Post # 1
Hi everyone 🙂
I really love this board!
I am getting married June 26 2010 and this is what I have done so far
*Booked ceremony site
*Booked reception site
*Reserved 15 rooms at hotel where reception will be for guests to reserve (will have other nearby hotels and their info listed on website for guests to use)
*Asked my maid of honor, his best man, our flower girl
*Picked place to do our invitations/paper products
*Hired our consultant…thank goodness!
*Ordered cake topper
*Ordered my "soon to be" sweatshirt 🙂 🙂 🙂
*Picked out cake serving knifes and toasting flutes
*Purchased about 20 bridal magazines and a few books (one GREAT planner!)
*Beginning to work on menu and will be completed in 2 weeks
*Picked out tuxes for groom and men in party
*Picked out shoes
*Picked out headband
*Ordered dress and 3 veils!!
NEED HELP/IDEAS FOR:
Gifts for groomsmen that arn’t beer related haha
Post # 3
hello. we have the same date. LOL
Post # 4
I don’t have a date set, but you are getting married on my birthday! 🙂 We are actually trying to avoid June since both of our birthdays are in June…better to spread out the celebrations (and gifts!). Congratulations and wow, it appears you’ve done quite a bit for the planning!
Post # 5
It’s hard to believe that this time next year we’ll be getting married. My mom was just invited to a small wedding on June 26th, 2009, so at least she’ll have some experience with that date before my wedding June 26th, 2010!
As for the ideas you’re looking for, Sulli301, I think we’re going with a photo guestbook. My Fiance & I have not taken our Engagement Photos yet (we will sometime this summer), but I love the idea of a guestbook with some of our special engagement photos incorporated. We are thinking we’ll do personalized M&Ms in cute little boxes I bought at Michael’s for the favors. Our ceremony and reception will be outside in Boise (high desert climate), so we definitely need a food item that won’t melt as a favor!
I’m doing a lot of DIY projects for our wedding and our flowers are one of the big projects. I bought clear glass cylinder vases at Michael’s (gotta love their 40% off coupons!) for the centerpieces. Our flowers are calla lilies, so I’m going to order 50-75 large, long-stemmed callas from Costco.com. The centerpieces will have 1-3 callas with some clear flat marbles in the bottom of the vases.
Have you chosen your color scheme or your flowers?
Post # 6
Your homemade center pieces sound gorgeous!
I found some 4 sided glass square frames that my fiance and I want to use as centerpieces and put black and white pictures in them. They are also vases so we will talk to the florist about what will go inside of them.
As far as colors, I have lilac for sure as the main color (my MOH’s dress, the vests for all the men in the wedding, etc) but I do not know about what other color(s) to accent with?
Also, I do not know what flowers I want.
Post # 7
Your centerpiece idea sounds fun! Would you include photos of you and your FI?
The nice thing about weddings in the summer is that so many beautiful flowers are in season = less expensive! There are so many fun choices. What are your favorite flowers? Do you want flowers in the lilac main color or would you just want flowers that would coordinate? Roses would offer the most color variety, or you could go with peonies, lilies, lavender, orchids, …. So many options.
What are your reception & ceremony locations like? That could help you narrow down color and flower choices.
For the guy favors, I think personalized/engraved flasks are fun.
Post # 8
Hello my date twins!
@Sulli: wow, sounds like you’re way ahead of the game. We still have the following major tasks on our to do list: find a four string orchestra, cake (going for cupcake cakes!), flowers, wedding rings, and the limo(s).
When did you all book your reception halls? We got engaged on Valentine’s and can’t believe how so many of the halls were already booked. The first thing we did was secure the church and after that the rest was easy enough!
Is there are reason why you all picked June 26th? Our first date was June 26, 2001 and it was a bonus the date landed on a Saturday!
Post # 9
Hello June 26ers!
I have found my dress(kind of a fluke, but I am in love with it), told my bridesmaids and begun looking at their dresses, and booked our reception site. We are doing a lot of DIY for centerpieces and flowers, so we know what we are doing, but nothing has come to fruition yet. We have an idea for the ceremony site that I love, but it is a public park and they don’t take reservations until the first business day of 2010! I can’t decide whether I should wait it out, or just go elsewhere. It is such a beatiful location, and would literally be the PERFECT place for what we want, but it’s a little risky.What do you all think?
Post # 10
HELLO JUNE 26ERS!!!!
As I’m sure you are all aware it is exactly 1 YEAR from now that we will all walk down the aisle to our Prince Charming’s 🙂 I’m so excited as I know this time will fly by and I can’t wait to enjoy every moment from here on in. My family is all excited and are also in on the countdown, especially the in-laws which is great because they are my family.
I hope all you June 26ers are celebrating today as well. My Fiance and I are heading to the church tomorrow night around 6pm (the time we will be married at) to see what the lighting will be like and what flowers will be out for that time of year. I can’t wait for this day to come and I hope I enjoy every second of the special day.
Cheers to June 26th!!!
Post # 11
Wow…looking at y’all comments I need to play catch up…I initially wanted to get married the Sat. after Thanksgiving of this year, but I’m in school and I graduate in May so it was best to push it back and I’ll be starting classes again in August so June it is!!!!
What I’ve done…
Torn between two dresses
and I think that’s it
Post # 12
What have I done… hmmm…
1. Ceremony/Reception Venue: Bernardo Winery in San Diego (Where Miss French Bulldog is getting married)
2. Dress: Mikaella 1367 – love it!
3. Photographers: Ellsworth Photography – love them too! E-pics are next Thursday!
4. Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: J. Crew Erica Cotton Cady dresses in Peppermint
5. Ideas, ideas, ideas! We’re going on one tasting today, another on the 15th of August. I know what the centerpieces, bouquets, and bouts will look like, I know the boys suits, Have everything for the candy bar, know what invitations we will use, etc.
Now… if it would only be May 30th of 2010 right now instead of July 30th of 2009…
Post # 13
Hey there date twins!
Reading all of your comments has gotten me even more excited & motivated me to get my butt in gear…
- Set up a line item budget for every aspect of the wedding
- Reserved the ceremony site
- Reserved & put deposit on reception siteChose colors: green, white, & orange (maile, pikake, & ilima)
- Completed FOCCUS Survey & Pre-wedding Engaged Encounter
- Chose & booked officiant
- Chose & invited Maid/Matron of Honor, Best Man, & Flower Girl – complete wedding party
- Finished Inspiration Board
- Finished Guest List
Still working on/need ideas for Save the Dates, Web Site, Dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress, Menswear, Centerpieces…oh, a LOT of stuff. But I can’t wait to get to it & share it with all of you!
Post # 14
Hi Date Twins!
Wow, some of you guys have lots of stuff done! I’m amazed! I have the basics covered- ceremony, venue, dress, bridesmaid dress and shoes, caterer, photographer. I’m working on save the dates and invites now.
I’ve put some thought into escort cards/favors. My current idea is to get the seed paper, have it cut into the shape of a flower, place it on a holder in a terra cotta pot.
Post # 15
I love reading what everyone is doing! I have some of the basics done: reception venue, dress is being made, got the shoes, getting fiancee to order his groom’s kilt outfit, talking to a photographer. I’m trying to decide if I need save the dates for everyone or just the out of towners so they have time to make travel plans? I have the invites designed, probably order in Sept or Oct.
I was researching the escort/place card situation, sheesh is what I have to say about that! I didn’t want to do them, but we will have at least 100 and my best gf says she wants assigned seating! She goes to A LOT of weddings, so I will take her advice. There are so many choices and we aren’t having a set theme, so it’s a challenge for me to make sure is all going to look good together and not just pick whatever I think is cute or pretty!
Post # 16
Hello date twins,
Well, it’s official…we have exactly 10 months to go until the big day. Our planning has hit a bit of a lull. I feel like we’re in that awkward stage where we’ve got all the major stuff booked but it’s too soon to book other vendors. Apparently bakers and florist are among the group of vendors who prefer to you wait until 6 months out from the wedding.
We’re waiting for the bridal show in September to get inspired to re-start the planning.
What’s new with you?