Post # 17
Hey Date Twins!!!
it’s getting here. I am so ready for it to be here and see everything play out as it should. I just sent out my DIY invites last Thursday and have gotten 4 rsvp’s back. They took us about 2 weeks to DIY. I will post pics in a little bit. Super excited for it to be here!
Post # 18
OMG putting it in the context of weeks left is super scary!!!
Post # 19
farmersdaughter – I totally agree!!! I just said that to my Mom last week. She laughed at me!!!
Post # 20
Sixty six days to go! We’ve gotten 11 RSVP cards back in the mail so far…hopefully more today!
Post # 21
OK, so I bought my dress for my shower and dress for the rehearsal last night!! Woo-hoo. The store called yesterday to tell us that my FI’s ring came in. We go out to the mall to pick it up and – it doesn’t fit!!!! OMG – I thought that I was going to faint. When we bought it they sized him and said that it could not be “sized” that it had to be made for the correct size. Now they are saying that they are going to stretch it. They actually asked him if he had gained weight. In 4 days, are you kidding me?
Still have to wrap, ribbon and tag those darn favors.
I am so excited to get to the day. Everytime I think about it though my chest gets all tight! I wish that I could just relax about it. This wedding is starting to consume me.
Post # 22
Hi date twins!!!!! I’m so glad to know everyone is as anxious as I am! I’m excited but I keep having dreams and panicky moments where I think I have forgetten something! It’s coming up! Woohoo!!!!
Post # 23
I’m so exicted that today is our two month mark! Out of 108 guests invited, 34 have accepted so far. Our RSVP by date is coming up this Saturday, so hopefully we’ll receive a few more ‘yes’ RSVPs by then!! I’m working on our invitations for our Denver reception (after the honeymoon), but they’re just not as fun as the invites for our actual wedding.
Post # 24
2 Months to go!! Yahoo! It is very exciting getting RSVPs in!
Post # 25
2 months 2 months 2 months!!!!! 🙂
The “26th” will forever have a special place in my heart after all this planning!!
I’m working on my programs some more tonight!….calligrapher has the invites (going out on Monday!)
Post # 26
i just can’t believe I’m now saying “NEXT MONTH!!!!!!”
most things are done but still have to do:
- bring in CD of photos for videographer to put reception montage together (doing this weekend)
- finish centerpieces (3/4 of the way done)
- receive cake topper (it’s being created…bought online)
- finish bridesmaid gifts
- make sure there’s enough $$$ for day of tipping (caterers, hair, etc)
- buy father of the bride’s gift (know what i’m getting just need $$ to do it)
- pay off DJ (we are, end of month), pay off photog and alcohol (parents are)
- other small things can’t think of…
Post # 27
I seriously can’t wait!! It’s getting so close! 36 days!!!
*We still need to pick up our wedding bands from the jewler
*Pay off our vendors
*Finish up our bridal party gifts
*I’m still looking for my ‘Welcome Dinner’ dress… any suggestions? I want short and white/ivory..ish. We are getting married in Charleston SC so it will be hot!
*Get our programs finished for the ceremony
Phew… Can’t wait can’t wait!!
Post # 28
I feel like I have SO MUCH TO DO. So many of my date twins are nearly done with their planning, but I feel like my to-do list just keeps getting bigger! Anybody with me? I still need to…
-get my groom to order his groomsman gifts
-get my groom to put in the groomsman tux request
-get my groom to make the rehearsal dinner slideshow (seeing a trend here? i’m marrying a procrastinator…)
-figure out gifts for my parents and my shower hostesses
-send my photog a list of desired shots
-meet with DJ to discuss reception timeline
-pay off my vendors
-a few low-key DIY projects – tears of joy packets, ceremony programs, escort cards, unity candle
-book haircut, wax, and pedicure for the week before the wedding
-track down delinquent RSVPs, then create seating chart and finish escort cards
-put together and order photo book of boudoir photos (groom’s gift)
-write prayer to be read during ceremony
This is going to be a busy weekend…!
Post # 29
Oh and I have to assemble my Out of Town bags…
Post # 30
farmers I’m sorta with you.. your list of things to do reminded me of a few 🙂
groom needs to order his grooms gift (at least he knows what he is getting the guys- pewter beer stein with their monogram)
I have to send my photos (growing up friends and family) to my mom-in-law-to-be who is having someone put together a photo loop
write lots of thank you notes
track down rsvps… How are you getting in touch with people? Calling and asking? Texting? Emailing reminding rsvp is due and you don’t have theirs?
figure out what psalm we want read at the ceremony
send my sweet grass 12″ fans to our wedding planner so we can attach our program to them
final dress fitting June 6
send our music selection to our band
send ceremony music selection to our strings couple
farmer what are Out of Town bags?? Is that the welcome bags?
these are the gifts I got for my mother and my fiance’s mother.. sweet wedding day handkerchief from Etsy. Cathy will personalized your handkerchief to say whatever you want and in any thread color.
I’m pretty sure my dad will need one too since he’s a big of a tear jerker when it comes to the thought of giving his little girl away 🙂
Post # 31
@victoriar – yess, Out of Town stands for “out of town”! As for your question about RSVP’s – we’re doing it pretty much every way you mentioned. I sent a mass email at first just reminding people they need to RSVP, and a lot of people responded to that. Now, we’re tracking down the really diligent slackers by phone, text, facebook…pretty much any way we can get ahold of them! I divided it up between me, my Fiance, and our parents to make the task less daunting.
I LOVE those handkerchiefs you found on Etsy – I will definitely look into that for our moms, thanks for the tip!