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  1. Meghan R
    June 5, 2012

    If you need to, you can count your wedding dress as your something new πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      June 5, 2012

      I was thinking about that!

  2. MrsSwan
    June 5, 2012

    I’m sure you aware of this but in FL you can be married by a notary. I was married by a notary and now that I am one I have done 3 weddings myself. πŸ™‚

    Your doing awesome with your planning!
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  3. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    June 5, 2012

    I would definitely just try and get it all done as early as possible (without stressing out!), that way if problems arise you won’t have too much to deal with. And I would look into flowers now, I think those are a “big” thing, especially budget wise, for a lot of weddings!
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    • Meghann
      June 5, 2012

      I’m holding off on flowers until after my sister’s wedding. My aunt (a former florist) is helping her with the flowers and if that goes good, then I’m hoping she’ll help me as well. But I’m going to hold off and ask after the stress bubble has calmed down. πŸ™‚

  4. Kristine
    June 5, 2012

    Meghann,
    I am happy to send you my wedding planning spreadsheets to see if any of them are helpful to you. They included a timeline for the months leading up to the wedding. Let me know and I’ll email them to you!

    Take care,
    Kristine
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  5. Sarah
    June 5, 2012

    Looking back, at 7 months out I wish I’d sat down and poured over my budget again. Then I could have avoided the panic attack I had 2 weeks away that was a direct result of me sticking my head in the sand. You’ve still got enough wiggle room to adjust things as needed at this point. And plan on some contingency money, just in case.

  6. CampingGirl
    June 5, 2012

    I used a checklist like this when I was getting married and found it really helpful with timelines.
    http://www.frugalbride.com/weddingplanningchecklist.html
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  7. Crystal C.
    June 5, 2012

    I am getting married next Friday, June 15th!!! Yikes! Let me tell you that it sneaks up on you FAST! Get what you can get done now. Even if it is just deciding on what you want to do for favors, decorations and that kind of stuff. Don’t need to buy it now but it will give you a chance to find sales on stuff and to use coupons at craft stores for things that you need. And at least you will know what you want to do and can semi-cross it off your list! BRIDES magazine always has a timeline in the magazine somewhere on what you should be doing a year out, 11 months and so on right now to the day of the wedding. It was helpful to see if I was on track or not. I tore one out of a magazine but I am sure you can find it on their website. If not let me know and I can scan and email you the one that I have. I love all the updates on the wedding and the posts you do on it! Congratulations!!

  8. Karen
    June 5, 2012

    I found the realsimple timeline helpful when planning my wedding:

    http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/planning/wedding-planning-checklist-00000000000222/index.html

    At least it made sure I hadn’t forgotten anything!

  9. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    June 5, 2012

    So exciting! You won’t believe how fast the next 7 months will fly by. My wedding is now 5 1/2 weeks away, and I feel like I just got engaged (7 months ago)! By the way…I still have yet to order a cake. So, yes, do take care of those things early or you’ll put it off until the last minute!
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  10. Grace
    June 5, 2012

    I had over a year to plan my wedding as well. We are down the the 4 month mark and it seems like there is SO much to do still! My advise is to get stuff done earlier to avoid stress later. If you are doing a slide show or photos to display, start gathering them up. Work on invite/RSVP/directions. If you are writting any of your own ceremony, start looking at readings and wording to use. The months fly by faster than you realize! It is a lot of fun but a lot of work πŸ™‚ It’s fun to watch someone else planning as well.

  11. Melissa
    June 5, 2012

    I just used theknot.com to help me figure out what to do when. We’ve been engaged since last Feb 5th, and now have 24 days left. Making sure to get one or two big things done each month and prioritizing what NEEDS to get done first based on things booking up was the most important thing.
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  12. Heather
    June 6, 2012

    aahh so fun. I want to have another wedding, I loved planning mine, and now after having done it there are several things I would have done differently (things I stressed about I would now NOT stress about!)
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  13. Anne @strawberryjampackedlife
    June 6, 2012

    When I was about where you are (big things booked, lots of little stuff to do), I made a master month by month list of “to-do’s” so that I wouldn’t be rushing at the end. I based it a lot off of the monthly to do list on the Knot, with some obvious tweaking. Here’s my post about it. Good luck!
    http://strawberryjampackedlife.com/2010/10/28/how-to-organize-a-wedding/
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    • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife
      June 6, 2012

      Just realized that post was published almost EXACTLY 7 months before our wedding. Ha!
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  14. Erin
    June 6, 2012

    I’ve been using The Knot and Wedding Wire’s online checklists. They can be somewhat overwhelming, but they go month by month, which I find to be REALLY helpful since I have zero idea when is the best time to book things. I’ve found other friends who got married really helpful in terms of timeline too.

    We’re a year until our wedding but I’m going to try to do as much as I can this summer because I’ll be finishing up grad school and student teaching the few months before our wedding. I can already feel the stress… πŸ˜‰
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  15. Jameil
    June 6, 2012

    I love love love the Martha Stewart Weddings timeline. It customizes based on how much time you have until your wedding and even has a budgeting and RSVP tool. It has everything on there you could possibly think of plus some stuff you won’t want. It’s customizable so you can delete and add what you do and don’t need. If you’re doing readers for the ceremony, line them and their readings up is another thing you can add. I planned my wedding in 28 days. Yes, that’s nuts. Everything went well and I like giving people wedding advice. Do I like all of the details that go into planning a single day? Absolutely not. LOL
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  16. Samantha
    June 6, 2012

    I will post this on your facebook as well. Maybe this will help.

    It has two garters. One to keep and one to toss! :0

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/97580500/new-wedding-garter-set-handmade-with?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=GPS
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  17. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life
    June 7, 2012

    Theknot.com definitely has som great wedding timelines that I’ve been using to keep track of things. I’m now less than 5 months out (EEK!!!), and it’s been really helpful to make sure we’re not missing anything important!
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