Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:01 AM
here is what i know so far
1) i want luggage tags and boarding passes as STDs (airplane theme) and passports for invites (all diy)
2)i have a travel agent
thats all i have done soo far
help what should i be doing other then worry that no one will come to my wedding .....
Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:41 AM
I would say STD's and Photog is second. Start working on STD's now- if they are DIY, they usually take longer than planned-, we sent ours out about 11 months before the date. Depending on who you book for photography, they can be booked up to and further than a year in advance. I had to change my wedding date (after STD's were printed and sent) because my dream photog was booked for my original date already!
Depending on if you're getting your dress made, or buying off the rack, dresses would be 3rd. Definitely start looking. Find styles that you like, if you are picky, go and start trying on! My dress takes 4-6 months to make, before alterations, so I'm cutting it more close than I would like!! I ordered in mid Nov...
Last, just keep browsing this incredible forum for favor ideas. You cannot really make any final choices w/out a final headcount, so I would suggest to have your guests RSVP in time for you to finalize the favors!! I cannot lie, I have bought all of my favors even though I don't have a headcount. Just thinking ahead-- I can always sell the rest on here!
Oh, and I forgot the cake thing. I suggest searching the thread on here, 'what I would and would not do again'. Many of the brides say that the cake was a stressful thing for them, and ended up being a non-issue. I think Dreams is an all inclusive, and they usually include it in your package.
I hope that this helps!! Best of luck!!! Don't forget to post pics!
Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:56 AM
First and foremost. Get out there and start dress shopping. It took 3 almost 4 months for my dress to come in. And I found it on my first shopping experience. And that doesnt happen to everyone. So start shopping and choosing and purchasing.
Second if you are making your STD and invites. I would def start doing so. They take a while and they are handcrafted.
Also I got our STDs about 10 months before our wedding to give people enough time to book and start planning their finances etc. That is def something you want to get out quickly. I would send your invites out in June/July time.
Favors and programs you can do next summer.
Id say first things first dress and STD's. DEF!
Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:11 AM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:41 AM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:26 PM
1. Chose Venue (checked)
2. Make STD's
3. Start investigating a photographer (They are usually super booked! Its really important to at least have an idea of who you want to go with and see if they have your date available.)
4. Decide on a dress, it takes about 6 months to get an order in sometimes longer depending on the case of the dress and with alterations it can be annoying if you leave it till last minute and have to end up getting from the collection thats off the rack.
5. Make invites
6. Deal with the rest favors, programs, etc.
But honestly it doesn't matter how far along you are keep in touch with your coordinator.. They will help you out in so many things including keeping you at ease in these next few months. So take a breather and go step by step we are all here to back you up with anything you need..
Posted 05 December 2009 - 03:00 PM
I would definately be dress shopping ASAP!! Also get your STDs done b/c that is the way your guests will be able to really start planning and budgeting. I made sure that I had our wedding website set up BEFORE people got their STDs b/c the website was on the postcards we used and I didn't want them to check it and not find info. I feel like the website took some time b/c 1. I'm a little OCD about stuff like that and 2. I didn't want to get sick of it so I only did a couple of pages at a time. I did ours through weddingwire.com, they have a great sample site and it's pretty much step by step instructions.
Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:07 PM
I wouldn't stress about favors and programs yet, bc you need an accurate count before you start purchasing those items anyway. Take a breathe and relax. Like one bride said we are all here to help you. I used wedsite.com for my wedding website, which has become my best friend, it's easy to navigate through and it's simply beautiful.
Another thing to consider is if you want a religious or a symbolic ceremony. We are having a symbolic with Pastor Rick York, I can forward you his information if you would like. He is an english speaking pastor there and it just makes me feel better to have a pastor officiate my wedding other than a judge and a wedding coordinator translating, but that's just me!
So in order, I would,
1) Decide on budget, review resort packages and chose one
2) Start looking a dresses
3) Start building your website, so guests have something to look at while waiting for STD's and formal invitations
4) Favors, Photography, BM dresses selected
5) Chill till it's time to take flight
Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:05 PM
I would start simultaneously with the STD's and looking for a dress. Finding a fabulous photographer is also a must, as the good ones seem to get booked up fast. I know of someone who does destination photography, Nels Akerlund (Nels Akerlund Weddings) he is awesome. If you go to his website you will see examples, and there is a slideshow of "Jaimie & Woody" and that is a destination wedding in Mexico, so that will give you a really good idea of what you can expect. I have decided that I am not booking a wedding date unless he is free to be there!! A great guy too, I have worked with him in the past.
Good luck, take a deep breath and remember that the most important thing is that whatever happens between now and then you will be married to the man of your dreams in nine months! (This is my mum's advice everytime I get panicky about stuff!!)
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