(Closed) December check-in!

posted 10 years ago in June 2011
Post # 32
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Let me introduce my self real quick because I’m new to WeddingBee! I am from Pittsburgh, PA and in my senior year of college. I got engaged in September, but I feel very behind in my planning (especially reading what most of you have done)! I stalled in the planning because it took forever to figure out a date that worked. But we finally at least have a place and a date : )

I am just now starting my Christmas break. With almost 4 weeks off, I know I need to get a TON of wedding planning done while I don’t have any school work. My question for you all is; did you buy a wedding planning guide/binder/notebook thing? Because I still haven’t but kind of want to. Yet I don’t want it to be a waste if I’m not actually gonna use it. And with all the checklists online, do I need to buy one too? Any suggestions/opinions?

Thanks and I look forward to sharing ideas!

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MissSugarCookie: I’m a fellow burgher too!  Congrats on your engagement.  In my post-engagement excitement I did buy a wedding planner, it’s a huge purple binder that is really cumbersome to carry around and I haven’t used it much since.  I would suggest getting a 3 ring binder to hold copies of all your contracts and do the rest electronically. With excel and a few great checklists you can get online you should be set.  

Also, I’ve done a ton of research on vendors in the area, let me know if you need any help or suggestions!

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@DianaLynn: Sweet! I may be looking to you with more questions about vendors in the near future : ) thanks for the offer! I am taking you advice and just using a 3 ring binder. I really like the checklist on Weddingwire.com so I think I’m gonna mostly use that. Thank you for the suggestions! How are your plans coming along?

 

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@BlueChampagne: Thanks for the advice, I think I am gonna surpass the wedding planner! The folders are a good idea. I am not the best at being organized so I’m gonna try! lol

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MissSugarCookie: The weddingwire checklist and budget tool are both easy to use and customizable.   Wedding plans are coming along pretty nicely.  I live in DC but we’ll be back in Pittsburgh for a week between Christmas and New Year’s for a lot of eating, sleeping and wedding stuff.  Can’t wait 🙂  Definitely let me know if you have questions!

Post # 39
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ BlueChampagne- what did you get accomplished?? I have ZERO done for the month! I’m gonna try and squeeze in our shuttle booking and cake tasting next week just to stay on track!

Post # 41
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112 posts
Blushing bee

Our December Checklist!

-finalize bridesmaid dress orders

-measurements for my dress

-find a limo

-work on song list

-pick our pre cana weekend date

-start looking at tuxs for the guys

-order flower girl dresses by mid january 

Post # 42
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our list…I couldn’t really get at it until I was on break and finished work and classes.

-Send out Save-The-Date Cards with Holiday Cards

-Look at Tuxes

-Work on flowers (button felt flowers)

-Buy wedding shoes

-update our timeline of money due and items needed to be acquired

-work my big a$$ out.

The next few months are going to fly by!  Good luck ladies!

Post # 43
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m definitely failing on my winter break to-do list!  So far I’ve done absolutely nothing I said I was going to do while on winter break.  I have two weeks left before spring semester starts so I’ve got to get moving on everything!!  How are everyone else’s December to-do lists coming along? Not too much time left this month. =)

Post # 44
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s my list for end of December- Mid January

1) Send out STD’s (which was supposed to happen today, but due to a Blizzard here in NYC I couldn’t make it to the post office!)

2) Order the invites! Magnetstreet.com has an awesome deal until 1/04/11 so I have to get on it.

3) Look at/try on my dress! It is supposed to be in some time this week, even though I’m not going to do any fittings until April/May, I’m still really excited to look at it, touch it and try it on =)  lol

4) Start shopping for the guy’s tuxs and/or suits..still undecided on which they will wear!

5) Set up my hair & make up trial!

6) Go visit a florist—I know I’m probably REALLY late on this one.

 

Post # 46
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1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have got to stop reading these posts.. we need an officiant, and a DJ, and a photographer. That’s my list for January. :-/

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