Originally Posted by kmmathes
Wow, this thread is intimidating! I guess I should get planning! I'm collecting stuff for my OOT bags, booked the photographer and have a dress. I'm wondering how far in advance people start shopping for wedding bands?
I'm also under the impression the wedding planner at the resort will take care of the decorations, food, and cake, but is there more I should be doing?
Hi! We are thinking about shopping for bands around Feb-March. I dont think there has to be any rush really on those, unless something as mentioned above occurs like a sale or if you are getting it custom.
At my resort the "basic decorations" included in the package are okay- but there are some things Im working on at home like centerpieces. The one they offer is basically a candle with a christmasy type pine around it. Um NO! So ill be bringing those with me, as well as things to add to the ceremony and reception like favors, more decoration, doing a memoriam table so gathering a few old picture frames, things to go with my theme....right now im working on getting bridesmaid gifts ordered, my invitations should be here soon and then ill address them and get them out...I have my FI working on the music playlist for - background type music throughout dinner as well as the dancing music. We ordered our groomsmen gifts and outfits *everything but the tie- this last weekend. Also got my welcome bags so now trying to get together everything to go in them while staying on budget.
Im also making my own bouquet so working on getting all that together. And then ofcourse just making sure guests are getting all the help they need in booking and getting plane tickets.
It really is up to you how much you want to add or plan on top of what the hotel does. I have seen DW where the bride basically just shows up and others where they bring or purchase a ton of upgrades- so up to you!!