Post # 1
I set my date for October 2011, thinking that I had a ton of time, but now I am realizing that I can’t procrastinate forever :)…
Just curious, but what are your timelines? I am thinking I will start looking for Save the Dates in Jan/Feb, send them out in April, and send invitations in August? Also, I am thinking of starting looking for a dress this fall- since summer is always busy for me…
Let me know what your are!!!
Post # 3
All we’ve done so far is pick our photographer and booked our venue. I don’t plan on looking for a dress till late this year, and purchasing it early next year. We will be engaged for over 2 years by the time the wedding rolls around, and I’m getting really anxious! I just want it to happen NOW!
Save the dates will probably go out sometime in mid-Spring. End of April sounds good, that gives guests 6 months to plan and save. And invites late July/early August.
Other than that, I haven’t really thought about everything else. I’m planning on doing a lot of DIYs so it will get busy at the beginning of the new year I imagine!
Post # 4
just for kicks i’m checking out a florist on friday. wish me luck. i’ve already got my dress/veil/headpiece, we’ve book our venue and picked our wedding party.
Post # 5
I bought my dress but it’s not in yet. We also have a venue and a photographer, and our having our e-pics done next Tuesday! I’ve started making some ribbon wreaths to hang on the doors of our venue. And we’re meeting with a caterer on July 1st, just so I can get an idea of how much that’s going to cost us and how stressed I need to be. I’m hoping to do a little bit every month so as not to be sooooooo stressed at the end!
Post # 6
We’re planning the wedding from out of state, so we’ll be picking the venue, photographer, lighting and linen specialists in September. Dress is already bought (Yeah!) and we’ve started looking at wedding bands.
Post # 7
We are working against the VT football schedule with our planning, so we’re hoping to nail down a venue by this October so that we can send out the Save-The-Date Cards and Invites in Nov/December of THIS year. This way guests can book rooms before a VT home game is announced (in Jan or Feb) for that weekend and room availability goes out the window.
Post # 8
My date is 10/28/11 (I know my profile is wrong!) and honestly, I have been very surprised at how early you have to book vendors here in Pittsburgh. The market must be booming!
I started contacting DJ’s and makeup artists, etc and they were almost all booked for October 11 already! I barely scraped by in getting my venue and even then, I had to settle for a Friday night.
Post # 9
Our date is October 15/2011,
So far we have booked our ceremony and reception venues, and chosen our wedding party. We have some very vague idea of what we want (dessert and cocktail reception, fall themed decoration)… and we’re doing EVERYTHING DIY, so really we should probably be getting on some stuff to avoid being head cases this time next year
Post # 10
We have a venue booked, wedding party confirmed, and I ordered my dress.
Post # 11
@WonderTwin: We were planning around the UT football schedule! Are you sure the dates aren’t out yet? I was able to pull up the schedule for UT for the next couple years so maybe VT is already out too?!?
We have our venue, wedding planner, wedding party, photographer, and videographer…next up DJ!
Post # 12
@lindsd16: Hello, date twin! The schedules for VT’s 2011-2014 seasons are online, however, only the first 3 games have dates for 2011 and 2012. It’s ok, though. I’m hoping for either an away game, a game on Thursday, or a game that is against a local team as those options will keep hotel rooms available for our Out of Town guests (who comprise 95% of our guest list). We’ll know the official schedule in Jan/Feb, March the latest.
You’re way ahead of me with planning, too! We’re still working on choosing a venue. We do have the wedding party decided and booked our officiant.
Post # 13
Oh dear. I had better get started. I have a dress and a tiara, but nothing else yet, not even a venue! We’re flexible on the date but we missed out on our front-runner venue–it’s already booked up for October. We’re going to look at another one on Friday, so hopefully we’ll get this nailed down sooner rather than later.
I got engaged in March but got so busy with graduating law school and taking the bar exam that we decided to postpone planning until after the bar. I thought I would still have plenty of time! Well, here we are just beginning to plan and I already feel like I’m behind and have to catch up! I have plenty of ideas (been doing lots of brainstorming and online research) but absolutely nothing booked. sigh.
Post # 14
yay fellow october 2011 brides!
so far we have the church, reception venue, photographer, & videographer booked. I’ve met with 2 caterers and 2 florists and hope to nail those down by the end of the month.
The next big task is to figure out the band or dj. I have some in mind but need to contact and price them. I haven’t started dress shopping… hope to begin looking in october.
Moving along i guess, slow but steady ! 😀
Post # 15
YAY, we need to get some action into this board! 🙂
So far, all we’ve really done is booked the venue (ceremony and reception at same place). I’ve started dress shopping, and I’ve found THE ONE – I just haven’t purchased yet. I’m trying to find it used, we’re on a really tight budget.
Also, we’ve got our guest list pretty much set, wedding party set, and started on some DIY projects (table numbers).
I have the STD’s picked out, I’m just going to wait awhile before purchasing/sending.
But that’s it! Right now we’re working on dress and photographer!
Post # 16
Well, we finally found our venue! It was already all booked for October of 2011 (and September) on Saturdays so we have to settle on a Friday night wedding. I don’t mind that though. So, we have that figured out. We decided on black/ivory colors w/ some fuschia accents. I know the dress I want, but I didn’t try it on or anything yet. (Maggie Sotterro dress – the Dallas Marie) Other than that, I didn’t do anything else.