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Tink11302
07-29-2007, 06:32 PM
Okay, I'm at the 4 month mark. Is there anything I should be doing? And is it bad that I'm more looking forward to actually being married, then to my wedding itself? I'm excited about the wedding but not exxxccciiiittteeeddd about the wedding. I just think about being married to my DF and I get butterflies and smiley and excited! I'm so worried that I'm really not doing enough and the wedding is going to come and I'm going to forget things and it's going to be a disaster, anyone else feel like this?
Oh and I got my initial budget today :scared:.

dmslush
07-29-2007, 06:54 PM
You know, I really wish we had some sort of post that says what we disney brides should be doing each month. I am at 5 months and am kind of lost at this point as to what I should be doing. I just finished my planning kit, but that is about all. I have my dress, but wonder when I should have it altered.

Also, when did the intimate brides have their telephone planning sessions?

oneyodafan
07-29-2007, 06:58 PM
I would love to see some type of list of what to do. My SIL is kinda slacking on the planning and I'm a Type A planner so I'm foaming at the mouth. ;)

Tink11302
07-29-2007, 07:00 PM
It's just that every checklist doesn't apply to us at all. I feel lost and like I'm running out of time.

dmslush
07-29-2007, 07:03 PM
It's just that every checklist doesn't apply to us at all. I feel lost and like I'm running out of time.

I agree, I have looked at all of the wedding magazines and their check lists, but they just don't apply to me!

pixie08
07-29-2007, 07:35 PM
While I agree not all checklist fit all - I took a checklist from the knot and modified to to fit my wedding. I think the timelines on it are pretty good (i.e when to get dress altered- I did this at the 3-4 month mark for first fitting, when to buy bands etc). In terms of Disney it is difficult because each planner works at a different speed.

I had my PS around the 5 month mark. It was there most of the decision were made for the wedding. I booked all my vendors as soon as I had my date confirmed. I think the best thing to do is to make a list of everything you have to do and try to get it all done and not procastinate:rotfl: I know not too helpful but I did all I could before the wedding and it helped. The few things I had left I wish i had done if you know what I mean!

Tink11302
07-29-2007, 07:37 PM
I've made my own personal checklist but I guess it's normal, but I keep thinking "I've forgotten something". Oh well.

M-C-K-Y-M-S
07-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Tink11302, you are so right...our wedding is about 19 weeks away yet I feel lost and worried that things aren't going to come together because I'm busy with work and not sure what I should do for this wedding or when I should do it!

I think that I am having a hard time because our WP isn't the "warm fuzzy" type so I'm not feeling much magic and to top that off, my MOH is a CM and is always so busy it's hard for us to connect. I thought asking her to be MOH (we've been friends since CP in 1999) would make the most sense because she's the only person I know that loves Disney as much as I do, however, work and distance make things pretty tough.

DF and I live in NJ and all my family and friends are in IL...I feel all alone and it makes me sad and makes me wonder if a DFTW is worth it or if I should have just gotten married back home so I could do some of the normal things like have a bridal shower! :confused:

There's no turning back now...I am excited to be able to do this I'm just full of questions about what and when and how?!?

Thanks for listening...I totally apologize for getting on that little rant...I'd love to know if there are any good lists out there for us!!!

pixie08
07-29-2007, 07:42 PM
Here is my list I made for myself at around the 4 month mark. Hope this helps someone!

Wedding To Do List:

Stationary/ Projects Involving Printer

_X_ Invitations
___ Programs
___ Table Numbers
___ Place cards
___ Menus
___ Wish card poem
_X_ DP invites
_X_ Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
___ Send out RD & DP invites
___ April 22 rsvp’s due- have parents call any not received

Projects
___ Final Newsletter
___ Welcome Bags folders
___ create welcome bags
___ Write Shower Thank you
___ Buy Thank you note wedding and shower
___ DP favors???
___ Finalize BEO
___ Confirm Head count
_X_ Make all ADR’s
___ Finalize wedding week itinerary
___ Pay Disney
___ Make a wedding day itinerary for me
___ Make a wedding day itinerary for Bridal party
___ Make welcome bag cd’s

Vendors

___ Photographer – pay balance
___ Videographer – pay balance find out about RD
___ Confirm times with vendors
___ Confirm with greenery productions for ficus trees

Rehearsal Dinner

___ Leis
___ Groomsmen Gifts
___ Bridesmaids Gifts-a few small things in bag left to buy
___ Reader Gifts
___ parent gift
___ After DP get Honeymoon bag ready


Wedding Attire

X Dress
X Veil
X Tiara
X Shoes
X_ Garter
___ Appropriate Undergarments
X__ Mother of the Bride Dress
X_ Mother of the Groom Dress
X _ Bridesmaid Dresses & Shoes
X__Guys tuxes
____ Schedule First fitting (3-4 months out)
___Second fitting (2 months out)


Getting Ready

___ Confirm Wedding Hair appointments with Lisa
___ Confirm mani/ pedi /hair appt
___ Tips for everyone/payments in envelopes ready to go
___ Marriage License
___ Wedding Bands
___ Emergency Bag
___ Planner’s Present
___ SM's Present
___Confirm with Carolyn Allen about tuxes and steaming

Ceremony

___ Officiant – Rev. Jack –payment envelope
___ Officiant – Rev. Jack –email/send ceremony
___ Figure out Ceremony
____ Figure out Music Selections


Reception

___ Seating Chart
___ Play/ Do Not Play List created and sent to DJ
___ Wishes cards- envelopes, frame, card (guest book)
___Toasting Flutes
___ Table card frames
___ Arrange place cards in alphabetical order for Disney floral
___ Table card frames

Misc.

___ Confirm honeymoon arrangements
___ create packing list

Tink11302
07-29-2007, 07:42 PM
I moved to GA about 2 years ago, all my family and friend's(bridesmaids(6) and groomsmen(6)) are up north so it's killing me because nobody came to my shower except my sister and best friend, and I have to call my BM's to find out if they have the dresses(not to mention the right dress), and my groomsmen haven't started things yet so that'll start soon. My DF is so laidback he keeps saying, stop worrying it'll be alright, or you're wedding obsessing calm down. He hasn't done anything for the wedding and if it were him doing everything we'd have bottled water and crackers at the reception. :rotfl: I love him to death though. He does keep me sane.

Tink11302
07-29-2007, 07:44 PM
Here is my list I made for myself at around the 4 month mark. Hope this helps someone!

Wedding To Do List:

Stationary/ Projects Involving Printer

_X_ Invitations
___ Programs
___ Table Numbers
___ Place cards
___ Menus
___ Wish card poem
_X_ DP invites
_X_ Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
___ Send out RD & DP invites
___ April 22 rsvp’s due- have parents call any not received

Projects
___ Newsletter
___ Welcome Bags folders
___ Write Shower Thank you
___ Buy Thank you note wedding and shower
___ DP favors???
___ Finalize BEO
___ Confirm Head count
_X_ Make all ADR’s
___ Finalize wedding week itinerary
___ Pay Disney
___ Make a wedding day itinerary for me
___ Make a wedding day itinerary for Bridal party
___ Make welcome bag cd’s

Vendors

___ Photographer – pay balance
___ Videographer – pay balance find out about RD
___ Confirm times with vendors
___ Confirm with greenery productions for ficus trees

Rehearsal Dinner

___ Leis
___ Groomsmen Gifts
___ Bridesmaids Gifts-a few small things in bag left to buy
___ Reader Gifts
___ parent gift
___ After DP get Honeymoon bag ready


Wedding Attire

X Dress
X Veil
X Tiara
X Shoes
X_ Garter
___ Appropriate Undergarments
X__ Mother of the Bride Dress
X_ Mother of the Groom Dress
X _ Bridesmaid Dresses & Shoes
X__Guys tuxes
____ Schedule First fitting (3-4 months out)
___Second fitting (2 months out)


Getting Ready

___ Confirm Wedding Hair appointments with Lisa
___ Confirm mani/ pedi /hair appt
___ Tips for everyone/payments in envelopes ready to go
___ Marriage License
___ Wedding Bands
___ Emergency Bag
___ Planner’s Present
___ SM's Present
___Confirm with Carolyn Allen about tuxes and steaming

Ceremony

___ Officiant – Rev. Jack –payment envelope
___ Officiant – Rev. Jack –email/send ceremony
_X_ Figure out Ceremony
_X_ Figure out Music Selections


Reception

___ Seating Chart
___ Play/ Do Not Play List
___ Wishes cards- envelopes, frame, card
X Toasting Flutes
___ Table card frames
___ Arrange place cards in alphabetical order
___ Table card frames
_________________

This is so helpful, thank you so much!

pixie08
07-29-2007, 07:50 PM
No problem:goodvibes

cappygirl
07-29-2007, 07:52 PM
And is it bad that I'm more looking forward to actually being married, then to my wedding itself? I'm excited about the wedding but not exxxccciiiittteeeddd about the wedding. I just think about being married to my DF and I get butterflies and smiley and excited!

I feel exactly the same way! I've dreamt of having a Disney wedding since I was a little girl but now that I'm actually having one I just can't wait for all the wedding crazyness to be over so I can just be married to my DF and start the happily ever after part.

Dremwvr
07-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Do you have your invitations ordered/made? Have you thought of favors? Looking at your planning journal, you have most everything covered. Do you know how you want your hair and your bridesmaids hair? Do you have reservations (plans) for the rehersal dinner?

Trying to come up with ideas of what else needs to be done.

Tink11302
07-29-2007, 08:01 PM
Do you have your invitations ordered/made? Have you thought of favors? Looking at your planning journal, you have most everything covered. Do you know how you want your hair and your bridesmaids hair? Do you have reservations (plans) for the rehersal dinner?

Trying to come up with ideas of what else needs to be done.

We're good with invitations and napkins those are ordered. I haven't figured out my hair, and I'm leaving my BM's hair up to them. Our rehearsal dinner is booked(outside disney) I'm still working on favors. It's all the little things that we still have to do. I'm sure I have enough time and I'm on schedule, I'm just worrying and maybe being a bit OCD with organization and all that still needs to get done.

KC's Princess
07-29-2007, 09:08 PM
Thanks so much for the checklist! I've only got two months now and there is a lot on that list I don't have done. A few questions for anyone who might know... Where can you book manicures and pedicures and how far in advance? Also, if you don't use Impressions for your stationary (place cards, etc...) does Disney floral put all that out for you? I'm trying to work with Impressions, but they are so expensive comparatively! Thanks for the advice!

Lynn5700
07-29-2007, 09:22 PM
When we were down in May we met with our consultant for a site tour and to go over some things and we got a list that tells you what to do,it is on the wishbook too.

pixie08
07-29-2007, 09:31 PM
Thanks so much for the checklist! I've only got two months now and there is a lot on that list I don't have done. A few questions for anyone who might know... Where can you book manicures and pedicures and how far in advance? Also, if you don't use Impressions for your stationary (place cards, etc...) does Disney floral put all that out for you? I'm trying to work with Impressions, but they are so expensive comparatively! Thanks for the advice!

You can go to www.relaxedyet.com it is the site for the Disney Spas and salons. You can book whenever as long as they have a slot available. I say call asap. There is also the Mandara spa at the swan and some off property sites.

Disney will set everything up no matter who does your statiobary. I believe there is a $25 set up fee9or something like that) for setting up more than 3 things per place setting ie place card, favor etc but less then that they will just do.