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Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by Tink11302, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    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:.
     
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  3. dmslush

    dmslush <font color="navy">If you don't let your dog poop

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    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?
     
  4. oneyodafan

    oneyodafan Woman With Hobbit Feet

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    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. ;)
     
  5. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    It's just that every checklist doesn't apply to us at all. I feel lost and like I'm running out of time.
     
  6. dmslush

    dmslush <font color="navy">If you don't let your dog poop

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    I agree, I have looked at all of the wedding magazines and their check lists, but they just don't apply to me!
     
  7. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
  8. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    I've made my own personal checklist but I guess it's normal, but I keep thinking "I've forgotten something". Oh well.
     
  9. M-C-K-Y-M-S

    M-C-K-Y-M-S Earning My Ears...and waiting for my happily-ever-

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    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!!!
     
  10. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

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    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
     
  11. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    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.
     
  12. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    This is so helpful, thank you so much!
     
  13. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

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    No problem:goodvibes
     
  14. cappygirl

    cappygirl Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  15. Dremwvr

    Dremwvr Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  16. Tink11302

    Tink11302 "So close no matter how far, couldnt be much more

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    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.
     
  17. KC's Princess

    KC's Princess Earning My Ears

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    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!
     
  18. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    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.
     
  19. pixie08

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    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.
     

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