Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
rodent

Who else if 5 months away? What have you done already?

Recommended Posts

we're just over 5 months away & we're in really great shape (imo).

 

Done:

received dress

1st fitting

reception reservations made

hotel room rates secured

Paid wedding planner in full

made room reservations for our week in Maui

purchased all plane tix

 

To Do:

make Honeymoon room reservation

buy his ring

buy his outfit

finalize design of DIY invitations

buy OOT bags & rest of filler items (some already done)

make reservation for lunch after the ceremony at the hotel.

pick cake flavor

finalize bouquet flowers

arrange for lei greeting for guests

 

Not Doing:

Rehersal Dinner

not having wedding party (bridesmaids/groomsmen)

 

I'm sure I left out a ton, but since our wedding is so informal (on the beach) we're not doing alot of traditional stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2 months to go list:

 

Finished:

picked place

found TA

booked our travel

collected addresses

sent out save the dates

took engagement pictures

got dress, shoes, jewelry, veil

picked hairstyle

made website

made logo

designed, glued & mailed invitations

planned ceremony music- friend is currently recording it on keyboard

booked photographer & then booked another one :)

started on making cups for OOT bags

made postcards for OOT bags

bought thank you cards

made photo guestbook (and then made it again)

registered for stuff

made hairflower (although I'm working on a better one now- see a pattern here)

made pre-wedding brochure for guests who have booked

ordered fans for guests to use during ceremony

most of organizing for group trip to Coba & Charter fishing trip is done~ waiting on RSVPs to book

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

OOT bags

bought organza bags for flower petals, will buy the petals when we get there

made gift for grandma (photobook)

bought lipstick & lipstick sealer

Bought nail polish (giving it a test run today- so pretty )

spanish phrase list for OOT bags

cancun airport letter (still need to mail to guests with final newsletter)

his outfit for wedding (so glad to have that one taken care of)

outfit for paperwork day (will be same outfit for prewedding TTD)

 

 

To do:

Find some cool blue shoes for prewedding TTD

his wedding band (I know where I'm getting it from I just need to know his size)

write vows

decorations for a simple AHF (After Wedding Fiesta) I’m waiting until after Cinco de Mayo to buy them

make programs to attach to fans

finish painting cups for OOT bags (only a couple left to do)

Make a “meet the guests” brochure (work in progress right now, mostly done)

Make a welcome letter (work in progress right now, mostly done)

make a timeline for guests of all the events

Book charter fishing & group trip to Coba (waiting on RSVPs, but planning is done)

Get dress hemmed (keep putting this one off for some reason)

Finish making bridesmaid gifts (even though I’m not having bridesmaids-5 have been finished & passed out, I have 3 to complete but they are mostly done)

Make a new & improved hairflower (have the flower just need to attach it)

Wrap up wedding music details

make CDs for dance after wedding incase we get to use the disco (collect everyone’s first dance songs)

Embroidery hankies for our moms (I have the stuff, I just need to learn how to cross stitch)

decide on eye makeup

make CD of honeymoon music

make CDs for OOT bags

coordinate paperwork day (Mike is supposed to be handling this)

decide on tipping amounts & gift for TA (probably something cute from mexico & a nice thank you card) & WC (maybe something from Texas & North Carolina + cash)

Make announcements to send out after the wedding (mom thought I should do this- lots of stamps!)

Wrap black ribbon around raffia fans

 

 

 

Stuff I’m not doing:

Wedding party

Decorations (other than what the hotel does for our package)

welcome/ rehearsal dinner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamaicaBride062108 View Post
Morgan, Can you believe that we are exactly 2 months away from being married ladies!
the reality is setting in! We got our first wedding gift last week & that made it feel so close.

I think we are going to try to do our paperwork day on may 21st so I'm only a month away from being a married lady! Are you getting married legally before you head to jamaica?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're just going to get married there. With our resort to use the wedding services for free we had to either get married for $200 or do a vow-renewal for $150. So it's not really a "free"wedding.

 

I'm trying to get all of my stuff organized into the planning blogs.

 

I still need to:

Get AHR heeled shoes.

Pray my dress gets here early. It's not supposed to be in until May 25th!

Order the GM suits

Make OOT CDs

Finalize ceremony & ceremony music

 

I really think that is it for the actual wedding. Our AHR is a month later and I still have some stuff to do for it but I'm not even focusing on that right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We're just going to get married there. With our resort to use the wedding services for free we had to either get married for $200 or do a vow-renewal for $150. So it's not really a "free"wedding.

 

QUOTE]

 

We are saving about $1000 to do a symbolic ceremony at our hotel so we decided to do it that way. it also allowed us to reserve our date much earlier & personalize the ceremony. I'm excited about paperwork day now, so I'm glad we went with that option.

 

I believe in jamaica it was easier to make it legal. And it looks like there was only a $50 difference at your hotel. Much less drastic than mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 1 month to go list!!!!! I've started to feel pressure to get things done for the first time. My list was making me feel a little overwhelmed. I found it helped to break my list up into weekends. When I look at my to do list that way it's really managable. I tried to plan it so I'm not very busy the weekends before I go.

 

Finished:

picked place

found TA

booked our travel

collected addresses

sent out save the dates

took engagement pictures

got dress, shoes, jewelry, veil

picked hairstyle

made website

made logo

designed, glued & mailed invitations

planned ceremony music- friend is currently recording it on keyboard

booked photographer

cups for OOT bags

made postcards for OOT bags

bought thank you cards

made photo guestbook

registered for stuff

made hairflower

made pre-wedding brochure for guests who have booked

ordered fans for guests to use during ceremony

organized group trip to Coba & Charter fishing trip 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

OOT bags

bought organza bags for flower petals, will buy the petals when we get there

made gift for grandma (photobook)

bought lipstick & lipstick sealer

Bought nail polish

spanish phrase list for OOT bags

cancun airport letter (still need to mail to guests with meet the guests letter)

his outfit for wedding

bought clothes for him to wear during vacation

bought dress for paperwork day

ordered his wedding band

planned legal ceremony

 

Almost done:

Make a “meet the guests” brochure

Make a welcome letter

Finish making bridesmaid gifts (I have 3 left to finish but they are mostly done)

Make a new & improved hairflower (have the flower just need to attach it)

Wrap up wedding music details

 

 

To do:

write vows

ceremony programs

Get dress hemmed (still putting this one off for some reason)

make CDs for dance after wedding incase we get to use the disco

Embroidery hankies for our moms (I have the stuff, I just need to learn how to cross stitch)

make CD of honeymoon music

finish wrapping black ribbon around raffia fans

buy slip for TTD

collect hair inspiration pictures & photography inspiration pictures

 

 

 

Stuff I’m not doing:

Wedding party

Decorations (other than what the hotel does for our package)

welcome/ rehearsal dinner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtello View Post
Hey Morgan

great job completing your list....

can u tell me where u got your raffia fans?

thx
asianideas.com

I wrapped a black ribbon around the handles incase the color would rub off. It wasn't a problem when I was handeling normally, but if hands are sweaty a little color can come off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 weeks!

 

Finished:

picked place

found TA

booked our travel

collected addresses

sent out save the dates

took engagement pictures

got dress, shoes, jewelry, veil

picked hairstyle

made website

made logo

designed, glued & mailed invitations

planned ceremony music- friend is currently recording it on keyboard

booked photographer

cups for OOT bags

made postcards for OOT bags

bought thank you cards

made photo guestbook

registered for stuff

made hairflower

made pre-wedding brochure for guests who have booked

ordered fans for guests to use during ceremony

organized group trip to Coba & Charter fishing trip 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

OOT bags

bought organza bags for flower petals, will buy the petals when we get there

made gift for grandma (photobook)

bought lipstick & lipstick sealer

Bought nail polish

spanish phrase list for OOT bags

cancun airport letter (still need to mail to guests with meet the guests letter)

his outfit for wedding

bought clothes for him to wear during vacation

bought dress for paperwork day

ordered his wedding band

planned legal ceremony

Make a “meet the guests” brochure

Make a welcome letter

dress hemmed

finish wrapping black ribbon around raffia fans

collect hair inspiration pictures

 

Almost done:

Finish making bridesmaid gifts (I have 3 left to finish but they are mostly done)

Make a new & improved hairflower (have the flower just need to attach it)

Wrap up wedding music details

write vows

glue cardstock on ceremony programs

make CDs for dance after wedding incase we get to use the disco

Embroidery hankies for our moms (I have the stuff, I just need to do it)

make CD of honeymoon music

buy slip for TTD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Very thought provoking article it really helped me set up my strategies regarding. READ MORE : Login to Hotmail, Outlook using a Windows or Mac web browser Launch your web browser and login: Firstly, you need to launch your Windows or Mac web browser. Once you have successfully done so, go to the Hotmail sign in page:  http://hotmailaccount1811.blogspot.com Enter your email address and password: Once you have reached the Outlook sign-in page, you need to enter your Hotmail email address followed by your password then click Next. Congratulations, you have signed in: On the next page, select Sign In. Feel free to explore the services that are available to 
    • OMG these are incredible! Seriously blown away by the thoughtful detail you have put into every aspect of your gifts, your guests are going to be amazed! Props to you for adding so many personal touches and putting in so much time to make these gifts amazing!
    • These bags are amazing!! You are so organized and detailed, I am so impressed! I LOVE the Vistaprint stuff you ordered, the logo is so cute, I love your personalization!
    • I love etsy!! It's a great place to find personalized gifts without such a hefty price tag. I was thinking of getting my bridesmaids personalized necklaces with their names on them. I found these ones that are affordable and you can pick the chain length and different fonts, so you can really make them your own and pick what you know each bridesmaid will want. https://www.etsy.com/listing/595334072/personalized-name-necklace-stainless?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=personalized necklace&ref=sc_gallery-3-9&plkey=a8662525c53ec285c1b46b0f308162d0591edff8:595334072
    • Hi everyone, I am so happy that I am getting married to the love of my life. He proposed me and we are getting married within in a couple of months. And I have started preparations for my big day. I am super excited about a lot of things and also worried about many things.I have some inhibitions about my face and skin. Since I am a working woman, I have never got much time for personal care. This is the right time for it now. I need  proper medical grade skin care. Want to improve my skin tone and texture  I read some details about it here, https://www.mcleanclinic.com/nonsurgical-procedures/non-surgical/skin-care/, and found it really helpful. Can anyone of you suggest me some more tips? Like what I can do at home to have a glow on my face?  Thanks in advance.
  • Topics

×