(Closed) August 09?

posted 10 years ago in August 2009
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’ve got the location, caterer, rental company, centerpieces and colors picked out. I also bought my dress 3 months ago! It was a STEAL though! $200!! We haven’t even started our STD’s though! They probably should have come before the centerpieces but oh well. I’m setting my new years resolution to make sure I get the Save the dates out by Jan 15th. Oh and we still need to reserve hotel blocks because we’re getting married in the height of tourist season in Upstate NY!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My wedding is also 8/22/09! I have the church, officiant and reception venue. I ordered my dress a couple of weeks ago and booked my photographer. I also met with my first DJ last night and have a bridesmaid’s dress shopping trip planned for this Saturday.

I think Save-The-Date Cards are the next step. We’re trying to get them out by early February. In the meantime, I already know my colors so I’m looking at flower photos on the Internet for inspiration and will hopefully start talking to florists in January.

I’m pleased with how much I have organized already, but I do feel constantly behind – especially when I hear how far in advance some brides book their dream vendors. I think the wedding planning is exacerbating all of my very strong, pre-existing neuroses!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

August 8, 2009 is my wedding day…

We have our cerimony and reception venue picked out and deposit paid (we are getting married at the same location as the reception venue and since the reception is at a hotel, we don’t have to bring in outside caterers), we have paid the deposit for our DJ, have found the Officient we’d like to use(still have to put our deposit down), picked out our colors, I ordered my dress a few months ago, found the bridesmaids dresses I’d like to use, picked out our bridal party, found our photographer and booked her, I have made our Save The Dates and sent them out already to out of town guests (only because we are getting married durring tourist season and track season in upstate NY and no one would block hotel rooms for us and the hotels were already booking up for August a few months ago!). I think that’s all we have accomplished so far!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Go August!!! 

I’m 8/28/09!

So far I have my dress, picked out the Bridesmaid or Best Man dreses, deposit on the venue, dj and photographer and going over contracts with caterer, offciant, florist and bakery.  The DIY invites/STD’s are finished, the placecard holders completed and about 20 some wine bottles cut into vases or votives. We’ve also done a ton of research into house rentals for all the out of town folks.

I like your new year’s resolution MissCamera!  I’m right there with you!!!! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

August 22!

We’ve got our venues, photographer, and florist are booked.  I’ve got my gown, shoes and bridesmaid dresses ordered.  STD’s are done but not gone out yet.  I still have to do all the DIY stuff for the decor and invites.

I’m curious where you guys are all going for your honeymoons?  End of August is hurricane season in the Caribbean and I’m stuck trying to figure out where else to go that isn’t too hot and not too far away (We’ve only got one week).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re also getting married 8/22/09

So far we’ve done

Both venues, officiant, DJ, photog (we just got our e-pics back), Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, my dress, tuxes, flowers, cupcakes (in lieu of a cake), started our registry, booked our honeymoon, got the hotel rooms blocked, caligrapher, and created save the dates (we’re sending them Feb 22).

My mom and I have started to put together the necessary elements of our DIY projects including the favors, welcome bags and invitations.  I threw down and got all of these things done because I’m in school full time and needed to get the stuff out of the way before classes started.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

Strawberrybaby – have you checked hawaii or a nice mountain or western honeymoon?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hi Luvbug6315, we’re date twins!  I am getting married August 8, 2009 in New York, too.  We have mailed our Save-The-Date Cards and posted all the information on our wedding website.  I have my dress and went for my first fitting already (mainly to check the shoes I had bought).  We have the stuff for our DIY centerpieces, we’ve contracted and paid deposits for our ceremony and reception venues, our caterer, photographer, DOC, and reception musician.  We are holding a limited block of rooms for our guests (although some might have to look further out).  Our bridal party is going gown shopping next month, but we’ve already chosen the outfits and colors.  We have confirmed with our officiant.  The biggest concern at the moment is designing the wedding stationery.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Holy moly!  Apparently we’re very far behind!

 

We’re tying the knot on 8/22/09 and so far we have:

      1. The venue and reception site

      2. Dress designed and dressmaker hired

      3. Cake design chosen (my oldest friend makes wedding cakes)

      4. Bridal party chosen and asked

      5. Started wedding website (but it’s not even live yet!)

That’s it!  Still debating on colors, still setting meetings with photographers and tastings with caterers, hemming and hawing on invites, etc.  I can’t believe how organized most of you are!  I’ve collected a ton of ideas, but can’t seem to make up my mind on decor, flowers, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, etc.

 Arg!  Hope to get on track soon.

 My next goal: Save-The-Date Cards.  Hope to have them out by Feb 1st. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

8/9/09 in New York State

We got engaged 11/17/07. By the end of May ’08 we had booked our ceremony/reception venue (which includes catering), DJ, officiant (my fiance’s friend since second grade is a Rabbi) and photographer. We had the guest list mostly done, including gathering addresses. Plus we had booked our honeymoon cruise. We had our bridal party chosen, as well as color scheme and theme. And we registered for gifts.

Since then we booked our florist and had our engagement pictures taken. We made save the date cards and are going to send them out by the end of January. We picked out our invitations, just have to finalize the wording and then we will be ordering them. I ordered my dress and veil November 1st, and will start looking for bridesmaid dresses in January or February. I have my wedding headband and jewelry, but I’m still looking for shoes.

Next things high on my agenda: decide if we want to reserve a block of hotel rooms, get the save the dates sent out, order the invites… and send out the info to have our wedding announced in the local newspapers. Also have to decide on centerpieces, but I think I have time for that.

I’m blogging my progress (thebride2b8909.blogspot.com), anyone else doing this? I’d love to read all about it!

-Michelle

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hey Ladies!
Wow, why is 8/22/09 so popular? That is my date too! We were originally going to do 12/31/08 but postponed due to a variety of reasons, so we have almost everything done, except vendors that we are changing (cake, namely). We aren’t doing new STD’s, or getting different Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (which is kind of a bummer since they are quite formal and black, but I can’t make the girls re-buy dresses, and I can’t afford to buy them for them!). 

We also just changed the date of our honeymoon so we are going to St. Lucia- which is a bit scary now that it’s Hurricane season but we’re keeping our fingers crossed, I guess!!

I’m just curious for the other 8.22’ers out there, what were your reasons for picking that date?  

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi all,

 I’m impressed by how organized you all are!  I’m 8/1/2009.  We have the venue, florist, photographer and DJ booked.  

 

I’m seriously delaying in trying on dresses as I’m not looking forward to trying to stuff my body into a sample size.  So, I guess I’m going to have to confront that issue soon!

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Luvbug6315- where in upstate, NY are you getting married? We’re getting married August 1, and we havent booked our room block yet! You made me nervous saying they started booking up months ago! Ahhh! Guess that should be THE next thing on the list!

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