Post # 1
Hi bees! Looking for fellow bees who are getting married in August 2019.
Let’s talk about our planning! What have you booked and/or planned so far? And what do you still have left to do? What’s next on your list of things to plan? How are you feeling about how far along you are in planning?
So far we’ve booked the ceremony venue and officiant, the reception venue, the photographer, and I’ve bought my wedding dress. We’ve finally finished addressing the Save the Dates, and I’m going to send them out tomorrow. I wanted to get them sent out a month ago, but we’ve been so busy lately so haven’t been able to get them finished until this past weekend. We’ve talked a bit about how we want to decorate, but nothing figured out yet as far as that goes.
Next we have to book a DJ, book hotel room blocks, and book transportation (both for us and our bridal party, as well as a shuttle for guests who aren’t driving). I’ve started researching hotel room blocks, but we have no idea as far as the DJ and the transportation. I’m feeling super behind right now. We’ve just been so busy lately, it’s hard to find time to get all this stuff done. August 2019 seemed so far away at first, but now I’m feeling like it’s coming up way faster than I thought. My Fiance assures me we’re fine, no need to panic, we’ll figure everything out in time, but I’m beginning to feel like it’s time to panic lol. It doesn’t help that I printed out a “wedding checklist” that tells me I’m like 3 months behind with everything lol.
So how about other August 2019 bees? How’s planning going for you so far?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains
Everything is pretty much done. We just need to decide if we’re going to do pies or get a cake ordered. My makeup/hair trial is next month. We are meeting our officiant in person in the next week. We’re having a small wedding and I’m good with spreadsheets and planning in general. It has been pretty easy.
Post # 3
We might be married in Aug, possibly Sept.
After a few months of research we decided we’d rather spend the money on a nice honeymoon and a vacation with our kids (not the honeymoon lol), and some other goals we have (renovations on our house bc we plan to buy a new house in a few years)
So, we are doing a small family only wedding that will have maybe 10-12 people. Dinner at a nice restaurant after.
We are getting married at this lake near our house that is important to us 🙂
Post # 4
sierrameadow : Wow pretty impressive you’re so on top of things! I like planning and spreadsheets, but for some reason wedding planning is a lot more difficult than I expected lol. We’re having a relatively large wedding (inviting about 225 people), and I’ve never planned anything on this scale before (usually just vacations for the two of us), so this level of planning is proving to be difficult for me. But I am at least very organized, so hopefully everything will come together soon.
mel2 : That sounds like a really nice wedding! That lake is beautiful! Part of me wants to do a very small wedding, but my Fiance really wants to celebrate with all his family and friends (he has a larger family and a lot more friends than I do), and part of me likes the idea of a large wedding as well, so that’s what we’re doing. But I would have been perfectly happy with a small wedding, and certainly less stressed out lol.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains
That is definitely a lot more people (we’re inviting 45), but at least you’re organized! I sent STDCs last week so that folks would have 6 months+ notice (Aug. 4, 2019) and most of my side has to travel from out of state. I used Minted’s pre-addressed option which saved a lot of hassle.
I think the next wave of ‘work’ will be sending out invitations in early May. I’m hoping some guests will send regrets to the STDCs so there will be fewer invitation suites to send. Then I can do fun stuff like ordering stuff for the tables, escort cards, favors, etc as RSVPs come in. It will be here before you know it!
Post # 6
sierrameadow : That was smart to use Minted’s pre-addressed option! I ordered from Minted too but was not so smart lol. I didn’t really think about it, just ordered the STD’s figuring it wouldn’t be too difficult to address them myself. Needless to say, I am 1000% ordering pre-addressed envelopes for my invites lol.
Yes I look forward to doing the fun stuff too! Just have to get the big stuff done first, but my Fiance and I decided to schedule time this weekend to finalize things like the transportation, hotel blocks, and DJ. We keep saying we’re going to do it, but then we get busy and without it being set in our schedule we end up not doing it. So I’m hoping with it actually being scheduled in our phone, we’ll actually finally get the big stuffed book this weekend.
Post # 7
We have an intimate (35pp) wedding and then a large (150+) Indian wedding. I’m only doing the planning for the small wedding, as my mum is a control-freak for the Indian wedding. For our small wedding, we have the venue “booked” (family backyard), caterer booked, florist booked, officiant booked, makeup/hair booked, dress bought, rentals list made (will be confirming in March), we are foregoing a DJ and just doing our own playlists, and I have most of the decor done already. We are doing e-invites and no save-the-dates, as we are close to everyone attending and they have been told the date already. We are booking the honeymoon in a few months.
Honestly none of it has been stressful at all, apart from dealing with my parents. So as long as I limit my contact with them, then I’m not stressed about the wedding.
Post # 8
blushingbee2019 : I love the idea of having the intimate wedding and then the large wedding separately! That’s great you have everything so well handled. I wish I had that much booked lol. I’ve thought about not doing a DJ and just making a playlist, but in the end we’ve decided to just get a DJ. We’re having a big wedding, though, and expecting a big dance party in the evening, so it makes sense.
OMG I totally forgot about hair and makeup! Lol thanks for reminding me. Okay so it’s just that, hotel blocks, transportation, and a DJ, and THEN I think I can stop stressing out. Hopefully I’ll have all that settled by the end of this month.
Post # 9
We are getting married at the beginning of August, so far we have booked our venue/catering, band, photobooth (its a vintage VW bus turned into a photobooth I think I am most excited about that – right after marrying the man of the dreams of course!), sent out the save the dates, picked out bridesmaid dresses, I ordered my dress, booked the hair and beauty portion for the big day, I think thats it so far! Next on the list is getting the dresses ordered for bridesmaids and picking out the guys clothes. I also haven’t met with a florist yet. We are ordering bulk flowers from costco for the centerpieces but my bouquet and the bridesmaids will be done by a professional. We have a very small wedding party – just our kids. Our wedding on the other hand ended up being a lot bigger than we thought – around 250 people invited so I’m kind of freaking about that!
I’m going to have to look into minted – having the invites already addressed sounds amazing!
Post # 10
We are getting married at the beginning of August, so far we have booked our venue/catering, band, photobooth (its a vintage VW bus turned into a photobooth I think I am most excited about that – right after marrying the man of the dreams of course!), sent out the save the dates, picked out bridesmaid dresses, I ordered my dress, booked the hair and beauty portion for the big day, I think thats it so far! Next on the list is getting the dresses ordered for bridesmaids and picking out the guys clothes. I also haven’t met with a florist yet. We are ordering bulk flowers from costco for the centerpieces but my bouquet and the bridesmaids will be done by a professional. We have a very small wedding party – just our kids. Our wedding on the other hand ended up being a lot bigger than we thought – around 250 people invited so I’m kind of freaking about that! I’m going to have to look into minted – having the invites already addressed sounds amazing!
Post # 11
We’re getting married in early August, and here’s what we’ve got done for our 30 person destination wedding in Asheville, NC…
-Booked the ceremony venue (all inclusive, so it includes photography/officiant/cake/etc)
-Booked the “reception” (the upper level of our favorite restaurant)
-Sent invitations, which is probably a huge no-no but since we’re only having a 6 month engagement and it’s literally all family, eh, they don’t care
-Bought a dress
-Got my wedding band
-Made the wedding website
Things we still need to do…
-Formally book hair and makeup (trying to decide if I want a trial)
-Find FI’s SS card (sigh)
-Buy favors (bottles of wine with custom labels)
-Book an Airbnb/VRBO
-Plan the rehearsal dinner (I’m washing my hands of it, ha, it’s all him)
-Buy FI’s wedding band (it’s picked out)
-Get our license (we’ll be going up there for the 4th of July weekend, so we’ll get it then)
-Try not to let people’s opinions drive me batty