Post # 1
Just sending a sweet hello to the other August 7, 2010 brides out there! Are you knee deep into planning yet?
We’re sending off the std’s this week and then going to begin the planning for the invitations next w/the designer!
We’ve got our photographer, venues, and only to confirm florist soon. I have a friendor who’s a local florist and designer who’s helping me make some mossy seashell pomanders and going to get the bouts and bm bouquets from an etsy designer (shells) and my bouquet is going to be ready today and it’s going to be gorgeous! (Romantic Flowers-Kimberly Aurora Kapur is making it) Yes it’s a seashell bouquet!
Last thing on my list is the dress, which will be purchased early next month. I’m doing good on the diet, going to try to crank out another 10 lbs before I go to select the dress~
It’s going well here in GA. Our beachy wedding is coming together! Now to update the blog when I have the time 🙂
Wishing all of my date twins happy planning!
Post # 3
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 # 4
I’ve got to go and see if I can finish up some of the stuff, yes including the wands too! I’m totally torn b/w the wands and a firefly basket that I saw from an etsy vendor. It’s so cute!
Oh, I made the drink monograms (cute little circles with our logo and fun day of wedding logos on them (including the crazy cute sign that’s symbolic for Pensacola) on them to dress up the cocktails and drinks!
going to use the template from my designer to diy the menus, and also to diy the cupcake recipe cards for the reception from my grandma’s recipe!
Things are good. Just got to solidify florist soon. We really need to go do our site visit, but can’t do it until school lets out now. Alot is goin’ on. Gimme a call btw.
Hugs to all our date twins!!!
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
that does remind me..I’m going to get a hair re-do very soon. I’ve let it grow, but am wanting a bit more layers for the wedding and a color tweak.
I’m also going to start getting facials and having a bit of tanning (spray on, I’m a safe chickie and in health care) started then too. Will also be seeking soon a hairstylist. Not sure if about makeup, but might get one just b/c I hate putting on false eyelashes. I’m used to doing my makeup myself (courtesy of being in Miss America/USA stuff back in college), but prob can swing the eyelashes. Just want bigger eyes in pics.
I’m in somewhat of a lull too. But it’s a good lull. I’ll be going wedding nuts this time next month! Just have to get through 3 weeks..(child custody issue regarding the wacky ex). it’ll all be good come April 15!
Post # 8
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
I need to make a list of everything we have done, ‘kay?
I have done:
– Reception Site
I randomly started feeling SUPER behind this morning so I needed a reality check!
Post # 10
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
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
We have done the following:
flower girl dresses
my ring : still need to get his
assembled the invites( just working on addresses)
planned the bridal shower
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
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
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
Oh! And pick and buy our invites! That’s an important one!!!
Post # 16
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.