(Closed) July 27, 2013 Planning Partners

posted 7 years ago in July 2013
Post # 3
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mz Izzie:  I love your attitude, my friend!!! I would like to vent my frustration in finding a caterer:

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Post # 4
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

im a date twin!!!

i feel sooooo behind.

Venue: Booked

STD: Printed off and currently stuffing envelopes but not sent yet

Dress: Ordered

Cake tasting: In progress

Caterer: Almost booked

Officiant: Booked

Bridesmaids dresses: identified but not yet booked

i just feel so behind especially when i get to read what other July brides have accomplished!!!!

Post # 6
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our date is coming soon! Haha I’m trying not to freak out but I know there is so much left to do.

What I have done

  • Dress- finally found mine in Jan., she should arrive in may!
  • Bridesmaid dresses: ordered, still waiting for the girls to try them on and see if they fit
  • save the dates- on the table, just need postage
  • photographer, dj, pig roast guy, cake lady booked
  • tent/chair/ tables are being neogitated

What I need to do:

  • honeymoon booked
  • flowers
  • design cake
  • invitations
  • meetings with the pastor
  • figure out sides to go with the pig roast
  • lawn games
  • decorations for tables and the outdoor space
  • gifts for groom, maids, parents
  • register
  • get a bra for my dress
  • oh and find shoes, haha that one will take as long as finding a dress did.
  • and find the perfect starfish picture for our guest book
  • and favors, but Future Mother-In-Law is helping with those, we are making strawberry preserves, mmmmm

Post # 7
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

July 27th for us too!!

What I have done:

– Venue 

– DJ 

– Flowers

– Cake 

– Photographer

– My Dress 

– Honeymoon


Need to do in the near future:

– Tasting for caterer

– Passports

– Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

– Invitations

– Register

– Centerpieces

– Figure out what type of ceremony we want and find a Justice of the Peace

I am most stressed out about figuring out how our ceremony will go. I have no clue what I want. Fiance and I are both people who hate being in the spot light, so we don’t want to write our own vows. We don’t want to do the long repeat after me and we don’t want any sand or candle ceremony things. Good thing I have plenty of time to figure it out!

Post # 8
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Trying my best not to freak out as well and trying to find some way to stop the wedding nightmares..anyone have those? Had one last night were my photographer just decided not to show up at the last minute.Eek!

But, what I have done:

Save The Date’s sent out in December

Majority of centerpeices (eclectic antiques) gathered

Church reserved

Reception venue, caterer, bar service, photographer, limo, and DJ booked

Linens reserved

A few decorations for gift table, memorial table, and guestbook table done (all DIY)

Dress and veil purchased

My bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets done (DIY)

Hotel suite for night before wedding and wedding night booked

Hair salon booked for day of wedding


What I still need to do:

Select wedding cake and book

Reserve a dance floor

Purchase candles for centerpeices

Book Honeymoon

Meet with pastor


Time is flying by!!!!


Post # 9
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Phew! I thought I was the only one who felt behind! I am not doing any DIY projects, but this is what I have acomplished so far:



-Booked venue

-Booked rehearsal dinner venue

-Booked caterer

-Booked florist

-Booked invitation vendor

-Sent STD’s in January

-Booked officiant

-Booked dj, ceremony musician

-Booked hair/makeup

-Bought dress, scheduled fittings

-Bridemaids dresses bought


To Do in the near future:

-Book rehearsal dinner caterer

-Tastings for wedding cake

-Tastings for wedding day

-Buy wedding bands

-Finish registering for gifts

-Buy gifts for wedding party/parents

-Find dresses for bridal shower, rehearsal dinner

-Decided on tuxes/suites and purchase them

-Book honeymoon

Post # 10
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m July 27 too!! I have most of the “big” things done and now it’s just more of working on smaller details.  I suck at DIY so I won’t be doing too many of those!


What I have done

  • Dress.. should be here in April!
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • STD.. sent out in January
  • Photographer, DJ, Cake, Venue are all set.. doing our tasting next weekend to decide on what to serve at the reception
  • Honeymoon is booked
  • Registering is done (but still need to edit them a little)
  • Purchased our wedding bands

What I need to do:

  • Flowers.. mostly just need to figure out how I want the centerpieces
  • Invitations.. no clue what I want to do here, there are so many amazing choices it’s overwhelming!
  • Meetings with our pastor (that’s next weekend)
  • Gifts for Bridesmaids.. thinking of doing Vera Bradley makeup bags and filling them with little “supplies” they might need the wedding day, robes to get ready in and their jewelry.
  • Figure out shoes and jewelry for my dress
  • Decide on what the men will be wearing
  • Favors.. no idea here?!


Post # 11
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wooohooo I feel like I had a productive wedding planning day today. I went to lunch with my Future Mother-In-Law and she is just crazy excited about the wedding. We hashed out some details about the reception and that was fun. We planned the menu (her friend is doing the catering for us), talked about flowers and reception decorations.

But then we went to her cousin, who happens to be a great cake baker, who is doing our wedding cake. We have the design picked out. I just have to sit down with FH and pick out three flavors we want for the three layers. I know one of them is going to be white cake with a strawberry filling because that’s my favorite. I don’t know what the other two will be though.


TIme really is flying by. So much still left to do. How is everyone else doing this week?

Post # 12
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jatelyn Im slacking this week!! I really need to get my cake and dance floor booked this week but I have not had the time or energy. Hopefully that changes soon :-/ 

Post # 13
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am on a roll this week! It is probably because I am on vacation this week so I actually have time to do stuff. This week I will be doing a cake tasting, doing the menu tasting, meeting with the Justice of the Peace, finalizing the contract with the photographer, getting our passports, picking center pieces, and deciding on invitations. 

Post # 14
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hey everyone! I’m going to join the thread if you’ll have me! I got engaged about 3 weeks ago and we decided to have a short engagement so I have A TON of work to do. It really helps that we are having an intimate wedding with a maximum of 30 guests.

So far I have:

  • Venue for the ceremony and reception (same place)
  • Officiant
  • Dress
  • Cake (free from friend)

I know pretty much everything that I want, it’s just placing them on a timeline of when to do/buy. Top priority is:

  • Save the Dates – still debating if we should even do one at this point.
  • Meeting with the caterer
  • Getting my passport

So excited, and so much to do!


Post # 15
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a date twin too!


-my dress, bm dresses, flower girl dress and gm tux

-venue, florist, DJ, went to our tasting, photographer, linens are picked 

-cake, candy table supplies 

-gifts for bridal party 

-alnost finished with my DIY invites 

-bridal shower date reserved and diy invites done 




-accessories for me

-finalize honeymoon plans 

-register … Hopefully this week or by the end of the month 

– book hotel block for guests, doing that this week 

-DIY seating chart 

-DIY aisle decor for outdoor ceremony

ummm that’s all I can think of for now but I know I’m forgetting things and I know for unsure I have more done than that lol 

Post # 16
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in…


I am doing almost everything DIY so I will need opinions in the next few months 🙂




Dolor scheme

Be my bridesmaid cards


Bar services

STD (I hate that acronym by the way)

Honeymoon booked

Head table back drop-half done

Bridal boquet-half done

Thank you card

Hotel blocked off (an amazing $70 rate)




Make-up (part of the bridesmaids gift)

Photo guest book


OMG now I am stressed




Final bridesmaid dress decision

Find a party bus

Order groomsmen custom knives

Find tan tux

Order succulent favors

Finish the backdrop (made from free paint swatches)

Order chairs

Make garter

Make 200 tissue paper flowers for place setting

Finalize music

Make CDs

This could go for a while and I’m sure you quit readiga while ago. I will check back with some competed DIY pics soon.


Happy planning 🙂


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