(Closed) According to Martha I'm slacking, how about you other Feb brides?

posted 6 years ago in February 2013
Post # 3
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You have most of the big stuff.  Don’t stress!  Having a date, ceremony, photographer, and band – seriously that’s great!  We’ve been planning since February so we’ve had a nice head start on most. 

Color scheme – done for the most part.  Mostly because we recently booked our florist.

Decided budget – Went over that again this weekend.  Looks like things are working out with that.

Wedding date – Done. February 17, 2013

Ceremony/Reception – same location and caterer is at the location too.  In our contract with the caterer we get the cake too.

Guest List – Went over that again this weekend… blah.

Registry – Did it two weeks ago online.  Saves soo much time by doing it online.  We registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.  We did stay up until 1am doing it though.  Work was tough the next day. haha. 

Photographer – booked shortly after we got engagement.  Heather Burks with Meet the Burks found me on here.  Love them!

No videographer

Officiant – We’re having our good friend marry us. 

Engagement party – We had one in California with my Fiance family a few months ago.  We didn’t have one here in Maryland with my family.

Bands – We just looked at bands on Saturday.  The sales associate said they’re having a sale next Saturday so we’ll probably go back and buy the rings then.

Dress – I put a deposit on my dress two weeks ago.  I had my heart set on a dress for months at David’s Bridal and as soon as I tried it on it was just meant to be.  I cried and fell in love.

Working out – ahh.. I keep pushing back my start date. hahaha. 


Post # 4
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

don’t stress, you’re waaaaay ahead of me!  All we have is our venue & my dress.  We have a tentative guest list & colors, & we’ve talked to a caterer, officiant & photog., but none of them booked/set in stone yet.  We’re moving at the end of the month, so I’ve been using that as an excuse to not do anything until thats over, but once we move I’ll have to hit the ground running!

Post # 5
25 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013

Up until this week, all I had was my dress and a color scheme in mind. Now I’ve also booked my venue, finalized budget and guest list (I hope), picked out Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and my engagement party is tomorrow! I’m quite behind according to all those lists, but I haven’t run into much of a problem yet; things don’t seem to book as quickly for the winter months. My venue is already booked every weekend May-Nov 2013, yet I had no problem securing a Sat evening in Feb!

Post # 6
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well then, if I’m supposed to get all that done for my Feb wedding, then I guess it’s not happening.  =P

Post # 7
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I thought I was slacking a bit lmao, but I’ve got a good chunk of this list done! Yay!

  • Picked colour scheme – Purple, Grey, Silver, White
  • Decided budget – $8k
  • Picked wedding date – February 1st
  • Booked ceremony and reception venues – Check!
  • Booked my caterer – Reception venue done this
  • Finalized my guestlist – Check!
  • Set up registries – Check! All done!
  • Booked florist – Appointment this Sunday
  • Booked videographer – N/A
  • Booked photographer – Check!
  • Started searching for cake baker – Reception venue includes this
  • Started searching for an officiant – Still on the hunt!
  • Had engagement party – Not having one
  • Searched for a band – Need to still find a DJ
  • Started looking at dresses – Deposit down, now just have to wait for it!!!!!
  • and finally started working out – Down 8lbs thus far!!! More to go :/

Post # 8
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve done all that stuff! I’ve been busy 🙂

Post # 9
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013


✓Picked color scheme: Navy Blue and Orange
✓Decided budget: 30K
✓Picked wedding date: II IX MMXIII (02/09/2013)
✓Booked ceremony and reception venues 
✓Booked my caterer
✓Finalized my guestlist
Set up registries: gift cards only so N/A
✓Booked florist
✓Booked videographer
✓Booked photographer
✓Started searching for cake baker
✓Started searching for an officiant
Had engagement party: idk if I’m having one or not yet
Searched for a band: still looking 
✓Started looking at dresses
and finally started working out: 🙁 need to begin ASAP 

Post # 10
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Don’t worry! I think we’re lucky to be in February because things don’t get booked up that early! Plus, looking for dresses in the summer is the best time to find great deals! 

Post # 11
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Picked color scheme: no particular colors, the guys and ladies are wearing grey with bright pops of color. I’ve got a rainbow-esque crinoline I’m going to make for my own dress.
Decided budget: 2,000 NZD
Picked wedding date: 2/26/13


Booked ceremony and reception venues: done within a couple weeks of getting engaged (February is summer here and venues fill up fast in Nelson)


Booked my caterer: Not having catering, my dad is doing the cooking and FI’s family is helping with sides, etc.


Finalized my guestlist: Just did that last week


Set up registries: just did a honeymoon registry because we already have a house


Booked florist: doing my own flowers so unless nothing comes up in my garden this year…


Booked videographer: no videographer


Booked photographer: got two of my awesome photog friends to do it


Started searching for cake baker: Future Mother-In-Law is doing it for us, but I’ve found the recipe for the cake we want, so she’ll do a test cake for us in a couple months — Grasshopper Cake


Started searching for an officiant: just talked to her today! Will be meeting soon to set it up and finalize it


Had engagement party: We’re having that this Friday!


Searched for a band: No band for us, small venue. But a friend has a jukebox and lights he’s going to let us use


Started looking at dresses: I’m making mine, so I just finished my mock-up. Only a couple changes to make to it for the wedding version. It’s perty.


and finally started working out: Still not committed to this one yet…I really should though.

Post # 12
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Hey everyone, just checking in and seeing if I’m a slacker! lol.

I have my colors – black/white/red, budget and date (2/16/2013) finalized. Save the dates are out.

I have most of the “big” stuff booked with deposits (venue, caterer, photographer, band, cake) but have been slacking on the little fun details.  Have been doing lots of online picture searching/research for dresses, place cards etc. but I suppose it’s time to go out and start doing it in real life! lol.

This month my goal is to: set up registries, find an officiant, make an appointment to try on dresses.  I also think my guest list is finally finalized!  I just realized that tonight.


Happy Planning 🙂

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