Post # 32
Right on schedule so far, but now I’m in to the DIY stuff- wrapping the gifts in fabric, homemade fabric and ribbon cards, the favors. THEN I’ll start the "so you’re coming to our wedding in Vegas, here’s what you need to know" letter. I feel a little stressed not b/c there’s not a ton to do, but my schedule is pretty packed with 5x per week workouts, and I’m cycling again on the weekends, which leaves not a ton of time. I want most of this stuff done before the invites go out, to leave room for error. I have no patience for last minute hassles.
On the bright side, all the weight training has improved my performance on the bike, and seeing everything come together is pretty neat. With our tiny Destination Wedding, so much is still in my head. Seeing the blue fabrics around the house makes me smile.
Post # 33
I was stressing pretty bad a few weeks ago, but think I’ve got it under control now. We have been trying to do a few things each week. Luckily FH has been pretty helpful. Getting excited cause is getting close. My SIL is still addressing invites – hope to get them out mid-August. Hope that is not too late!
Post # 34
Everything done except-
Invitations-addressing & mailing-we are sending these out early in August
Ties for groomsmen-BM dresses came in, so now Fiance and I need to pick the ties for the groomsmen and hopefully find (or have made) a bow tie for my son who is the ring bearer. Guys are wearing navy jackets and khaki pants, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are a shade of claret so I’m hoping for a snazzy paisley of some sort.
Alterations for my gown bc my undergarment was backordered-have to have that in hand to be alterations done. Luckily, there won’t be much required-remove padding in the bust and (hopefully!) take it in some.
Final consultation with florist
Final consultation with our church hostess (sort of a coordinator) to finalize details of wedding day-where everyone is dressing, etc.
Final consultation with photographer-finalize list of "necessary" pictures
Final program review with officiant (I am diy these, on the computer at home, so no biggie there)
Pick up disposables from the wholesale dealer for the reception
Pay off wedding bands on layaway and make sure they are sized correctly
Get my groom’s wedding gift engraved (a signet ring for his right hand)
EVERYTHING else is completely done!
Post # 35
Today is the 100 day mark for me!! I cannot wait, it can’t get here soon enough. I have nothing major left to book or do besides the alterations on my gown, which I can’t do until September. I haven’t sent out the invitations yet but they are all put together, stamped, and addressed. Just waiting until it’s time to send them out! YAY!!!
Post # 36
I’m stressed to the Max. Now selling my Condo is becoming an issue. I’t’s down over 100,000 in price since the peak of the market. At least I didn’t pay the peak price.
Post # 37
How are you ladies doing? We hit our two month mark yesterday! Invitations are out, we got our first RSVPs today, my dress should be here by the end of the week…and it’s all starting to seem very real.
Post # 38
We’re a week behind you Eng so 8 weeks and 5 days left. All that’s left to do is get Fiance a suit. And finalise the chairs I only decided we needed last week – oops!
Post # 39
After spending 12 hours yesterday hand calligraphing my invitations, I have about 20 seals still to add, but they should be in the mail by noon! I feel so accomplished.
Now, if my ceremony musicians would get back in the country so we can sign a contract, I’d feel much better about only having 72 days left. (deep breath)
Post # 40
Just need to submit the newspaper announcement, meet once more for final flower/cake decor and pick some reception table friends, oh and the out of town basket. I’ll wait for the seating chart until after RSVP deadline but got a semi-one done on spreadsheet. Let the showers begin!! 🙂
Post # 41
I still have 50 invitations to address and I’ve been stuck out of town for work for over a week now! Without weekends and evenings to get these done I might have to resort to clear labels for the last 50, but I really really don’t want to! I will be home mid-day on the 9th and want to mail them on the 12th so I will have to just crank them out!!
I swear we should be able to take wedding leave before and after the wedding just like you get maternity leave. Work is definitely getting in the way!! ha
Post # 42
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
I have a whole lot left to do, but hopefully my list is manageable! You other ladies sound like you’re in good shape!
Post # 43
I sent out my invites last Thursday! That was HUGE. Now I just have to:
- Compile the ipod songlist
- Print programs, menus, and Out of Town materials
- Assemble Out of Town bags
- Make cookies for Out of Town – could be a HUGE mistake!:)
- Buy dads & moms gifts – all other gifts are even WRAPPED!
- Fix “borrowed” veil
- Confirm times for all vendors (all shot lists, floral items, and ceremony wording is confirmed)
- Pick up dress
- Do seating chart/lodging
- Print all reception signage
- Assemble hanging lanterns for reception area
- Make day-of schedule for vendors and bridal party
- Pack everything up!
- Finish planning and pack for honeymoon
- Finish shower thank you notes
OMG – is that it?! I don’t know how I got so much randomly done before now. Maybe a bridal freak out can be skipped?! Who knew…