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#1611 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:13 AM

    My Final TO DO List based on month:

     

    MARCH

    • Slideshow of pictures (FI task)
    • Plan first dance - probably to "Marry Me"
    • Order ceremony programs (waiting on final Vistaprint stuff)
    • Order welcome brochure (waiting on final info from resort and then will print all Vistaprint stuff)
    • Check resort has final documents (FI task)
    • Choose wedding toasts (who and when) & inform speakers
    • Finalize escort cards
    • Make sure welcome bags are complete (pretty sure they are but waiting for last materials - also need to buy tissue paper)
    • Email guests:  food requests, itinerary, suggested packing list, etc.  
    • Finalize trip schedule & venues
    • Finish honeymoon booking

     

     

    APRIL

    • Pick up dress (already scheduled)
    • Write vows
    • Call credit cards to tell them will be using them in Jamaica
    • Make photocopies of credit cards and passports
    • Finalize music list including aisle songs, mom/son, brother/sister dances and MUST PLAY and DO NOT PLAY lists
    • Write personalized cards to family members
    • Pick up all last travel stuff (sunscreen, medicines, etc.).
    • Photographer:  make final payment, send day of schedule, and send final photo shots want
    • Officiant:  confirm arrival time and finalize ceremony
    • DJ:  send song list, confirm arrival time, and make final payment
    • Videographer:  Send day of schedule, and music list want for video
    • Makeup/Hair:  Confirm arrival time
    • Resort:  send finalized list (reception venue, food, music, etc.)

     

    MAY 4 2013 WEDDING

     

    MAY (post wedding)

    • Change insurance policies and beneficiaries
    • Health benefits changes?
    • Order extra pages for passport (Bride task - need it for honeymoon)
    • Sell all extra stuff on BDW

     

    JULY

    • Make a wedding photo book (hopefully have photos by now)
    • Make family gifts - wedding photo books

     

    AUGUST

    • Check on wedding certificate if it hasn't arrived

     

    NOVEMBER = HONEYMOON!  

     

    After honeymoon, work on name change - SS card, driver's license, work, passport, etc.  

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    #1612 PuntaBride

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

      Originally Posted by khunt29 

       

      Great idea!  Where did you get your custom logo from?

       

      Kristen

       

      On Etsy - DavetDesigns



      #1613 khunt29

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        Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

        Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by khunt29 

         

        Great idea!  Where did you get your custom logo from?

         

        Kristen

         

        On Etsy - DavetDesigns


        thank you!



        #1614 MrsHK

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        Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

        Here's a fun question! What's everyone doing for their first dance song and father/daughter & mother/son dances? 

         

        We've decided on As Time Goes By by Dooley Wilson, the song from Casablanca which is one of our favourite movies. For the dance with our parents we'll use a Van Morrison song since we both grew up listening to him and have great memories of listening to his songs. We also saw him in concert for our one year anniversary at the Gorge in Washington which was amazing! Not sure what song yet, we're still deciding between a few.

         

        We're still working on the rest of the songs too - what to play while everyone gets seated, the walk down the aisle song, ceremony music, dinner music and party time music. We're using our iPod so we're doing the music from the 5pm ceremony until 1am. We have a partial list put together but we need to sit down with a bottle of wine soon and sort out the rest. We have a mariachi for the cocktail hour so that's covered!


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        #1615 melnryluvco

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          Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

          Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

          I should really sit Down And do a timeline and put deadlines for everything. I have a problem asking people for help, I feel with so little people attending the wedding (32) i just want everything to be a surprise for everyone. Not even my mom knows half the things I've been working on. Only the lovely ladies of BDS know all my secrets lol

          I am however almost finished another DIY project. I was just gonna post all my projects on my planning thread as there are already multiple threads dedicated to most of my projects but I have yet to come across a thread for DIY wedding banners. So ill give my May brides to be a sneak peek of a DIY thread I might post soon.





          This is actually on reversible banner! Just have to punch the holes and thread my purple ribbon through. I also have a second one that says just married and is reversible as well with the other side saying thank you. The banners pictured are for photo props as well as maybe ill put the love one on the cake table. The just married banner will be for our head table and thank you is a photo prop for our thank you cards we will have printed!

           

          Daaaang girl!! Can I hire you to take care of all my DIY stuff?? Those are super cute!!!



          #1616 melnryluvco

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            Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

            Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

            My Remaining to do:

             

            Boudoir photo shoot

            Finalize veil selection

            Dress Alterations

            Complete Mock-ups (ceremony and reception)

            Complete wedding planning form required by the resort WC

            Figure out BM/MOH gifts

            Assemble and mail/hand deliver pre-travel packages

            Write Vows

            Reception IPod playlist

            Complete Escort cards w/ meal selections

            Complete misc. signage

            Coordinate recently acquired ring bearer

            Need something blue and borrowed

            HA I'm sorry I had a good chuckle over your "recently acquired ring bearer". Like he showed up at your door or you found him roadside with a sign that said "Will bear rings for a trip to Mexico". HA HA How does one go about "acquiring" such things?!?!



            #1617 melnryluvco

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              Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

              Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

              Hi Girls!  

               

              AHHH March is heeeeeeere!

               

              I wanted to send my guests a pre-travel letter.  So I'm going to attach it for you all to see.  We are two months away ... it is seriously crunch time!

               

               

               

               

               

              Too cute!! I love the use of your logo!!

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              #1618 melnryluvco

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                Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

                Originally Posted by jnitschke 

                While we're talking about things that we have to do... I've been working on my ceremony script.  I came upon this rather useful collection of readings.  Thought I would pass it on. http://marriageceleb...ny-Readings.pdf

                OH MY GOD!! Jack Pot!! This is so great. Thank you so much for sharing!



                #1619 melnryluvco

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                  Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

                  Originally Posted by MrsHK 

                  Here's a fun question! What's everyone doing for their first dance song and father/daughter & mother/son dances? 

                   

                  We've decided on As Time Goes By by Dooley Wilson, the song from Casablanca which is one of our favourite movies. For the dance with our parents we'll use a Van Morrison song since we both grew up listening to him and have great memories of listening to his songs. We also saw him in concert for our one year anniversary at the Gorge in Washington which was amazing! Not sure what song yet, we're still deciding between a few.

                   

                  We're still working on the rest of the songs too - what to play while everyone gets seated, the walk down the aisle song, ceremony music, dinner music and party time music. We're using our iPod so we're doing the music from the 5pm ceremony until 1am. We have a partial list put together but we need to sit down with a bottle of wine soon and sort out the rest. We have a mariachi for the cocktail hour so that's covered!

                  We're still trying to nail ours down but Spotify has been SOOOO awesome. It's like iTunes but you can build playlist out of any/every song you could ever think of without having to buy each individual song. They do a free month trial. You should give it a whirl!



                  #1620 melnryluvco

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                    Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

                    Ok girls,

                    Now that we're all about to enter crunch time and freak out mode we have to make eachother a promise. We have to promise that we come back and update this thread with lots and lots of pics. Heck maybe even throw in a resort review. I can't believe we're here! This time last year I was wishing time would hurry up and now I'm kinda wishing it would slow down so I can get everything done!! Anyways, it's an absolute must you get back on after your DW and let the rest of us share in your wedding bliss!! EEEEKKKK so excited!

                    Best,

                    Melissa






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