(Closed) October 2012 Brides- June Updates and July To Do's

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? I’m stressed out.  I’m kind of tired of planning but at a recent meeting w/the venue I was told I still have to figure out x, y, z.  Bah, lol so more planning.  Thankfully a good chunk of what they need from me will be handled when we go to our tasting on the 22nd.  And Brendan will be there for that so he’ll get to help me figure out all this stuff.  I’m worried about mailing invitations out (the goal is to have them out by the end of July, RSVP is due September 7th).  We recently had a death in the family and there is some concern over how to handle the wedding now.  I don’t think anyone would want us to postpone it.  I dunno, I’m kinda confused about the whole situation and I think everyone is just stressed out and emotionally drained after the death of my FI’s grandma.  =(  We all miss her.

Right now, my fiance is in Australia on a business trip and he facebook messaged me asking me to call Verizon to activate his international roaming.  I can’t remember our password 🙁 so now I’m up worried about him and hoping that he’ll message me soon.  I’m ready for bed, lol.  And I miss him.  And, wow, I’m ramballing now lol.

How is Fiance, family and friends? FI is fine — just away on a business trip.  I think it’s starting to hit him that we have 5 billion things to do and he was on the ball with scheduling stuff…and then work sent him to Australia.  So, when he gets back we need to shop for rings, find a cake, do our tasting, he needs to pick a tux….(honestly, does the list ever end?).  

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I’d say I feel like we’re at a 6 or 7.  Venue is paid minus the addition of chairs for the outside ceremony.  We still need to finalize our menu with them and decide if we’re going to toast w/something special or just use the bar for toasting.  Um, we need a cake.  We need wedding bands and I really need to talk to the florist again and actually sign something.  Most big things are done.  My dress should be in soon, bridesmaid dresses have been here a long time now, flower girl dresses & sashes are in and I have them….basically he needs a tux/pick out what groomsmen will wear.  All the girls will be dressed, lol.  No shoes though yet =P.  I dunno we still have a lot of finalizing to figure out and the little stuff adds up to big stuff it seems.  *anxiety attack*

What did you accomplish last month?

Met with the new lady at my venue and discussed details.

Went to a cake tasting and ruled out cake flavors.  Decided if we were going with this bakery we’d do a red velvet cake but I don’t think this will be our bakery.  

Sent info to bridesmaids for my bridal shower

Finished some DIY projects

Got mason jars for the floral arrangements 

Bought bridesmaid & flower girl gifts

Oh, yes and my groom’s wedding present and something for my Future Father-In-Law.

Started some DIY projects.  If I had a printer that wasn’t sucking the life out of me O_O………stupid thing died….  *grumbles* the projects I’ve started would be done, lol.

Set up our rehearsal time w/our officiant and venue

Thought about rehearsal dinner some but after the time we can do the rehearsal was booked….I’m kinda nixing the idea currently.  MOH won’t be here for rehearsal and I don’t think we should do a dinner without her necessarily.  + it’s an added cost that’s not necessarily a huge deal.  I dunno — it’s something we’ve been thinking about.  Meh lol

Took things off registry/added some things

Booked hotel in Hawaii thanks to my best friend’s mama who let us use her timeshare <3 / paid the remaining balance that it didn’t cover

Err…there’s more.  I was on a roll essentially.

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Address and mail invites

Finish DIY projects — maybe my sister’s printer will work.  O_O it bettterrrr 

Print engagement photos and stick them in the frames we’ve bought already

At least look for rings — we need to like buy them now.  Hopefully when he gets back we can go look at the place he got my ring from.  Nothing we’ve seen in other stores has looked right.

Book honeymoon flight (hotel is already booked)

Finalize menu

Decide on what kind of a toast we wanna do

Pay for ceremony chairs

Talk to the florist again

etc.  I’m tired but the list is longer.  There’s still quite a bit to do.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 

 

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? things are good. i feel good.

How is Fiance, family and friends? FH is ok…he’s getting nervous (he is an introvert) friends and family seem excited but not overly so…people keep saying “it’s so far away ” not to me!

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? an 8. I have a plan for everything that needs to be done and some of it i can not do until closer. like the hair trial or the seating chart or buying the candy for the favors.

What did you accomplish last month? hunted down all the addresses and also gave addresses for my shower guests to my bridemaids…bought FHs suit just need the tie and the ties for the boys…reorganized all my “stuff” so it fits neatly in 3 large tubs…thought more about my gifts for my girls…bought frames to give each of them a picture of either myself and them or all the girls(have not decided) FH got the wedsite up and running….we registered at target. we got the rings!

 

What are you trying to accomplish this month? book dress alterations , book hotel for FH and I night before and night after, look for a dress for my shower, get undergarments for dress, talk to my friend about my cake, i just sent the ceremony to my aunt who is marrying us. look for a shower dress.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

103 days to my wedding (3 months, 10 days, 18 hours 59minutes) I have an app that counts down.

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty good. Need to get motivated onto the fitness track more.

How is Fiance, family and friends? Fiance is not really concerned. Tonight had an argument about keeping the top layer of cake. He just wants to guts it after the honeymoon. I’ll keep it at my MIL’s. He is feeling better in his work. Everything else is peachy keen. Need t do more exercise things together. Have been MTB riding on weekends mainly road rides though. I’m not going in the bust after August. I want not to take bark off my legs.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? UM probably a 5 to 6. Flowers tomorrow and Invites on Wednesday. Venue gave me a list of questions.

What did you accomplish last month?

Dress is in and being altered

Order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

Got my wedding jewellry

Ordered 2nd time for Bridal Hangers (problem with ETSY seller)

Ordered wedding bands

Booked hair trial (not 100% confirmed)

Got wedding undewear and shapewear.

Honeymoon lingerie

Bachelorette dress and shoes

 

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Flowers

Cake

Invites finalised and sent out

Make direction map

Make menus

Organise decor with venue

Choose music for ceremony and reception

Finalise ceremony detals

Follow up  with wedding co-ordinator at Venue

Go shopping for Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes

Meet with my cousins wife for Photography

 

Slowly getting there… Not long now. I have to start thinking about planning my units of work for the last term of school too. I have my English one sorted – just need to refine it. The other subjects – working on those.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee


I can’t beleve how close we are already! Time is flying!

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? It’s going “okay”, I still feel like I have so many things to do, so i’m a little stressed. Plus we are moving in Spetmeber as well, so my time is really being divided.

How is Fiance, family and friends? FI is okay. I feel like he just realized tha we are geting married and has started to show some sort of interest, lol.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? 7: I’m really not done, I still have alot of important things to do. At the same time, I have quite a few major things done.

What did you accomplish last month? 

  • Booked florist and designed centerpieces
  • Booked photographer and videographer
  • Bought my sash & shoes
  • Bought bridal shower dress

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

  • Order the invitations
  • Finish completing the mailing list
  • Buy the favors
  • Buy the kippot
  • Go to the tasting and select the menu
  • Buy bridesmaids gifts
  • Order/make shower “thank you” notes


Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? Been a stressful few weeks, My Pap (Grandfater) has terminal cancer and hasn’t got long left so haven’t been thinking too much about the wedding 

How is Fiance, family and friends? He’s pretty relaxed, obviously family are dealing with the above situation

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? 8

What did you accomplish last month?

Finished my Wool Wreaths and did my Cake Toppers, Bought the Flower Girl Dress and go my Necklace sorted and saved another £200 on the drinks reception

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Haven’t really got anything left to do, H2B has to buy his suit and the shirts for the Groomsmen, we also need to buy his ring, and I need to pick up the drink for the Canape Reception, we have our planning meeting with the venue this month, had to have it early as H2B is being made redundant this month, so we couldn’t commit to a later date.

It all depends on the new job because he already needs to ask for holiday for the wedding and honeymoon, plus time off before the wedding……..

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Applecore – so sorry to hear about your grandfather!

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? We’ve been engaged for justunder two years – I want this thing OVER.  lol.  We have 5 weddings from August 4 through October 7 (6 days before ours!!!!) so I know I need to use my time now to get things done.  I’m just sort-of over it all, yet I still want to craft another project here, and another there…

How is Fiance, family and friends? FI is being supportive, if not overly involved.  I know it’s not a bad thing.  He just wants to have his input in EVERYTHING.  Family – eah – it’s a hit or miss with them.  Some days they are great, other days they want to trash everything we have planned.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I say about a 6 – we still need a party bus and have to finish paying most of the vendors.  Our invites are all ready to go out in August. 

What did you accomplish last month?

Invites are done!

Bridal shower is over – phew!

Bridal shower thank yous went out

Started making the aisle markers

Drew the aisle runner “logo”

Set a date for the bachelorette party

Confirmed make-up for day of

Confirmed hair for day of

Ordered the Fiance wedding band

Booked the minister

Ordered my veil and fascinator

Started to bling out my shoes – still on-going

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? I’m feeling a bit pressure. I feel like I have so much left to do but in reality, we really don’t. We have the food, hall, booze, cake, bouquets, and invites will be done soon. Gooooosssssfrabba.

How is Fiance, family and friends? Everything seems to be well with everyone. So far no drama (except a little spat with one of my BM’s this weekend, nothing we will let come between us).

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? 8, I think I’m doing quite wells for my timeline. Guest list is about to be finalized, then we can start addressing the invtes and get those out. 

What did you accomplish last month? Ordered the catering, got my veil, Bridesmaid or Best Man necklaces, picked out flowers and invites.

What are you trying to accomplish this month? Need to find shoes, cake, would like to finish up with the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts and hopefully assemble bouquets.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? Good, a little pressed but trying to squash that for now. Definitely not the chest pains from the beginning of the process.

How is Fiance, family and friends? Everyone is dreamy except for my mother and you girls are going to have to hold me back because she keeps trying to sneak folks onto the guest list. 

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I’d say 6. Have a vision for the flowers, need to taste the food, and order invites but otherwise the big stuff is taken care of. 

What did you accomplish last month?

Finally finished designing the invites

Finished and sent the Save-The-Date Cards

Got my veil & shoes, my ensemble is complete.

Set up the suits for the ushers, & groomsmen

Finished off bridesmaid gift bags.

Ordered monogram stamp. 

Decided that I was going to do a donation in lieu of favors. Just have to pick the charity.

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Pin down the food & linen rental

Harass fiance a little more about getting his dress blues squared away.

Buy centerpiece containers

Do hair run throughs

Taste and then finalize with the cake decorator

block a few more hotel rooms.

Get the invites, ordered & envelopes addressed for posting on 1 AUG

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@applecore:  So sorry to hear about your Grandfather.  *big hugs*  I wish they’d hurry up and figure out a cure for cancer.  Hear for you if you need to talk <3

Everyone is doing great!!!  You rock ladies!!! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? I’m feeling good and not TOO stressed out right now.  We just finished week 1 of p90x so all the working out and stretching is really calming us down.  We’ll see how I feel as the days go by.  We’re already down to 97 days!

How is Fiance, family and friends? FI is doing really well, too.  Family and friends are excited and looking forward to the wedding.  I think I may have a coworker or two who are tired of hearing me yap about the wedding so they’re looking forward to us hurrying up and getting married so they don’t have to hear about it anymore. haha.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I want to say I’m at like 7 or 8 right now.  We have our last payments left which are all due in September, but we’re planning on giving a chunk prior for certain vendors.  No worries in that area.  I’m feeling really good! Not too much left to do!

What did you accomplish last month?

Bought my wedding bracelet and hair comb

Re-addressed some invites that had changes.

Mailed out the invitations for friends and family

Ordered my hand embroidered handkerchief – it’s beautiful!

Bought all needed frames for various reception signs

Made the reception signs, printed, and placed them in frames

Made and printed the table numbers

Made and printed the I Spy cards

Finally finished with the ceremony and reception music and have a good chunk of songs added to the list as possible songs for the party portion of the reception

Ordered two of the gifts for the bridesmaids.

Started p90x! 

I can’t remember if there was anything else we did.

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 


Find out if my last bridesmaid will be staying in the bridal party or not and have her order her dress (the other two already received theirs)

Slowly make and print out the escort cards as I get RSVPs back.

Add the color coded ribbons to the already done escort cards for the food selection

Hopefully continue on and be succcessful with P90x!

Order my wedding earrings

Hopefully meet with the DJ and photographer to discuss details

Meet with the officiant to go over and finalize the ceremony script.. there’s still plenty of time so might not get to this til August or September. 

Hopefully get my damn veil from the salon!  It’s already two months late, ugh!

Figure out the last portion of my Bridesmaids gifts.  Figure out what on earth to give the groomsmen as their gifts.  FI really needs to get on top of that! 

Keep looking for shoes to change into after the ceremony… still unsure if should go to flats after since my ceremony shoes are 4 inches.  Big difference.  AH! Probably won’t have an idea until my first alteration appointment in beginning of August. 

Hmm.. that’s all for now.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? I had one breakdown in June regarding money. My fiance is footing a majority of the wedding, and when I started adding what we still needed to pay vendors it made me so upset, and sometimes wish we would have just gotten married at courthouse and saved the money for a new car. 

How is Fiance, family and friends? Fiance is the same, not overly excited in the planning aspects, just ready to be married. Family asks sometime about the wedding, but it doesn’t seem like anyone is excited for us. Oh well. Big thing is FI’s brother probably won’t be invited to the wedding because of the drama he continues to cause

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I say about a  6 or 7, even though we have all the major vendors booked: venue, catering, photographer, florist, cake, dj. Still need to get prices and contract with a rental place since we found out we can’t use tables and chairs from church, which we were really banking on. Need to book a hairstylist and make-up.

What did you accomplish last month?

Finally finished the invites

Bought toasting flutes, cake serving set, and cake topper

Had 3 of 4 bridesmaids order their dresses, they came in over the weekend

Had Fiance and groomsmen fitted for tuxes

Started working on programs

Made some signs to use in pictures

 

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

Mail out invites at the end of the month

Meet with rental place and find out cost for tables and chairs

Find hairstylist and make-up

Go back for dress fitting

Have my last bridesmaid go order dress

Have my dad get fitted for tux

Possibly do an I Spy for the older kids

Finish kids activity book (younger kids)

Finish music selections

Think about gifts for BMs and Groomsmen

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

How are things going with you so far, how are you feeling? 

STRESSED! We just officially set the date a couple days ago! So 109 days to get everything in order. 

How is Fiance, family and friends? 

Fiance is the only who is involed in the planning so Im sure he’ll get stressed once things get to rolling.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? 

1

What did you accomplish last month?

NOT A THING….well actuallyl i did buy some stuff but at that point we didn’t know the date.

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Get the Maid/Matron of Honor Dress, get the guys outfits, get the invitations printed, finish the bouquets, dye my crinoline……the list goes on & on

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