Post # 1
Sorry if the title doesn’t make sense, I wasn’t sure how to word it..but when are you doing everything?
Like your wedding showers…how far in advance?
When are you ordering invites?
When are you sending invites?
I’m trying to get this stuff figured out so I can let my bridesmaid know..everyone keeps asking when we should be doing the showers, etc., and I don’t really know.. So what are you guys doing!?
Post # 3
I was actually just starting to talk about showers with my mom. Ok, that sounds really strange. Anyways, my aunt is throwing me a bridal shower for my friends and my side of the family. She is a teacher and prepares for the year in August so that shower will probably be either in July or September. My Fi’s side also wants to throw me one but we haven’t talked timing yet. I’m guessing it will be about the same timeframe.
As for the bach party, I’m thinking of September but am pretty flexible.
I’m crazily researching invites now and will order or DIY as soon as I decide. I’ll probably mail them the beginning of September. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
@AnneTossy:Oh geez, I haven’t even thought that far in advance! I’m starting to work on my invites right now, and last weekend I sent out the Save the Dates. I think I will be sending out my invites around July though because a lot of the guests are Out of Town.
Post # 5
I am not entierly sure right now. Shower will probably be late summer. Bachelorette party I’m thinking early-mid september. I have my invite supplies, I plan on sending them out at the beginning of August I think and give them 5-6 weeks to respond.
Post # 6
Shower: I have no idea. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to even talk about it with people. I kind of assumed if people wanted to do one for me they would on their timeline?? I’m not sure. I have no idea how these things work??????
Bach Party: Again, no idea. Probably early september though.
Invites: I’m trying to get the wording of my invites down ASAP so that I can get them ordered right away. I’ll probably sent them out the beginning or end of July as I didn’t send out STD’s.
Post # 7
i’m not sure about showers, i wish i did though! i don’t think i’m supposed to ask, but i wish someone would say something, ’cause it’s something i’m looking forward to (that sounds bad, i mean i’m looking forward to getting together with all the women in my life, not just presents!)
we are hoping to send out save the dates by the end of march/beginning of april.
the invites i think we’ll send out around the end of july & ask ppl to rsvp end of august, that way we have a little time to hunt down those missing rsvps (i have a feeling we will have a bunch of these!)
Post # 8
my Maid/Matron of Honor asked me my preference…i told her I would prefer my bachelorette in August and shower in Sept. I told her nothing fancy for either was required…i’m ok with EVITE!
Post # 9
@MrsE.ToBe : it doesn’t sound bad at all! I feel the same way. Don’t care about the presents but I love getting together with the important women in my life!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My Maid/Matron of Honor has already started reminding me that I need to give her an address list for shower invitees. Since I need the list for Save-The-Date Cards as well, I plan to work on that over the next 2 weeks. Once I have the list, i wll give a copy to my Maid/Matron of Honor and call it a day. I honestly don’t need or want to know a thing about it. I have plenty on my mind already, and I know my Maid/Matron of Honor will throw a great shindig, so no worries. Same thing with the bachelorette party. It will happen whenever she wants it to happen. We’ve already discussed a spa day with lunch somewhere yummy. It’ll be great!
We’re ordering our invites in May June, and will send them out the first week of August. Since our guest list consists of only our immediate families and best friends, they all know when and where it is anyway, but I want to make sure they have enough notice and information to feel totally cool.
Post # 11
Save the Dates: already been sent out
Invites: Already ordered, sitting in a nicely taped box
Ceremony and Reception Venues: Booked and paid in full
Dress: Purchased and altered (my weight doesn’t fluctuate so I did it early)
Officiant: Booked but he won’t take my money yet
Tuxes: Ordered and paid
DJ: Booked and paid
Hotel Room: Booked and paid
Honeymoon: Booked and half paid
Centerpieces, aisle decor, Bouquets (silk), Boutonnieres: Already made and boxed up nicely.
Programs, Thank You cards
I like to do everything as early as possible, that way when October comes, I can just lay back and relax!
Post # 12
I’ve given my ladies available dates in August and September for both my shower and bachelorette party. We’ll see what they come up with.
As far as invites go, I’ll probably mail them out sometime in August.
Post # 13
wedding shower…probaby July or August
Bachlorette party…not sure if we are doing a girls weekend or a night out…if we just do a night out, it will probably be in September, but earlier in the summer if we do a girls weekend.
Invitations will probably be ordered in June or July
Sending invites…probably first part of August
Post # 14
Shower/Bachelorette: week of wedding. I have Out of Town guests invited! (mainly overseas & my FI’s sister/SIL/ex-SIL), but I have really no idea whats going on with that. I’m leaving that up to my girls 🙂
Invitations are being sent out beginning to middle of July; I figure I should give some extra time since it’s the summer and people might be away on vacation. Also, I want them back, like, a month before for catering purposes. I’m pricing out supplies now though & they’re already designed….I’ll start working on them end of May.