(Closed) October 2010 Brides- How Are You Holding Up?

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I’m okay…we’re SO CLOSE to signing the contract with our vendor, and after that we’ll immediately sign with the photographer.  I have my dress, one Bridesmaid or Best Man has her dress, and the other two will be ordering theirs next month.

After that, we have to hire a DJ and most of our big decisions will be made!  I think the biggest thing I’m anxious about is the fact that I just want to have all of this settled now!!  I won’t know what to do with myself once these decisions are made and this stress is gone!!

jk…there will always be something else to stress about, right?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve got all of the big things out of the way quick and early.  I just don’t want to deal with it leading up to the date since I’m sure I’ll be stressed out enough as it is!  My dress, bm dresses picked out, mob dress, my shoes, venue/caterer, flowers, cake, photographer, dj, invite collateral and registry are all done.

What’s not done is: favors, centerpieces (we’re not doing floral centerpieces), gifts for wedding party, flower girl dress/shoes, Groom’s attire, groomsman attire, gift for FH, deciding on a hair salon, transportation and logisitics.  I know I’m forgetting something in this list.  But just thinking about it overwhelms me.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hello fellow October brides!

We have a lot of the “big” decisions done: photographer, caterer, location, Save-The-Date Cards (just ordered), Invites (design is ready, not ordered yet though), flowers, cake, makeup artist, music, my dress, his tux, rehearsal dinner space

What we have left:

ALL of the DIY projects:

-invites, water bottles, place card holders, escort cards, large monogram letters, favors, programs, menus, table #s, napkins, hair accessories, Out of Town bags, games (we are having games throughout the day…have to make/decide what they are), smore bar

DETAILS TO DECIDE:

-MOH dress (we only have one attendant each so this is pretty easy, but we are going to hit this in the summer)

-Hair and other bridal accessories (veil/etc)

-still need to order alcohol

-order Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts

-order parent gifts
-transportation for guests to/from event
-rehearsal dinner invites (i volunteered for these. already had some print-your-own invites that I bought to copy a template from at michaels 50% off so I just need to do them…)

We are rocking and rolling along and honestly most of the big stuff was finalized last week. To be honest though, the little projects are what is stressing me out!!! There is just so much to do on the DIY stuff. The devil’s in the details, ya know! 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The little projects are freaking me out the most too. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’ve got all the big things done – venue, photographer, DJ, Save-The-Date Cards, florist, my dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

But there are a million little things on my mind! We just ordered the pieces for the invitations, so thats next. And then hair/makeup, favors, Out of Town bags, BM/GM gifts, programs, table numbers, and on and on…

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@stephinPA- glad i’m not the only one!! 🙂

what types of gifts are you looking @ for your wedding party? that is one thing i just have no clue about…our attendants are our siblings only (one each).

Seems like it’d be easy, but nothing has really caught my eye yet…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I only have 3 bridesmaids, so I’m ordering robes for them with a monogrammed initial from LandsEnd.  Then heading to TJMaxx and doing a spa type basket for each of them and slippers.  This way when we’re all getting ready, we’ll have our robes on, etc.  I’m ordering one for myself too that says Bride.

For the guys, my FH hasn’t a clue.  But we don’t want to do the standard mug/flask thing.  Over done.  These guys are older and probably have a bunch anyway.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Aaah 8 more months now!

Done is the venue, photographer/video, cake, std sent, picked out decorator/florist

Need to- Hire DJ/ceremony music, favors, dress!!! and so much more

I’m considering DIY invitations right now, they are sooo expensive! So trying to cut the budget here since most people just throw them away. Fiance and I were looking at the budget yesterday- we started off at 15k, then 18k, and now we up to 22k! ayayay

Also now I’m going nutzo with my color theme! First it was Champagne, Ivory, Deep red, and a hint of antique gold. Now I’m thinking of adding a hint of black in to the mix? What do you guys think? Too much???!!!

ayayayyy

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@EFRAU – so the colors you mentioned…you are wanting to have all of them?  I like champagne, ivory and deep red together.  I don’t know about adding black?  What element would that be?  I guess it would be easier to visualize if I could see the colors all together, ya know?  And i hear you about the budget…ours started at 15K and we’re now at 20K.  What?  Seriously?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@stephinPA- You know how black came about? Well I was watching figure skating and there was this one girl wearing a sparkly gold and black outfit with a red rose in her hair and I just though that was so pretty! So I really do not know where it would fit in, it just looked pretty! I’m going to see what my decorator can do.

Yeah! Budget kept going up mostly becasue of our venue selection. Fiance and I did the calculations and is’s going to cost us roughly $110 for each guest; that includes food, drink, favor, and ceremony seat. And it’s just little things here and there that get added along the way. That 22k budget doesn’t even include my dress, tux, rings, bridal party gifts that we agreed would not come out of the wedding budget and we would pay individually

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

At EFRAU, I like the idea of adding a little black.  Your colors are very similar to mine, we are doing black, gold, bronze, champagne.  Good luck and have fun!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ekittle- Oooh brronze is a good idea! Good luck to you too!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oy, for us, the main issue we’re having right now it house buying. There’s still a lot of wedding stuff needed, but the house we have a contract on right now is the priority. It’s been really stressful! 

I still need a caterer… that’s stressful too…. ugh

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