(Closed) Hey August 7 Brides! Whacha Doin?

posted 10 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are sending out our Save-The-Date Cards on Monday. We have our invitation proofs and just need to make a few changes, then they will be done and here in about a week!

Got measured for my dress while I was home, so that’s out of the way. Just need to lose the poundage.

Bought the flower girl wand ribbons and downs yesterday, so that was exciting! Lots of ribbon, and the guy at Joanns let me use like, 4 coupons so he took 10$ off my total! I didn’t ask him, he just scanned all the ones on the sheet, lol.

I need to find a DJ. That’s a serious and pressing issue, apparently (and according to my mom).

Oh, and we chose a cake baker. That was the hardest decision in the world!

Post # 5
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’ve got everything (venue, photography, DJ, flowers) confirmed.  We sent out our Save-The-Date Cards super early haha.  My friend is in the beginning process of designing our invites.  My bridesmaids just ordered their dresses so right now it’s just writing lists and finishing up our few DIY projects (tissue pomanders and paper mache lanterns)

Post # 6
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hi date twins! 🙂

i did a bunch of the planning in the first few months we got engaged, so i’m at the slow stage of planning now, which is good because i have enough going on with figuring out grad school, moving to new york, apartment hunting, job searching for fi….

std’s went out about a month ago, but there were some wrong addresses that got returned to us and some addresses we still needed to track down…we just approved the final proof for our invites on friday, so that’s exciting! and the order for bridesmaid dresses went in a few days ago.

we still need to chose a baker/decide if we’re doing cupcakes, which we’re leaning towards, but i want to try some more cake (because why not eat more and more cake??)

i bought shoes yesterday!! i’d been looking sort of slowly, and found a pair at a store yesterday that’s pretty much perfect! they weren’t in my size so i’ll get them mid-week in the mail…and a skirt for engagement photos and a dress for my bridal shower and other people’s weddings and rehearsal dinners (it’s a big wedding year, besides us!)

hmmm and i talked to the lady who cuts my hair about doing trials for my hair/make-up in june…we haven’t talked about cost yet, which makes me nervous, and she’s kind of pushy in general, but there will still be time to find someone else if she falls through in june (right??)

Post # 8
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re busy with premarital counseling.  Today is our 5th session, and I think we’ll be doing 8 or 9 overall.  It’s sort of a slow period, since we secured a lot of our vendors a few months ago.

We’re going to buy invitations toward the end of the month, and I have been working on some DIY response cards and enclosures.  I have a handful of other DIY projects in the works.

Tomorrow is my hair and makeup trial to see if I want to book this stylist to do my hair & makeup the day of.  I’m excited about that!

We’re planning an iPod playlist instead of a DJ, and we are slowly pulling that together.  It’s sort of the ongoing DIY project that just won’t finish.  Haha!

Our engagement pictures are scheduled for the beginning of April, but I am busy acquiring props to use for them.  🙂

My bridesmaids are pulling together details for a memorial day weekend bachelorette party and bridal shower….so that’s exciting, too.

Post # 9
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I need to make a list of everything we have done, ‘kay?

I have done:

– Church

– Officiant

– Reception Site

– Caterer

– Cakery

– Photographer

– Invitations

– Dress

– Florist


I randomly started feeling SUPER behind this morning so I needed a reality check!

Post # 10
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The big drama at the moment is bridesmaid dress, color, no less! *rolleyes*

Working actively on the home brew.

Really got to kick in high gear on finalizing our invite design because I want to start printing them in small batches.
Really got to get going on all the other DIY projects as well.

Things will really start moving next month but for this month we had some other stuff going on.

And oh! find an officiant. Oddly enough I’m not too concerned about this one. Either way I’m sure I’ll find someone.

Post # 11
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey date twins!

Well we finally started to register yesterday.  We spent over an hour at Bed Bath and Beyond and at that point I was DONE with registering and then I looked at our registry and it only had 20 items on it!  Well next week we are Crate and Barrel bound, wish us luck.

Stuff that’s already done inclues booked venue, reception, Justice of the Peace, photographer, DJ, honeymoon, and bought our bands.

On our to-do list for the rest of the month:  start working on invititaions, florist consult, and our tasting!

I am so ready for this planning to be over!

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have done the following:


reception hall





Bridesmaid dresses

My dress

flower girl dresses


my ring : still need to get his

assembled the invites( just working on addresses)



planned the bridal shower 

my headpiece

cake topper

We are still needing to get all of the pieces needed for our centerpieces. But I am taking a break for now while i’m on sprink break.

Post # 13
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi date twins!

Man, I jumped the gun … my Save-The-Date Cards went out in January! But 90 percent of our guest list is out of town, sooo …

This is what we have done:

  • Save-The-Date Cards out
  • Shower dates confirmed
  • Bachelorette party date confirmed
  • Premarital counseling done
  • Photograhper booked
  • Videographer booked
  • Florist booked
  • Photo booth booked
  • Band booked
  • Ketubah chosen
  • Bridesmaids dresses chosen
  • Flower girl dresses chosen
  • MOB dress chosen
  • Wedding coordinator booked
  • Hair/makeup trial booked
  • Registries completed (well sort of … stuff keeps going OOS)
  • Invitations chosen
  • Tasting scheduled
  • Tuxes chosen but not ordered

Choosing the wedding rings iis the next big thing. I destroyed my ankle about 5 months ago, so not quite ready to shop for shoes!!!

Post # 14
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi Date Twins!

We just got our wedding cake done – and that was my last “big” thing! In the next few months I need to:

Find a hair stylist/MUA

Do hair trial/ mu trial

Find jewelry for the big day

Finish Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts

Nag the guys to get tuxes

Finalize music with DJ

Finalize menu with caterer

Meet with photographer

Buy Candy for our Candy Buffet


I’m feeling pretty good overall, I’ve been planning eight hours away, so I had to do a lot of stuff all at once! I can’t believe we’re getting so close! Now I really need to get my weight loss in action!

Post # 15
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh! And pick and buy our invites! That’s an important one!!!

Post # 16
380 posts
Helper bee

My big task right now is the DJ.  I just finished obsessing over the rings and think I know what I want now (but of course, that could change).

And I still have to find bridesmaid dresses!  That one is kind of the most nagging wedding detail on my brain right now.  I didn’t know finding bridesmaid dresses would be harder than finding my wedding dress.

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