springbee2015: I’m kind of with you on that. I never know what to say when people ask how the planning is going. I think they’re asking just to be nice, so I just say great and move the conversation to something else. They can’t possibly be interested in the minutiae, can they?
Anyway, I wanted to post so other brides with tendencies toward procrastination won’t feel like they’re the only ones that they don’t have everything done. 😉 Props to those who are all set though! I’m finding it very motivational to read your posts and realize that I need to get busy on some wedding projects! So here is where I am now:
Photographer: booked & engagement pics done!
Venue & catering: ironing out some menu details and the table arrangements, but otherwise all done
Florist: just booked a new one after the one I wanted originally fell through
Vows/ceremony: Need to get on this one! A friend is marrying us and it’s his first time doing a wedding, so he’s unlikely to provide us any helpful guidance on how the ceremony should go. This means I need to start doing some research!
Bridesmaids: Going the mismatched route, and I don’t think any of them have picked out or bought their dresses yet. I’m not super stressed about it though. I *am* kinda stressed that I changed color schemes and haven’t told one of them yet. Bad bride! And I still am kind of stumped as to what gifts to give them.
Invitations: well, at least we’ve sent out save-the-dates. But I haven’t even picked out our invitations yet. :/ I know I need to get on this because I want to do letterpress, which has a longer turnaround. I’ve been dragging my feet because before I order invitations, I need to make our website so I can put the url on the invitiations. And making the website seems like a hassle. Say it ain’t so? Anyone had good luck with squarespace or riley & grey?
Music: dj booked, but I’m still toying with the idea of classical guitar for the ceremony. And we need to pick processional/recessional/etc music.
The outfit: I have my dress, but haven’t found a tailor yet. I have accessories & shoes & someone to do my makeup, but no hair person. The boy is starting suit shopping this weekend.
Misc: I love crafting normally, but I haven’t planned a lot of wedding diy just because I’m in grad school and I know it would end up being too stressful. My one diy is our seating chart; I have a plan, but need to work out the logistics.
Okay, that was kind of helpful for me, so apologies if it’s boring to read. Ladies, we are only 107 days out from the big day!