Just noticed that there isn't a thread for 2014 Brides! Figured I start it since I find it really helpful Here's my little shpiel.
We just reserved our wedding for August 2, 2014 Saturday. We're booked for 5pm ceremony at the gazebo, 8pm reception on the pool deck. Highly considering swapping out the cocktail hour and putting that money towards the reception.
We just sent out our save the dates this week and friends and family are starting to receive them which is pretty exciting, but gives me anxiety at the same time haha. Our wedding website is thelagunas.com if anyone would like to view it. Our friend who is a graphic designer set it up for us and created the logos for us as well. It's a work in progress and I'll also be blogging along the way to share details, events etc. with friends and family. I wanted to share it here to kind of "pay it forward" because all the other brides have been so extremely helpful with sharing wedding videos, costs, websites etc. So I figured, hey why not!
Our wedding is about 10 months from now. Ahhh!
Things that we've checked off the list:
1) Booked resort, set the date
2) Save The Dates sent! (we chose to go with a simple postcard that had our logos and website info for people to hop online for more details. I ordered the postcards from Vistaprint 100 for $18 or so but with shipping it ended up being a little less than $40. I thought we would save money with postage since we're sending postcards, but no I was wrong. Still the standard 0.46 stamp)
3) Got the dress (designer is Tadashi Shoji <<< super flowy, chiffon, and elegant but simple and the best part.. AFFORDABLE!)
4) Wedding party decided (more details about this will go up on the website!)
I feel pretty productive so far but it's only just begun. I'm excited for the wedding planning process and thank goodness for the internet. I don't know how brides planned weddings without online forums, instagram, or pinterest.
Anyway, good luck to everyone!