November 2015 Weddings

INVITATIONS were sent out...

GAH! my invitations were sent out on Monday - some people should be getting them today. THE WEDDING IS SO SOON!!!! 

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  • I remember the feeling when I dropped my bag-full of invitations in the outgoing mail slot at the post office: "There they go….HOLY $#!% THERE THEY GO!!" I'm relieved now that they've been sent out, I'll be able to soon start things like seating charts, escort cards, keeping track of meal choices, etc.

    We had our pre-planning meeting with our DJ last night. We're very excited about our DJ--he will definitely keep the party going. 

    I've had two dressing fittings so far and my third will be at the end of the month with probably one more after that. I bought my dress at a good discount off the rack but it was WAY too big, so lots of work needs to be done on it. I think the alterations are going to cost me as much as I saved from buying it off of the rack! Lesson learned that I can pass on to other brides….

    This Friday I am having a boudoir photo shoot done as a wedding gift for my FI. I'm really excited! :D

    And we go to get our marriage license in a couple of weeks! Still trying to decide how I want to change my name.
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  • EEK!!! Thats so exciting!!!

    Yes im exciting to do things like the seating chart, etc and get that over with. 

    My dress hasnt come in yet.. when is your date? I am getting married 11/7... my dress should be here by the end of the week and have a fitting scheduled for October 4 and then will go again on the 31 - I am nervous because i just started the Medifast diet so you can loose up to 15 pounds a month of course I would love to drop 30 pounds before my wedding but I dont know how that is going to work out fitting wise!!!

    On the 12th we finalize food and cake - and my second makeup artist is coming in for a trial becasue the first one was just TERRIBLE (so sad). 

    My bridesmaids dresses came in yesterday and flower girls is floating somewhere between here and china? ....

    Still trying to figure out our entrance song to the wedding.. its all the little things I am forgetting about now..

    GUEST BOOK? Card box?  bathroom baskets...hotel bags.. 

    So many little things - the day crept up so fast!!! 
  • Gahhhh so many little things!

    I scheduled my first dress fitting for the 12th.  I already have my dress in hand because I bought it off the rack. 

    Cake tasting is the same day.

    Meeting with officiant is the 15th.

    Still panicking about center pieces.  I'm going the DIY route so I'm torn between the very simple apple baskets, and the sunflower bouquets in mason jar.... Sams club has bulk flowers for cheap.

    I just stopped at my venue the other day.  They made some renovations and it looks amazing!

    Everytime I get home, I'm excited to check the mailbox! We haven't received any rsvps yet, but I'm sure they will start pouring in!

  • klk111415 do you have photos of what both the centerpieces would look like? they both sound lovely.

    I also just realized we need to get our parents thank yous - - and dont have a CLUE what to get. 
  • We are getting married at a winery so in lieu of a guestbook, we are having corks for people to sign and place in a cork cage.

    I did DIY centerpieces, too! Low-profile floral centerpieces at nearly $90 a piece for 15 tables was just too expensive for us. I bought a bunch of lanterns with glass in 3 different colors (orange, red, white) off of Amazon and placing LED candles inside. There will be fake fall leaves scattered around them and tea lights on the table. Total estimated cost per centerpiece is only $18!
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  • klk111415 do you have photos of what both the centerpieces would look like? they both sound lovely.

    I also just realized we need to get our parents thank yous - - and dont have a CLUE what to get. 
    We are getting our parents a nice album with our wedding photos, which they've expressed that would love. We will both probably write a nice, heart-felt letter to them to go along with the album.
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  • Our invites went out last week!! RSVPs I'm sure are coming in but my parents are away and their neighbors are getting the mail so I won't find out until Saturday :-O.

    We're finalizing the menu on Monday and I'm having my first dress fitting on the 25th. Can't believe how soon it is!

    @libride2015, I'm 11/7 too! Where are you getting married (if you don't mind my asking).
  • missa011 its creeping up SO SOON!!! 

    We are getting married at the Estate at East Wind in Wading River NY. 

    It really is just a few weeks away!! AHHH! 
    klk111415
  • missa011 its creeping up SO SOON!!! 

    We are getting married at the Estate at East Wind in Wading River NY. 

    It really is just a few weeks away!! AHHH! 

    Sooo beautiful! You're going to get amazing pictures there!

    It is SO SOON it's crazy! I think....9 weeks this Saturday? How did that happen?! So excited!

  • We are doing a fall theme as I mentioned.  Our unofficial colors are yellow, red and orange (pretty typical for fall)  I like the apples, mainly because it's super simple and I'm already making my own bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids, but the mason jar center pieces are nice.  I just need to purchase the flowers and mason jars.  But I can't order flowers in bulk from sams club until 2 weeks before and the prices fluctuate throughout the season based on availability.  Ughhh I hate making decisions.
  • klk111415 why not do both? You can do every other table. 

    If you were just going to do stress free and keep it simple - i think the apples are adorable, I have never seen that before and I think people will really enjoy how different it is!! :)
  • I had my boudoir photo shoot today. Oh, I LOVED it and had so much fun! I've already seen a couple of preview images and they look wonderful. I'll get to view all of the images in a week or so and pick out which ones I want in the book I will give my FI. The photographer and her staff/assistants were amazing. If anyone has been on the fence about doing something like this--do it! And this is coming from someone who doesn't normally like her picture taken PERIOD.
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  • We had our final meeting with our pastor and we did a pre-rehearsal just the 3 of us. As freakin' nervous as I was about all our meetings, each one made me feel more relaxed and better afterwards and more prepared about the wedding.

    We were able to finalize the times for the church for the actual wedding and the rehearsal the night before. Which means, I can order my invitations!! :)

    I will have to talk to the caterer and the photographer to finalize the times with them now too. Its finally coming together OMG!!

    Its really happening!! Count down... 76 Days (112115)!!
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  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    Hi everyone! Looks like everyone is moving right along. I had my first dress fitting on Saturday. I go again on the 19th. Still unsure what to do with the train. Invitations will go out this weekend. I'm going for boudoir photos on Thursday and I'm so nervous. I'm not comfortable in my own skin. I'm still flabby and don't feel attractive. Still feel like I have tons to do!
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  • It's starting to feel surreal - 60 DAYS TO GOOOOO!!

    We started getting back our RSVPS - so far - everyone is attending. We invited 307 - our room maxes at 300 - so FI and I may be eating outside with our family... HAHA. 

    I know etitquite says dont go over but what are we supposed to do. I am sure we will start getting some declines soon! .
  • Starting to get RSVPs as well! So far no declines either for us @libride2015, but luckily we are way under capacity even if everyone comes. I'm sure you will get declines soon!

    We met with manager at venue yesterday and I'm so excited for our menu! I specifically asked if we could get all 3 at sweetheart table to scarf down at some point (hopefully) lol.

    @denise40 I was so nervous about my boudoir too but it was amazing! I had a great time and my photographer was amazing. Any "flaws" you're concerned about just mention them to your photographer and I'm sure she can photoshop. I've seen some previews of mine and I love them.

    Denise40
  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    Thanks @missa011 I feel like I'm late getting my invites out since yall have sent yours already.
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    It's starting to feel surreal - 60 DAYS TO GOOOOO!!

    We started getting back our RSVPS - so far - everyone is attending. We invited 307 - our room maxes at 300 - so FI and I may be eating outside with our family... HAHA. 

    I know etitquite says dont go over but what are we supposed to do. I am sure we will start getting some declines soon! .
    Yeah…probably should have cut your list. I hope you included your vendors in the count as well, if they require a meal. Good luck--there have been stories on here from brides who had 100% attendance rates and were screwed because their list was over capacity and suddenly couldn't fit everyone in their venue.

    I think we received about 25-30 accepts before we received ant declines. So far we have 79 accepts and 27 declines. Our guest list is at 168 (our venue holds 300), and I was hoping we'd get down to around 135. Looks like we will come in right around there.
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  • arrrghmatey i am not too worried. most of the RSVP's that came back were my family which is local - - alot of FI family/friends are spread all over the US - and many wont come. 
  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    Mine went out saturday! Nowvthecwaitung begins.
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  • 86 yeses and counting!! :) It's so excited heading to my parents house every weekend since the invites went out and getting new RSVPs. It's like Christmas, lol! We are also getting a lot of Yeses for our brunch the next day which we were surprised at!

    Haven't had an official fitting yet but visited my dress last week and I am so in love! Fits almost perfectly but the zipper is a little iffy so they may put a new one; also DEFINITELY needs to be hemmed because I can barely move!

    So close!! 54 days to go for me! :)

    Denise40
  • EEK!!! 54 days for me too!!!

    My fitting is October 3 - and my dress just came in last week :)

    Since I am in CT and the RSVPS are going to my parents in NY my mom is legit texting me them daily. Its hillarious and so fun!

    xo
  • Our invitations dropped Saturday and some people got them today Ack! It's real now!!!! I love that two of FI's friends have already texted him to say how fun our invites are. Hoping it's a good sign that the wedding will be too. Also just perused registry and things have been bought already. My friends are on the ball!

  • Our invitations dropped Saturday and some people got them today Ack! It's real now!!!! I love that two of FI's friends have already texted him to say how fun our invites are. Hoping it's a good sign that the wedding will be too. Also just perused registry and things have been bought already. My friends are on the ball!

    Looking at the registry is SO MUCH FUN. FSIL keeps yelling at me that I should let it all be a surprise but I can't help it! My mom also called me frantically saying that I needed to add more because people were complaining to her that nearly everything was bought. Struggles, right?

    It is literally like Christmas when they start coming in so look forward to that! I also got way more back right away than I thought I would!

  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    Sent ours out Saturday also and we got 2 RSVPs back today with 5 yes!!
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  • Denise40Denise40 Montgomery County, Tx member
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    We have a total of 17 yes and no declines so far!
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  • I am super excited we have received 100 yes's so far and 19 no's. BUT - I think our wedding is going to be ALOT smaller than we expected. 

    When it came to friends - we gave them ALL a plus one - and out of about 50 I want to say only a handful took us up on the offer so far. 

    So we thought we were going to have a 250 person weddding, I think we are going to be LUCKY to hit 200.

    But its all good - all of our nearest and dearest are coming and in the end that's all that matters!
    Pupatella
  • I am super excited we have received 100 yes's so far and 19 no's. BUT - I think our wedding is going to be ALOT smaller than we expected. 

    Today we broke 100! 101 yeses! 13 no's so far…we kept the guest list as small as possible ( I have a huge family), but I think we'll be looking at ~120ish which is perfect for us!

    I have my first fitting tomorrow YAY! And shower and bachelorette this Saturday!!

    libride2015Pupatella
  • I am getting annoyed over family drama.

    We just got an RSVP from my aunt and uncle - 

    My UNCLE is coming my AUNT is not. Because my mom and aunt got into a TIFF at my HS graduation EIGHT YEARS AGO. 

    Backstory - she was smoking in our backyard around little kids and my mom NICELY asked her to put it out - or go smoke in the front of the house. She got insulted and has been closed mouth ever since.

    It was one thing when she didnt show up at my shower but still sent LAVISH LAVISH UNNECESSARY gifts - her and I always had a good relationship - 

    But I thought for ONE DAY, MY DAY - she would put it aside, they arent even sisters, its my moms, brothers wife...

    and she has been around since my mom was in high school. I am just bummed she isnt coming. 

    Its sad, family tiffs. 
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