Post # 1
Hi Month Twins! Is anyone else behind in their planning? I only have the following done:
Booked the venue, got quotes for catering – but haven’t signed anyone yet, I know where I’m getting my dress and shoes, dj will be a family friend, cakes being made locally (doing cake centerpieces in lieu of flower arrangements), bouquets, bouts and decorative flowers for the cakes will be from Sam’s Club. Tables and chairs are provided by the venue.
What I have left to do:
Hire a photographer (I have amassed several names/emails/referrals), decide on hair/makeup and whether or not to get a pro to do this the day of, hire DOCs, pick and mail invitations, other room decor??, buy/rent linens, buy/rent plates, flatware, etc (neither caterer or venue provide these), hire an officiant, decide on favors or photobooth, pick Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (actually they are picking, but I have final approval!).
Side projects: Dad is making the log slice cake stands – you probably all know what thse look like.
Everythign feels so “up in the air”, but I think everythign will wall together. Anyone else??
Post # 3
We’re about in the same boat, date twin! Venues are booked, Save-The-Date Cards sent out, and I’ve done a ton of little stuff: bunting, toss bouquet, etc. I have my caterer picked out and signed, but I’m still waffling on some aspects of the menu.
I’m pretty sure everything will fall in place too, but now I’m thinking more about the logistics and people having fun.
Post # 4
@SugerPlum: Cake centerpieces?!?! I love it!
I feel seriously behind. We still haven’t send Save-The-Date Cards (and prob won’t at this point), we haven’t decided on invitations, our guest list isn’t finalized, I’m seriously questioning the ability of our venue to hold the number of guests we have, none of my BMs have tried on or ordered their dresses (though they have all picked ones they liked – yay). I still need shoes, a veil or hair something-or-other, jewelry, we need RINGS (ring tattoo in his case). and it goes on…omg…
Post # 5
Well if it makes you all feel better, I have done nothing about my flowers, like at all. My Save-The-Date Cards just went out. Hopefully this weekend my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses will be ordered. We are picking out rings next month. We won’t finalize our menu until January (that is when the venue has us meet with the caterer/baker).
I have all my other vendors and my dress. I’m sure I’ll pick out my invitations soon as well.
I am a Project Manager for a living so this is just another project to manage and to be honest I don’t think I am in bad shape at all, based on the timelines and constraints!
You all seem like you have everything under control!!!
Post # 6
@katiedee: My mom actually suggested it – jokingly! And I just went with it! She warmed up to the idea when I told her it would be cute if we went to each table to “cut the cake” and visit with everyone, kill two birds with one stone 🙂
Sometimes I read other Bees updates on where they are and they seem so much more into every detail and super-organized or everything is booked and done at this point. I’m glad I”m not the only one that hasn’t firmed everythign up yet!
Post # 7
Aw man. This came up on my main page… while I am nowhere near March 2012, I want to say: ENJOY THIS TIME! You guys sounds like you have lots done. I miss being months away from the wedding. Have a glass of wine with Fiance and plan together and enjoy! Hope nothing is too stressful yet.
Post # 8
@SugerPlum: Mine’s also in March 2012,but on 10th. Seriously I haven’t start doing anything yet and kind of freaking out right now,literally. Any advice?
Post # 9
@ SugerPlum: What venue did you end up booking? You PM me a while back and asked about my venue. I was just curious. =o)
Post # 10
I feel like I’m seriously lagging… We’ve booked venue, decided on a dessert reception, have ordered and received my dress, decided on a photographer but not put a deposit down, are in process of doing that and planning epic date… I’ve also started ordering brooches to make brooch and button bouquet.. I know that my photographer’s assistant will be doing make up, and we’ve just begun to decide on hairstyles.
I need to check my list to see what I should be working on.. Feels like I’m lagging, but maybe not?
Post # 11
@Alexis22: I ended up booking at Verdana at Green River Golf Course. I liked the surrounding scenery and the location is really convenient for me, my family and guests. I actually just put down my deposit like 2 weeks ago!! Still behind!!!
@MrsGibby – You’ll get there! I’m STILL behind, but slowly, slowly I feel like I’m getting there. My to-do list feels like it keeps getting longer, but as long as I see ‘some’ checkmarks, I’m alright!