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  1. KT
    September 5, 2012

    Your list is making me so anxious! I am super type A and got a lot of things done way earlier than needed, but I’d get some of the things that you need outside vendors for locked in now. DJ (in our area they book a year+ out, can’t believe you don’t have one!), rehearsal dinner, chairs (we waited until last minute – for an accurate count and the price doubled), and shuttle. I wouldn’t wait until the last minute for ceremony stuff – a lot of couples do, but that should be the most important part of all of this! Good luck with the rest of planning. It’s been fun to follow along now that our chaos is over – it was totally worth it.

  2. Megan
    September 5, 2012

    Wow! You have a ton done! I know the feeling about realizing that although you have a lot done, you still have a ton more to do! But it’ll all come together in the end — good luck! πŸ™‚
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  3. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    September 5, 2012

    I love all of your wedding planning! Just take a deep breath and enjoy every moment of it! (:

  4. Christine
    September 5, 2012

    a note on the seating chart – go by what works with your wedding. My cousin had a more formal wedding and there was a fixed seating chart. For my other two cousins, their wedding were less formal, so there was no seating chart, we just sat with whoever we wanted (there were a couple tables reserved for the parents/grandparents of the bride and groom). Besides, with no seating chart, no one can complain that you stuck them next to crazy aunt Millie or whatever πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      September 5, 2012

      I’ve been to weddings without seating charts before and it was a nightmare. People just stood around for 10 minutes staring at each other, not sure where to sit. Then the group I was with got split up because by the time we were done with the photobooth, there wasn’t a group of 4 chairs together. (and none of us knew anyone else at the wedding) πŸ™ That’s when I made the statement “when I get married I’m having a seating chart” lol I should probably write a seating chart post when we get down to it. Would be a good conversation starter to see everyone else’s experiences.

      • Laura
        September 5, 2012

        I had the same experience at a wedding lacking a seating chart. It was a mad dash to claim a spot at a table-our group still ended up split! Seating charts all the way!! πŸ™‚

  5. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    September 5, 2012

    You seem to have accomplished so much already! But I understand how having a long pending list tends to overshadow your completed tasks by sheer anxiety that it can cause. I hope you’re congratulating yourself on how much you have done so far!! You deserve it!
    Four months really is still a long time, and you have the BIG things out of the way (venue, dress, food/caterer).
    And as for short engagements — I have a feeling that a lot of the small touches like the toasting flutes, save the dates, unique cakes/toppers, don’t get as much attention or get left out at all. Either that or they have a wedding planner working for them to tie up loose ends.
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    • Meghann
      September 5, 2012

      Thank you, Chelsie πŸ™‚

  6. Molly Ball
    September 5, 2012

    I have a recommendation for a DJ. Their site is http://www.czonemusic.com/florida/about.php. They are awesome. They DJed my friend’s wedding and also provided live music during cocktail hour. It was a great experience. I’m real picky about music, and they delivered a fabulous mix. They work in Boston and Florida, and I hear they’re reasonably priced. Good luck!

    • Meghann
      September 5, 2012

      Thanks! I’ll look into them.

  7. kate
    September 5, 2012

    An idea for the DJ- ask a family friend. We did this for our wedding and it worked out beautifully (And saved alot of cash). Just be specific beforehand since they won’t likely have the experience of knowing what it is to DJ a wedding. Oh- and make sure they have your itunes password if you’re giving them a CD!

  8. BroccoliHut
    September 5, 2012

    You have already planned so much! I am impressed! The latest thing we crossed off the list was booking the honeymoon…it was a little too late for comfort in my opinion because I need to apply for a new passport, and those can take FOREVER.
    Anyway, at four months out, I didn’t have as much figured out as you do because I hadn’t had my “mega-planning week” at home yet. Now at two months out I’m feeling much more comfortable that things will get done!
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  9. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    September 5, 2012

    Lol, don’t worry, if David Tuterra can a plan a wedding in a couple weeks you can totally pull this together in 4 months (they just released a new season of My Fair Wedding on Netflix… I’ve been watching it a lot…)
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  10. Janna W.
    September 5, 2012

    You still have 4 months to go and what sounds like a wonderful team to help you out. Wedding planning is so stressful. Hasn’t someone said “nothing like testing a relationship like trying to plan a wedding”? My husband and I were only engaged for 4 months + change. At 4 months out.. I think I had just gotten my dress and was deciding between 2 venues? Hahah, it was a whirlwind for sure and I had moments of panic. Although the 2 weeks leading up to it I refused to sweat details because at the point you’re mentally exhausted with planning. All the important things happened 1) we got married 2) we shared it with the ones we love. Make sure to give yourself time to enjoy the process πŸ™‚

  11. Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom
    September 5, 2012

    Four months out I had just gotten engaged. However, it helps when all you have to do is pick out a dress, convince lots of friends to come and book your tickets to VEGAS!!! It isn’t for everyone but it was perfect for us and I would do it all over again!!
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  12. Andrea
    September 5, 2012

    You’ll get it all done! My engagement was only 5 1/2 months and while I always thought I wanted a year engagement when I was younger, I can’t imagine having a longer one. I was so ready for the big day!
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  13. Allison
    September 6, 2012

    Haha–4 months before the wedding we bought a house and moved! We decided to do all the biggest things in life in 6 months. I’m switching projects at work the Wednesday before we get married too!

    The real crunch time started about a month ago (getting married next weekend!) thats when I felt stressed for the first time. I’ve sent SO many emails in the last week just trying to coordinate things. Crazy!

  14. Katie @ Livehalffull
    September 22, 2012

    Four months is still the “lag time” and then once 3-2 months hits it’s absolutely insane until the wedding comes!!! I was going crazy the last two months, but I made it!!!
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