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I think we are a bit ahead of the game because I did a ton this summer because I knew that with starting school in late August I wasn't going to have the time or desire to plan or the money to buy things! !

 

Here is our done list:

~Have date May 15, 2009 at Dreams Punta Cana

~Deposit down for Photographer - Photo Souvenior

~Paid for airfare and room deposit for Dreams Punta Cana's Preferred club

~Have all OOT bag supplies

~Wedding dress, bra, veil, shoes and jewelry

~paid for AHR location

~bought speakers for AHR from christmas tree store (only $30/each!!!)

~bought small things like(sand ceremony frame and sand, present for my mom, niece and nephew, cake topper, ring bearer shell, memory frames for my bouquet, bought hair flowers - will use extras for OOT bags (got 30 for $30+ shipping on ebay) bucket for flower girl, wedding bubbles)

~Bought FI's wedding bands and my wedding band is being made to fit my engagement ring and is mostly paid for

~Have made boarding pass invititations for wedding and will send out sometime this month

~Having friend make welcome books/photo books~ for us, hopefully she'll be done in mid/late January so we can start to put them together

~bought passports

~bought guestbook

~bouquet jewelry

~decided we're doing our own "rock the reception" and FI has mixed us a song that we'll have to start practicing too!

~started making our song lists for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception

 

I have attached an excel spread sheet we have started where we are keeping track of everything! It is amazing how small things add up! but we are counting everything, even having to buy a new printer for doing the invitations, even though we'll use it for school purpose etc too!

 

 

completion_list.xls

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Believe me! If it wasn't for school and not having the time and money to buy stuff, I wouldn't be as far as I am! Even now I should be doing school work but my brain is tired already and it's only been two weeks!

 

If you want to know where I got any of my stuff let me know!

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Love the completion list..... that is a HUGE help!

 

 

I just went dress shopping last weekend..... great thing b/c they said it takes 4-6 months to order. I am a bit OCD so at least I will have it 3 months before we get married.

 

Here's what I have done! (We got engaged in Jan 08, so I have had some time)

 

1. Save the Date Email

2. Invitations (I know really early, but I just wanted to give people enough time to prepare)

2. Booked my FI & myself's trip with Travel Agent

3. 30 people already booked with TA

4. Date Confirmed

5. Resort location picked (thanks to this forum)

6. FI outfit bought (thanks to awesome sales, perfect timing for this: Linen pants, tommy bahama type shirt)

7. Photographer booked, deposit secured (Octavio Montes)

8. DJ/Music Decided (going with an Ipod, starting to gather songs we want)

9. Wedding website finished (Katie & CJ - wedding website by mywedding.com)

10. Starting saving sample hair styles, picture shots, make-up ideas, flower ideas, centerpieces)

11. Bought parasols for the me, bridal party & a few left over for the guests (thanks to Jen on this forum, I got a super good deal)

12. Bought aqua centerpiece candles (thanks to craigslist for $1 each)

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I think I just lurk aroung these threads and don't actually get much done. But here's my list....

 

Done: (!) All of this decision making took me sooo long....

-Date and resort booked/deposit down- paradisus riviera

-Send out STD magnets

-We have a wedsite

-I bought/ordered my dress

-Deposit down for our photographer Matt Adcock

-Deposit down for our trip with TA

 

Next project is DIY invites. I'm scared to DIM but I have to attempt and save $$ on something I guess.

 

** oh and I have tons of ideas thanks to all you ladies on this forum- I just am overwhelmed** :)

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Well all I have done is target a date of late May 2009 if that makes you feel any better. I can't decide on a location much less a hotel so it is hard to move forward with too much other stuff. Now that I see how very, very far behind I am, maybe that will put me in gear!

 

Why does airfare have to keep climbing so high!!!!!!

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Well all I have done is target a date of late May 2009 if that makes you feel any better. I can't decide on a location much less a hotel so it is hard to move forward with too much other stuff. Now that I see how very, very far behind I am, maybe that will put me in gear!

Why does airfare have to keep climbing so high!!!!!!
The location, resort and date are the hardest!!!! It is really scary picking a place you'll like, that your family and friends will like and that all going can afford! And then you have to wait for the confirmation! Once you get that portion done it does get easier and projects become really fun...like getting all the OOT bag stuff...I probably bought to much but if I have extra's I am sure I can sell them to future brides on here!

Good luck with the decisions!

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