Post # 1
I am May 15, 2010 Bride. I want to know how far in the planning stages everyone is. Our wedding will take place in San Diego overlooking the bay. This is also a blended family ceremony as both my fiance and I have children.
I think I found the Maggie Sottero dress I want, but I’m afraid to comit since my wedding i s next year. However, everyone keeps telling me that I need to order now!
I’m new to this so I hope I can get some insight from some of you.
Post # 3
Looking back at all the items I have bought, I am almost done shopping! I tend to get excited about things and go all out!
I have already got my dress, im going with my bridesmaids on friday to get their dresses. We booked a caterer, potographer, baker and DJ. And we have our venue and reception site.
With every pay check I always buy a few items that I see on sale for my wedding, usually at michales cuz they have the 40%-50% off coupons every week! I got my invitations, vases, ribbions, guest book, ect.. there and all 40-50% off! yay! Im just glad I got alot of it outta the way, it’s relieving! I know I won’t be as stressed out when it is closer to my date. 🙂
Post # 4
Wow, you really have a lot done already. Let’s see we have the wedding venue (booked it before we were formally engaged) because it’s on a military base and they book up fast! Okay, ceremony and reception site (same place), cake was ordered last Saturday (yummy), we registered for gifts and yeah I think that’s it. We have met with photographers and florits, we just need to make a final decision. The DJ, well that will be hard. I need someone bi-lingual that can play good music but isn’t cheesy.
I love that you mentioned Michaels because that is where I will get most of my stuff from too. Were your invites DIY? The florist we choose will take care of vases, but we need invitations (I’m making them) and ribbon for our cake!
So much left to do…I need to catch up to you!
Post # 5
it’s so exciting! It took me a while to find a bi-lingual Dj, but it was worth the time I spent! My fiance is hispanic and we definately need some good tunes! 🙂 Just don’t let them charge you extra for it! This one guy was gonna try and charge us over $100 more! which is crazy! We ended up finding someone with better music, and way cheaper!
Yes my invites are DIY, I got them on clearance for $20! They have really nice ones there from $29-39. And they have new ones on clearance every other month! They had ribbion on sale at michales the other day when I went they were 2 for $5, and the good kind!
You can also sign up for michales e-mails, you get a new coupon every week and they send you the new ads as well, so you can see ahead of time if there is anything good on sale! I like to just pop in there from time to time cuz they have good stuff on clearance! I got some really nice candy jars for my candy buffet from $1.99-$3.99!! I love michales! 🙂
Post # 6
Hmm. I’ve bought my dress, my MOH’s dress (only one attendant), booked the church, reception site, photographer, officiant, and rehearsal dinner location. I need to finalize my DOC, but I think she’s set.
So, now I need decide on invitations, send out Save-The-Date Cards, work on the website. I’m working on the cake and flowers. Oh, and we still haven’t asked the Best Man. And I haven’t decided on children in the wedding or not.
Post # 7
I just found this thread, how nice to see where everyone else is at at this point. Well we have so far booked our place, made deposits on DJ, and photographer. Bought my dress and shoes, booked my hairdresser, got our guest list pretty much in order, I bought my table runners this week along with the vases, candles for the tables, I am determine to be able to relax the last mont or so before, lol ya right! Well I hope I am running ahead of the game 🙂
Post # 8
Oh just wondering is anyone else getting married outdoors?
Post # 9
Hi! I’m getting married May 15, 2010 in La Jolla, CA. The ceremony and cocktail hour will be outdoors and the reception inside.
I took care of the big stuff first to help me determine how much I have left in my budget for the small stuff. For example, I ordered my dress, booked the reception & ceremony venue, booked the photographer & DJ, currently in process of designing my invites, decided on menu, decided on cake, booked hairstylist, determined where dress rehearsal will be, have our invite list with addresses, sent std e-mail, created website, hired a coordinator,
Still need to order/decide on groom and groomsmen suits, order bridesmaid dresses, select florist, determine decor, take care of small details (ringbearer pillow, flowergirl basket). Another big thigk I have left is the honeymoon.
Whew….i look at the list and think wow…i’ve done a lot. Othertimes I look at my list and think oh no!…I’ve got a long way to go!
Post # 10
wow Deelim, you have done alot! Good for you! I just started thinking about my invites, when are you guys planning on sending yours out?
Post # 11
@ MexicanMami: We came really close to choosing May 15th, but ended up with the 22nd instead. We’re also getting married in San Diego (well, in Julian, but we’re from SD) and I have a Maggie Sottero dress! I think now is a good time to order your dress. Mine came in exactly 2 months, but it was kinda a freak occurrence – I’ve heard you should order at least 8 months in advance, and Maggies normally take 6 months to arrive.
Post # 12
We’re getting married on May 15, 2010 in Wilmington, DE. The ceremony will be in a church and the reception is on the terrace of a country club which is a historic mansion. It took us a really long time to figure out where and when we were going to have the wedding (I’m from CA and he’s from DE and we met in Boston), so I feel like I’m totally behind a lot of you, but things are starting to come together.
We have the ceremony and reception venues, we chosen a photographer, we know who will make the cake (it’s part of the package at the reception venue) but we haven’t picked out the design or flavors, and we have room blocks at two hotels since the majority of our guests are from out of town. We’ve asked all of our bridal party to be in the wedding. I know which invitations we are going to get, but am still in the process of figuring out the save-the-dates. I think we’ve also found our DOC. I’ve started researching bands, DJs and florists, but haven’t decided on those yet. I just started shopping for my dress last weekend. I also know which wedding website host I want to use, but haven’t created the site yet. And we haven’t registered.
So much to do! But I’m excited to be able to move forward finally. Good luck with your planning! : )
Post # 13
So far we have all the biggies figured out, it’s just a matter of paying for it! *argh* We’ve got down payments for our venue (ceremony and reception are at the same place) and our photographer, but we’re still waiting to do the same for our caterer/rental supplier and florist. I have my dress and the bridal party attire is picked out, but they have until January to purchase it. We also registered at Crate and Barrel (doesn’t everyone? but I love their stuff). Doing some DIY favor trials right now, but it’s hard to get excited about anything when the economy is screwing us so badly.
Post # 14
Hey! I am now a May 15th bride! We were getting married May 8th but due to Mother’s Day and decorations we decided to go with the next weekend! Just wanted to say hello. Oh, we have booked our venue, caterer, band, photographer, florist,put money down on chair, tables, tent, etc., found our soloist for the ceremony, and we’ve booked our officiant. I have also purchased material for bridesmaids and flowergirl dresses and found the seamstress to make them 🙂 Yea!! We are trying to get as much done as we can before January b/c I will be starting back to Nursing School then which will be VERY stressful. After January we just want to be worrying about paying and finishing final touches! Happy Planning!
Post # 15
Well… I’ve got the venue, caterer, DJ, photographer, ceremony trio musicians, cake and favors figured out, I’m getting my dress this month and Future Mother-In-Law is ordering the flowers, helping Fiance find the right officiant and is planning the RD; I’ve already got Save-The-Date Cards printed and guest list assembled and am working on small details now like invitations, favor packaging, lighting, sparkler/matchbox design, etc!
Do any of you have blogs? I’d love to follow along with you all, too–my blog is http://howengaging.wordpress.com!
Post # 16
Wow ladies, way to make me feel like the slacker I am! haha. So far Ive booked the church, and booked the reception location.
Thats it for now, but I have a whole lot of ideas.
Here’s my pathetically neglected wedding blog, http://radiantswedishfish.blogspot.com/