21 responses

  1. Emily
    November 5, 2012

    Oh lordy … I remember two months out! I was kind of a wreck. The good news: in about 4 weeks you’ll have an overwhelming sense of calm. Then slight panic the week OF. haha. But in the end, it’ll all come together beautifully! You look right on track! <3

    (apparently I'm not busy enough at work today. Every time I check my google reader your post has JUST popped up and I'm one of the first to comment. Must. Look. Busy.)
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  2. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    November 5, 2012

    Ahh! I can’t believe it’s 2 months either! And invitations are huge! All the effort in getting addresses and then putting them all together and addressing them requires a lot of time. I can’t wait to hear more about what you’re planning!
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  3. Madeline
    November 5, 2012

    My husband’s step dad was our officiant and we were his first wedding too (yay for getting ordained online!). My husband and I put together the ceremony ourselves with bits and pieces we found online and then his step dad wrote an awesome “welcome” and “closing” section too. I LOVE how it turned out and I’m so happy that we went that route.

  4. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    November 5, 2012

    Oh Man – Looks like you’ve got things under control!

    I felt like I had so much last minute stuff to do. I was planning on baking our cake but felt so overwhelmed that I had to find a baker just a couple of weeks before the big date! Luckily it all worked out =D

    • Meghann
      November 5, 2012

      Yeah, I was planning on baking cookies, but I think I’m just going to pay for them instead. πŸ™‚

      • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
        November 7, 2012

        Good call. We did make our favors though – tiny jars of homemade apple butter (October wedding!). We spent many weekends canning but at least we could do it pretty well in advance!
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  5. Nikki
    November 5, 2012

    I just got married in August, and my husband and I didn’t finalize the ceremony until the day of the wedding–like, two hours beforehand! Luckily our officiant was cool with that!
    One thing that we did that was really fun and special was to have our nieces and nephews come up to the altar with us at intervals during the ceremony. They had each prepared to say what they hope for us in our marriage, and it went great and felt like a nice way to incorporate more family into the ceremony. (Best part? When my new nephew said his uncle “sure lucked out when he found me.” πŸ™‚ )
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  6. kirsten
    November 5, 2012

    You’re doing great! Exactly 2 months before my wedding I started a new job so I was so so stressed. I definitely do not recommend changing jobs that close to a wedding!

  7. Caitlin @ This Bride’s Joyride
    November 5, 2012

    2 months out I was feeling pretty good! Now that we are a little under 4 weeks out…I’m getting nervous (and excited)!!! I just want to make sure I’m not forgetting anything and do all that we can before the big day – that way on the day we can just enjoy it and know we did what we could. I will say that I’m slowly cutting out some of the DIY parts (table numbers, place cards, etc) because I realized it’s just too much.

    I absolutely loved getting to create our ceremony together (my Step-Dad is officiating). We did a lot of googling to find ideas of what to put in it, when to have readers, etc — and I cry now each time I read it. If you spend some time on it, and make sure it incorporates who you both are, I bet it’ll end up being so special for you both!
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  8. Chelsea
    November 5, 2012

    We wrote our own vows, not our own ceremony, but I know people who did write their own ceremony found this hugely helpful:

    • Meghann
      November 5, 2012

      Thank you!

  9. Anne P
    November 5, 2012

    I’ll be posting more details about our ceremony and how we came up with the script later this week, FYI. πŸ™‚ We were in the same boat – wanted something creative and not super religious. I did a lot of googling to find sample scripts!

  10. duddes02
    November 5, 2012

    I would suggest to make a list of all the formal photos you want and give it to someone who can check it off. I made the list but I STILL missed out on some key photos (like a photo of both moms + me). One thing I regret is not asking the photographer to get table photos. I wish we would have asked her to go around and get more photos of our guests sitting.

  11. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale
    November 5, 2012

    Hmm. I think you’re going to have to rename that “Thinking long term here” category — not much of a “long” term left!! It’s really nice seeing how the balance between the Done and Left to do lists have slowly been shifting over the past few months! If I’m this excited for you, you must be over the moon!! πŸ˜€
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  12. Cecilia
    November 5, 2012

    I’m Jewish and my husband is Christian so the whole ceremony thing was up in the air for us too. In the end we decided to have a family friend who is a judge marry us in a family ceremony. It was small but lovely and 7 years later, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!

  13. Dana
    November 5, 2012

    Wow, you seem incredibly organized! Great job planning thus far. Soon all you will have to do is enjoy the big day πŸ™‚
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  14. Kate
    November 6, 2012

    Yikes! I’m getting married in 11 months and we haven’t done anything! Super-procrastinators over here πŸ™‚ but we’re planning on having a small, low-key wedding in my (equally small) hometown, so it’ll work out fine.

    Congrats on all of the progress! I *love* the idea of a dessert bar/favor combo. As for the ceremony, you may be able to have a similar structure as a religious wedding but have the readings be from poems/favorite books instead of a religious text. Here’s a super-long article on the subject..

    Good luck!
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  15. Christine @ BookishlyB
    November 6, 2012

    We kept our ceremony super short- guests loved it, haha! And airfare prices are going up- hurry!
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  16. Cher @ Weddicted
    November 6, 2012

    How nice that your uncle will be doing your wedding. My dad got ordained online, and about 2 months before our wedding we stumbled upon the fact that his ordination could only marry two people in the U.S. We were in a crazy rush to find an available officiant available for a summer wedding! I was upset because we really wanted someone close to us to perform the ceremony, but she ended up being amazing πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the upcoming craziness!
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  17. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    November 6, 2012

    My husband bought his groomsmen flasks that had their names engraved on them. They were really neat, and a fun little gift they can use a lot (depending on the level of drinking they engage in, I suppose!)
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  18. cristina
    November 6, 2012

    My little brother is getting married in two weeks and he asked me to be the officiant. We are not religious either and I have never done a wedding before. I ended up coming up with an awesome (according to the bride n groom) ceremony by googling “secular wedding ceremonies” and piecing together ideas from about 6 different ones that I found on line.

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