Thursday, January 20, 2011

5 Months Update & a Few Tips

As of  two days ago, we're down to 5 months!!
That's 20 weeks in case you were wondering.
And I still have 161 to-dos according to The Knot...


See what I mean... 161 to dos. 149 days to go.
That's MORE than a do a day now... Eeeek!!!

But it's ok!
I'm being productive and on the move!
Yesterday I signed, dated and mailed the DJ contract with the deposit back!
I also mailed a check to the photographer, just to spread out the costs a little...
My philosophy is writing  several little checks throughout the remainder of our 5 months is WAY better than writing a few GINOURMOUS (that IS a word! ) checks in June!

Things I'm currently working on...

  • Got Mr. M to veto his list last night... Since his sister wrote it for me, he decided he wanted veto power over anyone on the list he didn't know or didn't care to invite. Guess how many he marked off... a big fat ZERO! He claimed he'd feel bad taking anyone off the list. Which is fine... I'd planned for the full number already anyway. So now all I have to do is type them into my handy Guest List on The Knot. Right now we're nearing 200 and I still haven't gotten my mom's list... But there is still time for one BIG veto before the invites go out... And we're only sending a small number of Save the Dates to out of town guests....
  • I'm right in the midst of one of the bridesmaid's gifts! I've been working on it at night while watching our tv shows. It's coming right along. I'll have it done before next week for sure! Then it's on to more!!! Remember this post... heehee...


  • I've made plans the last two weekends to go choose my wedding dress... And it didn't pan out. We've had two deaths in the family which meant Saturdays have been booked. Which is ok. Something to remember in wedding planning... It's NOT the only happening in the world during your engagement. Other things will take precendence, just plan accordingly. The goal is to get one ordered this coming (or at least by the following) weekend.
  • One of my bridesmaids is very close to going into labor!!! So an early congrats to Tracey Lou!!! I think I'll write a post at some point, or maybe do a page introducing my maids. They're lovely and surely deserve a little spotlight time!!! She asked me yesterday when I would need bridesmaid measurements, so she has time to lose a little baby weight... I'm thinking the middle of March. That gives me three full months before the wedding to get them ordered and in.
  • I made a 'Bride Bag' to carry all my bridal planning necessities in and I'm SO excited to share it with you all! I used my new Silhouette that Mr. M bought me for Christmas! It's designed around my wedding colors and I just LOVE it! But... I'm set up to guest post the idea over at the fabulous Tatertos & Jello blog on March 2nd!!! (WHICH I'M SO STOKED about!!!) So gotta keep it under wraps until then!
Tatertots and Jello

So that's just a quick update of where things stand at 5 months to go!!! I've been seeing a few posts in the wedding blog world lately about time running out and stressing over things... I haven't really hit that point yet... But I'm sure I will... :) I hope when I do you all will be there to tell me to chill out!!

Until then!!

How's everyone else's plans coming??
Any suggestions based on where I'm standing right now in the planning process??

12 comments:

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Crown'd Vic said...

YAY! Everything sounds like it's coming along :)

AmyJean {Relentless Bride} said...

Girl you are doing great and are right on track! Great job! :-)

CityGirlChic said...

Hey1, stopping by via FTLOB and decided to follow your blog, I love all the projects your working on and wish you luck with the wedding!

Nicole-Lynn said...

You're doing great girl! I wanna see the bridesmaid gift and your tote!! :) I'm sure they will be great!

Enjoy these 5 months.. we're almost at 3 and it's going by soo fast! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

I didn't answer the question.. we're doing great so far in our planning. All vendors are secured, just buying things here and there, decor and items needed for DIY projects, also working on our bridal party gifts. I'll have my first hair trial soon, need to schedule my first fitting, B. session, honeymoon things, etc. I think the list could go on and on! haha

You seem to be doing really well so far in your planning. I'd try to get all vendors secured by next month. Double check with the store on the bridesmaids dresses to see how long they will take to come in. One of my bridesmaids gave birth right before we ordered the girls dresses and she just ordered a size bigger than what she thought she'd be and she'll have it taken in.

Saying I do said...

Sounds like you're right on track! I'm 4 months away and even though I feel on track..I def. am feeling the time crunch!

Shalyn said...

How fun that you are planning a wedding! Enjoy this time, it goes really fast!

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thefancyflea said...

Sounds like you're on track for a perfect day! How exciting, i miss wedding planning!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Everything seems so hectic but in a good way! I am so happy for you. This is my first time visiting your blog. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

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