(Closed) June 2011 brides – what do you have left to do?

posted 7 years ago in June 2011
Post # 3
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Um, lots?!!!  We’ve got a short engagement so I’m cranking on high gear.  I need to do the following:

  • Hit the mall this weekend with Fiance – need to confirm his ring size so we can order his wedding band, try some french cuff dress shirts and suits and shoes on so that’s taken care of.
  • Order the guy’s ties and socks
  • Order our guestbook
  • Get some Elves to magically finish my tissue paper projects
  • Meet with the Florist early next week
  • Stalk our Post Office Box for RSVPs
  • Start assembling our placecards
  • Assemble our table numbers
  • Finalize our dessert/candy buffet and order what’s needed
  • Write our ceremony
  • Finalize our music choices for special songs
  • Get a must have shot list put together for the photog
  • Get a hair & makeup trial done
  • Try not to spazz out that my dress is being altered 1/2 at David’s and 1/2 by my mother
  • Figure out what’s going on with a rehearsal dinner
  • Decide if I’m making my own cake or book a baker if not
  • Attend my shower & take care of thank yous
  • Finish making my Thank You cards for the wedding
  • Decide how crazy I’ll be if I attempt to make some yarn pom garlands
  • Find jewelry, hair flower & undies for me to wear
  • Order paper lanterns
  • Finalize the menu with my mom and my work/venue
  • Win the lottery to pay for all this nonsense ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Finalize our minimoon plans and book whatever hotels are needed
  • Create my signage for the day for the little stuff
  • Get our programs typed out and prettied up
  • Find some flip flops for me just in case
  • Breathe, breathe, breathe and be glad a short engagement means craziness only occurs for a short amount of time!

Holy crapola, Batman.  I need to get MOVING on this stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha…would you believe that I still don’t have an officiant…? We have the venue, room blocks, transportation, cupcakes, clothing, and just about everything else squared away.

Post # 6
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


* Exchange wedding shoes

*Get dress altered, when it finally comes in ๐Ÿ™ June 3rd <this is stressing me to the max

*Buy slip/bra

*Buy my wedding band

*Get flower girl dress and her flowers

*Get outfits for ring bearer and other flower child, buy ring bearer pillow

*Get vase/jar with cork for sand ceremony

*Buy guest book

*Suit for Groom

*Cupcakes and stand

*Engagement photos/meet & greet with photograher

*Test shots with photographer at venue

*Pick restaurant for luncheon reception

*Buy marriage license

*Pick place and reserve honeymoon

Post # 7
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ooh.  Getting marriage license would be a good add.  Duh.  I swear I’m MUCH better at planning other peoples weddings than my own!

Post # 8
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me, from now to 3 weeks before the wedding:

  1. Determine who will be giving speeches at the reception
  2. Purchase gifts for in-laws
  3. Pick up my gown on May 3
  4. Create Wedding Menus
  5. Select music for reception
  6. Finalize all meal options with your hotel
  7. Finalize all decorations for the reception

Post # 9
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh geez…a bra, I need to get a bra! I keep forgetting those small details.

Post # 10
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ugh a lot left:


-Sign saying sit on either side



–create flowers

–create flower girl petals

–create bouquets

-Ring Bearer Pillow


-Decorate Tables

–gold rectangles

–glue ribbon to vases

–order candles

–fill with river rocks

–escort cards

–table numbers

–Bride/Groom Chair Signs

–Kids Table




-Seating chart

-Bathroom Baskets and Sign


–power cords for band



–special dances

–band break

–first hour



-Final count for caterer

-Permit for BBQ team

-Bridesmaid Gifts




–order nail polish from Cathie

-Morning After Breakfast

–make casseroles


–Apple Juice


–assorted donuts

-Groomsmen Gifts


-Marriage License

-Must have shot list for photog

Post # 11
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh gosh this question is terrifying.. -schedule nail and waxing appointments -schedule final meetings with vendors -make baked goods for Out of Town boxes -finish meet the maids/men -buy two large picture frames for seating chart -finish guest book -finalize music -choose readers (ugh) -finish table numbers -finish attendants’ gifts -assemble favors -buy FI’s ring!!! -buy a tie for Fiance Things I’ve delegated to my Fiance… -call the caterer to change linen colors -book transportation and hotel for wedding night -figure out what he and his groomsmen will be doing the morning of/where he will be staying the night before I think I’m going to have a panic attack… Ohhhhh and once we have a final account I need to tackle the dreaded seating chart..

Post # 12
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

hm.. we still need to

  • get marriage licence
  • get parents/bridal party gifts
  • do our engagement photos
  • finalize music with dj
  • confirm which hairdresser I am using
  • figure out where the rehersal dinner is (FIs parents are hosting but they are out of province so we are finding a place to do it for them
  • go over which ceremony we want with minister
  • seating chart
  • buy Fiance his suit
  • get pictures from parents and grandparents at their weddings for frame going in the front enterance
  • buy shoes and bra to go with wedding dress
  • have dress fitting
  • Fiance needs to finally get a hold of his Uncle to see if he will be MC
  • finalize centrepeices with florist
  • redo our timeline
  • create and print programs and menus

Post # 13
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


  • finalize count – stupid people aren’t getting their RSVPs in
  • find a bracelet
  • DIY program fans
  • order that darn engravable guest book
  • figure out how to indicate meal selection on escort cards
  • get kid measured for tux
  • all kinds of junk around the house to get it ready for all of the visitors
  • ditto that lottery thing
  • cake appointment
  • update photo shot list
  • marriage license, blood work
  • hair/makeup trials
  • all the junk for the rehearsal dinner which will be at my house
  • may or may not make some Out of Town bags. probably not
  • need some type of strapless bra thing that can secure and tuck back fat appropriately
  • No telling what else.  I’m in a total funk this morning.

Post # 14
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

oh  my god.. this question is really terrifying but reading what everyone has to do calms me a bit!!!

Mostly.. I have rehearsal dinner outfits (for both us) – the DIY vases – wine – oh lord…

good luck ladies!!!!!

Post # 15
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t make nearly as much progress as I’d hoped I would this weekend.  We made it to the mall, but one of the stores I planned on visiting was being renovated (ugh) and Fiance was really kinda cranky and tired so he didn’t try on any clothes (double ugh).

I did get my 2 tissue paper wreaths done and cut all the paper for the remainder of the pomanders ๐Ÿ™‚

Two months to go!

Post # 16
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

So much left to do!


  • Send the invitations this weekend (yes I know that’s probably a bit behind, but most people already know when it is) We are also doing email/phone response which should make it a bit faster.
  • Meet with photgrapher
  • Meet with DJ
  • Meet with reception coordinator
  • Have 2nd & third (final) fitting
  • Purchase gifts for wedding party
  • Make programs
  • Put together favors
  • Choose readings
  • Choose song to be sung during ceremony
  • Decide on first dance/dance lessons – help here please! I really love “Everthing” by Michael Buble – but I’m worried it’s too common/not a waltz which is what we wanted to do.
  • Finalize rehearsal dinner
  • Engrave rings
  • Go shopping for honeymoon clothing
  • Confirm honeymoon flights/details
  • Send announcements to newspaper
  • Ask readers/cake servers to well, do that stuff!
  • Apply for marriage license (this will be a super-pain because we live 2 hours away, Fiance just started job and really can’t take time off – especially with like 7 days he’s taking for wedding/honeymoon and the courthouse is open from 8-4 M-F grrrrr
  • Take vases, ribbon, and other materials to florist
  • Hair/makeup trial
  • Put together picture slideshow for reception
  • Probably lots more!

Oddly, writing this all out makes me feel better instead of overwhelmed!

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