(Closed) July 2013 brides are you done planning?

posted 7 years ago in July 2013
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wow, yeah this has all become very real for me. Even though we have almost everything done, we’re still hammering out details. Wedding planning took a backseat for a while since we’re in the middle of buying a house. But now looking at how fast the wedding is approaching, we have some tasks to get done! Things I still have left to do are…

Dress alterations (had originally planned on a friend of a friend but she doesn’t have time so now I have to go to a local shop)

Finish the flower girl basket

Buy the food service items – my family and I are doing the food

Find parent, vendor, Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen gifts

Finish rehearsal dinner invites 

Schedule hair/makeup trial

Finish up the ceremony with the officiant

I’m feeling a little stressed today!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrsstreetman:  What do you have yet to do? My venue said I didn’t look that far behind after my consultation with them (they provide a day-of coordinator). I think if you have the big stuff booked like venue, officiant, catering, and bar service, and clothing, you can pull the rest out in a pinch if need be.

Part of my problem is that Fiance doesn’t want me to pick the vest and pants I want the guys to wear because he thinks they are too expensive & they can’t be rented (they have to be bought) and they come out to be about $200 for the whole outfit, including shoes. I think it’s dumb that they can’t spend that much considering that my BM’s are from Florida & I live in MI and they have to pay to fly up here, plus their outfits cost a little over $100, and they also have to get their hair done.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Kat:  I have nothing for the day-of coordinated! I have lots of ideas in my head, but dont have them planned out with how they will go time-wise. I have some crafting to do still, and I am DIYing my flowers the day of.

As for the groomsmen…tell them to suck it up! $200 for an outfit that they get to keep?! That’s a really good price! My groomsmen are renting a vera wang tux for $200 each and all they get to keep are the socks! Explain to your Fiance that what they’re getting is well worth the price whether it was rented or bought, but considering they keep it, its definitely a bargain! 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrsstreetman:  Thanks for the validation on the groomsmen attire! I was starting to think I was going to have to wrap them in a burlap sack and roll them down the aisle in order to keep their outfits “cost effective” lol πŸ™‚

As for “day of” I have no idea either. I know that in the beginning of July my venue coordinator will sit down with me and make a timeline, but it’s really difficult to conceptualize in my own head right now, and my entire event (beginning of ceremony to end of reception) is only about 4 hours, so I feel like it’s all going to be rushed.

I’m sure we will both work it out! πŸ™‚

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Now I’m stressed!!! I feel like I am so behind after reading these posts. I have so many little details to cover that I feel like it will never be finished!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@NLbride:  I think a lot of these people are just pretty far ahead.

Not to worry, there are many of us that feel like you πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@drivingmissdaisy85:  Well lets see, I haven’t ordered my flowers yet but thats because I am DIYing them and the florists wont quote me exact prices for daisies til june, I am getting my roses from costco so no big deal there.

I picked up my dress today alterations are all done I am in love with it all over again I just have to try it on a couple weeks before the wedding again to make sure it fits.

I have to finish my guestbook that I am making, start my “here comes the bride” sign, cut out my runners, decide what time my dj starts and when my photographer ends. Talk to the officiant, get the marriage lisence, finish getting supplies for my centerpieces, get final numbers so i know how many tables I have….work on my music list…I know what song I am walking down the aisle to and thats about it….print some pictures for some craft projects that I am doing for the wedding, decide if I am doing programs or not, buy the packaging for the favours…make the favours (caramel popcorn) will do that closer so its not stale…find earrings this is a job and a half….ask the MC to MC….find a bartender….figure out what fi wants to get his groomsmen, yah lots of little things πŸ™ this is getting stressful

so in short no i am not done planning!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The big stuff is done. If we fell asleep tomorrow and didn’t wake up until the week of the wedding, we’d be covered. I’m just finishing up the details like centerpieces, cake stand, other decor, escort cards. I’m trying so hard not to get overly stressed, but it’s hard when I’ve got one eye on the calendar. Home stretch, ladies!!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have to do the food tasting and get my FI’s suit organised, fortunately we’re starting to get that done tomorrow!

Post # 26
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I met coordinator today to run through all little details.. becoming real!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

I still have quite a few things to do;

1. Finalise videographer (still getting quotes)

2. Make programs

3. Decide on placecards

4. Make DIY centerpeices

5. Get my marriage legal requirments sorted.

6. Have my hens night/bridal shower

7. Have my first fitting

Eek! Running out of time!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@drivingmissdaisy85:  I only got engaged middle of April and getting married 13th July so not much has been done yet but its not a big wedding so there isnt much to be done. I have my dress, my flowers, booked the ceremony, the reception is at my mums, im baking my own cake, i have my wedding ring but Fiance doesnt have his yet. I have balloons and other decorative stuff but Fiance and my son need suits and we need t sort the buffet out and my hair but thats about it i think =]

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

8 weeks today!! I still have so much to do πŸ™

Post # 31
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Bumble bee

I still have to do the following;

Finalise videographer (still tossing up between 2 quotes)

Have my first dress fitting

Have hens night/bridal shower

Order my chair/table covers

Make programs

Finish DIY bubbles for post ceremony

Make holders for sparkler send off

Make hand painted candles for centerpeice

Buy bracelt for bridesmaids

Have a cut/colour/treatment

Gahhhh…sooo….much…to do!

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