(Closed) September 2013 Bees – Your January To Do List

posted 6 years ago in September 2013
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are ordering the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses this Saturday… thats it for this month basically.. Next month will be booking the Church & the DJ.. Oh and my dress just came in so I will be going to see it this month as well.. now that we are past the 1year mark its full speed ahead! good luck planning πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everything that doesnt have an expirey date! We are doing alot of DIY and I’m an over achiever so I’ve made lots of appointments to meet with vendors, and sent out alot of RFQ’s so I can make those bookings solid. Also since my mom is making my dress I will be getting my but in gym and leaving it there! Brides maid dresses will be happening next month I think, I’m actually worried about them bc we are planning on buying retail not through a shop – that way everyone gets what they want and there really isnt any waiting.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We sent out save the dates this week, we don’t have much going on this month. I’m working on my wedding dress and we’re going to start DIYing our decor

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We sent our save the dates, too. This will likely be a quiet month, but next month will be bridesmaid dresses if nothing else. We’re mostly keeping January a low-cost month which is nice after Christmas.

Post # 7
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Newbee

We just booked our photographer and Fiance is looking into DJ’s. We also took a look at 3 possible hotels for guests — since his entire family is from South Jersey but we’re having the ceremony and reception in North Jersey. Hoping to have the DJ booked by the end of the month!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I am taking a mental health break in jan haha maybe except for looking for Officiants and maybe figuring out what I want to do about my save the dates.  So far I found my dress and matching accessories, did my makeup trial, got Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, booked the venue, and the DJ.

Other than that, this will be a pretty busy year overall – will have to fly back to the east coast to do the food tasting, take engagement photos, hair trial, and pick out the linens and flowers.  I also have a DIY ring pillow I want to make so hopefully that will be more of a fun project and I might also make my own escort cards.

Good luck fellow Sept brides!!! We got this! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sending out save the dates and picking out bridesmaid dresses! Thats really it for the month, trying to take it easy this month. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Omg! We haven’t even decided on a venue yet. Our to do list is a little long. Get venue, pay photo deposit, do engagement photos, design Save the Dates. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just sent save-the-dates and got the wedding website updated. I am getting super busy so I’m not doing a lot this month! Still working on the bridesmaids dresses, need to send in the contract for the officiant, and making progress on the honeymoon! 

We are planning a trip to our wedding state in March as well to do engagement pictures (even though we already did some, long story) and have a floral meeting with our wedding coordinator. She said it’s too early for a tasting and hair/makeup so we will do that around July. 

@jd2012: where are you going on your honeymoon??

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

YAY for wedding year!  I have had a whirlwind of wedding for the past week.  My big accomplishment was finalizing our wedding invite list with addresses for Save the Dates.  I am going to draft them this week and hopefully get them ordered in the next week or two.  FI is pushing for a magnet Save the Date. πŸ™‚ Anyone have pros or cons?

I am shopping with the BMs for dresses next week so we can get those ordered.  Booked the DJ last week and started reaching out to hotels.  We have a big city event (ArtPrize anyone!?) during the time of our wedding so I need to get rooms blocked now.

Fiance and I are also trying to decide on ceremony site and are close to deciding on a videographer (again, pros and cons to having one!?).

Not wedding planning related but I also hung up an engagement picutre collage of frames this weekend which I am really proud of! I’m so happy with how they turned out!

I may be floating on a wedding decision making cloud. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@purplelover13:  Way to go! For Save The Dates, magnets are nice..but I figure everyone is just going to put them on the fridge anyway and people tend to have a lot of magnets. I think you could get nicer ones for less money if you don’t go the magnet route..that’s my thinking, at least! Best of luck with Bridesmaid or Best Man shopping!!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FutureMrsVerde:  That is a really good point! Thanks for the the reply! πŸ™‚ Best of luck with your planning as well, date twin!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@purplelover13:  We’re doing magnets STD.  FBIL designed them and we bought a Groupon for Vistaprint.  

 

We just had a weekend full of wedding planning before grad school kicks back into high gear and before I hopefully start a new position at work!  We booked and designed our wedding cake, booked a florist, bought my ring, registered at our last store, bought wedding earrings, finalized Save-The-Date Cards, and picked out wedding shoes, although I’m not going to order until after my dress arrives so I can see whether I need ivory or white.  We have wedding planning appointment with our venue coordinator on Saturday!

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