Post # 1
So I wanted to check on what you had/have left when you are 6 months out. I thought I was doing really good and then in the last day or two I have started freaking out about having so much left to do.
DONE LIST: Brides dress, Maids Dresses, Flower Girl Dress, Ring Bearer suit, Save the dates, Venue picked, Dj Picked, Hair, Rehersal Lunch, Room block, Picked caterer and bakery but no contract yet :(, also florist picked without a contract yet.
LEFT LIST: Officiant, Ceremony Music, Second line Band, Transportation, Make up, photographer, centerpieces, lots of DIY decorations, invitations, programs, table cloth rentals/buy, and I am sure many other things I am forgeting
I am stressed because I LOVE my caterer but he has been sketchy about getting us the contract. It is 6 months out and I worry that he is gonna not follow through and no one will have open spots on our date. UGH what is a girl to do.
Post # 3
I am 6 months out, so I’ll share my list (it will make you feel better)
DONE LIST: Brides dress, bridesmaids dresses, save the dates, venue booked (catering and cake come with this but we havent even thought about what we are having), band booked, rehearsal dinner, room block
LEFT LIST: officiant, ceremony music, deciding on reception dances, transportation, centerpieces and other decorations, flowers, invitations, programs, thank you cards, honeymoon, hair and makeup, registering, planning bachelorette party (i have to fly somewhere for it, so i have to help plan), brides accessories, and every other small task imaginable =P
You’re fine. You’ve got plenty of time to do this stuff, as long as you don’t put it off until January, or something like that.
Post # 4
You seem to be doing so well! I think the only major vendor that’s left for you to do is the photographer — the others are pretty minor.
I don’t understand though why your preferred vendor has a hard time getting through with a contract… I hope you get to deal with it soon so you wouldnt have to stress about it!
Post # 5
I don’t have the guys phone number and I live out of town. I met with him in person and LOVED him and his food. I told him in person I wanted to go with him but had to check with the fin when I got back to MI. SO I have emailed him 3 times and it has been a month since that meeting and he still hasn’t sent it. He says he is busy and in the middle of switching offices.
I really trust this guy as much as I can. I just worry that he is gonna wait till I have 4 months and say oh I am too busy. THEN no one will have openings or their food will suck if they do. UGH