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    Where are we all at? Thought it would be nice to have a thread to make sure we're on track and discuss anything etc.

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    Well so far i've booked Bmaid/Flower girl/MOB and Bridal dress fittings for 08/03/14 and 14/03/14 for me (So excited!!)
    I have justed ordered my Ribbon Bowquets (see previous thread 'i hate flowers') they will be here by 23/04/14.
    DJ is booked (still to give some songs requests that i want played tho)
    Caterers atill to be updated with my exact number after i have received RSVP's (I am planning on sending out 1st week in march for wedding 23/05/14 as it is a friday)
    Met with Humanist (still have my Homework to do)
    Confirmed and booked Chair covers for meal and evening reception (same venue different room different colours)
    Invites completed and inserts done (Still need to write guest names on invites)
    Bridesmad gifts bought (wedding jewellery)
    Seating plan completed on first attempt (had to move 1 person at the request of H2


    Still to do

    Book MAU
    Go for hair trial/s (with BM's)
    Buy favours
    Buy decorations (see thread for my wedding 23/05/14)
    Buy grooms gifts for gift box
    Pick songs for guest to listen to before i arrive/during ceremony/after we are married
    Go for a pre wedding photo shoot with Photographer
    Buy bags/sweets for sweetie buffet
    Book accomadation for wedding night

    That is about all i can think of just now. If i have missed anything you think may be vital please let me know.

    Ps i have all this to do between now and May with a 40th birthday, 30th birthday and 50th Birthday. H2B goes on a weekend stag to benidorm! I then go on a wekend hen to benidorm. Oh i can feel the stress already!

    H2B is still to PICK his tartan (i keep hinting i want grey) Go for hire fitting, take out son and my step son for fitting!
    They have it so easy sometimes

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    I'm 30th May

    I am at:
    Dress fitting on 2nd April
    Bridesmaids will need altered
    Caterer needs final numbers after rsvps returned
    Need to confirm first dance etc with band
    I've sent out invites, still to send evening ones
    Need to buy gifts
    Got trial for make up on 4th March
    Need to book hair trial
    Need to order favours
    Need to do M10 form & passports (when I can)
    Decide on menu then get menus printed
    Book beauty treatments (nearer the time)
    Need to order cake from m&s
    Need to organise kids activity packs
    Need to organise toiletries for baskets
    Need flower girl shoes and something for hair
    Jewellery for me
    Underwear
    Sort old, new, borrowed and blue

    Eeek I have more than I realised!!

    How you getting on MrsForchtobe?
    30th May 2014

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    You girls seem so organised!! My date is the 10th of May.

    My dress fitting is booked for the 5th of April, waiting to hear when the BMs dresses are in to organise theirs. I need to buy a veil!
    The boys are going kilt shopping tomorrow.
    My invitations have been despatched today from the designer! They will arrive on Monday then it'll be ribbon-ing and wax sealing time for us!
    I neeeeeeeed to figure out the whole legal part of it all - now that we are under 3 months away. That is a job for this weekend.
    I've had my hair trial and am happy with it, just waiting to hear back from MUA regarding a date for make up trial.
    Need to decide what we are putting inside our favours and get that ordered!
    Then just waiting on RSVPs so I can do table plan, place cards, kids favours and let the venue know our final numbers.
    And pack for honeymoon - we leave on the 12th!!

    x

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    I pretty much have the same 'to do list' as savi1986 and both me and OH have our stag/hen in Benidorm too! When are you off to benidorm savi1986?? I have my make up trial booked for April which I'm anxiously looking forward to! 14week countdown is on now for me, exciting!! K x

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    I think we're pretty organised! We're 14 weeks today - 24th May - and spent this afternoon delivering our day invitations. Evening ones just need written which is Monday evening's job.

    Our to do list is currently:
    Book hair and make up trials
    Meeting with venue early March to discuss finer details
    Meet with florist to discuss details in April
    Kilts are all measured etc, just need to go back in April to order them
    Dress fittings will be early April I think - Gwenne is going to contact me to arrange
    Need to make up favours
    Do M10 forms
    Pay off honeymoon in 4 weeks
    Go to cheesemongers in the next couple of weeks to discuss our cheese board
    Discuss finer details with h2b's cousin for the cake
    Buy my underwear
    Speak to band
    Arrange pre wedding shoot
    Buy the sweets for candy buffet
    Buy h2b's gifts (got everyone else's)
    Buy ribbon for bridesmaids car
    Buy umbrellas
    Choose readings and finalise music
    Make the rest of the stationery (place names and table plan)

    I have more than I thought too
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    Hi kimee87

    Oh away 7th March n we are away 24th April it's nit actually our hen and stag it's another couple Who is gettin married that we are away for.

    X

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    You will have a great time, my oh goes on the 6th march.

    Mrsforchtobe you have just reminded me to get ribbon for the cars! Thank you!

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    Kimmee87

    H2b has jst informed me he is away the 6th they r prob on same flight etc. I can c the carnage already. X

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    I'm 24th as well with a tonne still to do

    Print and post invites
    Design night invites
    Make ceremony decorations
    Make centerpieces
    Seating chart
    Cake and candy table
    Programs
    Menues
    Place cards
    Guestbook
    Gifts for mum's
    Alterations
    Photo shoot with photographer
    Tags fir favors
    Games for the day
    Organize the cake
    Book cars\taxis
    Find my underwear and accessories
    Order drinks
    Set up venue
    Run through with celebrant
    post m10
    Hair and make up

    I felt so organized lsat year as well

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    Hiya,

    I am a fellow May bride.

    I need to pay the deposit for flowers
    arrange dress fitting when I get THAT call to say it is in.
    Bridesmaids dresses don't come in till April which is cutting it a bit fine.
    buy wedding rings
    decide if I am having favours
    print and make all of our invites
    arrange hair/make up trials
    menu tasting on Tuesday
    buy jewelery/hair comb/veil/shoes
    buy gifts for wedding party
    write the ceremony and choose readings

    .....so basically loads AGGGHHH!

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    We get married on 10th May (11 weeks on Saturday, eek!) I still have to:

    Go for dress fittings (me and BM's) on Sunday 16th March
    Finish making evening invites and post them out
    Make rest of wedding stationery (order of day, table plan, table menus)
    Get diamonds inserted into my wedding ring and get them
    Choose jewellery for wedding day.
    Buy wedding underwear
    Choose readings and sort ceremony (already wrote our vows)
    Sort favours (have bought them, just need to make little tags for them)
    Sort M10 forms
    Buy wedding party gifts and umbrellas for me and BM's
    Sort toiletry hampers and kids favour bags
    My dad is making us a candy cart and fingerprint tree so that's to be done
    Meet with celebrant
    Meet with photographer to go through what will happen on the day and let him know who we want photos with
    Pay remaining balances!

    Looking at that, I feel like I still have loads to do! There is probably more that I have forgotten about too. xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by gclark08 View Post
    We get married on 10th May (11 weeks on Saturday, eek!) I still have to:

    Go for dress fittings (me and BM's) on Sunday 16th March
    Finish making evening invites and post them out
    Make rest of wedding stationery (order of day, table plan, table menus)
    Get diamonds inserted into my wedding ring and get them
    Choose jewellery for wedding day.
    Buy wedding underwear
    Choose readings and sort ceremony (already wrote our vows)
    Sort favours (have bought them, just need to make little tags for them)
    Sort M10 forms
    Buy wedding party gifts and umbrellas for me and BM's
    Sort toiletry hampers and kids favour bags
    My dad is making us a candy cart and fingerprint tree so that's to be done
    Meet with celebrant
    Meet with photographer to go through what will happen on the day and let him know who we want photos with
    Pay remaining balances!

    Looking at that, I feel like I still have loads to do! There is probably more that I have forgotten about too. xx
    Hello date twin!

    You seem more organised than me. My invitations are worrying me at the mo - they were meant to arrive on Monday but Royal Mail tried to deliver on Saturday when nobody was home. So they are sitting at the post office waiting for collection - between 7am and 1pm - crap times for me with work! Will manage to get them tomorrow.


    I've put an RSVP date on the daytime ones, the 30th of March. So need to get them out before the end of Feb. Feeling the pressure!!

    x

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    I hope your all going to do wedding countdowns then reports! You are all before me so i'll be the last one and I can get hints and tips from you guys :-) x
    30th May 2014

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    Great wee thread! Im the 24th May and think we have most big things sorted still looking at the following though:

    Send out Invites - they are all made and the ones to be posted went out last night, just need to hand deliver the rest
    Humanist Celebrant - still to receive a draft script for the ceremony and see if there is anything needing altered
    Hand in M10 forms - got an appointment with the local office on the 14th March
    Tipi's - Confirm number of tables and chairs
    Hair and make up trial - booked for 19th April
    Alterations - booked for 5th April
    Choose flavours for the cake - booked for 8th March
    Confirm menu - 6 weeks before
    Pick up flowers (were having silk flowers) mid April
    Contact piper to confirm our song choice for walking down the beach
    Meet photographer - 9th March
    Get a few decoration items (table cloths for sweetie table and guest book table) and make table plan when RSVPs are in
    Make up favour bags at some point in the week before the wedding - bags all finished and just need to put the tequila into miniature bottles
    MOG gift - got all others and had one for her but I don't like it anymore lol
    Pay for it all....

    Think that's it..don't know if I have missed anything out?? I've got all the following sorted, can you think of anything else??

    Venue
    Tipis
    Caterers
    Generator
    Toilets
    Dress, shows, bag, jewellery, veil, underwear
    BM's dress, shoes, bags, hair accessories, jewellery
    H2B has bought all the bits and bobs to go with the kilt he already owned
    Bestman's kilt ordered
    Thank you gifts all bought except MOG
    Table decorations sorted, just need assembled the day before
    Stuff for sweetie table all sorted
    Stuff for photo guest book table all sorted
    Card box sorted
    First dance songs etc all sorted
    Don't need cars or other transport
    Met with the celebrant and picked vows and readings etc
    Got the rings
    Flowers all sorted


    M xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishoooo View Post
    Great wee thread! Im the 24th May and think we have most big things sorted still looking at the following though:

    Send out Invites - they are all made and the ones to be posted went out last night, just need to hand deliver the rest
    Humanist Celebrant - still to receive a draft script for the ceremony and see if there is anything needing altered
    Hand in M10 forms - got an appointment with the local office on the 14th March
    Tipi's - Confirm number of tables and chairs
    Hair and make up trial - booked for 19th April
    Alterations - booked for 5th April
    Choose flavours for the cake - booked for 8th March
    Confirm menu - 6 weeks before
    Pick up flowers (were having silk flowers) mid April
    Contact piper to confirm our song choice for walking down the beach
    Meet photographer - 9th March
    Get a few decoration items (table cloths for sweetie table and guest book table) and make table plan when RSVPs are in
    Make up favour bags at some point in the week before the wedding - bags all finished and just need to put the tequila into miniature bottles
    MOG gift - got all others and had one for her but I don't like it anymore lol
    Pay for it all....

    Think that's it..don't know if I have missed anything out?? I've got all the following sorted, can you think of anything else??

    Venue
    Tipis
    Caterers
    Generator
    Toilets
    Dress, shows, bag, jewellery, veil, underwear
    BM's dress, shoes, bags, hair accessories, jewellery
    H2B has bought all the bits and bobs to go with the kilt he already owned
    Bestman's kilt ordered
    Thank you gifts all bought except MOG
    Table decorations sorted, just need assembled the day before
    Stuff for sweetie table all sorted
    Stuff for photo guest book table all sorted
    Card box sorted
    First dance songs etc all sorted
    Don't need cars or other transport
    Met with the celebrant and picked vows and readings etc
    Got the rings
    Flowers all sorted


    M xxx
    And now I have just been emailed the ceremony script...I am setting myself the challenge to actually be able to read it without crying all the way through!!! lol I love it!!!

    M xxx

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    I am 17th May! You are all making me nervous! My to do list:

    - Finalise day invites this weekend, so can be sent next week.
    - Finish making and finalise evening invites, to go about 2 weeks later.
    - Bridesmaids dress are in, and are going to try them on Saturday, then arrange alternations (jewellery, hairbands, shoes, etc all bought!).
    - My first dress fitting on 20 March (already tried it, but now for the fittings!) (all accessories and shoes bought!).
    - Make orders of service (already picked all music and readings).
    - Meet with photographer (month before).
    - Marraige forms.
    - Hair trial (1st March).
    - Make up trial, still to arrange.
    - Buy accessories for favors.
    - Finalise flowers.
    - Table plan.

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    Posted our evening invitations this morning - the rest will be hand delivered at the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amytBtB View Post
    I am 17th May! You are all making me nervous! My to do list:

    - Finalise day invites this weekend, so can be sent next week.
    - Finish making and finalise evening invites, to go about 2 weeks later.
    - Bridesmaids dress are in, and are going to try them on Saturday, then arrange alternations (jewellery, hairbands, shoes, etc all bought!).
    - My first dress fitting on 20 March (already tried it, but now for the fittings!) (all accessories and shoes bought!).
    - Make orders of service (already picked all music and readings).
    - Meet with photographer (month before).
    - Marraige forms.
    - Hair trial (1st March).
    - Make up trial, still to arrange.
    - Buy accessories for favors.
    - Finalise flowers.
    - Table plan.
    My first date twin!!! You are ahead of me so don't worry! We had our menu tasting last night which was a lot of fun! Got a wee bit merry!!!

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    Yay - a date twin! Have you sent your invites yet? I was hoping to this weekend, but been so busy at working staying late, that I havent finalised them just yet (although only got wee things to do!). I had my tasting really early - wish I could do it all again! Where are you getting married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoobyLoo View Post
    Hello date twin!

    You seem more organised than me. My invitations are worrying me at the mo - they were meant to arrive on Monday but Royal Mail tried to deliver on Saturday when nobody was home. So they are sitting at the post office waiting for collection - between 7am and 1pm - crap times for me with work! Will manage to get them tomorrow.


    I've put an RSVP date on the daytime ones, the 30th of March. So need to get them out before the end of Feb. Feeling the pressure!!

    x
    Ooooh I'm the 10th of May too! We're date triplets

    I think I'm quite organised!
    Got menu tasting on 09/03, where we'll give estimated numbers and pay half the balance.
    Got my dress fitting on 22/03.
    Bridesmaid dresses still need to be altered.
    Need to print out order of service books, timeline for the day, etc.
    H2B needs to buy shirts for him and best man.
    Going for hair make-up trials on 28/03.
    2 hen do's to go to. Glasgow and London, but I'm not organising any of those
    Need to buy bridesmaid/best man gifts.
    Still to buy bridesmaid shoes.
    Confirm all appointments, create any song lists, etc.
    Oh and still need to sort my something old/new/borrowed/blue.

    God it seems like a lot when you write it all down. There's probably stuff I've forgot too! x

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    Got a few things ticked off this week - invitations finished and posted, just a few to hand deliver. Dress fittings are booked, we have meeting with venue next week, booked our seats on our flights, bought the ribbon for the bridesmaids car.

    Can't believe that on Tuesday we will be down to 2 months and x days already!!

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    We have also spent the last few days sorting our daytime invitations! We had them printed and made into pocket folds but have added a ribbon bellyband around them and wax sealed them with our custom stamper thingy. We have just one more invitation to do this to - we have been struggling to get a hold of this person for their address. I posted the majority of the post ones last night, and will hand deliver the rest over the next few days.

    Another big thing to tick off the list!!!

    Ps. Actually hoping for some "sorry can't come" RSVPs as we are a bit over our estimated numbers/budget for the daytime. Oops. All because my groom as changed his job 4 months ago!

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    Hi Ladies,

    How we all doing with the planning?? Its coming round quick, cant believe its 11 weeks tomorrow for us!

    M xxx

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    Hey Mishoooo
    We're getting there, ticking stuff off the list slowly but surely! RSVP's for day guests are due back one week tomorrow. Waiting on 12 to be returned out of 53 total - think that's pretty good! Hoping they are all returned on time so we can start sorting a solid table plan. Going out this weekend to buy my underwear. Took our rings in two weeks ago to get diamonds put in mine and get them both engraved - they should only be another 2 weeks

    We met with our celebrant last Thursday, went through what will happen at the ceremony and just waiting on her getting back to us with her draft of the ceremony - so excited about that we have chosen two of our readings, and my cousin and aunt are writing the third for us.

    Still got most of the DIY to get done - going to get cracking on that over the next couple of weeks.

    How are you getting on Mishoooo? xx

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