First thing we did is decide to have a DW and then decide on the resort. The date was kind of always there once we got engaged so that never seemed to be an issue.
So far...we ordered business cards with our travel agents sites, and as a pre STD so we could share the news with everyone before we officially knew all the details. Free from VP
I have ordered my Photosharing oversized Post Cards Free from VP
Pens-Free from VP
Year to Go Postcards Free from VP
Tshirts Free from VP to wear on the plane, along with my Bride and Just Married Hats from VP free
Address labels for all of our pre wedding mailings and the post wedding ones, all free from VP (VP ROCKS)
I just ordered my RSVP cards from VP, and I had to order baby shower invites for my FSIL and nephew, and there was that deal announced for the $10.00 for $50.00 on VP so my RSVP cards with envelopes (qty 60) only cost me $1.51 plus shipping. VP has been my saving grace, I was going to make my own but with that deal I could not pass it up.
Items for OOT bags (i've only bought things that I can use in my real life if I bought too many)
B&BW Carried Away lotion travel size, they had it for $1.00 a bottle
Loofahs for the ladies
Pony Tail holders for the ladies
Decks of Cards
So then we designed and mailed the STD's, I have our prewedding newsletter almost finished just have to print it and mail it.
We ordered our bottles for the invitations, just bought the paper, have to finish researching how we want to create our MIB invites work on getting those mailed in the next 2 months. I don't want to feel rushed, I want to have as many of the details done in advance so that it doesn't start to feel like a chore.
I've researched my bouquet and jewels
kind of browsing dresses online but i hate my arms so I don't even want to look until I feel comfortable
The rest is kind of waiting for the items that I know that I want to go on sale so that I can get them cheap.
Wow, I should pretty feel good about myself right about now because all me prewedding including invites and STD's and everything above, we have spent less than $400.00 on our wedding so far. That is absolutely amazing.
I'm just going to sit here in stunned amazement. You ladies all rock so hard for inspiring me.