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!
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 !
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?
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
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.
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.
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