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#1 deefalvey

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    Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:28 PM

    Any July/Early August Brides out there? I could use your help!

    I am getting married at the end of July and I feel like I am behind. I need help with my timeline. My mother passed away a few years ago and I don't have sisters, my FMIL only has boys, so I need to rely on you girls!

    Should I have sent out my STDs already? How long before my wedding do I send out my invitations? Any tips are appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Bill and DeannaJuly 24, 2009

    #2 reevesbride

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      Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:57 PM

      Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

      I am getting married 9 days before you so we should be working on similar time lines. I mailed out my save the dates in Sept. In order to allow people an opportunity to book their trip on their time. This way they can watch the travel rates and book when it was best for them. On my save the dates I had a link to my wedding website which had most of the vital information about the wedding. I plan on sending out my invitations in April. I choose pocket fold invites so that I can pack them with wedding details. Remember you may want an RSVP of all your guest so get your invites out with enough time. One of he destination wedding books I was reading recommended mailing invites for a destination wedding 4 months in advanced. I already ordered my dress over the summer so it should be arriving any day now. My bridesmaids haven’t ordered their dresses yet and the bridal shop I am working with recommended ordering them in the next month to allow for alterations. I hope all this information helps and doesn’t overwhelm you. Let me know if you need any more help I'm always up for PM.

      Lauren

      #3 reevesbride

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        Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:57 PM

        Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

        I am getting married 9 days before you so we should be working on similar time lines. I mailed out my save the dates in Sept. In order to allow people an opportunity to book their trip on their time. This way they can watch the travel rates and book when it was best for them. On my save the dates I had a link to my wedding website which had most of the vital information about the wedding. I plan on sending out my invitations in April. I choose pocket fold invites so that I can pack them with wedding details. Remember you may want an RSVP of all your guest so get your invites out with enough time. One of he destination wedding books I was reading recommended mailing invites for a destination wedding 4 months in advanced. I already ordered my dress over the summer so it should be arriving any day now. My bridesmaids haven’t ordered their dresses yet and the bridal shop I am working with recommended ordering them in the next month to allow for alterations. I hope all this information helps and doesn’t overwhelm you. Let me know if you need any more help I'm always up for PM.

        Lauren

        #4 sunsetbride1

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          Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

          Okay, so we are getting married on August 5th.

          STD's - We sent ours out in early October with a one-page insert with our TA information and all booking details as well as our wedding website information.

          Invites: We are planning on sending those out late March/Early April for those that did not understand that the STD was a 'gentle nudge' to book their trips (I say that because a lot of my family wanted to know when the actual invites are being sent so they can book their trips -- I don't know why they didn't understand the purpose of the information I sent in the STD's! Sorry, done venting LOL).

          Dress: I ordered mine yesterday.

          BM Dresses: We chose them yesterday. I am hoping to have them ordered by the middle of January.

          And I echo Lauren's offer, if you need help feel free to PM me!!! Hang in there; there is lots of support on here so you are definetely not the 'lone lady' in your planning!

          #5 Geralyn

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            Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

            I am getting married July 11. STD's went out in October with a link to our wedding website. I got my dress in Sept. The bridesmaids dresses are picke out but not yet ordered. Our trip for the wedding (Jamaica) and honeymoon (St. Lucia) is booked and airfare is paid for.

            I thought I was behind because I have not yet sent out the invitations but it looks like you girls are planning on sending them out in march/april so that makes me feel alot better.

            My father just passed away on New Years Eve and had been really sick just before that so I haven't done any wedding stuff in the last 2 months and I was freaking out al ittle today that I don't have more done...but I know everything will work out.

            #6 tylersgirl

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              Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:21 PM

              Hi! I am getting married August 1st. Here's what I have done/plan to do so far:

              I already have my dress
              I decided not to do save-the-dates but if you are I would send them ASAP
              I am planning on sending my invitations at the beginning of March
              I just bought the MOH dress yesterday

              I hope that helps you! You can always PM me too if you need help. Desiree

              #7 Jacilynda

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                Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

                Our wedding is August 8th. There is a thread for pretty much every month for the girls getting married that month. The girls share ideas and keep each other on track.

                Here is the July 2009: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t26248

                Here is the August 2009: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t29457

                #8 deefalvey

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                  Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:56 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jacilynda
                  Our wedding is August 8th. There is a thread for pretty much every month for the girls getting married that month. The girls share ideas and keep each other on track.

                  Here is the July 2009: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t26248

                  Here is the August 2009: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t29457
                  Thanks Jacilyn - I don't know how I haven't come across this yet!
                  Bill and DeannaJuly 24, 2009

                  #9 rach220

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                    Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:50 AM

                    Ok, I'm getting married a week before you and I'm feeling behind too. I would agree that STDs should have gone out already....although I started working on mine in October and still haven't sent them out...I also haven't been working on them since! Hopefully this week I will be able to get on it...I work two jobs full time and the other 6 hours of the day I try to sleep, so wedding planning has been difficult. One of my jobs is overnight, so I spend most of the night on the forum, but it doesn't allow me to work on things like invitations.

                    Because I am so late in getting out my STDs I have tweaked them a little. I am kind of combining the STD with the invite, and included an RSVP. Most people already have our website and we have a fairly small guestlist, (45 invited, guessing 20 will attend), so people have known about the date and location since September. Once I have a finalized guest list and it is closer to the wedding I plan to send out boarding pass invites, but only to those guests that are coming (to save money and part of the stress of making them myself)...

                    I finally bought my dress (it's actually my 3rd...ugh), and we have our wedding bands, and I started collecting things for the OOT bags, but other than that, I'm slacking.

                    Wow...sorry this is so long...good luck with your planning; I'm sure everything will come together!

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