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April 2010 Brides - 6 Month Update

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For all of the April 2010 Brides out there. Tomorrow begins the six month wait. It is time for each of us to check in to see where each of us are at so that we do not miss an important step in the process.

So far have:

- purchased two wedding dresses - one short & one long

- purchased the bridesmaid dresses - also their wedding gift

- destination resort, wedding date & package, ceremony & reception location booked

- resort information sent and 30 guests are booked at resort

- purchased guest gifts - sun, sand & surf candle sets & bubba mugs

- songs on Ipod - need to cut down to about 6 hours

- purchased Ipod docking station

- started spreadsheet with to-dos

- started Punta Cana itinerary

- two games prepared - one for welcome cocktail hour & one for reception

 

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I can't believe we have just over 6 months left! It's going to go by so fast now. smile29.gif

 

Okay, I just got a bunch of stuff checked off my list so here goes:

Done

  • Found travel agent, booked resort and my vacation, reserved spots for guests
  • Dress and veil purchased and in my closet
  • Invitation order has been sent to the printer
  • website is finished and passed around to everyone who is invited (didn't do STDs, bad I know)
  • rings bought and paid for- mine is sized and ready, FI's still being sized
  • Photographer is booked, and I've found someone to share with which is awesome!
  • Just booked my tickets back home to Nova Scotia (going there for a week and a half before the wedding and flying to Cuba from there)
Still need
  • Shoes!
  • FI's suit, he wants to wait until we get home and just get one off the rack- he's almost a perfect match to the off the rack suits though, so should be fine. Ditto his shoes.
  • To book a final fitting with someone back home for the week before the wedding.
  • To find one more person to share our photographer
  • To purchase travel mugs for favours once I get the final guest count

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Hi Girls - I can't believe we are down to the 6month mark yet either, it actually made me nervous when it popped up this morning.

 

So far i have:

 

- Wedding Dress, shoes, veil

- My something old, new, borrowed and blue - actually got my something old yesterday from my mom, an old embroidered hankerchief from her wedding, 39 years ago, i almost cried when I saw it, she had it in her wedding album ALL These years, ahhh...

- First fitting scheduled for January 10, 2010

- Oot bags, need contents still

- Made Raffia (spelling) fans with little hang tags that say, Thank you for being a part of our wedding day, Michelle & Adam 4-28-10

- Resort Booked,

- Photographer, Booked

- Menu Decided, as well as Cake

- Ipod & docking station complete, just need to add the songs to the Playlist option

on the ipod.

 

STILL need to get/do

 

- Oot bag contents

- Decide on hair/makeup for the day to give to Spa at Resort

- Rings - will get the Weekend of October 17th in Jewelers Row, Philadelphia :)

- Fiance's Tux at Jos. A Bank - no biggie

- His shoes

- Already picked decorations for the Reception, just need to purchase them online.

- Ummm..that should be it...

 

Am i missing anything that you girls can think off??

 

Oh, last thing, just got the paperwork to complete for the at home (legal) ceremony we are doing, but that is a hush hush as our families think the Riviera Maya wedding they are attending is the REAL thing :)

 

OMG, so exciting!!!!

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Wow! Time is really flying!

 

ok, let's see, here is what I have done:

 

-ordered my dress, should be in between november and january

-scheduled my wedding date and time at the resort and booked our trip

-sent out stds/invitations. 31 people are already booked!

-booked our honeymoon :)

-booked the photographer

-spoke with our priest who will marry us legally before heading down to Mexico

-rings ordered and received already!

-booked my bd shoot

 

Still need to do

-look at bm's dresses which i will do this saturday

-FI needs to get his suit

-buy my shoes!!

-finalize dinner menu and cake design

-figure out our playlist for the ipod (i think this one may take some time)

-decide on decorations, centerpieces and flowers

-oot bags

 

i feel like there is a lot more, but i can't remember right now.

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For all of the April 2010 Brides out there. Tomorrow begins the six month wait. It is time for each of us to check in to see where each of us are at so that we do not miss an important step in the process.
So far have:
- purchased two wedding dresses - one short & one long
- purchased the bridesmaid dresses - also their wedding gift
- destination resort, wedding date & package, ceremony & reception location booked
- resort information sent and 30 guests are booked at resort
- purchased guest gifts - sun, sand & surf candle sets & bubba mugs
- songs on Ipod - need to cut down to about 6 hours
- purchased Ipod docking station
- started spreadsheet with to-dos
- started Punta Cana itinerary
- two games prepared - one for welcome cocktail hour & one for reception

What does everyone else already completedhuh.gif
I forgot to mention that the veil has been purchased.

To dos:
- shoes - hopefully bought while in NY later this month
- wedding rings
- pick out wedding invitations and working so that they can be ordered

It seems that you do a lot at the beginning and then you feel that you are missing something.
We are continuing to pick out pictures as we are thinking of doing a scrapbook for the guest book. Haven't found the scrapbook yet. Looking for something tropical but so far nothing.
Also, since the bridesmaid dresses are a tangarine colour, was thinking that I would wait until after Halloween and perhaps there may be some orange coloured candles that go on sale as I would like to get some for the centrepieces.

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Wow! It's crazy how my 20-month engagement is now down to the last six!!!

 

Ok, here is what I've got crossed off my list so far:

 

- resort & wedding package picked, vacation booked

- honeymoon booked

- wedding website up and running

- STD's sent out (20 booked)

- photographer (including flight & accomodation) booked

- dress & veil bought & ordered

- FI's outfit bought

- bridesmaids dresses & groomsmen's outfits purchased

- OOT bags bought

- OOT items bought except for 2 items

- DIY templates & designs completed (for OOT bag contents)

- paper lanterns bought for the reception

- found our rings and ordering next month

- bought bridesmaids' and MOH's gifts

 

What's left:

 

- need to find shoes

- need to find flower girl dresses

- finalizing centrepieces

- make up ipod playlist

- book our catholic wedding back home (I know, I'm kinda pushing it now, but just haven't gotten around to it)

- still deciding whether I should go with the fresh flowers for the bouquets & bouttonnieres at the resort or order/DIY them...so on the fence on this one

- send out invitations (friend owns her own business and is making them for me)

- make welcome books

- make pre-travel brouchure & package

 

I think that's it for now...I'm sure I'm okay with the major stuff. What's holding me back is the number of DIY's I keep adding on my list (thanks to the forum haha). Anyways, it's nice to know that there's a number of us here on the exact same boat. Happy planning, ladies!

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**How do you make a raffia fan?

 

Done:

- Booked coordinator in Bahamas

- Have wedding dress and shoes (dyed to match) in my closet and they fit!

- Have 50 guests booked on the Carnival Sensation cruise

- Started designing passport invitations

- Booked cocktail party for the first night on the cruise

- Bridemaids have their dresses

 

To Do

- Find attire for groom, best man, father of the bride

- Finalize and send invites

- Put together OOT bags - I love collecting ideas though!

- Tighten my ads!

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**How do you make a raffia fan?

Done:
- Booked coordinator in Bahamas
- Have wedding dress and shoes (dyed to match) in my closet and they fit!
- Have 50 guests booked on the Carnival Sensation cruise
- Started designing passport invitations
- Booked cocktail party for the first night on the cruise
- Bridemaids have their dresses

To Do
- Find attire for groom, best man, father of the bride
- Finalize and send invites
- Put together OOT bags - I love collecting ideas though!
- Tighten my ads!
Maybe i should have wrote : Decorated my Raffia Fans - bought them at Oriental trading company and bought teal and brown ribbon at AC Moore and then ordered the wedding thank you tags at thefavormaker.com.

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i know some of you have posted there.. but all of the April 2010 brides, come and check in on our thread...

 

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...-brides-43673/

 

also, mich&adam.. you're the 2nd person i've found getting married on the 28th! i wish i could say we're down to 6 months, but we barely just passed 7! i'm always jealous of the early april brides' tickers!

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OMG... only 6 months to go and I have done almost NOTHING.

 

That is absolutely terrifying...

 

What I have done:

*Made templates for our invitations - so I can just plug the correct info into them.

*Bought a dress - waiting for it to arrive

*Emailed resort requesting a quote and trying to book - HASN"T HAPPENED YET.

 

What I haven't done:

* Haven't confirmed ANYTHING. Oh sh*t.

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