(Closed) Roll call for all of my 2012 brides lets me hear you!

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Post # 107
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When are you getting married? May 12, 2012

What are your colors? 

What have you already done as far as planning? I think it’d be easier to say what I haven’t done considering the wedding is about 50 days away. LOL

We have our huge planning meeting this Thursday so the bulk of the actual ceremony/reception planning will take place then. Everything from where the lighting will be to what artwork will hang in the gallery that day will be decided. 

Invites have gone out. 61 Yes, 10 No, 161 no response. Everything is pretty much paid for. I need jewelry, understuff, and to book a MUA. Other than that I’m finished. 🙂 The shower is this weekend and I’m excited about that as well… 

Post # 108
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

When are you getting married?  

Friday September 21st 2012

What are your colors?

purple(s),black, white & silver

What have you already done as far as planning?


booked ceremony& reception

purchased wedding dress,veil, accessories except shoes

purchased wedding bands

invitations/rsvp cards

booked dj/mc

picked wedding party

finalized guest list

made wedsite (check us out! http://www.weddingwire.com/jondragregory )LOL

made bouquet,bouitoneers and bridesmaids bouquets

purchashed cameras (scavenger hunt)

purchased sweets table decor

ordered grooms cake

purchased unity candle

made “jumping broom”

purchased guest book& pen







Post # 109
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Wedding Date: December 15th, 2012

Colors: apple green, peacock blue, eggplant (peacock theme)

Done: save the dates, guest list, wedding shoes, chose dress (will order in April), chose Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and shoe color, made feather fascinator, booked wedding and reception venues and officiants, booked photographer, caterer, baker and florist.

I found a fantastic company that puts together wedding packages which really gave me a leg up on choosing a lot of my vendors. And thank God for them since my wedding isn’t in my hometown!

Post # 110
1 posts

When are you getting married? September 8,2012

What are your colors? Purple, Platinum & Black

What have you already done as far as planning?


Booked church and reception venue

Purchased my dress

Designed Invitations

Picked Grooms Tux

Bridesmaid’s ordered dresses today

Started on Bridesmaid or Best Man gift bags

Finishing up guest list

Picked Photography ( Engagement photo’s done)

Hotel’s picked out

Wedding party picked out

Programs designed

Caterer picked out

But still have so much more to do.

Post # 111
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Date: 12/1/12

Colors: honey yellow, teal, with cranberry and brown accents


Worked my butt off and saved money for the wedding

Chose the location–we were so torn (destination @ Gatlinburg, TN…planning all the way from Florida feels like I’m a detective in search of fugitives lol )

Found and put deposit on venue (a wonderful lodge in the Smoky Mountains)

Accomodations for our family

Sent save the date (via private facebook group) and got people’s addresses

Chose feel/look (whimsical, rustic, with a dash of multi-cultural bohemian)

Found and hired a private chef (he’s classically trained in French, Caribbean, and Latin cuisine!!! ahhh! <3)

Chose my “flowers” (seed pods, sola flowers, mustard yellow yarrow, floral cotton, and cinnamon sticks, and acorns) and found where to buy them

Found and hired my hair and make-up artist

Came up with my idea for centerpieces, just need to buy the stuff and make them

Picked my stamps for invites (it sounds simple, but I’m picky)

Chose our first dance song



Making my own wedding website, it’s about 75% done and it looks pretty amazing

painting my own watercolor invitations, bought supplies and experimenting (I will be making one and having the printing company do the rest)

Got quotes from a million photographers, I’m hoping to find an awesome deal with awesome skills

Losing weight. I gained SO much weight from dating/eating out with Fiance, I have to get back in shape.

Minister- I have two friends who might be able to do it, but since it’s in TN it’s not for sure yet.


TO DO: * next to it = stressing me out

Hire a photographer OR videographer. Decide. We can’t afford both.***

Find rental company in the area for chairs, tables, etc.******

Decide what DIY decor projects I’m going to take on, and what I’m not…and get things rolling**

Come up with my dinner and cocktail hour menu

Find dress (I want something with a hint of color, love the stuff by Claire Pettibone but it is outside of my budget…let me know if you have ideas)

Come up with idea for my hair/make-up…but I need dress first

Buy plates, goblets, silverware (we are having no more than 50 guests, so this is doable)

Make my cute napkins

Decide on table cloth colors…might post a poll about this later lol

Find a cool suit for groom, not a typical one

Cake. Decide if I will DIY my own (I love baking and I am good at it…I’ve gotten some quotes just in case…but I secretly want to make my own cake. I KNOW–I’M CRAZY. I just think it would be so special. Just haven’t decided if it’s worth the effort though…)

Shoes…can’t do it until we have clothes.

Find a band or dj in the area****








Post # 112
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Heeey Bees,

When are you getting married – 7 September 2012

What are your colors – purple, lilac, grey

What have you already done as far as planning?

Ordered my dress

Brides bouquet/BM bouquets/boutonnieres

Booked the church

Bought the rings

Decided on ceremony/reception music

Booked the venue

Bought my shoes

Booked video/photo

Decided on the menu

Ordered the cake

Signature cocktails

Paid for the honeymoon

BMs and GMs still to decide on dress/suit







Post # 113
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

When are you getting married? November 25,2012

What are your colors? Blue, Silver, White

What have you already done as far as planning?


Venue booked

Booked photographer

Booked florist

Booked baker

Booked makeup/hair artist

Decided on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

Bought MY dress

Bought tiara

Bought bp gifts/jewelry

Decided on colors

Bought favor boxes

Bought our rings

DIY: garter, veil, cardbox, program and rose petal baskets, invitations and inserts (need to be printed), menu cards and thank you cards (need to be printed), save the dates, table numbers, ring pillow, table signs, bride and groom signs, just married sign.

I think that is it so far… still have a lot to do.  Majoy vendors that need to be booked: Caterer (have to make a meeting with another potential caterer this week) Officiant (and ceremony space B), DJ and possibly transportation.


Post # 114
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When are you getting married? September 28,2012

What are your colors? Plum, Cranberry, Champagne

What have you already done as far as planning?


Save the dates

created wedding website

Venue booked

Booked photographer

Booked florist

Booked baker

Guest list chosen

addresses received from guest

Bought MY dress

Decided on colors

Hotel rooms blocked

Bought our rings

Decided on menu

Linens chosen

invitations received (sending out next week)

engagement photos done

Decor decided on

Book hair stylist

Purchased Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

Flower girl dress chosen

officiant chosen

wedding planner selected

Still Left to DO:

Book DJ
book makeup artist

Get Bridesmaid or Best Man accessories

Get bride accessories, shoes, jewelry etc.

And I’m sure a million other things





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