(Closed) I think its time for an update!! October '14 bees!

posted 5 years ago in October 2014
Post # 3
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@kansas_nurse:  Hey, you’ve been super-organised!




– Got most of the bridal party sorted

– Booked the church and reception venue

– Booked the photographer

– Bought my dress (just this last Saturday!)

– Picked out my ring, hopefully should be ordering it tomorrow



To-do in the next couple of months:

– start looking around florists to get quotes for bouquets, and talk to lady who decorates the church about doing flowers for the ceremony.


It’s all very exciting!

Post # 4
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

We’ve been VERY busy πŸ™‚
so far we have:
– Reception w/ Catering
– DJ
– Officiant
– Ceremony musicians
– Cake (though haven’t signed the contract yet since my mom is buying this for us
– wedding dress
– lighting (no contract signed yet since we don’t have the ceremony location yet)
– Flowers
– Colors/Theme
– Bridal party
– bridesmaids dresses picked out
– guest list nearly finalized
– rough draft of the timeline
… I feel like i’m missing stuff
In August we meet with our top 3 photographers πŸ™‚

I can’t stop doing wedding related things, and my mom isn’t any help! πŸ˜€ 
Gawh! I love every moment of planning!  

Post # 5
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well, I have already been engaged for 14 months now so most of what i have done already was done last year.

So far:

– ceremony/reception venue booked

– photographer booked (our engagement photos are tomorrow!)

– dress is ordered! (ordered in May)

– Shoes bought

– Made my own statement necklace

– bought a few gifts for the BM’s. When I see something nice and on sale, I don’t pass it up- got them each robes (for $11 each!) and a couple of necklaces so far

– MIL’s gift (she picked out earrings that were one of a kind and the last ones… she drooled over them so I went back and got them)

– Have met with about 6 different caterers. Waiting to her back from a few more before we book that

That’s it I think… Goal is to book caterer and DJ this summer. Then the big stuff is DONE,details can be hashed out next year and decor and stuff will be contracted for rental just after xmas

Post # 6
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh wow, y’all are making me feel like a slacker, lol.  I’ve been engaged since September and I haven’t booked anything yet.  I know who I want for everything, except maybe my DJ, just nothing set in stone.  I should probably get on it though.

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve been engaged since last July (Friday the 13th…) and pretty much just started this month. My dress was the first thing I got. Here’s a picture of a model wearing it because why not πŸ™‚

I’ve also found a potential venue and photographer. I’ll be meeting up with both of them on Monday (wedding is about an hour out of town for me so I want to get this all done in one go). If all goes well, the venue I’m looking at includes ceremony + reception + officiant + catering + day-of coordinator… I seriously hope I get it. The venue has 5 rooms of different sizes. They only have one room left on October 18th, and it just happens to be the room size we need.

I really hope this works out, I just wanna look at pictures of flowers all day.

Post # 9
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@kansas_nurse:  you’ve done loads! People always look at me like I’m kinda crazy when I tell them I’ve started planning!

I have done a few things…

Booked venue
Bought dress
Bought supplies for DIY invites
Booked photographer
Booked DJ
Ordered chair sashes
I’ve been getting quotes for favours, cake, flowers, cars, rings (met with an amazing ring designer on Monday!). I want to start ordering/booking more things but I’m focussing on getting the best price I can possibly get so lots of haggling until I commit! 

Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@kansas_nurse:  I was not planning to get my dress this early AT ALL! My mom just really wanted to go shopping with me, and… well, there it was.

I’m honestly a little sad that I didn’t get to try on more dresses, haha. But it just wouldn’t seem right if you know what I mean?

Also, re: planning time — I actually had to change my wedding date because my (hopeful) photographer AND venue were booked on the one I’d originally wanted (October 4, not sure if my profile still says that). I actually didn’t think it would be a problem this far in advance… I really should have done my homework!

Unfortunately it’s making my mom start to get a bit of a premature planning bug. She asked me yesterday if I’ve started researching hair salons. Oi.

Post # 13
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Haha. I’m glad I’m not the only one there πŸ˜€ I’m an only child, so my mother’s getting pretty into it.

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