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dcgator

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Hello my fellow June brides!

I hope all your planning is going well and also welcome to some of the new June brides
.

Since I am the first of the June brides to go, I thought I would start up this thread again, seeing as I have exaclty 3 months until the wedding....AHHHH! Talk about time running away from you, geez, it has flown by!

So without further rambling, let''s get some status checks:


Already Done:
- Booked venue for ceremony
- Booked venue for reception (includes food and beverage)
- Booked block of rooms for out-of-town guests
- Booked photog (not doing videog)
- Picked wedding party
- Sent out save the date''s
- Bought wedding dress
- Signed up for 2 registiries
- Booked DJ
- Booked officiant
- Picked colors (sage and chocolate brown)
- Bought veil
- Bought wedding shoes (need to pick b/t three)
- Ordered invites (get here next week)
- Ordered Thank you cards
- Sent out thank you''s for engagement gifts
- Booked cake
- Chose location for rehersal dinner (still need to finalize menu)
- Found two florists (now need to decide b/t two)
- Ordered and received flower girl dress
- Ordered bridesmaid dresses (coming at the end of the month)
- Got DO planner
- Set date for E-pics (scheduled for March)
- Ordered groomsmen attire, pick up week b/4 wedding
- Got bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts
- Set dates for bachelorette party (next weekend)
- Set dates for bridal showers (two diff ones b/c divorced family, both the weekend of April 17-19th)
- Got hairstylists for day of
- Scheduled two make up trials for day of make-up

To Do:
- Address and send out wedding invites (first week of April)
- Finalize lighting for reception (will do at tasting on 3/21)
- Sign contract for photobooth (still not sure if we will)
- Get bridal accessories (garter, lingerie, jewelry, etc.)
- Order rehersal dinner invites (as soon as I finalize the menu)
- Order Wedding Bands (the FI needs to make his mind up!)
- Get Favors (still not sure if we will)
- Get OOT gift bags (still not sure if we will)
- Order/Make programs
- Decide on final dinner menu (Tasting set for March 21)
- Order/Make menus
- Order cake topper
- Do seating chart (I am already getting a headache)
- Decide on honeymoon (Trying to pick b/t Hawaii and Tahiti) - Won''t be till Nov/Dec
- Arrange an engagement/wedding party for local friends in May (our wedding is OOT, and couldn''t invite all friends)
- Gift for FI (will get watch)
- Pick out ceremony/reception music
- Pick out vows

How are my other June brides doing?


 

CNOS128

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Holy Hannah!! I'm 3 months from tomorrow.

I need
Shoes for me.
Groomsmen's attire
Fiance's tux
Table numbers...
Hair trial
to plan menus for reception & rehearsal dinner
Favors/boxes
to choose music for ceremony & reception
to send out invitations
plan seating
Wedding Bands!!
guestbook

ETA: And jewelry! I need jewelry
And bridesmaid gifts.


geez, i feel like there's still so much to do. yikes.
 

kama_s

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AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT
. I dont even know how much yet needs to be done


Ok, got to get into serious wedding planning groove!!
 

kama_s

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Ok, after I stopped hyperventilating, I made my list!

This past month I did the following:

- got invites for wedding and next day brunch
- Had cake tastings and decided on a baker (haven''t booked yet)
- Had food tasting and almost finalized the menu
- Bought the groundwork for the favours
- Bought a dress for rehearsal dinner and a dress for the farewell brunch
- Got wedding day jewelry
- Booked room blocks for guests
- Booked rooms for us and family
- COMPLETED OUR WEDSITE!!!!!
- Having an engagement/wedding party with all of our out of town friends next weekend (most of our friends are from another city, and they were all coming down to visit us next weekend...so we decided to make it our e-party, since we didnt have one. We probably wouldnt have any bachelor/bachlorette)

To Do:
- Send out invitations
- Make-up/hair trial
- Have first meeting with our florist
- Buy veil, shoes (need it for first fitting!!)
- Make favours (almost done)
- Book a baker
- Finalize menu (almost done, just cant decide apps)
- Decide on the wine pairings with the food at the winery
- Make menu cards, place cards, table names
- Seating chart
- Decide on ceremony and reception music
- Write vows

So much to do...so little time. Aaaaahhhhh



 

CDNinNYC

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Ok, you guys are making me nervous...
I''m not technically a June bride (May 29th) but after reading your posts I''m feeling the stress!
 

Mediterranean

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Date: 3/6/2009 10:35:06 AM
Author: CDNinNYC
Ok, you guys are making me nervous...
I''m not technically a June bride (May 29th) but after reading your posts I''m feeling the stress!
Me, too...same date...and it just occured to me that I have not yet done anything about my wedding cake.
 

courtney5638

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GAAAHHH!
Okay, deep breaths, I can still get all of this done in time. Here is my list:

Wedding Date: 6/19/09

Already Done:
¡õ Booked venue for ceremony
¡õ Booked venue for reception (includes food and beverage)
¡õ Booked photog (not doing videog)
¡õ Picked wedding party
¡õ Booked DJ
¡õ Booked officiant
¡õ Booked florist
¡õ Picked colors
¡õ Booked reception d¨¦cor
¡õ Decided on updo
¡õ Honeymoon
¡õ Register for gifts
¡õ Book hair/make-up
¡õ Get Cake baker
¡õ Buy Unity candle and ribbon
¡õ Pick out vows
¡õ Book ceremony music
¡õ Tuxes
¡õ Decide on menu
¡õ Gifts for bridesmaids
¡õ Meet with Florist

To Do:
¡õ Book block of rooms for out-of-town guests
¡õ Book rooms for wedding night
¡õ Get bridesmaid dresses
¡õ Get bridal accessories (veil, garter, shoes etc.) - Just need shoes
¡õ Print invitations and all other stationery
¡õ Finish dress (altering my mom¡¯s)
¡õ Pre-marriage classes ¨C IN PROGRESS
¡õ Favors - need to assemble
¡õ Wedding bands
¡õ Plan rehearsal dinner
¡õ Jewelry
¡õ E-pics
¡õ Gift for FI
¡õ Pick out reception music
¡õ Follow Up on Mariachi Band
¡õ Meet with venue decorator
¡õ Get addresses together
¡õ DJ ¨C submit song choices
¡õ Table Assignments
¡õ License and Blood test
¡õ Choose ceremony music
¡õ Confirm menu with venue

Everytime I cross something off the list, it feels like I am adding two more things.

How are things going for everyone else??
 

Smurfysmiles

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am now soooooo glad mine is 8 months away :)
good luck ladies!
 

emilina22

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its crazy how soon june is gonna be here (hehe that rhymed)

what i have done:

Invitations (just need to mailed out)
Favors (just need to put the bows on them)
Dress (being altered)
Shoes
Veil
Bridesmaids dresses
Bridal party
Photographer
Church for ceremony
Reception venue
Florist
transportation (we''re renting a porsche 911)
programs (just have to print out the actual program)
Honeymoon picked out (just need to book it)


Need to do
Finalize menu
decide on a cake and cake desgin and get cake topper
get bridesmaids gifts (clutches)
get guys gifts (black converse all-stars to wear after the church ceremony)
decide on floral design
get marriage license
put together slideshow
get a playlist set up for the reception
chair covers
reception decor (not floral, but lighting and other fun stuff)
pick out wedding bands

work on vows
make reservations for dinner at the end of the day (a tradition that our friends came up with that at the end of pictures, since we get married in the AM and the reception is a lunch reception, we all go to dinner at either cheesecake factory, grandlux, or johnny rockets, depending on availability)
table numbers
flower girl baskets


thats all i can think of right now....

 

Rock Your Socks

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Date: 3/6/2009 10:03:06 AM
Author:dcgator

Hello my fellow June brides!

I hope all your planning is going well and also welcome to some of the new June brides
.

Since I am the first of the June brides to go, I thought I would start up this thread again, seeing as I have exaclty 3 months until the wedding....AHHHH! Talk about time running away from you, geez, it has flown by!


So without further rambling, let''s get some status checks:



Already Done:
- Booked venue for ceremony
- Booked venue for reception (includes food and beverage)
- Booked block of rooms for out-of-town guests
- Booked photog (not doing videog)
- Picked wedding party
- Sent out save the date''s
- Bought wedding dress
- Signed up for 2 registiries
- Booked DJ
- Booked officiant
- Picked colors (sage and chocolate brown)
- Bought veil
- Bought wedding shoes (need to pick b/t three)
- Ordered invites (get here next week)
- Ordered Thank you cards
- Sent out thank you''s for engagement gifts
- Booked cake
- Chose location for rehersal dinner (still need to finalize menu)
- Found two florists (now need to decide b/t two)
- Ordered and received flower girl dress
- Ordered bridesmaid dresses (coming at the end of the month)
- Got DO planner
- Set date for E-pics (scheduled for March)
- Ordered groomsmen attire, pick up week b/4 wedding
- Got bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts
- Set dates for bachelorette party (next weekend)
- Set dates for bridal showers (two diff ones b/c divorced family, both the weekend of April 17-19th)
- Got hairstylists for day of
- Scheduled two make up trials for day of make-up


To Do:
- Address and send out wedding invites (first week of April)
- Finalize lighting for reception (will do at tasting on 3/21)
- Sign contract for photobooth (still not sure if we will)
- Get bridal accessories (garter, lingerie, jewelry, etc.)
- Order rehersal dinner invites (as soon as I finalize the menu)
- Order Wedding Bands (the FI needs to make his mind up!)
- Get Favors (still not sure if we will)
- Get OOT gift bags (still not sure if we will)
- Order/Make programs
- Decide on final dinner menu (Tasting set for March 21)
- Order/Make menus
- Order cake topper
- Do seating chart (I am already getting a headache)
- Decide on honeymoon (Trying to pick b/t Hawaii and Tahiti) - Won''t be till Nov/Dec
- Arrange an engagement/wedding party for local friends in May (our wedding is OOT, and couldn''t invite all friends)
- Gift for FI (will get watch)
- Pick out ceremony/reception music
- Pick out vows

How are my other June brides doing?



DITTO DITTO DITTO....oh dcgator i literally sceamed when i say this topic, your freaking me out....why did you have to pull me out of my self denial...
i hate you right now....JUST KIDDING but honestly i''m getting really nervous and all i really need to do is find someone to do my hair on the day! Oh and pay my photographer their deposit, the caterer their deposit um.....oh see now look what you''ve done i keep thinking of more and more to do....
 

dcgator

Brilliant_Rock
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Date: 3/6/2009 10:06:58 AM
Author: fieryred33143
Butting in...

DC 3 months left
OMG where does the time go???
Hey Miss Red,

You are never butting in...
. I know, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday we had just joined the BIW and look at us now, old pros, lol.

Btw, CONGRATS on the little girl, SOOOO EXCITING. When is your DD? Any new developments on your wedding stuff, or are you just going to wait till after the little one?

The BIG T: Thanks for remining me about the guest book and the table numbers

Kama S: I totally need to get rehersal dinner attire as well...oops

emilina22: I need to finish my reception decor as well, thanks!

Rock Your Socks: Not to worry my dear, we will all get through it (hopefully) Just hang in there!
 

bee*

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I cannot believe that it''s so close! I''ve had to meet with the priest this week to get all my forms sorted out so now everythings done with the church and all the legal stuff are done-phew!

Still have to:
Get D''s wedding band
Organise flowers
Book the car-although it''s booked by word of mouth
Make invites
Make mass booklets
get underwear

Can''t think of anything else at this stage.
 

ilovethiswebsite

Brilliant_Rock
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Holy crapola!

I still need to:

- Finalize menu
- Figure out where to do the rehearsal dinner and next day breakfast
- write speeches
- finalize small details such as flowers, timing/flow of the day
- get my dress alterations done
- go for a hair and makeup trial
- buy a bracelet to match my pearl necklace and earrings
- finalize men''s tuxes
- get my FI''s wedding band engraved
- book a salon for the day before girly spa day
- find wedding shoes

There is probably a ton more but i can''t think of all of them right now! It''s way overwhelming. I am also in school full time until the Wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

ilovethiswebsite

Brilliant_Rock
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

starting to freak out a bit. too much to do such little time!!!
 

allycat0303

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My list of *to do* is at least 6 times longer then my *done* list. I have not made any progress since November, except that my dress arrived and I tried it on. This wedding is going to be a disaster.

What I HAVE DONE:

a) booked venue
b) booked photographer
c) wedding dress has arrived
d) bridesmaid dresses picked out
e) my mom picked out invitations
f) booked church

That''s all. I think I am in BIG trouble. And the worst is for the next 4 weeks I have to study for my license, so I don''t think anything will get done until May 8th. Unfortunately, I can''t get motivated to work on this wedding. I''m too down about other stuff in my life to feel excited about getting married.
 

kama_s

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Date: 4/7/2009 11:40:55 PM
Author: allycat0303
My list of *to do* is at least 6 times longer then my *done* list. I have not made any progress since November, except that my dress arrived and I tried it on. This wedding is going to be a disaster.

What I HAVE DONE:

a) booked venue
b) booked photographer
c) wedding dress has arrived
d) bridesmaid dresses picked out
e) my mom picked out invitations
f) booked church

That''s all. I think I am in BIG trouble. And the worst is for the next 4 weeks I have to study for my license, so I don''t think anything will get done until May 8th. Unfortunately, I can''t get motivated to work on this wedding. I''m too down about other stuff in my life to feel excited about getting married.
Ally, since you haven''t sent out invitations, is there any chance of you pushing back the wedding? It''s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, and if you''re not in the right mind frame, then you''ll probably look back with regret.

I know things are really really rough for you. I really hope things go in the upwards direction for you soon. You''re in my thoughts, have been for a while now. I just want to offer support...I''ve been through ridiculously tough times before - I''d think ''well, it cant get any worse'', only for something crappier to follow. But you know, luck has a way of turning around suddenly and I bet your time''s coming soon. *hug*
 

SarahLovesJS

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Oh my!! Girls we are almost there!
Okay, so here''s my goals for the next few weeks: secure bridesmaid shoes, pick up FI''s wedding band this weekend, get bands engraved, write vows, schedule rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, finish paying people, reserve rental car for honeymoon, book hotel for wedding night, select ceremony music, select reception must-hear playlist, finalize ceremony & reception details, finalize floral details.

That''s about it at this point!
 

choro72

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ally, I agree with Kama. While I didn't experience anything as traumatic as you did, I felt so relieved when I postponed mine (which was the same as yours). We lost a little over $1000, but it's worth it.

**hugs**
 

dcgator

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OMG!!! ONLY 59 DAYS LEFT TILL MY WEDDING!!! I swear I just started the three month thread like last week. Where did the time go...

So, my left-to-do list:

To Do:
- Finalize lighting for reception (have meeting on 4/21)
- Get bridal accessories (garter, lingerie, jewelry, etc.)
- Get Favors (still not sure if we will)
- Get OOT gift bags (ordered tourist books, but need more stuff and something to hold it!)
- Order/Make programs
- Finalize rehersal dinner (one day this will actually get done...)
- Order/Make menus - The venue is actually going to do them (Yeah, one less thing)
- Order cake topper (Still debating)
- Do seating chart
- Decide on honeymoon - Booked it TODAY, going to Mexico the week after the wedding!
- Gift for FI (will get watch)
- Pick out ceremony/reception music
- Pick out/Write vows
- Get guest book
- Get marriage license (week of wedding)

Anybody else freaking out, or just me?

 

bee*

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Woohoo we got the flowers booked today! So happy that''s done. D is making the invites now so that''s another thing that will hopefully be done soon.

Sorry to hear about all the stress ally. I''m not finished my exams until 16th May so I''m putting off everything until after that date which gives me four weeks till the wedding. I''m in the frame of mind that what I can''t do I''ll just do without on the day. Sending hugs and hope that things get better for you.
 

jjdav

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June 26, 2009

Wow, I''m new to this forum and reading your lists is stressing me out again!
FI and I decided on a very small wedding (if we thought our families wouldn''t get mad at us, we''d have eloped), and anything we can''t do ourselves we are delegating it to someone else, mostly my FMIL, who has been great with advice and generously offered her jewelery for me to borrow, she is also taking care of the cake, flowers, transport, shower, make-up and hair stylist bookings... I feel bad leaving all this stuff to her, but to echo the previous poster, I just can''t seem to get excited about the planning, don''t get me wrong, I can''t wait to be married, but the planning, not so fun!

We''re at a point where if it''s not essential, it''s being cut out
, we had a little disaster with the wedding venue too. Our plan was to have the wedding in one of the rose gardens in downtown Chicago, except, the Taste of Chicago (world''s biggest food event) starts on the same day! The administration office told us, ''well, technically, the space is still available, but there might be thousands of people milling around''.


Did I mention that we live in California? Planning a wedding in another city is definitely creating more challenges.

I hope everyone somehow finds the time or someone who can help out!
 

ilovethiswebsite

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Ok here we go... I still need to:

- pick/write vows
- finalize wedding jewelry
- go to all my dress fittings
- organize a rehearsal dinner somewhere...
- finalize what my FI is going to wear (custom or rental)
- pick our menu
- pick songs to be played at our wedding

i''m sure there is a ton more im forgetting...
 

emilina22

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ok so heres my to do list for the weekend...

work on menus
look around for vow ideas
call and check to see if the girls dresses started being made
search for a bakery in the mount prospect/arlington heights area (illinois PS''ers any ideas?)
and...house hunting...
 

CNOS128

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Thought I''d bump this thread back up to say that I''ve accomplished a few more things on my list!! (8 weeks away)

- BM & FG dresses arrived, now being altered
- got my shoes!
- got fiance''s tux (now he needs a shirt and maybe some new black dress shoes)
- ordered our wedding bands
- got my jewelry - I think I''m keeping it
- sent out invitations!!!

I''m so relieved!

To do:
- order candy for favors (and assemble boxes)
- create menu (we have to wait a few weeks)
- choose music for ceremony & reception, first dance, etc
- select rehearsal dinner menu
- first dress fitting is this week!
- compile list of must-have photos
- table numbers
- seating chart & place cards
- need to schedule hair trial
- jewelry for BMs
- guestbook
 
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