(Closed) Where are you in the planning process?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We still have a few months left of planning, but I feel real good about where we are:

Things that are done:

Ceremony site

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
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve done everything except:

paint aisle runner

finish coasters

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
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484 posts
Helper bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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

organized budget

booked church

booked reception site

booked our dj

booked our officiant

researched photographers + videographers and narrowed it down to a few

designed invitations

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!!!

 

 

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