(Closed) 6 Months!

posted 10 years ago in October 2009
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

6 months minus one day to go!!  Of course its a big deal!  I know what you mean though, people don’t want to hear about every little wedding thing that we do.  I guess thats why we’re on here right!

I’m having trouble knowing just what to do next too.  I’m probably missing a ton of things that I should be doing!

What have you accomplished so far?  Here’s what I’ve done:

1. I have my dress- still needs to be altered but that won’t happen until September.

2. Have picked out bm dresses.  They aren’t ordered yet but should be soon.

3. Have booked ceremony and reception locations.

4. We’ve actually already sent out invitations becuase about 1/3 of our 200 guest list will be coming from Ontario and we are in BC.

5. we basically know what the groomsmen are going to wear, but haven’t been fitted yet.  We did order a tie online that matches the bridesmaids to see if it will work.

6. we have our photographer and he’s done our engagement photos.  (He’s going to be doing boudoir photos for me as my groom gift as well!)

7. I’m getting a custom made cake topper from Etsy.com for $45

8. since our reception venue is an all-in-one wedding package deal, we have a florist, cake, dj, food and drinks, and decorations included, so over the next six minths we have to make appointments wilth all of them…

9.  We generally know the style of everything that we want, so I don’t forsee any big issues.

I know there’s still so much to do, but just not sure what! What have you got on your list of thing to do?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was 6 months yesterday too! We have all the vendors except the cake – but that’s only technically since we have our tasting next weekend. 6 months is totally a big deal and I agree that we’re on here so we AREN’T annoying the crap out of our loved ones:) I’m off to start my long list of DIYs… at 6 months I feel like most of the stuff left is projects and details. Good luck to everyone hitting the 6 month mark!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ j_nicolle: I’m doing a bunch. But with 6 months left ANYTHING can be accomplished!

  • Invitations, still figuring out all the pieces
  • Seperate invite for the Welcome Dinner (finished designing today – whoo hoo)
  • Moss covered letters
  • Guestbook frame (bought frame, need to draw and cut out silhouettes for signing)
  • Table runners
  • Ring bearer pillow
  • Wood signs like "Almost there!" for around the reception campus (it’s big, woodsy, and a bit confusing)
  • Sew embroidered labels on campfire throws
  • Envelope box
  • Jewelry for Maid/Matron of Honor and myself
  • Seating chart and tabel signs
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts (maybe)

Whew. I think that’s all. I’m doing them in a certain order so things at the end can be cut. Right now it’s all about mind over matter… it’ll get done:)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey there! I am 6 months out this coming Friday…Fiance and I were just talking about this last weekend. We are doing the long distance thing and I woke up my last morning at his place with him spooning up to me in bed, he gave me a big hug and said can you believe it’s 6 months away? I remember when it was 10 months away and that seemed to far away! Fiance is excited too! That makes me very happy that he is looking forward to it as much as I am. He sent me a goofy text yesterday that said he’d sat outside for about an hour daydreaming about our life together…so cheesy and I LOVE IT!

I wrote a long post yesterday in Beehive about everything that has gotten done and girls…everything is done except for one major thing…finding a bridesmaids dress. I’ll tell you-my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and my best friend is my other Bridesmaid or Best Man and it is hard to find something that is burgundy or navy blue (at this point, I’ll even settle for a deep plum color) short sleeve or 3/4 length sleeve, just a nice, pretty dress. Everything is halter top, sleeveless, strapless, spagetti straps-and not to offend anyone, but looks like it belongs on a 20-something BM-both of mine are mid 30’s. We did find one style that we liked and then found out it was almost $300 and that is just too much. We all have mortgages and kids, spending that amount of money translates to alot of pairs of shoes for everyone’s kids and they both have three kids, so I don’t feel okay with asking them to spend that amount of money on a dress to wear for 3 or 4 hours.

Besides that…EVERYTHING else is done!!!! I couldn’t be happiers, and aside from a rehearsal dinner double booking (which was handled quickly and resolved with terrific results-read this saga in my long post in the Hive) wedding planning has gone smoothly and has been relatively painless!  I am so ridiuclously happy that I have to pinch myself to be sure it is real! 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ liztwinz: Does it have to have sleeves for weather or preference? I’m putting my flower girl in a white dress with a red cardigan (we’re casual and outdoors) but what if you did a dress with a cover up, bollero, or little jacket?

Post # 9
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Both of my gals requested sleeves-I’m open to a jacket, sweater, shrug, or bolero. My dress has flutter sleeves and is off white. It would be nice to find something with flutter sleeves, but not necessary. I think both ladies would be open to a shawl or wrap of some sort, but they tend to get in the way-sliding off the shoulders, etc. My daughter is my flowergirl and her dress is off white like mine, and sleeveless, but she has a little organza cape that can go over her shoulders  if it is cool. The weather in October here can be as high as the 80’s or as low as the 60’s. I’m hoping for mid 60’s or low 70’s.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ j_nicolle: for my sister (MOH) jewelry I bought some pieces off Etsy for super cheap… like 3 lockets for $7! I’m going to make "cluster" necklace like the one below. I have some supplies already so it’n not too expensive. Some of my BMs said they have gold necklaces so they’re all set. I might throw a few together so the ones that don’t won’t have to buy anything. 

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23451734

AND I got little round lockets from the same seller (PandorasBeadBox) to make earrings for myself. I’m going to put a picture of my parents in one side and my grandparents in the other side – like "marry for love, marry for life".

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20530276

Good luck and Happy holiday!

Post # 12
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I DEFINITELY think 6 months is a BIG deal! It made me realize it’s REALLY happening AND I need to get motivated and work on my projects! I still have a lot to do though!

So far I’ve BOOKED:

  • church and venue
  • caterer and cake lady
  • dj
  • photographer
  • officiant (pastor)
  • organist (in process)
  • videographer (friend) 

My DIY projects (italicized are done!) include:

  • invitations (halfway done)
  • formal guestbook
  • hair flower
  • Wedding party t-shirts – in process
  • Custom Cake Topper – got to paint
  • Save the dates 
  • Centerpieces – getting there
  • Makeup and Hair –  haven’t started AT ALL
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Totes
  • Newsletter -done and gotta print!
  • garter
  • Signs (instructions for wish bowl, guest poster, etc.)
  • Wish Bowl
  • Thank you cards (for after wedding)
  • Glass Ornaments (to accompany Thank you card for after wedding since it’ll be almost December! 🙂
  • Card Box
  • Photosharing Cards
  • Favor tags
  • Photo Line or Slideshow
  • Programs
  • Menu cards
  • Memory Boxes – don’t know if I’ll really do this yet
  • Aisle Runner – undecided too
  • Fun Facts about us at each table
  • Bride & Groom reserved table signs
  • FLOWERS!
  • Ribbons for boutonnieres

Whew! I think that’s it for now. I’m sure there’s a couple I’m forgetting! Currently, my biggest MUST-DO right now it to find MY DRESS (!!!) and figure out what to do to pull off a successful mocktail hour! I also need to find out who will serve as the "wedding planner". It’ll probably be our mothers but we’ll see! 

 @ j _nicolle: I’m DIYing my flowers too! FI’s grandmother used to work for a florist but I’m still so scared that something will happen at the last minute! Where are you getting your flowers? I’m considering buying them from Fifty Flowers…till I find a local farmer’s market around here that carries seperate flower stems in the colors I want! Are you going to do trials? I need to do one soon!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Whoops, sorry for the long post!

Post # 14
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yea i can’t believe it. . only 6 months to go. . where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday we were 12months out. I am DIYing quite a bit 

  • Ring Bearer Pillows
  • Flower Girl Baskets
  • Favors
  • Favor bags and boxes
  • Invitations
  • Pew bows(if i can figure out how)
  • Make-up
  • Garter
  • Dessert’s
  • Cupcake towers
  • Escort cards
  • Wishbooks(takes place of traditional guestbook)
  • Centerpieces
  • Reception deco
  • Attendant gifts
  • So far i have :

    • My Dress(on order due to come in first week of May)
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
    • Ceremony and Reception booked
    • Centerpieces finished
    • Flower girl baskets and Ring bearer pillows done
    • Bakery reserved
    • Veil
    • Headpiece
    • Shoes

    I also have pretty much all the pieces for all my DIY projects i just need to put them together. . . i’m holding off until i can get the invites out and the RSVPs back

      Post # 15
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      19 posts
      Newbee
      • Wedding: October 2009

      hi, ladies! I know…six months! I have all the big stuff done (venue, dress, etc) but I’m starting to panic a little about the little details….I’m afraid that I’ll get close to the date and realize that I don’t have a pen for the guestbook, or don’t have rides planned for people.  It’s frustrating because I can’t do some of this stuff ahead of time, but I’ll be in grad school this fall, so I am scared of having a ton of stuff to do the week before. Is this inevitable? Is there no way I can avoid a last minute rush? Help!

      Post # 16
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      Bumble bee
      • Wedding: October 2000

      I  just got engaged 2 months ago and got tons done. You can get a lot done in 2 months. Don’t fret. Even if you are starting now, I think if you work hard..you can breathe easily by July and just start to enjoy your parties. I have to take a wedding planning hiatus in May b/c we just found a place to buy and move into so wedding plans are on the back burner. :)but not Wedding bee….

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