Post # 1
I am really curious how anyone can take planning for 6 months to a year. I almost went out of my mind and I think we spent 2 weeks or a few days more.
I am kind of bragging. I realize that weddings are planned in like 30 minutes in Vegas.
However, for only having attended three weddings in my adult life, I think we did pretty good.
We will however have some work to do after the ceremony, such as sending out the announcements! Ha, I know, kind of backward. But really our announcements will be to announce that we are wed and that we will have two parties, one in Houston and one in Oregon, for our friends and family, and all they need to do is show up and enjoy. We will also include photos in this post announcement.
Our list was not long.
Wedding License, also called Intent to Marry
Flowers-okay, I will admit this is the only remaining thing on the to list. But I think I am going to make my own bouquet. I will bring florist tape with me and some other little things to add to it. I will also make his buttonhole.
I am just feeling so proud of us. And it really took a lot of work from both of us. He pulled equal weight and I am really impressed with the photographers he picked.
But I am also beaming at my suggestion of the bagpiper.
Please share about where you are and how far away, any details. Now that I am in this "clear", iI feel more relaxed and able to take in y’alls plans.
Post # 3
We still have a few months left of planning, but I feel real good about where we are:
Things that are done:
Reception site Celebrant
Invitations (DIY) Photographer
RSVP postcards (DIY) DJ
BM’s bouquets Favors
BM’s dresses Jewelry
my dress and veil Cake
shoes 1/2 of decorations for reception
rentals for ceremony (columns, candlesticks, etc.)
Still to do:
Flower girl dresses Tuxes
My bouquet flower girl baskets
ring bearer pillows rest of decorations!!
Congrats to you on your upcoming nuptials!!!
Post # 4
Our wedding is over a year away, so I’ve done next to nothing. Actually, the only think I’ve done is book an engagement photo shoot and start looking at venues online.
Post # 5
I’ve done everything except:
paint aisle runner
print and mail rehearsal dinner invitations
assemble centerpieces in ‘Kits’ for easy assembly
print up cocktail menus
purchase all the liquor and necessary items
find 2 bartenders
pick out all the music: 1st songs, processionals, etc
make gift baskets for some special people
party it up at my bachelorette party and shower
bottle up limoncello
Get some sleep and have fun!
I think it depends on how elaborate everything is and how much you are crafting yourself. I look at my above list and 90% of it I could have paid for, but don’t want to.
My mom got engaged and was married in a month, so it’s doable…just depends on what you want. The nice thing about a longer engagement (like mine, 13 months) is that you don’t have to cram it all into a short period of time but can spread it out a little more. I was supposed to go to the UK for a week-long work trip this month, which is partially why i’m so far ahead–i was planning on losing 10 days worth of wedding time!
Getting married June 20….5 weeks away!
Post # 6
I got engaged in Oct 08. In the past 7 months I’ve only managed to buy a dress and book a venue. And I just mailed the save the dates yesterday. Something tells me I need to pick up the pace or my guests won’t be eating and we will have to buy a disposable camera on the way to the ceremony to capture some pics. Oh and I will be barefoot and my groom and the entire wedding party will be naked…
My biggest problem is making decisions, once I decide I can move fast but I will go back and forth over the littlest things for ages.
Post # 7
LoL i thought you meant they really WERE going to be naked….not that they’d be naked if you didn’t get your butt in gear!
A nude wedding certainly would be….interesting. I don’t think I could handle that much man junk hanging around though
Post # 8
I am getting married next May so we have just under a year to go. I got engaged in February and so far we have done the following:P
booked reception site
booked our dj
booked our officiant
researched photographers + videographers and narrowed it down to a few
set up engagement photo session (next week… yay!)
dress shopping but haven’t found mine yet
picked out bridesmaid dresses
made cufflinks for the groomsmen
started assembling wedding wands for ceremony
attempted mock-up of centerpieces
I feel good about the pace we’re going and have realized the best thing to do is to get all my "mini" projects out of the way! I want to be able to enjoy the next year and not feel stressed over the next 12 months! Just be sure to decide what is important to you and try not to stress… this should be a fun and enjoyable time!!!