is your timeline like for the next year? Have you started your dress search or any of your wedding projects yet? I’m not really talking about when you’re reserving your vendors ect, but more all the "other" stuff- registering, save the dates, diy projects etc.
Is 1 year too early to pick my bridesmaids dresses? I already know what I want but feel like I’m crazy to tell my bridesmaids! I’m just too excited 🙂
Post # 3
Haha – all of my friends make fun of me all the time for being "psycho" about everything. My FI and I got engaged on Valentine’s Day (which is also my 30th B-Day). One week to the day later I put down a deposit for the reception hall, our wedding date is May 29, 2010. It is April 24th I have almost everything done! Granted I live in Bergen County NJ the wedding capital of the world. I am not sure how it is in Boston but when we went to look at venues in February most of 2010 was already booked. Only a few Saturday’s were still available at our choice locations. I bought my dress about 2 weeks ago, picked my bridesmaid dresses, sent out save the dates, booked photography, booked music and lighting, ordered the items I need to make the invitations (have been working on these for about 3 weeks now). All we have left is a quote from the florist we met in February, buying the rings and booking limos. I am like you – too excited (if that is even possible – I mean it’s your wedding you should be crazy excited!!!) Who cares what everyone thinks, plan plan plan – that is the excitement right?!?! If you start now you can shop for the best deals and get the best possible choices by having the time to do lots of research. I say start! Good luck and congrats!
Post # 4
my FI thinks I’m insane about talking about wedding plans!! We got engaged last Sept so I’ve waited long enought!
I’m a date twin, right now I already have my venue booked, bought my wedding dress, photographer booked, started working with a friend that’s a graphic designer on our invitations, programs, etc. Next is finding an officiant, DJ and florist – planning on doing this in the next couple months. I’ll be pretty much done with the big vendors. Oh yea, my BMs are coming in July to look for BM dresses, we wanted my wedding dress to come in first so they can all see the dress on and get a swatch to bring with us.
I also plan on working on my DIY projects like centerpieces so I’m starting to look for items from Michael’s and testing my ideas out.
Keep in mind that our wedding is during a holiday weekend and near prom season so booked everything early, especially transportation.
Good luck! 🙂 Yay for May 30, 2010!!
Post # 5
oops, sorry for the date mix up. For some reason i thought your date at may 30th!
Post # 6
Ok, that makes me feel better! I got engaged Feb 4th (one day before my birthday!) and by March, we had our reception site + church. My mom keeps saying that we have so much time to "worry" and plan, but I think that I’m allowed to do stuff now and enjoy being engaged, right? I already started designing our centerpieces and we are having our engagement photos done in May! I’m not a bridezilla or anything, but I do believe that I’m allowed to enjoy this time and get excited about stuff. There shouldn’t be rules to when I can start my projects and book stuff!
I haven’t found my dress yet but I haven’t gone shopping in about a month for one. I live in Boston and all my best friends and sisters are out of state so I’m waiting until I can be with them to get it.
Post # 7
Nope! I picked out my BM dresses a year early, too! the more you get done now, the more you can focus on later. Just make sure you only start stuff if you are 100% sure it’s what you want. You don’t want to spend forever second guessing yourself
Post # 8
@Ms Talks-A-Lot: You’re a date twin and almost a county twin. I grew up, and my family still lives, in Bergen County, though I’m actually getting married in Passaic County. Where are you having your reception? We’re doing The Tides in North Haledon.
I got engaged Christmas 2008. So far, I’ve only booked my ceremony/reception location. I hope to have a photographer, DJ, and officiant booked shortly, and I’m working on save-the-date ideas (won’t get those out until after this semester ends). I’ve looked online a little bit at wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses. I guess I’ve also picked out potential centerpieces that one of my bridesmaids will start working on maybe over the summer.
I’m debating making my own pocketfold invitations this summer since it will be the most free time I’ll have before the wedding (not that I’ll actually have a lot of time).
Post # 9
Just like everyone I have started things. We had a big set back in that we completely changed our location of our wedding.
But I have the photographer, the vacation homes, the invitations designed, the save the dates designed.
It just recieved my Gocco in the mail! SO EXCITED! So it is time to start printing! I can’t wait!
We are getting closer to the one year make ladies! Yeah soon we won’t be thought of as so psych!
Post # 10
We are getting married May 22, 2010, almost a year to the date!! I am also very excited and have booked my reception venue, church, d.j. and lighting, makeup and hair! Evidently the makeup lady is in high demand and books almost a year in advance! I will find out how good she is tomorrow b/c she is doing my makeup for our engagment pics tomorrow! I have also found my dress and BM’s dresses. I think thats it….. This month is find a florist month. Every month I have different projects to work on, so when the big day comes, it will all be taken care of! YAY! Congrats to all my May 2010 twins!
Post # 11
I’m also a May 22, 2010 bride! So far we have our venue and church booked, photographer and I have my dress. We have a lot of work ahead of us! Hiring a caterer, tent rental company, DJ, florist, figuring out bridal party clothing, making invitations. I’m so excited to start planning! one year from tomorrow 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
@Ms Talks-A-Lot yay for Bergen County! I grew up there as well and my family still lives there.
I don’t think it’s too early to start projects! Well, I say that because I started them already, lol. I’m almost done making my save the dates for my May 30, 2010 wedding, although I probably won’t send them out for a while. I just like paper crafts though (not that I’m that good at it, it’s just fun!) so I enjoy thinking about designs for programs, invitations, etc.
Post # 13
I’m sort of in the design phase of making my STDs and they will be sent out hopefully before the end of the month! Woo!
Post # 14
I’m not until October 2010 and I’ve already started on a few things – I like being able to pace myself, and get things done slowly. I can do my research and not feel like I’m down to the wire. We booked our venue before the official engagement and I’m so glad. Now when I see something I already know if it’s a good deal or not, I have time to wait for a sale, and I’m not settling for things we don’t love. Also, since we’re in the fall, I’ll get to take advantage of all the after Thanksgiving clearance for decorative things.
I get a lot of "wow, you have so much time" comments, but I’ll be glad when it gets close to have so much done.
Post # 15
I’m actually a June 2010 bride, but I’ve gotten a lot done so far. We reserved our venue, caterer, and photographer about a month ago. I also got my bridesmaid dresses over a year out. I just found exactly what I was looking for, and it was a department store find, so we had to act fast!
I’ve already designed my save the dates, invites, and programs, but I haven’t printed any of them yet. Lots of those around me think I’m crazy for doing things so far out, but I’d rather pace myself than have to do everything at the last minute. I mean if I have all this time, it would be stupid to not use it wisely.
Post # 16
So far all I’ve done is book the venue and tried on a few dresses, but I start graduate school in August, and once my first year ends will have a week-long gap between finals and the wedding, so I’m basically trying to get AS MUCH done by August as possible. And yes, I think my friends and family think I’m a little overzealous, and definitely my FI, but it’s okay! The early bird gets the worm! And the best food, venue, photographer, etc…