Post # 1
What vendors have you booked/have checked off your list so far. I just want to see where I am with other November brides. I feel good about where I am but I still am missing a few MAJOR vendors.
Vendors I have booked so far:
Seamstress (making bridesmaids dresses, made my dress and will alter, making the groomsmen vests).
Vendors I have in the works:
Transportation (meeting with the company this weekend).
DJ (met with one yesterday, hoping to book a dj by next week).
Vendors I have no idea about yet:
Caterer (this is so hard).
Officiant (this depends on where I have the ceremony… which measn I am still not 100% sure where the ceremony will be yet) UGH!
Other items I just checked off:
Bridal jewelery (necklace and earring set a gift from fmil).. I found the bracelet for a steal though.
Sweet love DIY banner
My wedding bands
Rehearsal/Dinner dress (made by yours truly)
Post # 3
Here are mine:
Vendors I’ve booked:
ceremony & reception venue & caterer
dress & alterations
Hotel for out of town room blocks
Day of Coordinator
jeweler for wedding bands
Vendors in the works
hotel for bridal suite
websites for ordering DIY flowers/floral accessories
Vendors I haven’t really looked into yet
Post # 4
This is stressing me out at the moment because I thought I would get to hair/makeup a few months before and now I realize that the reputable people book up really far in advance!
Otherwise I think I’m in good shape.
Welcome dinner venue
Reception venue (which includes food/drinks)
Caterer for cocktail hour at ceremony site
Officiant (had been putting this one off and just recently decided to ask our friend to do it)
Seamstress for dress alterations (she is famous locally and books up many months in advance!)
Dance instruction (we’ve been taking swing and blues lessons for a while)
Trying to get resolved:
Hair and makeup ()
Haven’t done anything yet:
Invitations (need to start working on these soon!)
Bridal accessories (jewelry, undergarments, veil or hair accessory)
Flowers/decor (was not going to do anything b/c my venues don’t need any decoarting, but need to figure out what to do about bouquet/bouts)
Post # 5
Baker (my aunt )
Not yet booked:
Caterer (but they’re the type of caterer that you can call in as late as two days before the event)
Hair & makeup
Nails (one of my BMs and her sister are amazing at nails. I mentioned it in my Bridesmaid or Best Man card, but haven’t officially asked or anything. At the same time, I wouldn’t mind treating the BMs to mani-pedis.)
Photobooth-I want to set it up so that it’s low maintenance, but I haven’t really gotten to the logistics.
I’m doing the decorations, invites, and programs, and my mom offered to pay for the rings. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something.