April Brides- What do you have left to do?

posted 3 years ago in April 2014
Post # 3
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

START my dang crafting projects (decorations, table numbers, menu, +many more)
Get facials (I’d like to do 2-3 total before the wedding)
Call-backs for missing RSVPs
Call baker for follow-up
Call minister for follow-up 
Final tasting
Ring Cleaning
Find earrings
Find matching pocket squared

(seriously the longer this list gets, the more anxious I feel, so I’m gonna stop there…) 

Post # 4
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Finalize flowers

Make seating chart

Make escort cards

Finalize projects for ceremony

Buy bridesmaid/groomsman/parents gifts

Finalize DJ list

Make timeline

Second dress fitting next week. Hopefully that is the last one

….I think that is it??? Crossing my fingers!

Post # 6
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@gingerkitten:  I just bought a couple groupons – One for a Facial, Massage, and Pedicure package ($74) and one for a massage (I got one for my sister for her birthday and for myself to go with her!). 

Post # 7
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m having my hair trial today. So excited. 

Post # 7
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

gingerkitten:  Well I’m having a super small wedding where nobody actually needs an invite, but I did in fact buy invitations so mailing them out before the wedding would make it so I didn’t waste my money…it’s on my list. Heh!

Things I need to do ASAP:

Mail out invitations

Pick a cake

Buy some kind of decor (so far I have a tablecloth, 3 candle sticks and a semi-thought out plan)

Oh yeah, before I mail out invites I might want to decide what time we’re getting married)

Get the marriage license

Before that, find my birth certificate, marriage certificate and divorce decree…

Find two of my children something decent to wear to my wedding

Set aside money to pay the officiant, pay for the food (which I’m cooking) and alcohol


Other than that I’m right on schedule. 

Post # 8
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

gingerkitten:  Also just realized, I still have to repaint my livingroom before the wedding cause we’re getting married in it. Dammit Batman!

Post # 10
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

gingerkitten:  Ugh, it really needs it. We had an issue about a month ago. Our furnace had a tantrum and started putting out soot, the chimney stack runs right up the livingroom wall and we have lathe and plaster. So basically everything needs to be repainted cause it all looks really dirty. And now I’m wondering if I’ll have to wash the walls first to avoid smearing soot with paint. Son-of-a-bitch. No time for this stuff! lol.

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Pretty Much Everything… except venue,  cake,  and dj…. but then again I’m an April 2015 bride

Post # 12
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Tough one…I have almost all the music to figure out, a timeline, pick up our rings (they just came in so excited!)

Marriage License

Finish my DIY bouquets

Figure out ceremony decor

Buy one more bridal party gift

Final dress fitting

Find a bracelet

Finish getting in RSVPs

Make a seating chart

Hmm Im confident I will forget something but I’m really not worrying about the small details.


Post # 13
1634 posts
Bumble bee

One minute im FREAKING OUT because im forgetting everything, then the next im like “meh, I’m good. I’ve got this” haha!

  • Left to do: Put straps/belt on the 3 flowergirl tutu dresses
  • final fitting on Saturday
  • make backdrop for photobooth (everythings cut out, just have to put it together)
  • Figure out day of timeline
  • figure out reception “order of events” <- this is SERISOULY stressing me out! If anyone is good at this, PELASE HELP ME!
  • Finalize songs for all ceremony & reception things that require songs (cake cutting, dances, processional, etc)
  • make slideshow
  • pick out a lipstick (can’t believe this is seriously on my to do list!)
  • Meet with venue (already did this, but that manager got fired, so now we have to go re-finalize EVERYTHING again)
  • get liquor license and buy booze for the bar
  • make sign for the guestbook table
  • make belts for the bridesmaids dresses
  • SEE the bridesmaid dresses <br /><br />Oh god, I need to stop… I’m getting stressed! lol
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Post # 14
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Finish crafting:

  1. coffee stirr flags (halfway finished) 
  2. table numbers
  3. table runners (3 left!)
  4. signs
  5. backdrop (1/3 of the way there!) 
  6. cake toppers – sourced out to a bridesmaid
  7. guest favors 
  8. picture lockets for bouquet

Find a new hairstylist and a new makup artist – my hair and makeup trials were awful.

Buy my something blue earrings

Buy my hairpiece

Pick up my finished and post-alterations dress and veil (on the 28th)

Arrange for bouquet preservation

Buy long slip for 2nd dress and return slips that didn’t work

Verify cupcake order

Get rings cleaned

Get our marriage license.


Oh my goodness.. what am I forgetting?!

Post # 15
20 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Roswell Founders Hall

Finish crafting for ceremony and reception decorations.

Finish favor bags (flower stencils on burlap bags filled with flower bulbs).

Follow up with missing RSVP’s.

Follow up with photographer, DJ, Chaplain, to make sure nothing has changed since I booked them a couple of months ago. 

Make a CD of ceremony music.  Finish selecting reception music.

Pick up dress at alterations. 

Finish organizing my house so my fiance can move in after we’re married!  (this is what is stressing me out the most!) 


With just over 3 weeks to go, I suppose that is enough!  (April 13)

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