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Are you sticking to a timeline?

Do you have goals set to get all your WR business taken care of???

Let us know!!!
(For the married ladies, what did you do and what do you suggest???)
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    edited December 2011
    I am trying to stick to one but things throw me off.
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    edited December 2011
    I am sticking to having the reception paid off by Feb. Everything else will be paid off by March except the honeymoon. We are delaying it until June so by May. So far its been hard and crasy but we are making great progress.
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    edited December 2011
    I say definitely set up a timeline, just so you have all of your task in front of you. But dont get frustrated when things happen out of order. So I guess what i really should say, it that you should have a to do list, not a time line. Because some things will come through faster than others. You might get a hook up, like our mod did.

    The only things that I feel should stay on time, is sending out your invites. The rsvp processing is always challenging. Dont stress yourself out more by sending them off to close the deadline. Dont wait to order whatever you are not diying. There can be delays or it may not look like it looked on the screen. Leave room to order, return and receive these things again. You dont want to be at ups in your wedding dress, looking for your programs or the flower girls dresses.

    Good luck ladies !!!
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    adgenyaadgenya member
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    edited December 2011
    I had a flexible timeline. But like pp said, the invites was the one thing that had a definitely deadline. I gave myself some cushion time. 

    It's just important to remember that some things work off of other things and involve 3rd party members. Our invites went out at the end of April/Early May which means I had them to my dad to do calligraphy by March, which means I had to have them ordered in late Jan/early Feb, which means I had to decide which ones we were going to use by early January. 

    Same thing with getting addresses and bridesmaids dresses.
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    tamtam7tamtam7 member
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    edited December 2011
    I followed The Knot's timeline in terms of planning (well I tried to anyways---I was a lil' late sending out the Save the Dates).  For the lil' play-play list I gave DH I set deadlines waaaaaaaaaaay in advance of when I needed to get them done because I know he is a procrastinator.  I set personal goals for my own personal timeline but I didn't beat myself over it.  In terms of the Wedding Day Timeline.  I drafted a rough draft before meeting with the DOC.  When I met with her we revised it together based on her experience in the business.  My lil' timeline was a bit unrealistic....LOL.

    Even though everything didn't go exactly according to plan everything went out in good time and on the wedding day we started and ended on time.  I believe that a timeline was definately helpful in helping me meet my goals.
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