(Closed) August Brides… what is on your January to do list?

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For January my list is:

Book musicians and DJ (we’re pretty much there already), make final selection for Save-The-Date Cards and get them printed, finalize guest list and get all addresses, keep searching for the perfect blue shoes

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010
  • Find a DJ and cocktail hour guitarist
  • Find a florist
  • Find a baker
  • Set up registries
  • Figure out what we’re going to do for our rehearsal dinner
  • Book honeymoon

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

  • Purchase my gown (I feel so late on this!)
  • Find shoes
  • Book caterer
  • Pick out bridesmaid dresses
  • Finalize guest list and addresses
  • Look into honeymoon options

Those are the main ones, of course my list could go on and on.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

 

I haven’t sent out Save-The-Date Cards, I wasn’t going to.  I can (budget wise), but for whatever reason, I decided not to.  How important do you think they are? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

EvieMarie, I’m determined not to do them even though over half our guests are from out of town.  I figure if they are important they’ll hear word of mouth before invitations arrive and if not I’d rather they skipped it anyways.  And I’m sending invitations pretty early.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@evie-  I think it depends on if you’ll have a lot of people traveling for your wedding.  It seems that plenty of people have held successful weddings without them!  We’re having around 100 people, and most people will be doing some traveling, so I sent them out.  They will all find their way to the garbage at some point, which is something I do feel kind of guilty about.

We just need to book our rehearsal dinner, and then all the big decisions are done.  It feels good to be able to slip out of wedding planning mode for awhile!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

My list is:

Venue

Caterer

Photographer

Officiant hopefully

Dress hopefully

All scheduled to happen between Jan 17-23 which is when we’ll be visiting the Bay Area.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Arachna–I guess thats what I figured! I am sending the invites our 8 weeks, since our wedding is out-of-state for everyone.  Hmmm. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m only doing them because I have a lot of Out of Town guests and because my friend, who is getting married in October, is also doing them. We’ve got a LOT of guest overlap, so I want everyone to know ahead of time so they can plan accordingly.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, right. An officiant. S**t.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Kittyachi, lol!  It’s only important for us to do it this early because we really want an in person meeting before we pick one and this might be our only chance. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

True. There is a chance that one of my BMs’ fiances, who is in rabbinical school, will be able to marry us. That would be clutch cause he’s already gonna be at the wedding and we know him. I’ve been sort of just hoping that will happen instead of doing any actual research on officiants. Maybe not the best approach…

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our to-do list:

Continue to create iPod playlist and download songs (LOOOOONG process)

Book honeymoon flight & research honeymoon things to do

1st meeting with DOC

Initial meetings with cake bakeries and florists

Order wedding bands

Start premarital counseling

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Let’s see…for January I would like to get done:

– finish up, print and sent Save-The-Date Cards (need to get all addresses first…)

– shoes?

– Order invitation supplies (DIY)

– Officially book jazz quartet for cocktail hour (already have our DJ booked)

I think that’s it – we’ve got the rest of the big items already done, thankfully!

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