Calling all May 2008 Brides
Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:44 PM
Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:55 PM
Wedding booked and confirmation number received
Brides dress - ordered and in store - fitting booked for early February
Bridesmaid dresses - ordered
Mother of bride dress - in my closet - needs minor alterations
Father of bride - got his tie - need to get other attire
OOT bags- need to be done - waiting for monogram from daughter then I will order mugs, pens, candles etc.
Groomsmen attire - needs to be done
Rings - needs to be done
Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:57 PM
6 Months to a Year Before Your Destination Wedding
__x_ Decide on a wedding budget
_x__ Find your wedding style
_x__ Announce your engagement
__x_ Choose a wedding date
__x_ Choose a wedding location
__x_ Research the location, including using online resources, renting books from the library, purchasing books, talking to the local tourist bureau, and talking to friends and family who have been there. Ask resorts for "package deal information", special honeymoon/destination wedding offers, and other informative literature.
_x__ Look into marriage license requirements, and confirm them with the local tourist board
__x_ Find a local wedding coordinator – resorts often have someone on staff or you may be able to find someone through the tourist bureau.
_x__ Put together a wedding guest list
__x_ Send "Save the Date" cards
_x__ Follow up with guests by phone to get a general head count
___ If you want a traditional wedding dress, find it now
__x_ Start considering the groom's attire
_x__ Start considering the wedding party's attire
_x__ Obtain necessary legal documents, including, if necessary, passports, divorce certificates, visas, identification, birth certificates, notarized declarations of never having been married.
_?__ Consider your Bridal Beauty
4 to 6 Months Before Your Destination Wedding
_x__ Work with your wedding coordinator to find a wedding florist, musicians, wedding photographer and wedding officiant. You may also want to find a hairstylist, makeup artist, and/or nail salon.
_x__ Decide on your wedding menu
___ Finalize wedding ceremony and reception details, arrange for signed contracts to be sent to you.
___ Order wedding invitations
___ Register for wedding gifts
___ Buy wedding rings. Consider having your wedding rings engraved.
_x__ Buy your plane tickets
_x__ Negotiate discounts with airlines and hotels
_x__ Create and distribute a wedding website or newsletter to share travel and wedding information
___ Finalize the groom's attire
___ Write and order your wedding invitations
2 to 4 Months Before Your Destination Wedding
___ Mail your wedding invitations
___ Begin choosing or writing your wedding vows
___ Shop for shoes and other accessories
___ Make sure all of the wedding party and other essential people have made their travel arrangements
___ Finalize the bridal party attire
1 to 2 Months Before Your Destination Wedding
___ Order wedding favors and gifts
___ Have your final dress fitting
___ Shop for vacation wear, including swimsuit(s), a rehearsal dinner outfit, sun protection
2 Weeks Before Your Destination Wedding
___ Confirm all details with hotel, chef or caterer, florist, photographer, officiant, musicians and/or DJ, and others involved in the wedding
___ Arrange guest seating, if necessary
___ Assemble favors and/or welcome bags
___ Apply for a marriage license
___ Meet with your wedding coordinator
___ Meet with your officiant
___ Visit the ceremony site
___ Distribute welcome bags to guests' rooms
___ Go over last minute details
___ Relax! (Yeah right!!! )
Your Wedding Day
___ Do your best to relax, enjoy yourselves, focus on each other, and have fun with your friends and family.
I guess I'm not too far behind schedule...mostly my dress! :0
Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:28 AM
Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:39 AM
I just visited my uncle this weekend (who is my officiant) and he was asking me all kinds of details I had NO idea about. Is it sad that I don't know what my province requires for my marriage to be legal on May 9th?? Ya, research project numero uno for tomorrow!!
Anyways, here is where I'm at:
Things I've checked off the list:
* All guests have booked
* BMs dressed have been ordered
* Bought my wedding dress
* Booked and confirmed resort/ceremony/reception/welcome dinner and honeymoon
* Booked flights
* Booked Hair/Makeup
* Hired photographer
* Finalized menu
Things In Progress
* I'm slowly adding songs to my playlists for the reception and welcome dinner
* Actually considering an AHR...
* BD pictures done for Aaron's gift, I've created the album it just needs finishing touches
Things that are desperately awaiting the checkmark
* Order all OOT bags and fillers
* Purchase groomswear
* Research some possible excursions
* Purchase wedding bands
* The dreaded seating chart
* Figure out centerpieces
* Get bm's gifts
* Decide on bouqets
* OOT bag welcome letter
* Info doutang to send to guests ahead of time
* Write Vows (yowza!)
* Create luggage tags for OOT bags
* Make programs (not sure if I'm doing this or not)
* Figure out what I need to do to be legally married in my province!
* Purchase cake topper (not sure if I want/need this)
* Create welcome dinner slideshow
* Purchase wedding day accessories
* Find welcome dinner dress
* Make guestbook (as inspired by Nicole's polaroid guestbook!)
I feel like I've done more, but I can't think of anything else. Lately I've done a lot of honeymoon stuff. I still can't believe how quickly this wedding is sneaking up on me! My goal is to have everything completed by March, so that April is left to tie up the loose ends. We'll see how well that goes!
Proud Mama to Evelyn Eileen since June 8, 2010
Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:06 PM
I think I was just waiting to get past the holidays before I really buckled down!! That darn ticker always has a way of reminding me though that I am running out of time.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:21 PM
* Bought dress
* Confirmed reservations for resort & flights (for us and guests)
* Deposits for flowers and reception (Evitas Restaurant)
* Reception menu selected
* Accepting RSVPs and Payments from guests
* OOT bags & favors
* BMaid & BMan outfits
* Groom outfit (He wants to shop for it himself!)
* Have all guests pay half their trip by 2/14!
* Dress assessories, viel, etc.
* Finalize plans for photography/videography
* PASSPORTS (renewal for me & new one for FI!!!)
* Plan ceremony (vows, etc.)
* Select music, etc.
* Buy FI's wedding band!
* Buy cute outfits for wedding weekend and honeymoon
* Programs, menus, etc.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:03 PM
Date and Time of wedding is set
Resort Booked for FI and I (thru Tammy-host)
Air Booked for FI and I
Resort Booked for family (thru Tammy-host)
Air booked for family
Attire chosen for Groom, and all male family- tan pants, white shirt
-need to purchase for FI
Created a mood board for colors- the flavor of the week is: Pinks, Red, Pale Blue, Whites, Green
Narrowed down wedding bands- need to order
Purchased basic note card for DIY-embellished invites
Sent Save the Date info letter
In process of booking photographer
Decided on Having Dinner at World Caf© (buffet)
Compile info for Invitation inserts: Resort, Travel, Safety, Timeline, ect.
Dress Shopping ( hopefully next weekend, and off the rack)
Need to let family know color scheme +what they should wear
Undecided on Videographer
Purchase Parasols and Fans (Oriental Trading finally has Paint your Own White ones in stock )
Purchase OOT gifts
Send WC pics of bouquet and bout
Call WC and get answers to all my questions
Makeup shopping, trials
Hair trials (dependent on Veil choice and awful haircut growing out)
Arrange Dog Sitter
Oh yeah and get my bum off the couch and loose some weight (20+ would be a start)
For good measure, I've added my At home reception as well:
Purchased print yourself invitations
FIâ€™s parents got us Champagne Flutes engraved with names and dates
Decide on caterer (food)
Print Thank You Wedding Picture on Moo Cards
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