Post # 1
How is the planning going?
I feel like I have come to a road block!
- The venue
- The food (provided by the venue)
- Ceremony Site (at the same venue as the reception lol)
- The dress (already in … way too early… hopefully going for my first fitting soon)
- Bridesmaids already bought and picked up their dresses
- Transportation (a gift from a friend)
- DJ (my brother)
- Photographer (friends)
Now the few things I am working on now that are STRESSFUL
- Website .. have everything planned out in my head but haven’t started creating it yet
- Cake… I really am just UGH about this. Everything is so darn expensive and I can’t decide on anything
- Centrepieces … Another UGH feeling. So many ideas yet so not enough money! I really love bakerella’s centrepieces but don’t have that kind of money
- Flowers … centrepieces and bouquets… maybe I’m a bit early on this one
So other than that, I guess I should look into invites, but I still have time. I’m not doing Save-The-Date Cards. So not really sure what else to think about.
How are the other October 2011 bees doing??
Post # 3
I have the venue picked and reserved, but haven’t signed the contract yet
We decided on our caterer
The list for our desert buffet is completed
I bought my invitations on clearance for $12 (100 invites) now I just have to DIY them to make them fit our theme
We asked the MOH and best man but not the rest of the wedding party
I picked out my dress and it is in. No alterations required.
We aren’t having a DJ, Photographer, and Videographer
We have started a list for reception music
I’m currently at a standstill. I really don’t feel like doing anymore… I’m way over the whole wedding planning thing. Reading the boards help to keep me motivated…
Post # 4
We have ceremony location, reception site and someone from my parents’ church will be doing the cake. I am trying to plan a wedding in my hometown which is two hours from where I live. We are going there on Monday to do some planning, so we will stop at the flower shop, talk to a possible caterer and we are meeting with the priest. So much to do. We also have a family friend who will probably do the photography.
I am stressed in trying to figure out what I want for the wedding and still please my fiance, who is one that actually wants to help in planning. Well, he goes back and forth, because he wants to help, but then feels like it should be left to me to plan what I want.
Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t just go away and get married and not worry about all this stuff. Oh yeah, my mom really wanted the wedding…
Post # 5
Sounds like you’re doing really well! Don’t stress! You have all the major things done!
- Marriage Commissioner
- Venue (Ceremony & Reception)
- Caterer & Menu
- Bridal Party (Know what their outfits look like, just haven’t gotten them)
- Ceremony Music
- iPod Music
- Guest List
- Flowers (know how much they cost, just haven’t set anything in stone yet)
I’m probably missing stuff, but things are coming along nicely!
I can’t believe it’s so close ladies, time is FLYING by!
Post # 6
@calico61979: I know how you feel about stress. I always think about forgeting it all and jumping on a plane with him and just getting married on a beach!
@lessons: And ya the boards do help with motivation. Maybe give it a bit of a break and then you will get back in the mood later.
Post # 7
@calico61979: I have definitely considered eloping as well! Too bad I have put down so many deposits already!
Post # 8
@.twist.:Where in Canada are you?
Post # 9
@tranquility: The ever climate fluctuating Calgary!
Post # 10
cake (first tasting tonight)
registries (this weekend!!)
Post # 11
@AnneTossy: You’re on a roll! and you reminded me that i have NO IDEA what I’m doing with my hair! Gotta start looking!
Post # 12
Woo hoo! We’re a bit later in October, but I think we’re doing ok!
- Contract with venue
- Cake found!
- DJ booked
- Dress purchased and hanging in closet, although it needs alterations
- Wedding party has all been asked and accepted
- Caterer chosen
- Engagement pics done, photographer booked for wedding
- Save the dates came in yesterday, need to send those!
Working on (DIY):
- Invitation suite
- Wedding website
Need to finish/figure out:
- Bridesmaid attire
- Ceremony music
I know there’s more, but I think we’re doing pretty well!
Post # 13
HI Fall Bees! So far we have
the dress, the officiant, the photographer and videographer, the cake, the venue for both the ceremony and reception, ceremony music, the dj, I have designed the centerpieces we just have to buy the stuff I will need for all of them, my hair stylist, food and wedding planner. I am halfway thru making my fabric bouquet, which I will be posting pics of when it gets a bit bigger.We’ve picked out the tuxes, they are chocolate brown ones by Tommy Hilfiger I love them!!
We still need bridesmaid dresses, my shoes, print and mail STD’s, design invites, guestbook, print up the menus and table numbers and do the seating chart. I hope I’m not missing anything. Oh and we need the rings!!!!
Post # 14
We have booked the following
Caterer- Food and cake already picked out.
Florist- Centerpieces picked and flowers for wedding party
Photographer- Wedding album picked out, Guest book has been ordered
Honeymoon- Putting a deposit down today! Yippee!
Attire- (Going for my gown this weekend, wish me luck!). My Out of Town BM’s are working on finding their dress.
Save The Dates- Have the design picked out. Will order in March, to be sent out in April.
Place Cards and Table # Cards
Favors- Already picked out, just have to wait to order them
Bouquet for me
Work on finalizing music list
Work on Finalizing guest list- hopefully this weekend!
Alcohol- Not sure what out budget is. Will figure out once we get the final head count.
It’s crazy! i have so much done, but I still feel really overwhelmed and nervous. Anyone else feel the same?
Good luck October brides
Post # 15
@Bostonsmom: Ooh, a fabric bouquet? That sounds amazing! I definitely want to see it.
Post # 16
@Bostonsmom: ooooh Can I PLEASE see your tuxs? I am doing a brown and pink wedding. The girls will be in chololate brown and I am not sure about the guys. I thought brown tux would be nice but they guys can’t imagine it.