Post # 1
I just looked at my wedding website and it’s telling me that my November 9th wedding date is only 110 days away now. Getting SO close to the double digits. I’m not feeling panicky as of yet as I think I’m a bit ahead of the game. Venue is locked down, florist booked, photographer booked, celebrant booked, “day of” coordinator booked, cake designer booked, my dress arrived and is at the store waiting for alterations, bridesmaid dresses have arrived and will be going for alterations in awhile, groom and groomsmen suits bought, lanterns for centrepieces bought, lanterns for lining the ceremony aisle bought, hairstylist/makeup artist booked, DJ booked, favours selected and will be ordered a month before, wedding bands to be ordered in August, etc, etc. The rest left to do seems to be little things. Our wedding a a semi-destination wedding (2 hours out of town in a ski village) so we decided to send invitations out early in lieu of save the dates, so our people can plan ahead. So those were sent out last week. It felt so good to get them put in the mailbox!
How are the rest of you doing? Is there anything you are worried you’ll forget? Are any of you doing a “to do” checklist to keep your heads on straight? What has been your most favourite part of the planning so far?
Post # 3
You’ve accomplished so much! we haven’t finalized favors or sent the invitations yet, FI just picked groomsmen so they’re definitely not ready and my dress doesn’t arrive until next week. Our wedding is also about 2 hours away, for that semi destination feel.
I’m starting to become quite nervous. I do have a checklist and really hope I haven’t forgotten too many things. I just recently added items for designing programs, preparing welcome bags and planning group transportation to the rehearsal dinner (we just switched to an off-site location).
my vendors tell me I don’t need to worry, that I have plenty of time. I sure hope they’re right! 🙂
Post # 4
@hersheybride2013: i think i was trying to get a ton of stuff done so i didn’t end up spending my entire summer working on wedding stuff and not able to be out and about relaxing in the sunshine. needless to say, i have still spent a few evenings this summer sending out emails, prepping DIY stuff and whatnot. my BMs and groom have been useless with helping out with most things, so I have my trustworthy mom helping me out with everything and that planning needs to go on her busy schedule. ah well.
how many welcome bags are you going to be doing? what kind of stuff do you plan to put in them? i’ve heard of people doing this, but i wasn’t sure what exactly to be putting in something like that.
your vendors are right! pleeeenty of time! or at least we can keep telling that to ourselves as i definitely know what you mean about feeling quite nervous. 🙂
Post # 5
We plan on ~30 bags, for those guests that stay at the hotel. We will include bottles of water, homemade cookies (our venue won’t allow outside food so we can’t have a cookie table), a bottle of beer from the local brewery plus a koozie that says “To have and to hold and keep your drink cold”, and a local postcard. The hotel already gives out local maps and info on local attractions.
Our summer is definitely packed with planning – lots of short trips to meet with vendors plus all the parties. You were smart to get things done early!
Post # 6
I’m stressed. I keep going from feeling good to stressed out. We ordered our invitations last week and I’m a nervous wreck about them. I feel like I didn’t get any input from anyone on them. Then I was telling my mom we ordered them and what decisions I’d made and all I got was “you shouldn’t have done this, you should have done this instead, etc”. Well, then you should have told me that before! So I’m nervous how they’ll look or what people will think. They shipped yesterday.
Where I live, it’s traditional to have a “Social”. I know lots of people don’t agree with it, but honestly I only did it because it’s what people like. I’ve been asked “When’s your social” more times than I have about the wedding. It’s in a month and it’s my biggest headache right now.
-I need to figure out who to hire for makeup.
-Need to figure out the cake flavour.
-Need to book transportation.
I think those are the biggest things right now besides the invitations and some DIY projects.
My most favourite part of the planning so far? I guess dress shopping. I love my dress. I wish I could try it on right now. It would make me excited instead of stressed!
Post # 7
I think we are doing OK – everything is sort of done! Its just the crafting now… ugh. I have all the bits for it – just have to do it!