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#1 rodent

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:52 PM

    Today my ticker says 5 months left! I really can't wait!!! Who else is 5 months (give or take some) away? What have you finished & what do you have left?

    I like to get stuff done early so I have finished most of my big projects. Things have been moving along pretty smoothly with much thanks to all the great people on this forum. But, I still feel like I have a lot left to do. Making lists always makes me feel like I have a better grasp on what I need to do. So here is my list.

    Finished:
    picked place
    found TA
    booked our travel
    collected addresses
    sent out save the dates
    engagement pictures
    got dress, shoes, most jewelry, veil
    made website
    made logo
    designed invitations- still need to glue backing on 60 of them & address envelopes
    planned ceremony music- waiting for a friend to record it on piano
    booked photographer
    started on making cups for OOT bags
    made postcards for OOT bags
    thank you cards
    made photo guestbook
    registered for stuff

    To do:
    his wedding band
    his outfit for wedding
    write vows
    decorations for a simple AHR
    make CDs for dance after wedding (collect everyone’s first dance songs)
    make fan programs
    finish painting cups for OOT bags
    Make a “meet the guests” page
    Welcome letter
    Bags for OOT gifts (looking for cheap Mexican market bags)
    Get everyone to book their trip
    Plan what adventures we will go on & organize group trips
    Book charter fishing
    Get dress hemmed
    Get my grandma’s passport problems taken care of
    Finish making bridesmaid gifts (even though I’m not having bridesmaids)

    Stuff I’m not doing:
    Wedding party
    Decorations

    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:57 PM

      Hey Morgan!

      I have months to go too! I don't think I'm freaking out too badly! Though I do have my moments. I mean 5 months and 4 minutes from right now I will be getting married! AHHHH!

      I think most of the wedding stuff itself is done. THe boys still need to buy their suits and I have one MOH who still needs to order her dress.

      I'm working on finalizing the on-site private reception this week. Next week's big focus will be the AHR.

      #3 rodent

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        Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:07 PM

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        Hey Morgan!

        I have months to go too! I don't think I'm freaking out too badly! Though I do have my moments. I mean 5 months and 4 minutes from right now I will be getting married! AHHHH!

        I think most of the wedding stuff itself is done. THe boys still need to buy their suits and I have one MOH who still needs to order her dress.

        I'm working on finalizing the on-site private reception this week. Next week's big focus will be the AHR.
        Yay! Another date twin. So far, I know of 4 of us on the forum getting married 6.21.08.

        #4 amyh

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          Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

          I am, I am, lol. Although my ticker seems to be off, its been saying 5 months for the past month (I'm about 6 months away).

          Done:

          STD's (mailed March 07)
          Website
          Ordered dress (arriving in March)
          Ordered Veil
          garter (gift from SIL)
          GM's/Father's Suits (arrived on on Sat :))
          FI suit (also arrived on Sat)
          Nephews suit purchased (one of our "babies of honor")
          ordered Palm Fans
          Ordered Shot Glasses
          have starfish
          Booked all travel (including photog's and honeymoon)
          Booked Photog
          Booked Band for Reception
          Booked Church
          Booked Reception Venue
          Ordered rings


          Need to do:

          DIY Formal invites (design is almost finalized, already ordered sample paper)
          All paper stuff - table numbers, menues, favor tags, name/seat cards, luggage tags
          Ties, shirts, shoes for GM/fathers/FI
          My shoes/jewlery/undergarments
          BM dresses/ flower girls
          Engagment pics (scheduled for late May/ early June)
          Decide and Book musician for Ceremony
          Create CD's for Reception (to be played durning band's breaks)
          Book Marimba band for Cocktail hour
          Create signature drinks
          Contact vendor of group excursion
          all alterations (dress, GM suit, decide if I want to add lace to my veil)
          Day of Timeline
          Finalize menu


          Not doing:
          OOT bags, Welcome/Rehersal Dinner

          #5 brandy '08

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            Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:20 PM

            Hey Morgan- I am in he same boat as you. I have a ton of stuff to do still.

            Things awaiting a checkmark:

            Wedding Bands!!!
            Get FI suit/shoes
            Wedding dress aterations
            Daughters flower girl dress
            Sons shirt and slacks
            BM gifts
            Groomsmen gifts
            Favor tags
            Cocktail Menu
            Reception song list


            and many, many more little things that i can't think of at this moment.

            Brandy
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            #6 rodent

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              Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:42 PM

              Now that I'm closer to 4 months away. I thought I'd update my list.

              Finished:
              picked place
              found TA
              booked our travel
              collected addresses
              sent out save the dates
              took engagement pictures
              got dress, shoes, most jewelry, veil
              picked hairstyle
              made website
              made logo
              designed & put together invitations
              planned ceremony music- waiting for a friend to record it on piano
              booked photographer
              started on making cups for OOT bags
              made postcards for OOT bags
              bought thank you cards
              made photo guestbook
              registered for stuff
              made hairflower (although I want to make a better one now)
              made pre-wedding brochure for guests who have booked (the biggest project so far)
              ordered fans for guests to use during ceremony
              most of organizing for group trip to Coba & Charter fishing trip is done
              took care of my grandma's passport issues
              bought a cheap, used camcorder to record ceremony & the rest of our vacation
              bought various sun dresses to wear on vacation
              bought white swimsuit
              bought snorkel set

              To do:
              his wedding band
              his outfit for wedding
              write vows
              decorations for a simple AHF (After Wedding Fiesta) I’m waiting until after Cinco de Mayo to buy them
              make CDs for dance after wedding (collect everyone’s first dance songs)
              make programs to attach to fans
              finish painting cups for OOT bags (waiting for people to book trips)
              Make a “meet the guests” brochure
              Make a welcome letter
              Make a photoshare postcard
              Buy bags for OOT gifts (looking for cheap Mexican market bags or waiting for cute summer bags to be out)
              Book charter fishing & group trip to Coba (waiting on RSVPs)
              Get dress hemmed (keep putting this one off)
              Finish making bridesmaid gifts (even though I’m not having bridesmaids)
              Make a new & improved hairflower
              Wrap up wedding music details
              Mail out invitations (waiting for a friend to calligraphy them)
              reorder guestbook (didn't like version 1.0, v2.0 is mostly designed)
              buy little things to go in OOT bags
              make a gift for my grandma & our parents
              decide on eye makeup & nail polish
              fake flower petals & something to put them in


              Stuff I’m not doing:
              Wedding party
              Decorations (other than what the hotel does for our package)
              welcome/ rehersal dinner

              Umm, I think my list got longer. I feel good though. I know I can easily get this stuff done in 4 months.

              I never thought I would enjoy wedding planning this much. I've had a couple of stressful moments, but mostly it's been fun. Hopefully the last 4 months go as smooth as the first 8.

              #7 katrina

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                Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:09 PM

                ooooooh i'm five months away!!!

                Finished:
                booked our travel and honeymoon (riviera maya and belize)
                collected addresses
                sent out save the dates (boarding pass)
                got dress (nordie's)
                bought jewelry (na hoku)
                picked hairstyle
                made website
                designed invitations
                registered for stuff (myregistry.com)
                set shower date
                bought hairflower (FLOWER CLIP :: Hand Picked Silk Flower Hair Clips and other Floral Accessories)
                ordered fans and started gluing the ribbon
                ordered centerpieces and cake topper
                wedding bands (steven singer)
                groom's attire (nautica khaki suit)
                moh's dresses (jcrew)
                finalized reception music (mexican guitar cd)
                bought gifts for wedding party and parents (starfish necklaces and travel organizers)
                cake topper (day of the dead)
                ring holder (clamshell)
                bought welcome party dress



                To do:
                mail out invitations
                buy/make postcards for "guestbook"
                buy flower petals
                make flower cones
                wedding/reception shoes
                have dress altered and cups sewn in
                purchase fiance gift (citizens dive watch and leather travel organizer)
                order welcome totes (cheap canvas totes)
                decided if i'm ironing on anything on said totes
                attach tags to totes with raffia
                finish and mail update letter for confirmed guests
                buy undergarments
                buy honeymoon clothes
                order hecho in mexico shirts (DOGWIG PRINTING)
                buy makeup
                order announcements and thank you cards (vistaprint)
                decide ceremony music- mariachi or trio? how long?
                trial hair appt
                order welcome to mexico banner for welcome party
                decided on if i'm doing arranged seating and make name cards

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:22 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by katrina
                  ooooooh i'm five months away!!!

                  Finished:
                  booked our travel and honeymoon (riviera maya and belize)
                  collected addresses
                  sent out save the dates (boarding pass)
                  got dress (nordie's)
                  bought jewelry (na hoku)
                  picked hairstyle
                  made website
                  designed invitations
                  registered for stuff (myregistry.com)
                  set shower date
                  bought hairflower (FLOWER CLIP :: Hand Picked Silk Flower Hair Clips and other Floral Accessories)
                  ordered fans and started gluing the ribbon
                  ordered centerpieces and cake topper
                  wedding bands (steven singer)
                  groom's attire (nautica khaki suit)
                  moh's dresses (jcrew)
                  finalized reception music (mexican guitar cd)
                  bought gifts for wedding party and parents (starfish necklaces and travel organizers)
                  cake topper (day of the dead)
                  ring holder (clamshell)
                  bought welcome party dress



                  To do:
                  mail out invitations
                  buy/make postcards for "guestbook"
                  buy flower petals
                  make flower cones
                  wedding/reception shoes
                  have dress altered and cups sewn in
                  purchase fiance gift (citizens dive watch and leather travel organizer)
                  order welcome totes (cheap canvas totes)
                  decided if i'm ironing on anything on said totes
                  attach tags to totes with raffia
                  finish and mail update letter for confirmed guests
                  buy undergarments
                  buy honeymoon clothes
                  order hecho in mexico shirts (DOGWIG PRINTING)
                  buy makeup
                  order announcements and thank you cards (vistaprint)
                  decide ceremony music- mariachi or trio? how long?
                  trial hair appt
                  order welcome to mexico banner for welcome party
                  decided on if i'm doing arranged seating and make name cards
                  What are flower cones? Are they for throwing the petals? That reminded me I need to get petals still. I haven't figured out how to wrap them up yet.

                  I also haven't thought about getting a cake topper. Maybe I should...hmmm.

                  Also, what is your mexican guitar CD? I'm working on my music options for stuff to play before the ceremony. I also need to make some backup music for the ceremony incase my friend doesn't have time to record the piano music.

                  #9 katrina

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                    Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:25 PM

                    What are flower cones? Are they for throwing the petals? That reminded me I need to get petals still. I haven't figured out how to wrap them up yet. yes, for throwing petals

                    Also, what is your mexican guitar CD? I'm working on my music options for stuff to play before the ceremony. I also need to make some backup music for the ceremony incase my friend doesn't have time to record the piano music. we got it at target! you know that little self service cd thing that plays music when you touch the different buttons? there was a 2 cd set of all mexican/spanish guitar- it's perfect

                    #10 rodent

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                      Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:34 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by katrina
                      What are flower cones? Are they for throwing the petals? That reminded me I need to get petals still. I haven't figured out how to wrap them up yet. yes, for throwing petals

                      Also, what is your mexican guitar CD? I'm working on my music options for stuff to play before the ceremony. I also need to make some backup music for the ceremony incase my friend doesn't have time to record the piano music. we got it at target! you know that little self service cd thing that plays music when you touch the different buttons? there was a 2 cd set of all mexican/spanish guitar- it's perfect
                      Yes, I know the section in target. I'll check it out.

                      I'll have to google flower cones. I need to get some for my petals.




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