Post # 17
@shertz1981- my Save-The-Date Cards went out in December since everyone is Out of Town, so I’m in the early boat with you!
I need to find some inspiration to jump back into the planning phase. All the big stuff was done what seems like forever ago, so I think I’m left with the details. I just ordered the flower girl dresses and want to find fuchsia shoes for them to wear. I really need to find a couple of days to sneak away from work and travel to our wedding location so I can finalize the meal & beverages for the reception, meet with the florist to finalize centerpiece options, and meet the photographer. I also need to figure out where to have our RSVP’s sent if our house doesn’t sell within the next month so I can then have our invitations printed!
Oh, and the people from the salon I go to who volunteered to travel to the wedding do my hair and make up just told me they might not be able to take a Saturday off, so I need to find someone to do the bridal party’s hair. I’m not willing to wait around to see if it will all work out. I would have though they would have cleared the day off when they asked me five months ago. grrrr….
Post # 18
One more fun thing out of the way … I think I have both my shower outfits (pending how the purple dress fits). I need a dove grey cardi for the one-shoulder dress, though.
For my shower in CT:
For my shower in DC:
Post # 19
Hi everyone! First post here – just looked at the calendar and realised there are only FOUR MONTHS to go! Total freak out… So I thought I’d get chatting to some fellow brides to help move me along 🙂
So far we have –
Caterer (http://www.morans.co.uk) Yum!
Photographer (http://www.lightoverwater.co.uk) Love!
Cake – DSIL-to-be! (http://www.londoncake.co.uk)
Dress & bridesmaid dresses (7! Eek! Serves me right for being overly sentimental, but I got a fab bargain – only £25.50 each)
… And that’s it! This weekend I’m planning to assemble the invitations, as our friends are getting married in ten days and we didn’t want to muscle in with ours until theirs was done!
How’s everyone getting on?
@shertz1981 – beautiful outfits! I love the way you guys do bridal showers – so much more sophisticated than our hen nights! 😉 I think I’ll have to adopt the idea when my Maid/Matron of Honor gets married!
Post # 20
4 months to go!!!! Fiance and I went to dinner to celebrate…tee hee.
We also ordered invitations and we’re plugging away at the to-do list. 4 months will go by LIKE THAT!
Post # 21
Happy four months to us all! This month I’m going to finish booking my vendors and throw myself into invitations and assorted DIY projects for the remaining time. I’m hoping to be done-done with everything (except guest count and seating) in three months. Here’s hoping!
Post # 22
Ok… I had a mild freak out today.. FOUR MONTHS!!!!!!!
Post # 23
Hey date twins! =]
I have the church, the cake, cake topper, dress in layaway, shoes, centerpiece decorations, paper lanterns, shower dates confirmed, shower invitations, wedding invitations, personalized napkins, and some DIY stuff upstairs that REALLY needs to be tackled ASAP.
I feel soooo stressed out because I dont have any Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, flowergirl dresses, junior Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, their shoes, men’s suits, aisle runner, OR programs in progress! I have picked out a few Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but one of my Maid/Matron of Honor is so darn picky, she doesnt like anything!
Hope the rest of your planning goes smoothly, I’m sure hoping mine does!!
Post # 24
Hey everybody! I’m happy too and happy four months to go!
I’ve gotten my std’s halfway sent out now and will post pics tomorrow! They’re so cute! Found the exact font match and color for the addressing of them on the front of the envelope.
Think I found THE florist for the biggie stuff and am now in talks w/an event company for linens and draping my open-air venue (arched areas)for the reception overlooking the beach!
Getting ready to go to dinner tonight w/FI at one of our fave spots (Sugo!). have a fabulous weekend!
tomorrow sleeves are being rolled up all day to work on house and get to moving. I slacked off today. But did do 2 miles!
Post # 25
For some reason I keep putting off those darn invites. I think it’s because I’m bummed the punch I got can’t be done from the top and has to be on the bottom. 🙁
Spent most of Sunday soaking beer bottles, cleaning, scraping, sanitizing. Bottle Trial #2 tonight. Gotta make trial #3 soon! Realized I have to start drinking my Woodchuck Draft Cider or I won’t have enough bottles for the apple cider we’re making for the 21 and under.
I am def starting to feel the pressure. I think I will feel loads better once I get my a$$ moving on the invites. Get the flower girl dresses and Bridesmaid or Best Man dress situation resolved. Le sigh.
Post # 26
I’m a August 7th bride too! I am procrastinating with my invites too. Why did I ever decide to DIY?? LOL! I meet with FMIL’s friend who is printer on Wednesday.
Just finished sending out STD’s. Currently looking for flowergirl dress. Finished a template for water bottle labels….now to have them printed and affixed to the bottles…lol!
Post # 27
Where did you end up getting your labels? I’m still looking for cheaper. 🙂
Post # 28
@Gerbera: I used the template online at this website http://ruffledblog.com/2009/04/entry-25-diy-water-bottle-labels/
I placed packaging tape over the labels for the glossy effect. I printed the labels on regular printing paper. Water bottles I used were Nestle. HTH!
Post # 29
Ruffled has some good diy elements imho! Come hang on the ATL board tilapia!
Post # 30
@Bellenga: Will do! Heading over there now
Post # 31
Hey date twins!
What do I have done… let’s see…
- Groom? Check.
- Bride? Check.
- Venue, food and accommodations? Check.
- Wedding party? Check.
- Ladies’ dresses? One has hers in the works, the three others are still sorting out theirs.
- My dress? To be ordered this weekend. I was holding off for a number of reasons, but have found a dress that I really love. 🙂
- Groom’s clothes? We know what we want, but haven’t gone to find them yet.
- Photographer? Check. Originally it was going to be a friend of ours, but my uncle (a former photo-journalist and amazing photog!) has offered to do the photos for us. A very generous offer, and an unexpected but appreciated one.
- Wedsite? Check. All set to add the RSVP form (thanks Google Sites and Documents and all you can do!)
- Bachelorette gathering? Check – friends took me to the local circus school! *happydance*
- Bachelor gathering? Check – trip to Montreal this past weekend.
- Bridal shower/party/gathering? Check – going to my parents’ for the May long weekend for an open house celebration.
- Cake? Not ordered yet, but we’re likely going to get a small cake for the “cake cutting” and a bunch of great desserts from a patisserie (fancy term for a bake shop) down the street. Very excited about that! 🙂
- Cake topper? Check. I highly recommend The Girl in Yellow!
- Invitations? Check.
We did informal Save-The-Date Cards with family and friends, as well as phone calls and e-mails to those we weren’t sure about whether they’d be able to make the trip to Halifax for the wedding.
Only 112 days to go! Woo hoo!