(Closed) How are my October ladies doing?

posted 11 years ago in October 2009
Post # 17
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Feeling a little stressed working on our invitations… I feel like I’m running behind since October is coming up fast! Especially trying to plan a wedding in a different state, it seems a lot harder to get things done without making it a big trek out there.

I know I’ll feel better when these are done and out…. *sigh*

Post # 18
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183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Feeling very stressed. Can’t believe there are just over 80 days to go!

There is a decent amount done though I guess. We have: the church, the venue (which also will be making all the food including the cake and is all picked out), the rehearsal dinner site, the DJ, the photographer, the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and Flower Girl dress are ordered, the tuxes picked out, wording for invites and all the pieces are at the stationer getting proofs made (although I have to finish the map and send that out ASAP), we know what favors we want, went to Pre-Cana and went to 1 of 3 mentor couple meetings but the other meetings are already scheduled, garter and champagne glasses purchased, swag for the staircase at the reception, honeymoon booked, and I have my first fitting this week where I also need to order my shoes (getting them dyed BLUE!), but I know the heel height will be fine so I just need to take a pair that is comparable.

Still need to do: Finalize and order flowers, get passport, decide on centerpieces (non-floral) and buy materials, rent linens, mail invites, finish and send wedding party info packets (so people get an idea of at least everyone else’s names and some notion as to what will being happening when after they get here since practically everyone is OOT), purchase attendant gifts, programs, purchase/make favors, figure out who is baking what cookies and bake them, decide on Out of Town bags purchase materials and put them together, seating chart, get all parent and grandparent wedding photos and photos of relatives that away very recently, find hair/makeup artist, select ceremony music, select ushers, gift bearers and readers, find hair accessory and jewelry for me and bridesmaids, whew.

I think a lot of the stress is coming from me not having a job yet and trying to shop around for the absolute best deals.  Its hard trying to even find something PT to supplement since I have been going between states quite a bit (FH is in one state along with mentor couple, parents and wedding in another). Otherwise I think the centerpieces, linens, hair/makeup, Out of Town bags and attendant gifts would all be done now. My mother is also proving to be very difficult in working with me to get things done (like I find a good deal and she scoffs at it or how she won’t order her dress for some unknown reason). Oh well, just keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out.

Post # 19
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2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Less than 3 mos to go!  Feeling good at this point.  Big thing on the list in the next week is to book honeymoon.  By the end of the month I also want to select ceremony readings and music so that we can have our programs printed off.  Otherwise, I feel pretty good!  My mom has been super helpful lately….

Post # 20
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! 76 days, omgomgomgomg. I’veEverything is under control, I’m just excited and nervous. A full year and a bit more of wedding planning and it’s nearly here! Whoa…  Otherwise, we are fully under control. But man, it’s go time!

Post # 21
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Star, I’m so impressed you already sent out invites. I feel sooo behind on that. Last week we finalized the design and this week we’re waiting for her proposal to make them. Hopefully they are done in time. My planner said they should go out by Aug. 24th

Post # 22
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Passing the 3 month mark is pretty exciting! I am definitely starting to feel more stressed, but once I finish my invites I will feel MUCH better!

 

Post # 23
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1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is anybody else, just ready to get things over with?  I think because I’ve planned for about 9 months and done a lot of the planning by myself, mainly because I’ve had plenty of down time at work, I’m about to the limit.  Good news is, there isn’t much left to do!  Biggest thing we have left is to get the guys fitted for their tuxes.  The rest is just little things like a few decorations here and there and still trying to find ring bearer pillows that I like!  Found the cutest pumpkin baskets for my flower girls last week and am looking for either orange or a fall print with orange and leaves for the ring bearer’s pillow!!  I’m just ready to marry the man of my dreams and get on that plane to Hawaii!!!!  Good luck with the rest of the October brides!!! 

Post # 25
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2022 posts
Buzzing bee

@stormy – I am so ready for it to be our wedding day!!!

When is everyone else sending out invites?  We’re planning to send them out the second week of August and requesting a Sept. 15 RSVP deadline. 

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

October 11th is closer than it has any right to be!

Invitations are going out August 1; this morning I made a list of all the things that have to be done still and it is painfully large.  Now, granted, many of those things don’t really matter, and if they don’t get done it’s no biggie (making a card box: really, any basket will do; decorations: it’s an outdoor wedding so really, going more casual will do; that kind of thing).  But they’re still on the list.  And "dress fitting" and "strapless bra" and "two more hours of reception playlist" DO matter.

Happily, just in time to stem the tide of my freak-out, my company’s given everyone free Moon Pies.  Neat!

Post # 27
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Erindesmar: Me too; I’m planning to send out the invites 8/17/09, exactly 2 months before the wedding date.

Post # 28
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82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I still have alot to do, but just worried about one lone bridesmaid that has not gotten their dress…and its on sale for $99!!! AHHHH. And I NEED to finish my DIY invites, but I got to rest this week-end and had my first bridal shower…so exciting!

Post # 29
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439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve been slacking on the remaining details – lots left to do, but I just felt it wasn’t close enough to the big day… but now I need to go full speed ahead and get ‘er done! *lol* Lots to do, lots to do – and really I just want it to be October already! 😉

Post # 30
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48 posts
Newbee

@Erindesmar: We’re also hoping for the 2nd week of August and have a Sept. 14 RSVP date. I just hope we get the invites in time!

 

Post # 31
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Blushing bee

I’m hoping to send out invites the first week of Aug and request back by Sept 1st, I need to give my caterer a head count 30 days out and would like to have a little time to call those I haven’t heard from.

 

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