Post # 1
We are having a semi destination wedding. I’m from the caribbean and most of my family lives out there so it makes sense to have the wedding there.
I am so excited because we just booked the tickets for us and his inmediate family as well as my inmediate family that live nearby.
The wedding is on June 23rd, this is what we have:
*Reception site and food
*DJ, Photographer, and Videographer deposit paid
*My BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor have their dresses
*Decided on flowers and themes
*Received the wedding invitations and got the envelopes addressed
*Got my shoes and head band
This is what I’m missing:
*Still waiting to receive my dress and alter
*Buy a veil
*BMs to alter their dresses
*Choose the dress for the flower girls
*Order the wedding favors
*Decide on the flavor of the cake (already chose the design)
*Finalize the design for the bouquet
There’s still so much to plan but I feel like I’m getting there.
How are you bees doing so far?
Post # 3
done: dress- waiting for it to come. should be this month
bridesmaid dresses- april is when they are suppose to come
ring bearer pillows flower girl baskets
centerpieces done(minus the table name frame(groom to be needs to paint them)
dj pick,photographer picked,venue for reception and church picked cakes picked
candy bar glasses- all but one is bought,
need to do
address invites, get flower girl dress, mob,mog and step mob dresses,honeymoon (groom to be responsible) get passport made,music play list, ceremony music, premartial counseling, prenup,find dress for bridal shower and rehersal dinner, shoes and veil(if i am going to wear one) pick hair style to trial runs. candy purchases and togo boxes need to be bought umm transportation.. i think thats it,,,
Post # 4
invites are done!!!!!!thank God almighty!!!!!! 6 hours of work and a few melt downs it is done!!!!!!! they are going in the mail tomorrow so i dont need to look at those pain in the butt items. today i got my wedding flip flops for reception. gonna pick up glitter and glitter the sides of the flip flops. next weekend i wil be putting gemstone embellishments on the top portion.. picking up last margarita glass tommorow. start my teeth whitening and tan once this month. got few parties to go to that inlaws are hosting need to look decent.
Post # 5
I feel like everytime I finish something theres 5 more things that went wrong, I forgot or needs something else added to it. sigh.
I am done with everything except:
- making and addressing invitations
- figuring out who our flower girl is… complicated story
- having my bridesmaids buy their dresses
- redo my centerpieces
- finish buying the candy for the buffet
- finish up a few DIY’s
- do the seating chart
- meet with the DJ/ make song lists
- have my dress altered
- plan the bach party since it seems It’s up to me
- get our passports (I also need a new birth certificate and social security card)
- pay everything off
Post # 6
mailed the invites, ordered the cake topper yay! kinda forgot about that detail. lol. started my teeth whitening process now… tanned this morning… i forgot how senstive my skin is to the fake and bake.. its been two years since my last fake and bake visit. last year i went to st thomas and became a very uncomfortable lobster because i forgot to pretan… this year i dont want that to happen in fiji… i still need to do my passport…
Post # 7
you mailed the invites? I’ve been wanting to do that but everyone tells me its too early even for a destination wedding!
That reminds me I have to start the teeth whitening
Post # 8
Chair covers w/sash
Knife and server
Flowers for cake
Table number stands
Thank you cards
Cake ( I go in soon )
Cost of Tux (Fiance and son)
Trial Hair and makeup
Wedding day hair and makeup
I am almost done…Thank Goodness!
Post # 9
DONE: My dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, suit, catering, venue, minister, miscellaneous food (cotton candy machine, etc), guest list
IN PROGRESS: decorations in general, cake (waiting for my appt but know what i want), invitations (almost done, will mail at the beginning of april)
NOT STARTED: rings, teeth whitening! (gah didn’t even think of that!), shoes, ringbearer outfit, flower girls outfit, marriage license/premarital counseling (of course I have to wait for that anyway)
Post # 11
yup mailed them got 7 rsvps back… they went out monday. got a rsvps on tuesday(that couple got theirs on sunday at church). 3came wednesday, 1 thursday none on friday and two on satuday.. i made my seating arrangement -eveyone has a spot guests who havent responded are highlighted, guest who are coming are not.. so far i havent gotten any nos.
Post # 12
yesterday i checked off the flower girl dress– got my daughters at burlington coat facoty for 32.99. easter dresses amd communion dresses are a cheap way for a traditional flower girl dress.. cake topper arrived on friday.
Post # 13
got the last margarita glass. got 14 brushes for a dollar for the shoe glitz party. need to get glitter tomorrow– micheals is having 50% coupons so i printed a bunch..makin lots of trips to multiple locations lol. they alsohave foam board 2 for 3 dollars–this is gonna be for the table arangement charts. will be making a hair barrette for flower girl too..
Post # 14
SO far we have:
Venue, DJ, Photographer, Baker, Food/Booze, Wedding Dress, Save the Dates done, working on the invitations, almost done collecting centerpiece stuff, honeymoon’s booked
Still have to get:
Bridesmaids dresses, brides accessories, gifts for wedding party, stuff for welcome bags for guests, favors, groom & mens wear, the rest of the centerpiece stuff so I can get on the DIY part of it, wedding bands, need a justice of the peace, been working on florists…
I know there’s more *sigh* We’re doing a Destination Wedding that’s about 3 and 1/2 hours away from our home- we live in NY and getting married in VT. Still trying to force myself to settle on colors! BAH!!! BUT I’m getting SO EXCITED!!! 😀
Post # 15
Cripes, you guys, it’s coming up really fast! Like just over 100 days fast! Ahhhhhhh.
I am currently working on invites and music (literally right now). Fiance finally asked his 2nd groomsman today…whew!
Post # 16
This month I’m working on:
- Bouquets – done! (Silk flowers from Michael’s 40% off sale last weekend)
- Dress alterations – started
- Buying my new pair of shoes – started looking
- Centerpieces – started, need supplies for another mockup because I changed my mind again, haha
- Meeting with the caterer to choose our menu in 2 weeks
- Making invitation mockups
- Tableware rentals
- Asking remaining friendors – makeup/hair person and reception emcee
Things I still need to do:
- Finalize linens with venue
- Finalize wine list with venue
- Wedding weekend hotel room(s) for us and bridal party
- Cobble together a must-have photos list for photographer
- Finalize day-of timeline
- Erm…write the ceremony and our vows
That’s all I can think of for now, I’m sure there’s a bajillion more things outstanding that I’m forgetting about!