10-5-13 brides: An introduction!

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have the same wedding date!

we are receiving RSVPs now, and I have my dress fitting tomorrow after work. The big stuff is done, but i’m working on decor and bouquets now. I just placed a bulk order for feathers, so i can’t do much until they get here. We are using feathers instead of flowers due to severe allergies on FI’s side.

How are things coming along for you?

Post # 5
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi date twins!

Big stuff is done – venue, dress, invites, marriage commissioner.  Hopefully going to hear soon from a seller at Etsy regarding flowers.  Need to figure out what the wedding party is going to wear (getting my sister to agree on a dress is like pulling teeth – “Whatever you want me to wear” is not an answer!  I want to get her something she’ll wear again and looks her age.  The man of honor (instead of maid) will probably wear something similar to the best man, so that’ll be easy enough).  I’m still worried that all of the RSVP cards will come back with ‘no’ ticked.  I’m dealing with some drama (friends refuse to come – wouldn’t even let me invite them) and my FMIL gave me a list of people I had to invite (people I’d never met – at least I don’t remember – and people my FI wouldn’t have invited if given the choice).  But all in all, after reading some of the horror stories from some other people, I’m thinking I don’t have a whole lot to complain about.

The only thing that makes me sad about my wedding date is that my favorite comedian of all time is doing a show the same night as my wedding.  If I’d known, I might not have picked this date, haha (not really, but he really is my favorite!)

Post # 6
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hmmm so Im probably not supposed to comment as im the 4th but im going to anyway!.lol.

Sounds like your doing well.we didnt have any rsvp s for ages then all came at once!

Im having a blessing when we arrive home so this is the list for both!

My list to do.

Dress fitting in 2 weeks.

Adjust lining of bridesmaid dress and tac neck line

add extra lining to my 2nd dress

Finish making the final hair piece for bridesmaids

Favour lables

wishing tree

buy car and favour ribbon

buy key chain and love hearts for favours

get my bracelet made smaller

order of service (hubby to be job!)

pick up veil and peticoat next week

go with mum to get her dress fitted next week

order flowers for blessing venue

Pack dress and luggage, get on plane ….. get married

i have 2 weeks of not much work then really busy so hoping to sort most out by then to save getting stressed last minute.lol. The only thing stressing me at the mo is my Hair and makeup. I do it as a job!!! but havent done any trial on my self and dont know what to do ( we still have bad hair and makeup days!) and i worry my nerves will get the better. but dont want someone i have never met doing it. my sis in law is going to help with hair as i have so much.

Hope i havent hijacked your post!x

Post # 7
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

yikes, just posted on this. I am wayyy behind! My dress won’t even be in until October!

Post # 10
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


whew! I got engaged on May 11th, was in to try dresses on May 14th and purchased on the 22nd! I always dreamed of a Vera Wang dress and with a 5 month engagement had no time to waste! But it obviously leaves little time for alterations…..

Post # 12
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hello October 5er’s! It’s going to be a great day 🙂

In the past week I have actually accomplished a lot of things: We’ve had a sit-down meeting with the DJ to go over our music preferences, the day’s timeline, do’s and dont’s, etc.; I have ordered the personalized embrodered handkerchiefs for my parents, FMIL and my grandpa; I finally picked a florist to make my bouquet and paid them in full.

We’re starting to receive our RSVP’s back **happy dance**

It’s just down to the details now!

  • Work on the ceremony with our officiant.  I have my vows written already though 🙂
  • Finish assembling centerpieces.  They are half way done… I just need to be in a girly, crafty mood to do them, which has not overcome me yet.
  • My dress fitting appointment is next Saturday August 3rd!
  • I need to order our cake stand, card box and cake server/knife off of Etsy
  • Need to manipulatenag remind FI to make the directional signs out of pallets. “Keep Going” and “Almost There” etc.
  • Nail down the details of the food menu with our chef (see my food thread! I’m fishing for suggestions!)
  • The chalkboard sign for the menu
  • Gather the supplies for my Starbucks coffee bar (all the syrups, etc.)
  • Finalize the must-have photo list
  • Gather all the games, etc. that we’ll be providing.
  • Work on the letters to FI, my parents, and other people that I <3
  • Figure out FI gift
  • Guest welcome bags to leave in their rooms

I’m sure there’s lots more that I’m missing, but that’s what is on my mind now.

It truly is going to be the BEST month of my life… my mom and step-dad are coming out a week early on Friday the 27th to visit and help with the final details (my family lives on the West Coast). Then the rest of my family all comes in on the same flight the night of October 3rd, so that will be one epic airport pickup!  Then our wedding weekend of course. Then on the 7th we fly out for our honeymoon in Riviera Maya for 7 nights 🙂  Then when we come back, bring on all the fall festivities and Halloween madness that this part of the country is all about!

Post # 13
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Managed to get a few things done this weekend… slowly but surely

My list —

Tux shirt for FI

Groomsmen gifts

Parents gifts <– still have no clue on this one


Welcome Letter


Hair Trial (next week)

Second fitting

DANCE LESSONS <– I should do this right now, I keep forgetting it.

After RSVPs: Seating Chart, Place Cards, Escort Cards

Post # 14
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@leenh78:  OMG!! I hadn’t even thought of that! Thanks so much! I just sent an email to the bridal consultant. Somehow I got the impression that they do it in-house, but it’s best to verify to be sure!!!!!! THANKS!

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