I realize that it's a bit premature for a Planning Thread, but our 'personal' countdown has already begun.
My FI proposed back in June 2012 and we are getting married on October 28, 2013 at IRHS in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 2 months and 21 days from now... to be exact.
Having discovered BDW early on, I can honestly say that this forum has been a lifesaver!
I find it SO very helpful being given some insight into other couple's wedding plans.
I can only hope that this little window into our own 'wedding world' might help another bride, even if only in some small way.
Let's start with our rings from Peoples jewelers. My rings are from the Vera Wang LOVE Collection, while his is a simple stainless steel band. Really, the following picture won't do them justice.
Then choosing our destination, resort, and TA... well that's me! I arrange corporate travel on a daily basis, but for our wedding I decided to dive into the world of leisure travel. Jamaica was on our list of places to go, and so far, so good! The reviews for IRHS are undeniably great, so we booked through ACV and now have a group of 32. Our final payments are due early September. I suppose we'll find out then if anyone backs out... or signs-up last minute.
I think my dress was the next big decision. It was easy as pie! I saw the J. Crew Romina gown online and fell in love with it! Since then I've pieced together the accessories bit by bit. There are some small alterations that need to be made to the dress, and that apt. is scheduled for early Sept. (Please note that my FI isn't big into social media, as such, the pictures aren't personalized).
To notify our guests well in advance, we first created a Save the Date FB page. Later on, we sent out formal invitations. We purchased these at Michaels. We decided on ivory, white, and yellows for our scheme. This Brides Magazine printable invitation kit was just right. We pieced together the fonts and wording in a light gray. We didn't want anything too elaborate (or pricey), and I think these did the trick.
After going back and forth on the idea of a seating plan, we decided to go for it. We just recently created these using a plain template from Staples. I found the floral print online and managed tie it in with the place card template. My mother has beautiful handwriting, so closer to the date she'll write the individual names in with gold pen. I didn't want to have to be printing things off too close to the wedding date... and ya never know who will change their mind from now until then.
Alright, so this is it for now. I have a ton more to share, but will need to be continued. Didn't realize how time consuming this would be. Bahahaha