Anyone engaged in the last couple months almost done wedding planning?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Curious how you can order invitations so far ahead: How do you know the times for the day of won’t change?

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

beegirl1989:  We officially got engaged July 30, but we were planning/scheduling interviews with caterers and locations before that because we knew we wanted a June wedding, and we wanted our choice of venues/caterers, and I didn’t want to wait until the ring got here to set those details. I think all I have to do at this point is pick out invitations; build a few things like a light up pipe and drape, classroom style chalkboard for our seating chart, “garden boxes” for our pineapple ornaments my Mother-In-Law is making as favors, and finalize the details on what we are going to put on the tables.

Honestly, the hardest/most frustrating part has been trying to coordinate the guest list – I feel like I asked for three months for names and addresses before I got anything resembling an almost completed list. My Mother-In-Law is frequently adding new people, even though we are now over our 200 capacity for the reception space… I’m waiting for my printer to run an envelope sale next month, and I have my “save the date” ready go to them next week, and get them out the door! I really wanted to send them right before Thanksgiving, but due to guest list issues, I decided to wait until after the holidays – I didn’t want them getting lost in all the holiday cards. :/

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Engaged Oct 2017 and we are just waiting to hear back from a venue about the date we want, then it is all systems go lol.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

ktrv927:  I had the worst time with florists! The one I wanted to use (of course) was already booked, and I thought for half a minute that we could do them ourselves, and then got out of that pipe dream. 

So I met with 4 other florists, one took over a month to get me numbers; another would respond regularly, but was having a hard time meeting my budget and basically stopped responding after my last request for an itemized list, and one I sent a list of my ideas, we met at her shop, and I haven’t heard from her ever since. I finally ended up going with my first appointment because she was timely in her responses, and would itemize. I wanted to know where I could pinch and cut, and where I could expand. Having that list helped me get everything I wanted, and still stay within $250 of my budget (which, let’s face it, was also kind of a pipe dream). It is also important to me with any vendor I contact that they are personable, prompt, and willing to work with my ideas – I have a specific vision and price point, and while I can bend some things, others I just won’t.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We got engaged in August and had a beautiful mountaintop elopement October. Had a giant party (basically a reception for everyone) planned for June by December : P

Its possible, especially if you dont buy into wedding industry standards. You can get catering, a venue, decorators, music, etc for pretty much any type of large party and usually at a cheaper price. Lets just say I planned a banging “family reunion”

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

beegirl1989 :  I’m married but I was like you. Our engagement was 11 months long but we had the big stuff down in the first couple of months. It was actually very easy and fun planning our wedding. 🙂 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Within one week after our engagement we had set the date, found a venue, catering, officiant and bought our save the date cards. But my Fiance proposed at the destination (Mallorca) where we already talked about getting married, so we kind of had to get down to business asap. So glad we did! 

Within the month following the proposal we sent out save the dates to our 90 guests (and obviously had to set the guestlist:)), decided on a preliminary menu and I found my dress. And since theeeeen. Nothing. After the holidays…. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Engaged October 2017, planing and booking completed October 2017. Getting married May 1st. I need to have my dress shortened (I wasn’t sure about shoes when I bought it), Fiance needs pants, I have to decide which bouquet I want and we need to buy my wedding band… 

i hate planing. I was happy when it was over. Happy that it only took a couple of days. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee

I got engaged in September and am getting married in March. We had a shorter engagement planned. Within two weeks I had booked the venue, florist, cake, bought my dress, narrowed down photographer and DJ choices. I felt like we had pretty much everything done within a month.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I got engaged in May, but had pretty much all of the big stuff booked before that.  We knew when we wanted to get married and I didn’t want to miss out on the venue, so we had the venue, photographer, videographer, catering, dj and rentals all booked before we were engaged.  After that it did feel like there was a hump of nothing to do.  But I have recently realized how much is STILL left to do!  I use the knot’s to do list and according to that we are only like 38% done planning, which seems crazy.

Post # 27
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Newbee

I got engaged 4 days ago and it’s all planned already 😅 I’ll admit I had been secretly planning before the proposal. I knew the venue I wanted, the dress and the photographer. The venue is providing the food and the photographer is a friend who is also a professional photographer.

We’ll be eloping in Sweden, where we live, at the courthouse before we fly to the US for a reception/celebration at the venue. Just to make it all easier legally and we don’t want people at the ceremony. So it was all pretty easy to plan! I have the annoucments and invites ready to print and to send out after we’ve actually eloped. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

I’m not engaged yet, it’s coming at some point between now and September with a wedding February 2019. We’re waiting on some cash flow from his secured escrow while we build a house. We can only take draws at speci points or the government will bend us over for taxes. 

Weve picked and decided everything. Once engaged I will have to make about 6 phone calls with my credit card to pay and then put in the times and hit order for the invites. My day of timeline is pretty much good to go. 

I’m a planner and it helps me relax from stress. I know it will be 1 hour of phone calls and online orders and I’ll be done. That makes me ridiculously happy.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I got engaged Nov 11 and have booked venue, dj, photo, video, his attire and picked the girls dresses.  We still need to order std’s and invites and do paper such as programs and menus and seating chart and my bouquet and broom and the bouttenieres will be diy, but other than hair and make up we are pretty much coasting.  We are probably going to do a bridal party only soiree and then a slightly bigger engagement (like an hour later) in a few weeks.  I want to enjoy planning so having the major things checked off means I can relax a little and just enjoy my relationship. 

Post # 30
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2018

beegirl1989 :  We got engaged on November 26th and we already have the venue, photographer, videographer, honeymoon, invites bought, and caterer booked. I also bought my dress already and we are getting married in June. Im a planner and it lifts the weight off of my shoulders! 

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