Save the date! (8 months to go)

Hola amigas!
All of a sudden, I woke up and I only have 8 months left to get everything together. I know it seems like a long time but I’m already starting to hear “I’m sorry, we’re not available for your event date.” Jeez, fellow brides-to-be! Rush much? I’m kidding. I get it. Early bird gets the worm. So, I still have a long laundry list of things to consider in the following months including but not limited to:

  • Book a DJ
  • Address and send save-the-dates (see below!)
  • Meet with florists – choose one
  • Choose invitations
  • What are my guests going to eat? Drink?
  • Who will bartend?
  • Table decor – what is it going to look like? What is realistic for my budget?
  • Find & book an officiant

Those are the main ones I need to take care of before January when I really start getting details in place like footwear, accessories, ceremony scripts, hairstyle, decor specifics, etc etc.

Notice, NOT on the list is “Order save-the-dates.” You know why? Because I already did! I found them on Etsy from a vendor called blimpcat. The woman I was in contact with, Kate, was very attentive and helpful. They should be arriving to my office today (although it’s not looking good, USPS).

Proof from blimpcat

They are simple, cute and don’t tie us down to a theme for invitations. However, they DO set the color scheme. Perfection. $130 well spent. The final pieces also have our wedding website address for our guests to find maps, hotel booking information, and (sshhh) registry information – free from, I might add.

Up next – book a DJ. One that is well under $1000, please. Thanks. 🙂


  1. budget brides. chicago. says:

    Thanks, ladies! Unfortunately, the USPS has failed me. I was supposed to get them on Thursday. It is now the following Monday and no save-the-dates. 🙁 I need to address and mail! Eek! This would be a downside to ordering from a place too far away to pick up in person.

  2. Kelli Ward says:

    I LOVE the color scheme. I photographed a wedding last year with the same color scheme and it was one of the most beautiful I have seen. Good luck with the rest of your planning. It is sure to be gorgeous.

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