Ashie wrote:How crazy is it that August is only a little more than 6 months away?!
I just started a new job recently so wedding planning was a bit on the backburner. Did go to two wedding expos during January; finally found a stationery woman we like, so we've designed our invites, place cards, menus, etc and have the quote for that, so now I'm just trying to finalise our guest numbers so we can go ahead with printing soon. We also locked in our celebrant with the paperwork and deposit and now have a little manual for how to organise the ceremony, so many cute poems, it's going to be hard to decide!! We also picked up our wedders a few weeks ago (pics in my S&T).
I've got some quotes I need to decide on; spoke to a Hair/Make-up company at one of the expos; their quote is about $850 for Bride, MOH, MIL and SIL for both Hair and Makeup and includes a call out fee - don't know if that's a decent price yet, so I'm waiting for other quotes to come through; would like to just book it in though and be done with it. I think I'll make it an excuse to go out for the evening when I eventually organise a trial.
How early do you think a trial should be?
I've got a quote for some decorations for the venue; so I'm weighing them up; and hopefully FH and I are going to Sydney in mid-Feb to check out our band at a showcase and lock them in if we're 100% on them. I've also booked our cake lady and put the deposit down on that.
I expect our E-shoot should be coming up soon too; so I'm semi-looking forward to that (want to have a chance to lose more weight before the shoot) and I've got $200 worth of Myer gift cards from MIL from Christmas so I think once the E-shoot is scheduled, I'll use the gift cards into a MAC counter and get a little make-over so I know my makeup is done nicely for the photos and redeem the rest of the $$ in products
All up, so far so good. Need to go suit shopping with DH soon, and my MOH is going to speak to a dress-maker friend of hers about getting a gorgeous gown designed for her. Can't wait
Slightly scared at how fast time is creeping up on us!!
cmr1987 wrote:Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Congratulations to everyone, just a little of 6 months to go until the big days for everyone. I'm getting married on saturday 13th august 2011 in Townsville. I am getting very exited but am starting to get scared/worried about what I have organized and haven't got organized. I hope all your plannings are going well and I am looking forward to reading future posts and seeing how everyone else is going
heartstringz wrote:I can't believe that we only have six months to go! It's so exciting but scary at the same time.
I'm going well with organising - dresses are done (except for alterations), suits are organised, got a celebrant, cake lady, caters, venue booked, hairdresser, ceremony musician, photographer and photo location booked, invites organised, STD sent out, honeymoon booked.
Got to organise make-up and decorations in the next few months. Also, have to decide on reception music - first dance song etc. We have a lot of ideas, so we just have to narrow it down. Also, need to meet with my friend who is doing the music for the ceremony and decide on what songs we want for that too.
So all in all, going pretty well. Good luck to all my fellow August brides with planning and organsing
cmr1987 wrote:I cant believe it, we have had to change our ceremony and reception venue 5 months before the wedding, bloody council and all the issues that come from having a recpetion in a council hall............ we have had to sacrifice some things in order to find somewhere to have it at short notice. We are now having a buffet instead of a alternative drop menu. We have chosen one of the local golf courses http://www.willowsgolfresort.com.au It is an older style venue but it is still nice and will look better once it is decorated (my mum is a function coordinator so she is organising the reception decorations) and we can have our ceremony onsite at any number of places around the course, and I have hired a decorator to set up the ceremony instead of the course doing it so it looks nicer then the pictures on the website. I just hope this all turns out for the better. I hope everyone elses plans are coming along nicely and you dont have any hiccups. Now I have to notify all the providers and let them know of the changes.....