Post # 1
Any September 25, 2010 brides around?
We originally wanted to wed on August 21 but because our venue wasn’t available it is now September 25, 2010! For some reason, whenever I share the date with anyone they have been saying "September 25, 2010 has a great sound/feel to it"… I agree, and I’m not sure why.
What have you started to do? We have the church and reception booked but other than that it is mostly just a lot of ideas and to-do lists.
Post # 3
Hi, we are a week before you on 9/18/2010. So far we have the ceremony and reception venue booked, the photographer booked, planner and florist booked, guest list started, custom dress started, invitations started, and musicians selected.
Post # 4
I’m another September 25, 2010 bride I think it has a fantastic ring to it. The real reason we picked it though was because it’ll be 5 years to the day since my fiance and I started dating, so it definitely has a special meaning for us beyond just being our wedding day.
Thus far, we’ve booked our photographer, we know who’s doing my hair (same hair dresser I’ve had for years), and everything else is still up in the air. We’re having our reception at my parents’ land… we’ll be getting a huge tent, so we don’t have to book the site, we just need to book the tent. And we have a pretty good idea who we’re getting to make our cake and who we want as our caterer. We haven’t booked a ceremony site yet because we’re not quite sure what we want to do (church, outside, at a different venue, etc…).
Mostly, I’ve been getting together my ideas and working on some DIY projects. I have been cutting down wine bottles for centerpieces (ala Miss D’Orsay) and I already made and handed out "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" cards. But, we’re not quite in the time crunch, so I’ve been taking my time with things and really making sure that the choices we make are what my fiance and I want. I like the long engagement… it’s definitely given us time to breathe and hopefully I’ll use the time wisely so that I won’t be as stressed the last few months leading up to the wedding.
Post # 5
Holy hell, you guys are stressing me out. We probably won’t be engaged until this summer, and we’re planning on getting married in July 2010. I need a venue nailed down, STAT!!!!
Post # 6
Oh no! Don’t get stressed! I’m just trying to be proactive because I’m in law school and I’ll graduate, take the Bar Exam, and get married in a 5 month span. Please please please don’t get scared because of me. If you look at most of the wedding "timelines" out there… we haven’t really even hit the beginning yet. So, take a deep breath… and I am so sorry if my minor OCD-ness caused you any stress! Good luck with planning your wedding 🙂
Post # 7
I am also getting hitched the week before you! So far we have signed the contract for our venue and reception site, chosen a photographer, sent the "will you be in my wedding" gifts, had our engagement pictures taken and are in the process of making our save the dates! I’m also enjoying beginning those DIY projects that only long engagement brides like us can do! WE just made hanging door letters for our church doors this past weekend 🙂 I love having this time to relax and enjoy the planning process, hopefully I get enough done early that I can relax when the date nears!
Like @tbrooke, I’m also a little OCD when it comes to organizing and planning, so I wouldn’t worry about not having started anything yet!
Post # 8
I’m a September 25, 2010 bride:) It’s the most beautiful time of year in PA.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
I’m a September 25, 2010 bride. We have our ceremony and reception venues booked. Our next step is the photographer.
I have been dress shopping a few times and already have our entire wedding invitation suite designed, including escort cards, menus, programs and table numbers.
I’m not too worried about the other elements, as there is plenty of time ot get them taken care of!
Post # 10
I’m also a week before you bride! (Sept 18th 2010!).
So far the only thing that is 100% done is the venue. Booked it about a week after I got engaged, but my Fiance and I knew we really only wanted to look at this one place. Everything else is slowly starting up…I’m e-mailing photographers, I’ve been to two bridal salons to try on dresses, and I have a few dozen pictures of wedding stuff saved on my comp.
We’re planning on getting our first house 2months before we’re married, so I’m hoping to get enough stuff done now so that I’m not ubber stressed when the date nears, while still going at a relaxed pace. 🙂
Post # 11
Sept 25 2010 bride here! Can’t wait, especially since we’ve been engaged for almost 2.5 years… what now!?
Post # 12
Sept 25, 2010, it’s going to be the best day of our life! I’m getting married in RI and hoping that fall foliage will be great then.
So far, I have the venue/ceremony site booked, DIY invites bought, dress bought, engagement pics taken, in contract with our photographer.
I feel like I’ve hit a wall now and that I have to wait till it gets closer before I start with the band, florist, cake, ministers, and etc? Does anyone know what our timeline should be?
Post # 13
We have our ceremony/reception venue down, I got my dress (!!), and I also have the color scheme/feel figured out…those are the only three definites so far.
We possibly have a photographer and caterer…we’re going to making those decisions within the next month or so. And everything else (invitations etc.) I’m gathering ideas and just browsing around for possibilities. I’m not stressed out about anything really – we have so much time!
I also love the sound of September 25, 2010 – after we decided that it will be our date, I figured out that it is the exact mid point between my fiance’s and my birthday – what a fun coincidence 🙂
Post # 14
Research Bride: I’m also getting married in RI on 10/25/10! I’ll be sure to send good vibes your way that day!
Post # 15
Thanks AlmostMrsG! I’ll be thinking of you a month later 😉
Post # 16
September 25, 2010 is our date too! We (I) originally wanted a date in early October but due to conflicting events: Bay Fest, my parents anniversary and the ever important third Saturday in October, the Alabama-Tennessee football game.
We signed the contract with our photographer today and I am so excited. I have always known that the most important piece of our wedding would be the photography. I want to wear a pretty dress, eat great food and marry my love; I want someone richly talented to capture all of it. We are lucky enough to have the most fashion forward and artistic photographer(s) capturing our special day.
We will finalize the ceremony/reception site next Thursday and are working on interviewing caterers. I want to select and book our vendors now so I can take a break/breather and finish the details next year.
tbrooke– I love that you’re having the reception on your parent’s land. So personal! We wanted to do the same but we are out in nowhere and 90% of our guests would travel. You’re so lucky!