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 projectwedding.com, I might add.
Up next – book a DJ. One that is well under $1000, please. Thanks. 🙂