July 2019 brides.. Where are you in your planning process?

posted 7 months ago in July 2019
Post # 2
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

July 6, 2019! 

I have a few things planned, but I don’t really know what else I need to do. I want to be hands off on that day and just enjoy the moment without worrying about setting up, decorating, vendors, etc… I also don’t want my friends and family to have to run around either. We’re getting married in San Francisco. We booked a church ceremony at a cathedral downtown, and the reception will be at an urban winery. The winery owner handles decorations and catering, so I’m thinking of just having him do everything. I don’t really have a vision or theme in mind and I am not crafty at all. I have my dress and just ordered shoes. Hair has been booked and I’m going to attempt my own makeup (I can’t justify paying over $200 for makeup that I don’t even get to keep). I’m going to have Whole Foods make the cake, but that won’t be ordered until a month out. I also just hired a florists to make the bouquets and a few table arrangements. I was going to do the bouquets myself but I was getting frustrated after a practice run this Thanksgiving with the centerpieces. 

Next on my list are invitations. I bought a letterpress machine. I made a few practice cards and they look really nice. I’m going to have a letterpress plate made with all the invite info and hopefully mail them out before the new year. After invites are out, my brother is going to begin bottling our wine favors in March. 

I’m on the fence about having a videographer. Thoughts? 

This was a long post.  I haven’t actually talked to anyone about to prevent myself from getting stressed out. 

Happy planning!

Post # 3
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

July 23 here! Finally in the home stretch, so to speak, of getting all of the “big stuff” done. We are having a destination wedding (Canadian Rockies!) and the reception will be back home in Ohio. If I can think of everything… So far we have:

  • Venues
  • Makeup/Hair
  • Officiant
  • Photographer (wedding only)
  • Lodging
  • Flights
  • Some decor (light up wooden initials; Tiffany blue cards box from Etsy..)
  • Dress (just picked out! eek)
  • Shoes 
  • Bouquet (Etsy!)
  • E-vites sent
  • “Getting ready” white silky robe, and a personalized white button-up shirt (Etsy)

Still need:

  • More decor (Tiffany & Co. -themed)
  • Rings!
  • His suit
  • Veil
  • Jewelry
  • Garment bag
  • Chair covers / sashes
  • Bachelorette supplies (I’m not having bridesmaids so I am planning my own night out lol)
  • Steamer for dress
  • Furry jacket (I know it’s July but I have a cold intolerance!)
Post # 5
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

20 July 2019 here!! We have booked all of our vendors and are in the middle of having appointments with them to just confirm everything style wise because I booked everything 2 years out! Also we need a suit for Fiance but that’s about it for big things. Now its just the little things like working out what wording we want on the invites, choosing songs etc 😊

adreamdeferred :  I have furry jackets for me and my bridesmaids!! They’re super cute, from forever new if youre looking for some (if you have forever new – am from Aus) 😊

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