(Closed) August 2015 Brides. What have you done?

posted 5 years ago in August 2015
Post # 2
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have booked: venue, photographer, DJ, cake, hotel block at the hyatt where we are getting married but still need to look for another option for guests, my dress and shoes. Save the dates were sent out in November. I have picked out invites but haven’t ordered them. I still need flowers ( appt Sat morning) and officiant. We pick our menu in April. I still feel like I’m behind on things. 

Post # 3
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

So far we’ve booked/purchased:

-venue

-photographer

-caterer

-rentals/lighting

-DOC

-hotel

-DJ

-dress/tux (pending alterations)/shoes

-tux

-hair/MUA

We’ll be working on the rest starting next month:

-Invitations

-Centerpieces (ordered silk flowers.. hopefully they aren’t flimsy lol)

-Favors (kettlecorn filled jars)

-bridal party gifts

-alcohol

Before the holidays, we were super relaxed because we had so much time.. now we only have 6 months left!! Time to hustle ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m getting married on the 1st of August! So far I have booked/done:

-Venue

-Rentals

-Hotel block for guests

-Caterer

-DJ

-Photographer

-Cake

-Officiant

-Honeymoon and flights

-Have my dress, ordered bm dresses and all accessories

-Bm and gm gifts are halfway done

-Hairstylist

-STD’s were sent

 

I still need to:

-Find a florist (my current project)

-Buy invitations

-Make a registry

-Buy alcohol (we are supplying our own)

-Find groom’s tux and gm suits

-Decide on favors (I’m in between a few ideas, thinking of just skipping)

-Alter my dress and buy my shoes

-Buy the makeup I will be using (DIY)

Post # 5
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335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

1. Groom.

2. Venue.

3. Officiant.

 

And that’s all so far. But in theory, that’s all we need….

Post # 6
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It seems like all of us August brides are a the same place in planning. ๐Ÿ™‚ 8/14/15 

What I have thus far:

1) Venue/Food/Alcohol/China/Tables and Chairs (Our venue provides this)

2) Photographer & Photo booth

3) Officiant

3) Florist and most decor

4) DJ and Ceremony music

5) Wedding dress, veil and belt

6) Small cake to cut (We are having a full dessert bar in lieu of the cake)

7) Hotel Suite 

8) My rings

What we need:

1) Linens/Chair Covers

2) Invitations/Stationary for menues, placecards, etc. (Guest list is killing me! lol)

3) Bridesmaids dresses & Tuxes for Groom and Groomsmen

4) Place card holders

5) Shoes and headpiece

6) His ring

7) Gifts for the wedding party

8) Registry (Not sure if I’m going to make one)

9) Videographer (I’m on the fence about getting one/Is it worth it?)

10) Honeymoon ( We are doing something tiny and going to Spain and Italy on our year anniversery)

Happy wedding planning to all of you! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Congrats, ladies!! 

We have: 

– venue and menu

– dress

– shoes 

– officiant 

– photographer

– flowers 

– guestbook 

– wedding rings 

– invitation stamps ordered 

 

Post # 8
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

– Ceremony Venue

– Officiant

– Reception Venue: caterer ,lighting, cake, linens/chairs (provided by venue)

– cocktail hour music

– transportation

-photographer

– Video 

– Day of Coordinator

– hotel Blocks

-DJ

– MC

-Dress

– Shoes

– Veil

– Accesories 

– Grooms and groomsmens tuxs picked 

– Bridesmaids dresses picked

– Bridesmaids gifts bought

– Hostesses dress picked

-Hostesses gifts bought

-Hair/MUA

– Save the dates sent 

– Registry

6 Months to go! Thats go girls =)

Working on:

Invitations

Centerpieces

Rings

Honeymoon

Aletrations

 

Post # 9
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You all see so on top of it!! Does anyone feel behind and that they don’t have enough time to get everything done? I feel a little stressed about that!!

so far I have 

venue 

dress

photographer

a few decorations

wedding rings

unity stuff

toasting glasses

 

I keep going for the little stuff but dreading the big things! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  kdrforever.
Post # 10
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Congrats ladies! I’m happy and excited for all of us!

We’re having a small wedding and I’m not a big fan of the planning so I booked as much as possible as quick as possible.

I have booked:

– venue

– caterer

– dress

– shoes

– florist

– decorations

– DJ

– photographer

– officiant

– bridesmaids gifts

– save the dates sent

 

To do:

– rings

– day of hair

– day of makeup

– bridesmaids dresses

– invitations

– book block of rooms

– a bunch of other stuff I forgot and don’t even know it yet

 

Post # 11
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Does anyone else here hate wedding planning? So much pressure for perfection for one day. Deep down I know I would’ve loved just running off to Vegas, but a little too late for that now…

We’re having a very small wedding, so not as much planning required, thankfully. Here’s what I’ve done and still need to do.

Done:

-Ceremony site 

-Officiant  

-Photographer 

-Restaurant for dinner reception

-Dress

 

To do:

-Chair rental

-Hairstyle

-Makeup

-Shoes

-Find pearl earrings to match necklace

-Outfit for him

-Have sister record walk-down-the-aisle song

-Flowers

-Decorations

-Invitations

-Cake…or whatever dessert we go with

-Rings

-Marriage license

-Shoes

-“Guestbook” (We’re having everyone sign a vinyl album of our favorite record, idea I stole from a colleague. Just need to make sure I can find one!)

-Potential gifts for guests?

-Book flights/hotels for honeymoon

Post # 12
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

bphi163:  Haha I agree!! Before the holidays it seemed so far away and then almost in a days time we started getting serious and down to business!

 

professorplum:  Love this! So very true! I try to remind myself of this when I start to get overwhelmed.

kdrforever:  I feel like a lot lately. BUT this week I’ve been feeling on top of everything…hopefully that feeling will stay?? lol

 

 

ShoeGal89:  There have been SOO many times where I’ve looked at my fiance and seriously said I want to elope. It would be so much easier for us to just go away and have a party when we get home. Then I think of all the important people we’d miss being there and (shallow or not) I want to show my beautiful dress off!! 

 

Everyone is so organized! Wow! Love it! 

 

Here’s what we have done/booked so far:

-photography

-engagement photos

-save the dates

-cake baker/cake design

-decor/centerpieces/linens/BM’s bouquets/chair sashes, etc. (have my mock set up with them this weekend!! YAY!)

-ceiling drapery (different decor company)

-Tux’s picked out (FI and his groomsmen are getting fitted tomorrow)

-Dress/ belt/ veil

-MOH/BM’s dresses

-Reception venue

-Church

-Officiant

-Food (still have to make final decisions on menu but the person is terrible to get a hold of)

-Hairstylist

-Makeup artist

-Block of rooms 

-Hotel suite for us girls before wedding

-Hotel room for Fiance and I after the wedding

-My wedding rings

-DJ

-Draft of week before, day of schedule

-Part of FI’s wedding gift from me (just ordered them tonight! So excited )

-First dance song picked out

-My Dad on a mission to find the perfect surprise father/daughter dance song

-Florist

-MC (my old friend from university who I reconnected with after my attendants were all picked out but is still very special to me)

-Table numbers

-MadLibs type thing for guest at each place on tables

-Videographer

 

Still need:

-To write personal notes to all of our attendants, parents, and MC to put with their gifts

-Gifts for attendants (all picked out just need to order)

-Invitations (picked out just not purchased yet) 

-Still need to ask Fiance family if we can borrow their antique car for the day

-Still need to ask Fiance family if the groomsmen can stay at their cottage for the night before wedding

-FI’s wedding band (we want to finish paying for my rings first)

-Marriage license 

-Shoes

-Guest book (more of a photo album where people can sign)

-Mother of the bride dress 

-bridal jewellery (earrings and either a bracelet or a necklace..haven’t decided yet)

-reservations for rehearsal dinner

-list of songs for DJ

-To make favors for our guests

-Cake stand/ cake knives/server? 

-Signs to church/any other DIY signs for venues

-Personalized hanger for my dress (picked out just need to order)

-Decide on my own hairstyle and makeup (so many different ideas)

-Get sparklers

-Write thank you speech for reception

-Write vows

-Book honeymoon…doing it closer to wedding though

-Pick out wine or champagne for head table

 

I’m sure I’m forgetting so much more!…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

kdrforever:  I got engaged January 24th so I feel like I am WAY behind every one else!!! Here is what I have:

-Venue (includes talbes & chairs)

-Dress

-Save the dates go in the mail today

-Catering is tentatively set, it will be finalized Monday

-DJ

-Photographer

-Started a few DIY decorations

-Started registry

-FG dress

Post # 14
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

August 15th here. So far I have checked the following off of the list:

– Sent the Save-The-Date Cards

– JUST finished my invitations — down to putting the stamps on! (Except a handful of addresses I’m waiting for Fiance to get for one side of the family … )

– Booked Rehearsal dinner 

– Venue

– Caterer

– Photographer

– Hotel block for guests

– DJ

– Chose the cake baker

– Officiant

– Honeymoon stay reserved (we’re driving there)

– My dress just came in!

– Bridesmaids’ dresses ordered

– Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts are halfway done …

– Chose hairstylist (my BF/BM, but still need to go for the trial)

 

I still need to:

– Order flowers (DIY from Costco)

– Groom & Groomsmen’s attire

– Get favor cards (we’ll be donating to the local animal shelter)

– Alter dress/buy shoes

– Pick a MUA

 

I’m sure there’s more on my “to-do” list, but ATM that’s all I can think of..

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