15 responses

  1. Rachel
    July 5, 2012

    Thought of another option for your rehearsal dinner that’s in town: Crackerjacks.

    • Meghann
      July 5, 2012

      that’s actually my top choice at the moment. Mom and Dad almost went that route for Ben’s wedding, but went with the place in Cape Canaveral instead. We’ll see. πŸ™‚

  2. Ashley Walker
    July 5, 2012

    I must say a huge THANK YOU for doing these posts. I love how you list everything you need to buy/get done. I’m getting married in a little less then 3 months, and I found all of the To-Do lists found online list the basics but easily forget some of the basics like Gifts for Parents, which I’m sure we wouldn’t forget, but it’s nice to not be running out the week before to try and find something acceptable.
    I found it really helpful to cross-check my list against yours.

  3. Tania
    July 5, 2012

    Oh my goodness, my brain exploded looking at that list – how are you doing this? And I thought we were crazy with the 4-month-wedding-planning-crash-course lol!

  4. Angela
    July 5, 2012

    Might want to wait a month or two if you go for the Mediterranean Cruise. We’ve had some pretty crappy and cold winters the last few years in Europe. You’d freeze!

  5. lynne @ lgsmash
    July 5, 2012

    good luck! i’m 2 months out from my wedding and while we have all of the ‘big’ stuff out of the way, we still have a lot of details to iron out. including flowers…and my fiance’s suit… πŸ™‚ lots of details. good for you for getting a move on it early!

  6. Gavi
    July 5, 2012

    We’re two weeks out from our wedding (!) and have been following the Real Simple wedding planning timeline since we started planning 14 months ago (http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/planning/wedding-planning-checklist-00000000000222/index.html). I highly recommend it to all couples getting married. It has helped us organize and prioritize–and still be able to focus on the rest of our life! When we first got engaged, we made it a priority (and part of our overall vision) to enjoy this amazing time in our life and not get bogged down in wedding-related tasks. This timeline has really helped us achieve our goal and ultimately have a stress-free, loving, happy wedding planning process. I wish you the same!

  7. Kate
    July 5, 2012

    Relax! It will go quickly, yes, but you know what you need to get done and everything’ll get checked off your list. (And if it doesn’t? No one needs to know.)

    I’m sure your contact at your reception site has recommendations for chair rentals, and once you have an officiant nailed down, he/she will likely have some previous ceremonies that you can start to work from. Save yourself the trouble and use their expertise, it’s part of what you’re paying professionals for!

    One piece of (unsolicited) advice: if you use any kind of untraditional guest book, make sure you have someone explaining what it is — a sign is not enough!

    Alcohol-wise, I still can’t recommend Tom Pence highly enough. He’s the best and will help you find wines that really work with your menu in your price range. Total Wine and or BJ’s are great for everything else. (And oh, that is a fun shopping trip. Everyone in Total Wine thought I was an incredible lush, with my two carts full of liquor & special ordered beer.)
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  8. Sarah
    July 5, 2012

    I agree with Kate, relax and enjoy it. I just got married and I fell like brides today spend a lot of time thinking about the little things. Enjoy perusing the internet and finding what you like, but stop if it becomes overwhelming.

    On another note, my fiance did everything early, which helped a lot. It was so nice to not have much to do the week of our wedding.
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  9. Stacy Austin
    July 5, 2012


    I am getting married exactly 6 months after you! (July 5, 2013). We’ve already done so much planning too…I think the more you can do early, the better.


  10. BroccoliHut
    July 5, 2012

    You’re a wedding planning machine! You’re certainly on schedule, if not ahead!
    We’re just under four months away from our wedding (11/3/12). I’m headed home next week, so I’ll be getting lots done: first dress fitting, bridal shower, caterer meeting, tux shopping, and marriage counseling (required for my church). Whew!

  11. Lisa
    July 5, 2012

    I borrowed from family members that are deceased (my great-grandmother, my grandmother and my husbands mom) a pendant, a charm and a wedding band. I put them all onto a chain and incorporated it into my bouquet near the base so in some photos you can see them just dangling. My sister had done the same, and we will hopefully be able to do it again for our daughters some day! I love that I had a piece of all those special women with me on my special day!

  12. Kaylin
    July 5, 2012

    I highly recommend the DR! I’m actually getting married in Punta Cana in 6 months! Been there twice and the beaches are beautiful, the sand white, and it goes for miles and miles. Everyone is super friendly too!

  13. Ash Bear
    July 5, 2012

    Now that we’re six months out please feel free to call/GChat/email me with any questions ALWAYS!!!! WOOHOO!!

    Also, I recommend spending the most money of the budget on the band or DJ and the photographer. You’ll remember the pics forever and your guests will remember the dancing! πŸ™‚
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  14. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    July 5, 2012

    My wedding is one week away, and I’m still thinking of tiny details to add to my to-do list! These next months will fly by, so enjoy it!
    Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy recently posted..I Don’t Even Know What Day It Is

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