(Closed) only 18 months to go!

posted 5 years ago in June 2014
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We booked our photographer and had our engagement shoot (: we also finished our favours (well mostly, we’re also doing rock candy but have to wait to buy that closer to the date) and our bags for what people are going to toss once we’re married (little oat packages that say ‘oat to joy’ on them). We bought our guestbook and some other little things. We haven’t done too much, but now that we’re at the 18 month mark we’re trying to take advantage of this extra time. Before there were lots of vendors who wouldn’t book us because it was too far in advance. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@SparkleBee11:  Yeah, it definitely feels way more real! For me, I think maybe because it’s more the length of a ‘traditional’ engagement, as opposed to 2.5 years which made it seem like the wedding was all just ‘talk’. Now we can get going on more stuff without feeling like we’re doing it too far in advance or like we’ll change our minds. I’m also excited about getting better deals on things because of the time advantage (: That was one of our major reasons for having a long engagement!

Do you have any favourite dresses in mind yet? I really have my heart set on the Maggie Sottero Isadora Marie.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My wedding date is July 3, 2014 and it does still seem far off, but much closer now that we’ve finally hit about the year and a half mark.  I live in Newport, RI which is a huge wedding destination.  Being from the area is bittersweet because I know the vendors well and know what I want, but I also have to get things done early so I can get them! Many venues book at least 18 months in advance.  With that, I got right on booking a venue so we could have our desired date.  I’ve also met with a couple of caterers and will make that decision by early March. Lastly, I unexpectedly found my dress.  I’m really picky and I honestly don’t like the look of a lot of wedding dresses so I figured it would take me months to find one, however I went dress shopping for fun and fell in love. I had to order it because there was only one left before going out of style. Besides that, I’ve just been browsing pinterest and etsy for ideas and costs of things. I hope to get a lot of planning done this summer because I’m a teacher and that tends to totally take over during the school year. Hope you’re all having fun with the planning process and extra time 🙂 I think it makes it so much more enjoyable and less stressful.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi ladies! I’m definitely stoked that I can say the wedding is “next year”! Time will fly I’m sure

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mcgoo:  OMG same here. saying “not next summer, but the summer after that” has really gotten old. hahaha

PS so many of us are getting married on June 14, 2014! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sleepyhead22:  great day for a wedding!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mcgoo:  Yes! I hated saying, no the following June…

So far:

I’ve sent a signed contract back to my venue with deposit.

Did a preliminary dress shop. It has not helped me narrow anything down though.

I’ve selected my bridal party- with the exception of one who is a new mommy… Letting her settle into the role before I throw it on her.

We’ve met with and selected our photographer. She is drafting up a contract and sending it to us next week! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re going to look at a potential ceremony site on Tues morning.

We’ve got 1 which I love, but the only issue is that it’s run by the town council & they are super strict about set up & packing up timelines.

This place we’re looking at Tues is a lovely historical building that’s now being used as a theatre. I had it narrowed down as a place for photos, but if we could get married there – awesome! And cos it’s set up as a theatre, we don’t have to worry about chairs/packing up etc.

Fingers crossed!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We booked our venue, but that is it so far. I will be dress shopping this comming summer. I really really want a blush colored dress, so I am hoping there are more options by summertime!

Other than that, it still seems really far away

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am also so excited that the date is getting closer so I can help hearing ‘why are you waiting so long’ and ‘oh, 2014, that’s nice’… We have also booked our church, venue, and room block… Other than that not much — have seen a band we may use perform live and are researching a photographer so we can get engagement pictures taken 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

6/14/14 love it!!!! Can’t wait…I’m getting so excited, I know it still feels like a zillion days away, but when I think about the fact that I got engaged ONE YEAR ago as of this February, it reminds how friggin fast a year FLYS!

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