April Brides- What have you done so far?

I haven't done much but book the location and church. I've been dress shopping and bridesmaid dress shopping but haven't bought anything.

What all have you April brides done?
Posted on August 6, 2010 at 8:50 am
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nothing! lol


no, we are going to get the girls measured for their bm dresses, I chose them, and hope I DON'T change my mind...


I have my dress (needs MAJOR alterations)!


bought vases and small decor


the girls jewelry


decided my hair and makeup style.


I'm making little progress lol

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 5:52 am
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I have my dress and the bridesmaid's dresses. and that's it. I havent even ordered the dresses yet. I have so much to do....

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 11:30 am
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hmmm.. :)


Here is my list so far:


1. Booked the Reception


2. Finalized who will be my




  • Wedding Coordinator

  • Florists and Decorator

  • Photographer

  • Musician

  • Entourage


3. Bought some of the favors

4. Selected the songs for the ceremony and during the reception

5. Started a draft of our Missalette

6. Started a draft of our invitation



I still need to set appointments with my vendors for me to tag number 2 as complete though.


 

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:51 am
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1. I just ordered my wedding dress the other day.


2. we booked a church/priest


3. i know and already started buying my flowers (using fake)


4. we found a hall just need to book it.


5. started pricing photographers


other than that not too much.

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm
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I am pretty much done.. Just have to:


- Get gifts for wedding party


- pick out favors


- buy me shoes and jewelry


- Finishing paying off venue/caterer, photographer, and decorator


 


I got engaged last Septemeber 2009, so I did everything as early as possible. I even bought my dress in November 2009 and now I want another one. I love the dress, but think I bought too early. I just had a cousin to get married, and our dresses almost look exactly alike, and I got mine first.


I won a dj at a bridal show. My mom's bff is doing our cakes free. I got my cousin who does wedding decorations for a living to only charge me $500 to do the entire wedding.. and that includes: candelabras, pillars, toasting flutes, serving set, vases, uplights, table number holders, candles, flowers.. you name it


thank GOD

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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-booked our officant


-booked the photographer! (better rate, since 2011 always seems to see an increase in cost)


-found my dress and my maid of honor's dress


-just finished Save the dates, going out


-started collecting addresses


-finished a banner for the reception, getting ready to start up more


-made an excel spreadsheet of cost,budget


-found our reception spot (our place)


-set up timeline for "what to do, week of"(buy flowers.makes desert.make cake.etc)


-made a menu plan with the chef


 


still need to do engagement photos before the cold really hits here.

Posted on October 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm
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April 16th here! Here's what I got so far (not much)


1. Booked the venue (ceremonys at the venue)


2.Got the Judge


3.Got my dress (I LOVE IT!! It's so big, lol!)


4.Picked out and ordered my bridesmaids dresses (we did it all in less than an hour. There are only two of them and I let them decide, I just picked the color)


5. Got the Photographer


6.Got the DJs


7.Blocked rooms at the hotel for guest, set up myself in a room the night before also


8.Guestlist is done(sorta, we are trying to cut it down), got most addresses too


9. Picked favors-we're doing donations to an Autism research foundation, my neice has autism. I find that the favors for weddings can be a waste so at least the money we spend is going to a good cause.


10. Honeymoons booked-Sandals Antigua, here we come!


11.Found a boarder for the dog-I really wanted him to be in the wedding bc he is family but he's way too big and crazy


12. Found a woman on weddingbee's who offered to do our engagement photos for free as long as she could use them in her portfolio! Couldn't pass it up, otherwise we weren't going to get them done.


13. Found and booked a photographer for my boudior shoot (got one of the outfits too)


Thats about it. Making that list made me realize I did alot of the major stuff but I have a ton of other details to worry about, lol! Good luck to all you ladies!!

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 2:56 am
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GOOD QUESTION! Let's see... My date is 7/8/11 and here's what I'v done so far...



  • Found my dress, but not ordering until Jan.

  • Bought plates and utensils

  • Found location for ceremony and reception

  • Bought candles for the center pieces

  • Found rental company

  • Secured Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist, and Photographer

  • Decided on invitation style


And... that's about it! DANG!!!! I have a heck of a lot to do... hmmm.. :(

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm
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GOOD QUESTION! Let's see... My date is 7/8/11 and here's what I'v done so far...



  • Found my dress, but not ordering until Jan.

  • Bought plates and utensils

  • Found location for ceremony and reception

  • Bought candles for the center pieces

  • Found rental company

  • Secured Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist, and Photographer

  • Decided on invitation style


And... that's about it! DANG!!!! I have a heck of a lot to do... hmmm.. :(

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm
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Posted on November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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@ futuremrsbriede


You are my inspiration! My date is April 16 too and I haven't gotten half the stuff done!


I think I will block the hotel rooms today and sort our photography/videography this week.


I'm a procrastinator so just seeing your progress give me a little nudge :)

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 4:53 am
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Let's see - my date is April 30th, 2011 and I got engaged on October 8th 2010.


Everything is done & paid for except for the music :D


I'm quick, but we also had A LOT of luck thrown at us.


Our church was a present to us (it's historic and isn't used for anything except special services on holidays, but we get to use it, for free!)


Our reception is at my family's golf course, so that was free.


I already knew who I wanted as BM's, & I knew exactly what dress & colors I wanted (Victora's Secret multi-way sleeveless dress in Aquamarine, only $98!) Plus they're all wearing Talbot's sequin boyfriend cardigan in heather grey.


Flowers are taken care of by a friend of the family who just opened a flower shop.


Food was recommended by the chef at our reception (he can't cater for us b/c of golf tournaments).


So.. yeah - maybe I should become a wedding planner lol

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 7:35 am

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