Denyse
Savvy June 2018

June 2018 Brides!

Denyse, on December 7, 2017 at 2:35 PM Posted in Planning

Hi ladies, any June 2018 Brides out there? I am curious as to where you ladies are in your planning? Which vendors have you booked this far? & what is next on your TO DO LIST?

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  • Sarah
    Devoted June 2018
    Sarah ·

    Hey! So I'm exactly 20 days before your date! I know there are a lot of us here, which will lead to a month of fun BAM's!

    I currently have a lot of my big stuff done. STDs are out, venue, officiant, DJ, and caterer are booked. BMs dresses are picked out, they are ordering in January. Got my dress, gained a little weight, now currently trying to fit back in the dress so I can do alterations! That's really my biggest issue as I have some health issues I've been dealing with for a couple of years.. but I digress. Next up: florist and cake. Then I need to actually nail down the menu, order invites, and get groomsmen attire picked out. I know it's early, but I'm from Arkansas and multiple showers are pretty much the norm. I had 1 last week and another on the 30th of this month, so sending out thank you notes and being prepared for those, but that's the fun part!

    ETA: I also need to get started on decorations after the holidays. Not sure how I'm going to do all of that, this engagement is flying by!

  • Myra
    Beginner June 2018
    Myra ·

    I have florist, DJ, photographer, videographer, venue, caterer, officiant, decorations, BM dresses, dessert, rentals.

    Next thing will be dress, engagement photos, and FH suit.

  • L
    Savvy July 2018
    Lacy ·

    I am a July bride Friday the 13th! I'm trying to put a lot of the planning/buying decorations, etc on hold until after the holidays, but it's hard because I'm too excited! We already have our ceremony and reception venue all set, and I already have my dress, and we just sent out all the save the dates !

  • SC
    Dedicated June 2018
    SC ·

    We have:

    Rings

    Dress

    Dj

    Photographers

    Florist

    Bakery

    Vision boards of centerpieces/decor

    Day of coordinator

    Still need:

    Engagement pictures

    Finalized guest list

    Pick and send out STD

    order invites

    Pick and order bridesmaids dresses

    Schedule hair/makeup trial

    Order rentals

    Find and buy veil/jewelry

    Choose music

    Lodging for night before and night of

    Plan honeymoon

    Find shoes

    Order tuxes

    Book officiant

    I'm sure a million other things too!

  • HockeyGirl
    Dedicated June 2018
    HockeyGirl ·

    I'm so far behind, OMG. I was so organized at first but work has been nuts! I feel like time has recently sped up. FH told me it was 184 days yesterday and I was like, WHEN DID WE PASS 200? AM I MISSING A FLUX CAPACITOR?

    DONE:

    Venues booked & deposit paid

    WP all asked & confirmed

    Hotel rooms blocked

    Dress ordered & deposit paid

    Invites, STDs, favors ordered & received

    Website done, up-to-date, & circulated to VIPs

    Guest list finalized (as of yesterday)

    Groom's attire ordered (at least I think he ordered it last week, this could go into to-do haha)

    Dance lessons booked & started

    TO DO THIS WEEK

    Send STDs

    Caterer, photographer & DJ need finalization/confirmation

    Finalize BM attire

    Circulate approval document for ceremony venue (it's at a University so the PD, EHS, other depts need to sign off on it)

    TO DO THIS MONTH

    Pick out GM attire

    Finalize dessert (working with a chocolate maker, she's really busy for Xmas so I'm waiting until after, but before Valentine's rush)

    Order my shoes

    Should be caught up once I finish all that, going to order decor items & other accessories in January during post-Xmas sales.

  • J
    Beginner June 2018
    Jenn ·

    We have taken care of:

    Venue

    Invitations (going out in February because we are a DW and skipped over save the dates)

    Dress/Veil

    His wedding ring

    Honeymoon

    Food

    DJ

    Photographer

    Guest list

    We still need to:

    Finalize music choices

    Find my wedding band

    Accessories

    Wedding party gifts

    Engagement pictures

    I feel ahead in some areas, behind in others

  • 2
    Expert May 2018
    2018wedding ·

    I'm a late May bride..this month is to send save the dates..book florist...hair trial...lose 5lbs..and pay off something on the list

  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·

    We have booked:

    Venue

    Photographer

    Photo Booth

    Officiant/Church

    Caterer

    Honeymoon & Flights booked

    HMUA

    Bartenders/Bar

    We rented a manor for the wedding weekend

    DJ

    We have our hair/make up trials scheduled (MOH is doing one, too)

    Bought:

    We have started the centerpieces

    Save the Dates were ordered today

    Bridesmaid Dresses

    Wedding bands

    Card Box

    Need to do:

    My dress

    GM/FH outfits (renting so won't be until May)

    Baker.. we had one booked, but she canceled all of her orders after feb due to a personal reason.. we have a consult with our second choice on the 29th.

    I am just coasting right now.. I really need to go dress shopping but am dreading it.

  • C
    Savvy June 2018
    Cara ·

    We have our:

    Venue (w/catering)

    Officiant

    Florist

    Photographer

    Honeymoon is booked

    Dress

    Engagement pictures done

    Rooms blocked

    We still have to do these:

    Find a DJ!!! This is what we've been working and I can't believe how expensive they can be.

    Order invitations

    Order men's attire

    Find and order BM dresses

    Book rehearsal dinner

    Hair/makeup appt

    Order rings

    Pick out menu

    Didn't seem that bad till I typed it out lol!

  • KarenO
    VIP June 2018
    KarenO ·

    @OP you are one of the first people I've noticed on here that I share a date with!

    I feel like we're in good shape.

    We have

    semi-inclusive ceremony/reception venue (catering, staff, linens/plates/etc.)

    photographer

    DJ

    dress and veil ordered

    bridesmaids' dresses picked out

    bought my shoes, hair accessory

    bought some BM/parents' gifts

    we have a florist but haven't decided on details yet

    save the dates sent last month

    room block reserved

    Next up, in no particular order:

    officiant

    invitations

    wedding rings

    find HMUA/trials

    research wedding insurance

    cake tasting (included with venue)

    groom/GM attire

    book our wedding night room

    decide on honeymoon

    other things like signs/guestbook/etc.

  • Megan
    Expert June 2018
    Megan ·

    I'm mostly done. The stuff that hasn't been purchased yet is picked and waiting for me to pull the trigger when it's time. Still working on music, need to do dress alterations in March, and BP/Parent gifts. Other than that, our venue is all inclusive, so it's been pretty no muss, no fuss.

  • Allie_W
    Dedicated June 2018
    Allie_W ·

    June 23 here! We have all of our big vendors booked. Save the dates went out on Monday! Our next thing is finishing the hotel blocks and getting all the groomsmen in for their suit fittings.

  • ameretta
    Savvy June 2018
    ameretta ·

    I work on wedding planning stuff in chunks since my wedding is a few hours away and I'm trying to finish my degree up.

    Here's what I've completed so far.

    Booked a mostly inclusive venue

    Made appointments with potential officiants over Christmas

    Ordered my dress

    Sent save the dates

    Worked on invitation wording

    Made an appointment with a cake baker over Christmas

    Decided on wedding colours

    Decided on groomsmen attire, just a nice dark grey suit

    Started wedding website

    Decided criteria for bridesmaid dresses for my sisters (below the knee light purple/grey non-strapless dress)

    Found where we'll order our wedding rings and decided on a metal (Titanium)

    What is next on my to-do list

    Find potential photographers to interview

    Go through the wedding planning binder from our venue with FH when he visits (LDR ftw!)

    Try on wedding rings of different widths and order our bands. We'll tackle this in two weeks

    Bridesmaids pick their dresses (They are going to look at stores closer to Easter)

    Big planning meeting with our venue in three weeks

    Decide which of two veils goes better with my dress when it arrives in a month

    Pick an officiant

    Decide who'll do readings at our ceremony

    BP/parent gifts as inspiration strikes

    Decide if I'll book a makeup artist for day of the wedding

    Decide how I'll wear my hair. I want to wear a braided bun, my mom wants pin curls so we'll see.

    Book honeymoon

    Hotel room block

  • Amanda
    Just Said Yes June 2018
    Amanda ·

    It's a relief to see that I'm pretty on par with everyone!

    We have all the big vendors booked with the exception of an officiant. I'm having a very hard time finding anyone willing to do a nonreligious ceremony in our rural area.

    I have my dress, veil, shoes, and all that good stuff.

    We have our guest list finalized, but still need to find and order invitations at some point.

    We have rings.

    I have a basic idea of decor, buuut that will be a task for after the holidays.

    Mostly at this point, I'm down to the details to flesh things out.

  • Denyse
    Savvy June 2018
    Denyse ·

    @KarenA finally found somebody that i share the same date with also! I chose the 29th because its a Friday and it was less expensive overall.

    I so far have the big major vendors booked.

    Venue for reception and ceremony

    Photographer

    Videographer

    Dj

    Catering (included with venue)

    Officiant

    Engagement pictures

    I said Yes to the Dress in September and it has arrived

    Hair and Makeup artist booked for myself,bridesmaids, and MOB

    Bridesmaid dresses chosen & they will order in January

    We sent out or Save The Dates this past weekend as well.

    Florist and Bakery is next on our to do list

    Groomsmen attire will also be ordered in January or February

    We have also bought most of our decor for centerpieces and ceremony/seating table

  • Melissa
    Super June 2018
    Melissa ·

    Booked:

    -church for ceremony + chosen readings and finished marriage prep

    -reception venue (including alcohol + catering- still need to make a decision on our catering menu but that doesn't matter until about 3 weeks before)

    -Photographer (+engagement photos done)

    -DJ

    -Florist (need to finalize a couple months before)

    -Day of coordinator

    -H/MUA booked (trial in the new year)

    -Dress + accessories purchased

    -Rings purchased

    -Had some cake tastings but still need to book

    -Picked out BM dresses- ordering in January

    -Set up room blocks for guests

    Still need to:

    -Purchased some decor, but still need to buy vases and front entrance stuff (card box, signs, etc)

    -Have designed invites but waiting for a Vistaprint sale to order

    -Purchase groom + GM suits (have a plan to do this early in the new year)

    -Choose specific music

    -Solidify timeline

    -Plan mini-moon/honeymoon (will know our schedule in Jan if we are able to get time off for this)

  • He'smarryingmeformycats
    Beginner June 2018
    He'smarryingmeformycats ·

    We have our venue (which includes catering, room blocking), my dress, my bms are picking out their dresses, minister and photographer. Fmil is working on flower and fh is working on desserts (which I think is the most exciting part for him)

    Next step for me is invitations since we're getting them through etsy and I want to make sure there's time. Then DJ. Fmil already has tons of decoration ideas and she's crafty so I think I'm going to let her go freely lol

  • Bridecb
    Devoted June 2018
    Bridecb ·

    We booked our florist today which was our last "large" vendor! I am so happy! So tired of consultations LOL

  • V
    Beginner June 2018
    Veronica ·

    We got engaged a week and a half ago and we are getting married June 30th!

    I am a musician, my mom is a catering sales manager, and we are getting married in a family friend's backyard, so we feel confident pulling off a quick engagement.

    All we have done so far:

    Guest list

    Venue

    Dress

    Color scheme

    Catering

    But we feel confident!!

  • S
    Beginner June 2018
    Shameka ·

    Everything done except for florist, invitations, and grooms men suits!

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