Post # 17
Aug. 22 here as well!!
We picked the date because it was close to the anniversary of our first date, I work at a college so it’s still a bit low key at work at this time of year and it worked out that it’s not super close or the same date as a wedding anniversary to anyone we’re really close to. We did find out, however, that someone from my side and someone from FI’s side will be having a birthday that day.
This is what I have down pat so far: the venue, photographer, DJ, my dress, chapel is on site, just finished STD’s tonight, invitations, programs, color scheme, guest list, my wedding band and custom logo.
We’re on a really tight budget so I’m doing a lot of DIY and having no bridal party (which is saving me so much $$ and time). I’ve seen a lot of great options for DIY centerpieces so I’m focusing right now on really trying to pick one out. We also have to get going on picking a officiant.
Post # 18
I’m August 29 and wow, have nothing done compared to you guys! We have the ceremony/reception venue booked, sent Save-The-Date Cards, lots of ideas, and that’s it! Colors are chosen, we know the look we want for flowers and cake, know who we want for officient and DJ (friends), I’ve tried on some dresses but no One yet… I guess I’ve been putting stuff off til after the holidays, and now I need to make a new years resolution too!
Post # 19
i am getting married on 8/09/09 and so far i have:
1. location for reception/ceremony
3. wedding pary attire
Post # 20
My date is August 29, 2009. So happy that it’s finally 2009!
What I’ve done so far:
Ordered my dress, put deposit on reception site (includes catering), florist, and dj, started designing wedding website, reserved block of rooms at hotel, picked out bridesmaid gowns, started regular meetings with our priest and will attend a pre-cana class for our Catholic wedding on 2/28
Waiting for contract from photographer, just picked out STD and will send out by 1/15, will meet with music director at church this month
Just wondering – how many of you are planning on using a videographer?
Post # 21
August 22!!I am so jealous of all of you! all i have is a groom :), reception venue and a list of friends who want to officiate. oh yeah, and color: turquoise
we have been engaged since june 4 (day before my birthday), and i haven’t been able to settle on all my options. i have tried on easily 100 dresses, and not been satisfied with any of them. i look at pictures afterwards and hate them all. i can be so indecisive. i really like parts of dresses, so i have decided to have a family friend (who has made all of my formal dresses) put together the dress of my dreams.
Flower Girl is not a fan of flowers, so we might just order some small things from Downtown L.A. and pick them up the day before.
we made the great decision to buy a house the same year we get married, so my wedding budget is practically nothing, which really inhibits my creative juices. which in turn really discourages me to really jump into planning because there probably is no money in the budget for whatever cool new thing the Bees are doing.
Cheers to all 8/09 brides and even more to 8/22/09 ones!!
are there any other august L.A./O.C. brides out there?
Post # 22
Hi LBBride, I posted above you! I’m an August bride in the OC.
Post # 23
I’m an 8-1-09 bride. I love the thought of getting nice and tan all summer before the wedding. (I am in Michigan.) I have everything as far as vendors done. I am not doing save the dates. I let my immediate friends and family know the date in my Christmas cards.
Post # 24
Yay Crash! We could be task twins 🙂
I chose the 22nd because
1) it allows my inlaws a vacation at a good time (one is a teacher)
2) its my moms luck number
3) i LOVE late august, and can serve all sorts of local/delicious/fresh produce!
4) (most important) in time,, August will be an easy vacation for us and the planned family. hopefully we can try to mesh family vaca and celebrating into one, because otherwise, we may be so busy/broke we won’t have another opportuinty!
Post # 25
We had originally wanted Sept. 12 as our date, but had to reschedule after our church got unexpectedly booked. It turns out August 22 is the better date for Out of Town family members with young children who will still be on summer vacation then. One of the groomsmen is overseas and our wedding happens to fall during one of his few scheduled trips back to the U.S., so that’s a relief. And another one of my FI’s best friends would not have been able to come in September because of a new job.
As a bonus, I recently realized that by taking the honeymoon right after the wedding, I get a "free" vacation day because of Labor Day! Yay.
Post # 26
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
Hi <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>LBbride82209 & mandeeuk I’m also in the OC and LBBride82209 I’m getting married on 8/22 also only my wedding is in SD.
Do I count as an OC bride if I live in OC but my wedding is in SD?
Post # 27
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
HelloPanda i realized the Labor Day holiday earlier this week! Isn’t it awesome?
Post # 28
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Mr. MagPie and I have all the "big" stuff down, and are moving onto the deets — Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, hair & make-up, transportation, Save-The-Date Cards and invites…and the dreaded second payments for our vendors.
Post # 29
We’re 08.08.09. I love saying it. We’re getting married on the NJ shore, near the city. We actually wanted September, but good friends of ours chose Labor Day Weekend as their wedding date; we had to consider honeymoons for both them and us. We realized we needed a 2-week cushion, before and after their date, and decided that we didn’t want to do late Sept.
We have the ceremony & reception venue, and with that, the catering. I have ordered the Save-The-Date Cards and will send them by the end of the month. We are very close to hiring a DJ.
The photog and DOC will be next week’s tasks. As far as everything else, I’ve got Google docs coming out of my ears filled with "wedding ideas." Time to get my rear in gear!
Post # 30
Argh, fiance’ and I just chose Aogust 08, ’09 last week–I have a lot to get done! I have the officiant, I know who is doing the cake, the wedding party was just notified, and we have made the guest list and know what menu we want, but not which caterer! I REALLY feel behind now!
Post # 31
We’re gettin hitched 8/8/09! We’ve:
-booked ceremony site, deposit
-booked reception site, deposit
-rehearsal dinner site, deposit
-gown is ordered & arrived
-BM dresses done (they chose their own)
-picked out tuxes but have to go try them on
-STDs made but need to be sent out (doing it electronically)
Nice to see it all written out like that!! We’ve been engaged for nearly 2 years already though, so we’ve been able to move slowly and get a lot done by this point 🙂