(Closed) June 2011 Brides

posted 8 years ago in June 2011
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi!  I am a June 2011 bride ๐Ÿ™‚  I am a super planner – Just got engaged December 8, but was expecting that for a while.  So, I have pretty much everything figured out that I want, I just need to finalize.  I am booking a private home for my destination wedding ceremony/reception, and they don’t book any further than a year out… so that has stopped me from making everything final.  How about you rmw??

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been engaged since valentines day.  I’ve got my photographer, reception/ceremony location, minister, and dress done.  I’ve also got my centerpieces figured out!

 

@RMW We’re date twins, YAY!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been engaged longer so I’ve just been trying to get things checked off, lol.  My colors are center of daisy yellow and grass green.  What are yours?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi everybody!

I guess I am the June 11, 2011 triplet!

Is it crazy that we are already planning? Some people think it’s way too early which is totally spoiling the fun but I am enjoying the pace and glad I can think things through, especially the logistics.  I am learning photoshop and have been so inspired by this blog that I am doing my own invites and stationery.  I have my dress believe it or not, it was the first one I tried on! It was 60% off so I couldn’t resist!

I have 12 excel spreadsheets for the flowers, photo checklist, budget….have done my guestlist!!

Am I nuts or what? I’m not hiring a planner so I’m just paranoid and want to be super-organized!!

What are your colors btw???

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sweedishberry – I have spreadsheets too!!  And inspiration pages for each aspect of the wedding!  Haha – my colors are chocolate and a medium pink ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@waterprincess – yay for 06/25/2011! I’ve been engaged since 03/24/09, so it’s been a little while! But, we just started planning recently. I agree with you rmw61111, money is our issue, too. We’ve booked our reception venue and photographer, and we have our ceremony venue picked out (too bad they only book a year in advance so my HUGE amount of time isn’t paying off!). We’ve pretty much chosen our caterer, but we haven’t put money down yet. 

The big challenge at this point- finding groomsmen! I have four bridesmaids, but my fiance doesn’t have really close friends. Eeps! It’s going to be like I Love You Man!

Glad there are other people who still have a while to go in the planning process!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ swedish berry – I’m an August 2011 bride and I’m crazy-organized like you too, don’t worry!!! I’ve got spreadsheets and photos already saved! And for those who say it’s spoiling the fun, don’t listen! My rationale is this: Being able to get all this planning done now means I won’t be too crazy later on in the game! Hopefully. lol!  I go nuts planning for about a week or two, then I take a few weeks off from even looking at wedding magazines or blogs, it’s a good pace! That way I don’t get too caught up in all the pretty inspiration (and convince myself that I MUST DIY EVERYTHING when I see how gorgeous everyone else’s DIY stuff turns out!!) – it’s a great way to think things through and work out the logistics and mull over what ideas you really just got carried away with and what you keep coming back to that HAS to make it into the wedding.

Example: a month ago, I stumbled on a blog where the bride hand-crafted and painted individual bud vases for each of her guests, put a lollipop in each vase, and tied their name and table number on each vase with hand-stamped and gocco’d tags. I WAS CONVINCED! I had to have it in our wedding! So after 3 hours of stewing about that project and researching color options and clay pricing and where to buy bulk lollipops, I realized I was drinking the crazy juice and shelved it. Now I’m pretty sure I’ll stick with the standard escort cards and just splurge on favors at each chair. If I only had 6 months to plan, I probably would have made a snap judgement and bought all the materials and been stuck with a project that was WAAAYYY over my head!

At least that’s what I say now. Talk to me in July, 2011, when I’ll probably be burning my hands on hot glue and tying ribbons around misshapen vases until 4am!! lol

Happy Planning!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

@asunw @RMW @swedish berry Count me in as the 4th June 11th bride!

I have been in college and am currently taking an online intersession class which will fulfill my last 2 credits left to graduate.  I have a break from undergrad to graduate school which starts in the fall so I’m trying to do a lot of the wedding planning now.  So far I bought a wedding dress, have bridesmaid dresses picked out, and we have two wedding venues picked out but can’t book them until we’re a year out.  We have a caterer picked, and wedding music, but I feel like we can’t do much until we have our venue booked and have a definite date. 

I also have excel sheets and pictures picked for inspiration Laughing

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Woops I forgot to add we’ve been engaged since 11/9/08 so we have had some time to plan, but because of school and how far out it was from 2011 we just started doing more serious planning. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Thinking about a 2011 wedding makes me feel SO WAY BEHIND. :p

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Another June 25th bee here!!!

@elisterine I’m also getting married in Chicago! Did you go to NU by any chance? I went there for undergrad and have walked past the women’s club a million times. I’ve never been on the inside but it’s really pretty from the outside.

So far I have my venue booked and the ceremony is outdoors so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for no rain! June can be really rainy in Chicago so it’s not too early to start. Smile

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi everyone! I’m so glad to see this thread and all of your posts! We got engaged on October 3, 2009- and we’re getting married June 3, 2011. We’ve already booked our venue, booked the Church, have a DJ, and a florist. Other than that I’ve been toying with doing my own save the dates and invitations.

Is anyone having a difficult time making the big decisions about color scheme because it is so early on?

I would love to have a good handle on just about everything by this June, so I’m not completely stressed for the entire year before the wedding.

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