Calling all brides who are getting married in May/June/July/Sept this year!
Where are you in the planning process? What's stressing you out? One interesting tidbit about yourself, your fiancé, or the wedding...and a few other questions...
Name: Kristie, in Gales Ferry, CT
Date of Wedding: Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Where you are saying "I do": On a beautiful pier overlooking Lake Champlain in Upstate New York
Where you're having the reception: Private residence in Upstate New York
Approx. how many people are attending: 100-120
Where are you in the planning process: Halfway I think. We've got the photographer, DJ, caterer, rental stuff, attendants' formal wear and ceremony location. We also have the officiant, our first dance song and ceremony music, and the rehearsal dinner location. Mailed the save the dates this weekend. Selected items for the bridal registry, made reservations for out of town guests.
Still need: the flowers, decorations, colors, cake, dress, flower girls' outfits, invitations, programs, videographer, shot list for photographer, wedding toasts, welcome basket for OOT guests, gifts for attendants, parents, flower girls, hair and makeup for the wedding, something old, new, borrowed, blue, readings for the ceremony....basically all the little details that pull the wedding together.
What's stressing you out: The dress! Haven't found THE ONE yet. Also very stressed out with the family drama surrounding the wedding reception. And I'm finding it very difficult to plan the wedding long-distance from Connecticut.
One interesting tidbit: My fiancé's brother is going to officiate the wedding! And my 5th grade teacher (who is 61 years old and a dear friend of mine) will be the matron of honor.
Are you exchanging gifts with your fiancé the day of/before the wedding?: Yes, we are each going to write a letter to the other to be read on the morning of the wedding. My gift to him is a photo album with boudoir photos of me! I think I might give it to him the night before, so I can see his reaction! I'm also doing a groom's cake for him to have at the rehearsal dinner.