Originally Posted by amandamarieb
Ok ladies...so I have been MIA. I was having some trouble logging on to the site and at 46 days until the wedding and 41 until I leave for Mexcio, I've had to really focus on all things wedding. (Not that I actually have...in fact, to be very honest, I am sort lost not sure what I need to do next and thus, have been ignoring the wedding.)
I am trying to catch up on everyone's posts but here's a little info that I can share off the top of my head.
A wedding between 10 and 20 is so doable. You need to work it but so doable. I am having 65 ppl and am doing the sky deck, cocktail reception, recpetion, dj, centerpieces, you name it and at just under 17,000 with travel and group excursion included. But when I say you must work it, I mean it. I pushed and pushed for every discount I could get. Ultimately, I got the free wedding package, the bride and groom stay free promotion, free cocktail reception, 20% off all food and $10 chivalri chairs. (Please don't rat me out about the chairs, this was a hard one and one I really pushed for.)
For those of you who have made decisions on decor and flowers, congrats! One thing, make sure you are running those pics past your WC and asking for a quote from Lomas. I thought I had a lot of things nailed down and when I get an official quote had to make some changes. In fact, I am still working out the centerpieces. And my final payment is technically due tomorrow.
Great to know about the hair. I am getting my hair done there even though the price is very steep. I am going to practice with a bridesmaid and maybe she'll be able to pull it off for me. That would be great.
Ok, so for you ladies who have already been married, please let me know what I need to be working on! I think next step is picking music, writing the ceremony and figuring out seating arrangmenets. Here is what I HAVE done in the past few weeks:
1st dress fitting (I found a tailor that will do it for $700...more than I wanted to spend but way less than the $1100 I was originally quoted)
Bought FI's ring (HE LOVES IT...good deal in LA's diamond district)
Sent brouchures to guests
Ordered wedding shoes
Ordered wedding place card frames
Ordered custome OOT tote bags
Almost done with my "Weekend Warrior Kits" aka Hangover Kit
Purchased all but 2 frames for family photos
Made, ordered and recieved welcome postcards for the OOT bags
Made, ordered and recieved hang tags for the flower petal bags
Ordered dried lavendar for the aisle
Ordered jordan almond and favor bags
Bought sticky paper for custom chapsticks (still need to put those together)
Ordered and recieved table number holders
Been working out finally (down 5 lbs! onlya couple more to go)
Got groom's tie
Ordered and recived ring bearer pillow
Here are some things that I need to do:
Finalize centerpiece choices
POssibly order candles and votives for centerpieces
Get string lights for the Zavaz Plaza
Get fabric for custom table runners, send to my aunt to sew
Figure out ceremony music
Figure out cocktail reception music
Figure otu reception music
Table numbers, place card frames
Get approval on signtaure drink
Put together ceremony program (and print it)
Do custome chapsticks
Write the ceremony
Order jewelry for the bridesmaids
bridesmaids and groomsmens gifts
get groom's pocket square
get my son (the ring bearer) a suit
Ok...so nevermind...I think I answered it for myself but please do let me know if you think that I am leaving anything off. Wow, that's a long list. Man, I have to get to it. FI has his bachelor party this weekend. Here's hoping I can get a ton done while being home alone with a wild little 13 month old.
Wish me luck!
I'd say you've pretty much got the To Do's covered! I can't think of anything you're missing. Except maybe scheduling a massage for yourself right before you go Oh, don't forget to make your final beauty treatments appointments if you need them: hair cut/color, nails, and wax.