We’re reaching the 6 month mark and I feel like I’m slacking! I picked up my wedding dress this past weekend, and alterations won’t be started until July/August. We have an appointment for my FH’s suit in June. Our venues are booked and paid for. My hair/makeup trial is scheduled for September. Wedding bands have been bought. I am still waiting for bridesmaids to settle on a dress. I plan on buying flower sets to put together my own bouquets. We’re having minimal decor. What now? When should I start ordering bridal accessories, flowers, and all the other little odds and ends? Anything else I may be missing or other things I should be scheduling? I’m planning this wedding by myself pretty much, and this online community has been my main guidance so far 🖤
Latest activity by Jesse, on June 29, 2022 at 6:54 PM
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You definitely want any accessories before your hair/make up trial so you can see how it will all look together (especially if you are wearing a hair piece or veil). For the decor, depends you can really order whenever if you have place to store them. I have my centerpieces made already and some other misc. decor.
Are you having a guest book, box for cards?
Are you having a shower? you could start thinking of things for your registry if you haven't already
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I have started looking for accessories but haven’t quite settled on anything yet. I’ll be sure to have them though for my hair/makeup trial. I was hoping to start ordering the flowers within the next month. I don’t really plan on having a whole lot of decor. We’re going to visit our ceremony site this month, so I’ll get a better vision of what (if anything) I’ll need to get. Our reception venue is providing simple centerpieces that’ll work just fine for us. I may add some flowers to them. I’m not having a shower, and we’re not doing a registry or a guest book. It’s a very small wedding (about 30 guests total), and we’re skipping a lot of the extras. I did send out our save the dates last month.
I feel you! My 6 month mark is this Saturday! I have my dress, accessories, shoes, alteration appointment set, all of our vendors except cake (we’re doing a small one for ourselves and other desserts for the guests) and we’re in the process of paying things off. All that’s left is decor and flowers which I’m doing myself!
The checklist in the wedding wire planner is helpful. I also just went on Etsy and searched "wedding" and got a ton of inspiration for things I hadn't thought of yet! Earrings, hairpieces, guestbook, table decor, bridesmaids gifts, lots of things that really added beautiful details to my day.
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I know, it feels like everything is happening so fast!! We’ve hired all of our vendors and have paid off a good chunk of things this far. I still haven’t nailed down my accessories or shoes 😅 Every time I sit down to look at my ideas, it’s like my brain can’t focus lol. We’re not doing anything spectacular for desserts either. Just whatever our venue is offering. I’ll be doing decor (minimal) and flowers by myself as well. When do you plan on ordering your flowers?
I would look at your Wedding Wire checklist or if you have a wedding planner book, I would refer to that. Both ways have been helpful in planning on the little stuff and the details of the wedding you never would of thought of. I use both interchangeably.