(Closed) How’s it coming along September brides?

posted 9 years ago in September 2009
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I’m doing alright. I have some big things that aren’t done, but it’s all getting there.

We still don’t know who’s making the cake for the wedding day or the barbecue… but if the family friend doesn’t agree to it (she’s been out of town for a long time), we’ll just pick one up at the grocery store.

We’ve got to…

pay our photographer.

get my dress steamed.

figure out what to do for flowers (DIY, i’m thinkin.)

design some announcements

send a little “formal invite” to our parents for the ceremony.

make a new sash for my dress (the one I just made isn’t gonna cut it)

do a lot of stuff on the house to make it presentable to my parents.

pick up Mr. MJ’s ring (it’s taking longer to make than expected).

Mr. MJ took his dress pants to have them altered yesterday – they’ll be done at the end of the week.

Our wedding’s in the first part of september so we need to hustle! AND we’re back to school next week too! Surprised

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey Ladies!

I still have a bit to finish but most of my projects are just about finished. I am getting so excited as it is getting closer. This weekend will be my bachelorette party 🙂 and my hair and makeup trials!

Good luck ladies!

Post # 5
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

WOOOHOOO 25 days to go!  We need to


-finalize the seating chart

-confirm bridal party transportation

-make my moss covered wood letters for the church doors

-print menus

-finalize cake decor


So close!!

Post # 7
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m super excited too and a little nervous that I’m forgetting something…

I still need to:

Pay vendors (photographer, venue, baker, band)

Order flowers from SamsClub (240 Gerber Daisies for $200!)

Finalize cermony/reception music

Order kegs & purchase wine/beverages for reception

Buy finger foods for guests to munch on for the hour that we’re taking photos

Finish a couple DIY projects (decorating flower girl basket, poms & reserved ceremony/reception table signs)

Wrap bridal party/parents/FI gifts

Send out rehearsal dinner invites

We’re getting there!! Not much left to do!

Post # 8
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes! Our plans are finally coming together as well. I have had a lot of help from the men in my life, yay for them!

My Dad has taken care of the all the arrangements for the reception this week, finalized them. He has contracts with the tent company and the city. Arranged to have Dept Public Works rig the electric and make sure the bathrooms are open (we’re partying in a city park). He even has been scouting around town and taking pics of other people’s tent set ups so he has lots of ideas how to decorate the day before my wedding!

My fiance decided to take the guest list and the church by the horns. He said to me, “You’re good at crafting, I’m good at talking to people. Let me do all the work with the ceremony and getting our ceremony participants on board with what they need to do, you take care of the DIY decorations.” So far this week he has contacted the church about finalizing the plans and has sent checks to all the various people that need to be paid. He has been in contact with the readers for the ceremony, and has pretty much drafted our seating chart. He has also chased down all 40+ of our delinquent rsvp’ers and has gotten the ‘maybes’ down to 10!

What we have left:

-Print Programs (still waiting for seal from Etsy seller who is going to get some negative feedback >__<). Program is designed already, yay!

-Print maps and prepare Out of Town packages

-Finalize seating chart.

-about 20 more tissue paper poms! I am up to about 40!!

-one more styrofoam tissue paper pom… ugh o.O

-create and print signs for food tables and for alcohol table (no one under 21!!!)

-create all flower arrangements and bouquets, but can’t do this until a couple days before the wedding!

-make our favors! We are about 25% done… eeep!

Ok now I am starting to stress out! haha

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

this week, it feels like i’m on top of the world..

we’re going to get our rehearsal dinner booked today (along w/ menu)! i’ve got to confirm the cake order. invites are out for oot brunch too!

still to do be done:

tux shirt, FI’s ring re-sizing, my 2nd fitting, confirmation on hair flower

seating arrangement, bits and pieces for the favors (we can’t assemble til Future Mother-In-Law brings the chocolates!)

Post # 10
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow I feel like my to-do list is miles long. I have to go for my third fitting today and hopefully can take my dress home. My FI  has to get his tux fitted still. etc etc. I gotta call the caterer today and get some kind of contract!

Post # 11
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@MsKalinin – don’t worry too much. We all have a neverending to-do list :). Mine continues to grow as I complete more tasks. It seems like you are organized which is the first step!

Post # 12
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve got 19 days to go and my projects this week are:

I’ve nearly finished my beloved cupcake stand
Working on centerpieces, table arrangements, etc
I get my last dress alteration tomorrow
And putting together favor bags

I am sooooooooo excited!

Post # 14
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m slowly plugging along at my to-do list. Work is super busy (I am on a business trip this week and the next three weekends…not so condusive to an upcoming wedding!)

I finally ordered our cake topper and finalized our ceremony music yesterday!

Programs are being printed this week and I need to assemble them when I get back in town next week.

Need to do seating chart and make table numbers (on the to-do for next week).

Since we don’t live several hours away from the city of the wedding, a lot of little details can’t be done until the week prior to the big day. Once I get in town, I will assemble our Out of Town bags and finish our favors. I will also get my dress steamed that week.

I need to pick up our rings soon as well.

That’s all I can think of for now…I’m sure I’m forgetting something right now!

Anyone else have work getting in the way of the last-minute to-do’s?

I can hardly believe it’s only 39 days away!!


Post # 15
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hooray for all the September brides!

With just over 3 weeks left I have the most butterflies I’ve EVER had.


I’m currently working on:

DIY guest book

Finishing the favors

DIY Program Centerpiece accessory thingy. LOL  I haven’t come up with a name for it.

Seating-  By far the hardest part of the wedding planning process.

Packing for the honeymoon (I’m indecisive)

And sometime between now and September 12 is my shower and bach party which I’m not allowed to know about.  I’m getting kidnapped on the day of and taken to wherever it is my BM’s and sister plan on taking me. Hahahaha

Good luck ladies!  And congrats again!

Post # 16
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Woo hoo for September 26 brides!

It feels like as soon as we cross one thing off our list, two more things pop up. We did a LOT beforehand and tried to do everything ahead of time that we could, but obviously, some thing couldn’t wait:

– Pick up dress and suit from tailor.
– Finalize seating chart
– Favor tags
– Order candy for candy bar/finalize candy bar signs
– Make tissue paper pom poms for candy bar decorations
– Call up any RSVP slackers!
– Send out final vendor payments, and organize “tip” envelopes
– Order Out of Town bag snacks, assemble
– Final venue walk-through
– Confirm vendors
– Wedding photos: we’re asking all the married couples attending to send us their wedding day photo, along with some words of wisdom, so we can display them around our reception room. We have to print them all out, put them in frames and print out all the signs.

Phew, it seems like so much, and I think I’m missing stuff.

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