Post # 32
We are sending our Save the Dates out on tomorrow hopefully!
I booked the florist, but I still need to meet with her to finalize colors/flowers.
I booked an officiant but we are meeting with him in a couple of weeks.
I’m meeting with Fiance’s cousin who is doing our cupcakes in a week or so.
I’m going to start crafting my reception centerpieces (they are non-floral and this is what I’m thinking…
Post # 33
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
1. Contacting potential DOCs
2. Mailing Save-The-Date Cards
3. Signing room block contract
4. Signing MUA contract with deposit
The rest of this month:
1. Reminding Mr. LK that he still has to contact the courthouse to verify that being ordained by the Church of Dudeism is acceptable for our officiant. Yes, I am 100% serious.
2. Nail down whether of not Mr. LK’s family intends to help with and/or fully host the rehersal dinner. That should make for super fun Easter dinner conversation. :/
3. Contact our venue to find out whether I should plan to use their equipment or the chocolatier’s equipment for the chocolate truffles display.
4. Nail down my parents on whether or not they want to host a day-after brunch.
5. More stuff that I am forgetting at this moment.
Post # 34
I was feeling behind, but feel better now that I booked an officiant yesterday.
My biggest obstacle now is finding someone to do make up and hair. I had no idea that stuff filled up so fast…almost everyone I have called is already booked! EEEK!
I just ordered my STD’s, should be here in a couple weeks.
Post # 35
I’m pretty ahead of the game, or so I’m told … benefit of having extreme Type A personality. I had the venue about a month ago (snagged their last Saturday in October), flowers, DJ, cake (was done this past Monday), invitations (addressed and stuffed this week), rehearsal dinner site (kind of in flux but almost locked down), officiant, honeymoon, dress …
Fiance still has to do tuxes, and there are lots of little things, like details for favors, bridal party gifts, bridesmaid still needs to pick out her dress (just have one … bridesmaid, that is), guest book, programs, and flower girl basket.
Post # 36
Currently Working on (the next 2 months):
Invitations are being assembled next weekend, sent mid-May with a July 31 RSVP deadline (yes I know it’s early, but then I have all of August to chase people, and then 7 weeks to do seating chart, name tags, etc)
Bridesmaid or Best Man Gifts
Out of Town Bags
Planning Enagement party (July 2011)
Collecting Photobooth Props
Dress (May 2010)
Catering/Hall (May 2010)
Photographer and Engagement Photos (July 2010)
Hotel Room Block (September 2010)
Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses (Nov 2010)
Favours (January 2011)
Registry (January 2011)
DJ (January 2011)
Flowers (Feb 2011)
Tuxedos (but I kind of want to change my mind about them) (Feb 2011)
Jewlery and Wedding Bands (Feb 2011)
Hair Trial (Feb 2011)
Church paid (Feb 2011)
Menu Tasting (Feb 2011)
Rehearsal Dinner Plans and invitations (March 2011)
Make up trial (but I’m doing it on my own, so need more practice) (April 2011)
Wedit (video) (April 2011)
Post # 37
Here is my DONE list:
Venue – booked
Photographer – hired
Cake – Oredered
Florist – hired
DJ & MC –
Hair and Makeup Artis – hired
Hair and Makeup Trial – done
Engagement photo session – done
Invites – sent
Dress – arrived
Shoes – bought
TO DO list:
Need to see seamtress
Need to order veil
Favor and seating arrangement will be made once I get the reponses.
Am I missing anything?
Post # 38
Venue and catering…booked and paid deposit
Cake…booked and paid deposit
DJ…booked and paid deposit
DOC…booked and paid deposit
Florist…booked and signed contract
Dress…bought, paid for and it is hanging in my parent’s until it’s time for alterations
Photography…working on that (a friendor)
Ceremony music..guitarist..tentatively set(friend of my mom’s husand), need to set up a meeting
Bridesmaids dress…will order those next week
His wedding ring…have already looked just haven’t bought it yet
Tuxs…need to go check those out
All the DIY stuff..programs, escort cards, table numbers..haven’t started on that yet.
Post # 39
We are doing engagement pictures tomorrow (Finally!!). Other than that, what can be done has been done and what can’t has to wait. I really need to meet up with my bridesmaids and figure out their dresses though. Hard to get our schedules to mesh well.
Post # 40
I’ve been on a bridesmaids gift bender this week and we’re working on choosing The Guy’s suit!
Post # 41
I just realized I need to make a to do list, just so I can feel accomplished about crossing things off!
Here’s what I have left:
One last Bridesmaid or Best Man to pay for her dress, then they can be ordered
Bridesmaid or Best Man Shoes
Flower Girl dress
Round Brilliant suit (he’s too little for the brand Fiance wants)
Centerpieces (I’ve been avoiding like the plague, actually)
Cake Topper … if we’re having one
Ribbon for various things to tie them all in
Seriously, I’m going to go make a To Do list right now!
Post # 42
we were on a break from doing anything wedding related after we got all our vendors booked, but things are picking up again. we have started bridesmaid dress shopping, and just got the save the dates sent out. we are currently working on the guest list, and adjusting our budget accordingly (we might need to invite 50 more people than we initially planned).
things that we are looking to do in the near future: registering, invitations, wedding songs, bridal party gifts, rings, floral arrangement details, and the age old question – chair covers or no…
Post # 43
Collecting addresses to send out Save-The-Date Cards, starting our registries, met with a DJ this past weekend.
We need to get the rooms at the hotel down the street from the church blocked off.
Post # 44
So far: (Our day is October 21, 2011)
- Venue for ceremony/reception booked and deposit put down.
- Booked photographer
- Booked videographer
- Officiant (My dad is getting ordained for us)
- In talks with DOC
- Dress purchased (still need quite a few alterations)
And that’s pretty much it. Besides countless inspiration boards and invite mock-ups. 🙂 But I graduate May 21 and then I’m the MOH/DOC for my best friend’s wedding on June 11, so that has been my main focus recently.
I just keep telling myself that I have all summer, but I’m really going to need to buckle down after my friend’s wedding and get things together.
Post # 45
What am I NOT working on right now? LOL.
We do have photographer, venue, florist, registry, my dress, and the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses all set, STD’s went out last month, and we are meeting with an officiant and doing a tasting this week.
Post # 46
Still working on booking a reception venue. We think we’ve found the one, but It’s so frustrating dealing with the place that we’re trying to get an appointment with cuz they are currently doing renovations! We hope to have it booked by next week.
We’re also working on finalizing the guest list for our wedding shower in August.