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January 2014 Weddings

How is everyone's planning coming along?

I'm just curious how everyone's planning is coming along.  Our date is set for January 11th, and I'm trying to do a little bit at a time to reduce stress and also spread out payments as much as I can.  

This is what we've done so far ... 
  • booked ceremony venue and officiant
  • made preliminary guest list
  • found our reception venue, but haven't booked it yet.  We have an appointment on Friday to sign the contract
  • started our registry
  • Went wedding dress shopping and I had narrowed it down to 3.  I think I know which one, and I go back on Saturday to try them on again.  
  • Decided on our bridal party and asked everyone
Things we're currently working on ... 
  • I started looking around at caterers and gathering information
  • Started our wedding website 
  • Working on finding a save the date design I like
  • In the process of choosing a hotel to reserve a block for our out-of-town guests

Re: How is everyone's planning coming along?

  • Hey, I am a January 4th bride! I have done this so far:

    Sent out save the dates
    Bought my dress/shoes/veil
    Bought BM dresses
    Hired Photographer
    Hired DJ
    Asked Pastor to be our officiant
    Registered for gifts
    Booked venue/caterer

    Currently working on:
    Picking a florist
    Picking a salon (hair/makeup)

    I am ahead of schedule, but this fall is my last semester is college, so I am trying to get as much done before then as I can. 
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  • AprilH81AprilH81 Columbus, OH member
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    January 25th bride...

    • venue
    • officiant
    • save the dates (emailed those)
    • DJ
    • Hotel block
    In progress:
    • Photographer interviews
    • Smores bar vendor interview
    • Live music for ceremony (I'm asking a friend/former roommate to play the piano for us)
    After the photographer I will move on to the videographer and florists.
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  • kaddessikaddessi member
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    edited July 2013

    January 4th here!

    I'm lagging behind you guys.


    • Bought dress
    • Uncle confirmed he would photograph
    • Emailed save the dates to out of state guests
    • Bought invitaions

    In Progress:

    • Deciding on venue. We have looked at 2 and are looking at 3 this weekend. Hoping to narrow it down to 2 next week and then ask my dad which he would like. Our venue will include reception site. We don't want guests to have to drive in the snow from one site to another.


  • We found our venue! We ar signing the contact and paying the inital amount tomorrow :D
  • KDM323KDM323 member
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    January 18th here:

    * Venue Booked
    * DJ booked
    * Photographer chosen (need to send back contract/deposit)
    * Dress bought
    * Bridesmaids dresses bought (one still has to order, she is pregnant)
    * Save the Dates Sent
    * Hotel block reserved

    In progress:
    * Photobooth...in the process of getting quotes.
    * I need to pick invitations!

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  • January 4th here: -booked venue -booked church/pastor -complete marriage classes for church -bought wedding dress -bm dresses -sent 1/2 my save the dates -guest list mostly done -dj, photographer, video, limo booked -made appointment with florist -ordered (and received already!!) invitations -photo booth -escort board ordered Whew.... Still feel like I have so much to do though!!
  • AprilH81AprilH81 Columbus, OH member
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    January 25th bride...

    I've been a busy little bee the last few weeks.

    • venue
    • officiant
    • save the dates (emailed those)
    • DJ
    • Hotel block (at two hotels)
    • Vendor for the S'Mores Bar
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
    • Ceremony Musician (friend agreed to do the ceremony music for us)
    The florist and cake are the only two vendors I have left.  

    I'm going dress shopping on Monday!!!!
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  • Well we had to change our date from October to January, so a little of my planning got messed up.

    We have got our venue booked, got my invitations in the mail today and have most of the addresses of our guests. Have our photographer. Have all the stuff for the bouquets as well. My maid of honor has her dress. I have yet to go dress shopping myself. I' currently 25 weeks pregnant and really want to hold off on dress shopping until I'm no longer pregnant lol. Still need to get veil and accessories and need to order our cake.
  • January 11th Here :)

    What we have done:
    Venue (includes all food and drink, plus cake)
    Save the Dates (Sending them today actually)
    Invitations chosen
    Invitation addresses (we plugged them in online)
    Bridesmaid dresses 

    Still need:
    Groom & Groomsmen attire
    Ceremony Musicians
    Cocktail hour music
    to figue out any details with the ceremony...
    To get a hotel block
    choose favors and assemble whatever we choose

    I guess we have our work cut out for us still LOL. 
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  • January 18 wedding!

    • marriage license
    • church
    • reception venue
    • officiant for ceremony
    • save the dates via email
    • band for reception
    • hotel block
    • wedding dress
    • bridesmaids dresses 
    • groom's tuxedo
    • photographer
    • friend singing in wedding
    • wedding night hotel room
    In progress:
    • invitations
    • videographer
    • flowers
    • caterer
    • favors
    • table decorations
    • groomsmen attire
    OMG- there is so much to think about!!!!

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