(Closed) Six months to go!

posted 5 years ago in November 2013
Post # 3
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve been so busy with school that wedding planning has been pushed to the back burner. ๐Ÿ™  But next up on my things to do are invitations and finish updating the website.  

Post # 4
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I feel like there is a ton of stuff that I hadn’t worried about yet because the wedding was so far off. Suddenly we are six months away and we still don’t have a caterer, DJ, florist… I’m freaking out! I had a dream last night that it was November 8th (wedding is the 9th) and we still hadn’t done any of this stuff yet. It was very stressful. I’m sure there are plenty more of those dreams in the future.

Post # 5
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m exactly 6 months away today!  My to dos for this week are ordering save the date postcards, finalizing out wedding website address, and bugging Fiance for his guest addresses.  I think we’re in good shape.

 

Post # 6
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sanjessica: 

So far we’ve:

  • Paid for the venue
  • Paid half for the photographer
  • Paid half on my dress (will arrive in June)
  • Paid for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (will also arrive in June)
  • Will be ordering groom’s tux this weekend. 
  • Stepmother’s sister is playing our ceremony music

Still to do:

  • DIY flowers
  • Most likely using iPod for reception music
  • 75% positive we’ve found the right bakery for our cake.
  • Sending our invites in August.

What’s really on the top of my to-do list is to completely figure out what we’re doing for food. We plan to have finger foods, fruit, etc since our reception is in the afternoon, but not sure if we can actually get that all put together or if I need a caterer, and if it’s a caterer then it’s hard to find a good one that also isn’t completely overpriced around here.

I know I’m missing some things, but I just can’t think of them at the moment..

Post # 9
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sanjessica:  I’m personally not doing a limo. I only have two bridesmaids and we’ll be getting ready at the venue, so we’re just going to meet up and take one car over there. (I love to save money anyways, heh) I love limos, but I just don’t think we need it on our particular day.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

School has kept me busy, this summer is when I’m doing EVERYTHING.

We’ve got a ceremony and reception location but we don’t have our food picked out yet. We’re taking our engagement photos on Sunday so we’ll have the save the dates out by the end of May and I’ll hopefully be getting my dress by June/July. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one behind. I keep seeing all these posts for months that are after November where they have so much stuff done and it makes me feel bad.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

So far we have the venue, our photographer, and my dress.  We have some reception items and my veil materials as well.  We have my wedding band (heirloom piece).  We have our cake ordered.

I’ve also been trying to juggle wedding planning with a full-time job and part-time grad school; I graduate this month and I’ll be so relieved when it’s over with!

We are so, so stuck on getting a caterer.  Our venue has some fairly inflexible policies, and the caterer we’d like to go with has an ineffectual coordinator.  It’s been really stressful trying to get things nailed down.  If this caterer isn’t going to be workable then we’re going to have to find someone else, and we’ve been really unimpressed with the standard wedding caterers we’ve looked at.

We’re going to try to get our DJ and florist locked in this month.  The bridesmaids dresses come in next month, and I’ll probably start my alterations next month so they are finished in time for bridal portraits in August (have to start losing some weight in there somewhere).  Fiance should probably pick out his outfit in June as well, and it would be nice to get the ceremony musician locked down and the invites ordered too.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

My Fh “celebrated” 6 months to go by hitting a concrete support column in the local grocery store parking garage.  I figure it’s $500+ worth of damage.  Thankfully it’s all cosmetic and can wait but now we’re driving around in a busted up car.  Yell

Then on top of that, I am having a lot of discomfort from my LEEP surgery from last week.  I wouldn’t wish one on my worst enemy.  I feel like everything is going to fall out even though I know it’s physically impossible.  Plus, one of FH’s friends is coming to visit for the weekend and I am less than enthused because I want to spend the weekend on the couch resting and healing.

As a result it’s hard to get back on track planning at the moment, so I am taking a week (or two) off from wedding planning.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Honey Lake Plantation

Oh, no! @beachbride1216:  I’m glad it was only cosmetic but that’s still gotta suck royally!

According to the big to-do lists out there we’re actually doing really well, planning-wise, but I have the fear sitting just outside of my peripheral vision that I’m forgetting something really big and going to end up scrambling! Our first planning meeting with the venue/DoC is next week, maybe that will help me put things in place ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I keep getting panic attacks about everything. I feel like we’re in good shape, I suppose. So far we have:

Photographer – deposit paid
Cake booked
Florist booked – deposit still to be paid though
DJ – deposit paid
2/3 bridesmaid dresses paid for
invitations decided on
My dress bought and paid for
shoes, veil bought

Stuff to do that’s stressing me out:

One Bridesmaid or Best Man needs to order her dress (Soon! Store said by end of May!)
A few DIY projects
Tuxes & suites
Decisions on flowers & cake
invitation ordering
Honeymoon details (and booking)

Actually, writing out that list helped a lot. I see I do have a lot done and maybe I shouldnt’ be stressing so much. 

When did or will you guys start asking for guest addresses? Is this something we should be doing soon?

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