August 2018 Brides

posted 1 year ago in August 2018
Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Following! My wedding is 08/10/18. I’m also in graduate school so planning has kind of been at a standstill but I’m hoping to get done more over this winter break!

Done:

  • Booked church & reception venue, and we have a draft of our catering & bar options.
  • Bridal party confirmed, 3 out of 7 BMs have dresses (they’re picking their own)
  • Purchased wedding dress
  • We have a guest list 90% finished
  • Makeup artist chosen
  • Photographer booked
  • Decor/colors/ideas for flowers decided, centerpieces as well
  • Save the dates arrived!

Still to do: A LOT. lol. I need to find a DJ, florist, and baker. Those are the main things. All the other little stuff will get done eventually (sending save the dates, choosing invitations, hairstylist, etc.)

Post # 34
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

I’m getting married 8/25/18. We got engaged 9/23/17.

-venue and date locked in

-catering/bar/cake (all comes with the venue package)

-band locked in

-videographer locked in 

-photographer locked in (our engagement shoot is not until April though and I have no idea why. This seems really late) 

-officiants locked in

-photo booth locked in 

-hair locked in

-save the dates ordered and approved the final proof (going out  January/ early February at the latest) 

-dress/veil/tiara bought 

-hotel room blocks locked in 

-wedding party chosen

-late night food truck locked in

-bridesmaids dresses chosen yesterday. I have inspiration for what I want the groomsmen to wear but haven’t gone to an actual store to find it yet

-bridesmaids gifts bought! I know this wasn’t something I needed to do right now but I saw the perfect gifts for them heavily discounted online in a Black Friday sale so I swooped them up at 30% off 

 

I have a coordinator who’s guiding me through this so we were holding off on the florist and decor/lighting/ rentals until all the wedding party attire was chosen. Now that ive picked the groomsmen and bridesmaids outfits we can focus more on decor. I think the florist/ rentals are the only big vendors I still have left to book. Still need to hire a makeup person but I have a few options for that. We are in pretty good shape I think. The only thing left to do before the holidays is get everyone’s addresses for the save the dates. 

Post # 35
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Following! My wedding is 8/24. We have:

– Venue booked (catering / setup decisions outstanding)

– Dress / suit purchased but not altered

– Photographer, ceremony/reception musician, DJ and hair/makeup artists booked

– Wedding party chosen

– Some decor purchased

Post # 37
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531 posts
Busy bee

How are we doing August 2018?! 

Post # 38
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

All pre-wedding events are over: bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc. and now I’m just getting super excited! We have to finalize our song-request list for the DJ, nail down a “day of” schedule, write escort cards, and do our seating chart. Other than that we’re pretty much set. 🙂

Best wishes, August couples!! We’re in the home stretch!

Post # 39
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Busy bee

I’m getting married at the Wynn Las Vegas and they handle slot of things…so it hasn’t been too hard for me. I just bought my veil and my dress is in alterations. I need to pick out jewelry and figure out my hair situation. All our weddings are coming up really soon!!

Post # 40
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561 posts
Busy bee

I’m a month out! Eeee!

I think the only things left to do are:

– Get event liability insurance

– Order flats of beer

– Finalize seating chart

– Finalize ceremony stuff

– Write my vows

Post # 41
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Tonnes to still do bees! I’m 29th Aug so got a bit of time! 

Lots of my activity includes mailing decor overseas! 

Final dress fitting next week 

finalise menu choice 

send DJ playlist! 

We can smell the finish line bees! 

Post # 42
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m 24 days out!! Did the last month suddenly jump upon you like it did me??

Feeling a little stressed:
– Fiance still needs to make ceremony arch, he’s a carpenter and I think felt like he had all the time in the world, but work’s picked up for him and I’m afraid he’ll be stressed the week of the wedding
– Making slideshow for pre-ceremony, should be fun 
– Last fitting, trial makeup, and trial hair #2 after disaster first run (I got a huge headache from how tight she made my hair) 
– Finalize DJ playlist
– Seating chart
– Contacting missing RSVP’s

Beautifying is such a chore, too. I’m a runner and have some nasty tanlines from my sports shirts! I am tanning a bit beforehand (I know it’s not good for you ssshhh) and a spray tan I’ll trial before the wedding. 

Anyone doing last minute shopping for honeymoon too? 

Crossing fingers things get done! 

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