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#21 azhuskergirl

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    Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:00 PM

    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.

    #22 rodent

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      Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:45 PM

      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

      #23 ErinB

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        Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:54 PM

        Morgan, Can you believe that we are exactly 2 months away from being married ladies!

        #24 rodent

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          Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:02 PM

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          Originally Posted by JamaicaBride062108
          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?

          #25 ErinB

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            Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:17 PM

            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.

            #26 rodent

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              Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:22 PM

              [QUOTE=JamaicaBride062108;352396]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.

              #27 rodent

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                Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:55 AM

                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

                #28 Cali

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                  Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:01 PM

                  Hey Morgan

                  great job completing your list....

                  can u tell me where u got your raffia fans?

                  thx

                  #29 rodent

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                    Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:04 PM

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                    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.

                    #30 rodent

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                      Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:07 PM

                      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




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