Post # 1
Any other March 26th brides getting nervous yet? I feel like I have a ton more stuff to do and March is creeping up so quickly!
Thus far we have:
Booked the venue, booked the caterer, booked the cake, bought the dress, bought my shoes, booked the photographer, sent the save the dates, bought the bridesmaids dresses, bought the jars for the candybar, blocked rooms at one hotel and are in the process of printing up the invitations.
Still to do?
Everything! We haven’t booked ANY of the tables/chairs/flatware/stemware/ dance floor/reception tent, tuxes, bought a veil, picked accessories, bought the flowers or decided on arrangements, picked centerpieces, we still need to book the photobooth, book the DJ, buy wedding bands, pick the decorations, pick make up and hair artists, arrange the rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch, book a honeymoon, etc etc!
The to do list is still so long I’m concerned there’s no way we’re gonna be able to get everything done in time! Is anyone else this behind or is it just me??
Post # 3
We are getting married on March 31, so pretty close to your date. I have almost everything done and ready to go.
Still to do:
- Order flowers for the bouquets (scheduled for the first week of January)
- Number, wrap, address, and send out invitations (scheduled for the first week of January)
- Make cookies; chocolate chocolate chip and peanut butter, for the candy/cookie bar (scheduled for the first week of January)
- Make signs and labels for the candy/cookie bar (scheduled for the second week of January)
- Finalize tux rentals (scheduled for the first week of January)
- Hire bar service for cocktail hour/reception (scheduled for the second or third week of January)
- Get banquet permit for serving our own alchohol (scheduled for mid-March)
- Get marriage license (scheduled for early to mid-March)
- Finish paying vendors (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
- Purchase items for bathroom baskets (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
I am sure there is something else that will come up, but so far so good; everything seems to be under control.
I suggest just going over your list and doing one thing at a time and then check it off when complete. I have a DIY list, a vendor list, a list for the save-the-dates and invitations with a place to mark, sent and received. The save-the-date and invitation list also has everyones contact information and addresses.
Lists are my friend
Post # 4
Just remembered a couple of other things:
- Finish getting grooms gifts and something to put them in
- Purchase bags for candy/cookies/other favors
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
i know i’m already married, but i did get married last march so i’m chiming in anyway 🙂 just wanted to say that this is around the time where these concrete details start popping up–don’t feel like you’re behind. you’re not–it’s just that picking out certain details too far out isn’t always feasible because you haven’t had enough time for your wedding vision to kinda “gel”, you know? it seems overwhelming, but don’t worry–you’ve got the big things taken care of, and you’re filling in the details! hooray for march anniversaries!
Post # 6
Thank you Misspug!!
I am freaking out too. March 19th for us and I don’t even know what is left to do!! AGGGHHH! That is making it way worse in my opinon, oh AND I have been losing weight and I totally feel off the wagon last week and don’t even want to know what kind of damage has been done. That is stressing me out more than any of the details because details can be pulled together at the last minute if worse comes to worst, but there is NOTHING you can do if you don’t get your weight off in time :/ so yeah. I’m there March 2011-ers… I’m there too.
Post # 7
I’m April 3, so very close to your date. So far we’ve:
- booked the venue
- picked the menu
- bought the booze
- ordered the cake
- hired the dj
- secured the officiant (my aunt)
- ordered my dress, my MOH’s dress and my moms dress
- ordered my veil
- hired a make up person
- hired the photographer
- ordered the invitations (still being printed)
- bought the guestbook and favors
- booked the honeymoon
We still have to:
- get rings
- order tuxes
- get accessories
- find someone to deal with the rats nest I call hair
- get toasting glasses, cake cutter, ect
- pick out music (a increasingly difficult task)
- learn how to friggin DANCE
- get marriage license
- secure venue for rehearsal dinner
- buy attendant gifts
I’m in that in-between stage of having gotten all the big stuff worked out, but needing to wait at least a month to get going on the little stuff. So I’m super nervous about the wedding itself (your typical bridal anxiety), but not about my ability to get everything done, you know?
Like a PP said, lists are DEFINITELY your friend!
Post # 8
You’re not alone! I’m March 26th and up until 3 weeks ago, I felt I had a good handle on everything. Now it seems like there is so much to do.
- taste testing
- gown & bridesmaids dresses
- save the dates
- invitations printed/assembled
- buy rings
- mail out invites
- choose cake
- decide on favors
- make programs
- make menus
- seating chart/placecards
- bridal party gifts
- OOT bags
- groom & groomsmen attire
- bridal accessories
- marriage license
- hair/makeup trials
- wedding details/décor (not included in florist package)
And who knows what else. More things seem to keep popping up every day.