October 12 Brides….Where are you at with everything?

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jessyrez:  So if I made my list of what I’ve already done it would be ridiculously long, so here is what I still have to do:

  • Mail invitations
  • finalize cocktail and dinner music, choose mother/son father/daughter dance songs
  • finalize accessories
  • buy attendant gifts (this is a big one)
  • finish my DIY bouquet
  • book rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
  • have hair and makeup trials
  • have both showers
  • have bachelorette
  • meet on site with photographer
  • DJ consultation
  • marriage license
  • haircut & highlight
  • write groom’s morning of card
  • send final headcounts to venue
  • whiten teeth
  • write thank you notes
  • seating chart
  • pack
  • double triple confirm everything
  • get nails done
  • 2 dress fittings



That’s basically it though!


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

Date twins!! : ) I had a similar post a couple of days ago…


This is how I am feling a lot, lately  —>  Gahhhhhhh!

Seriously, I’m alternately freaking out and telling myself that all is well… We are slowly, but surely, making progress towards decisions.

What I HAVE done:

  • ordered dress
  • drafted menu
  • drafted guest list
  • drafted invites
  • consulted with photog
  • tested DIY carrot cake (I was SO worried about this, but it came out seriously yum! Phew!)
  • purchased FI’s wedding ring
  • pre-marriage scheduled for next week

Everything else? Still pretty conceptual. But there’s still over a hundered days left, right? Embarassed


Post # 6
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I love these threads. They keep me in check:

Here’s my To-Do List:

  • finish addressing invitations
  • mail invitations
  • order veil
  • order bridesmaids gifts
  • order groomsmen gifts
  • decide on card box
  • decide on guest book
  • finalize Welcome Party details
  • get ceremony programs printed and assembled
  • make appointment for alterations
  • frame family wedding photos for memory table
  • work on Charging Station for reception
  • purchase wedding bands!
  • Work on welcome packet
  • work on welcome bags
  • schedule my hair & makeup trials
  • place cards & seating chart (can’t do those for a while though)

All my big stuff is done. Now it’s all the little things that I need to get a grip on and just DO THEM already! 

Post # 7
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OK, Here’s the to-do swirling around my noggin:

  • Research dance lessons
  • Meet with photographer (timeline)
  • Choose all music
  • Purchase Ikea Lanterns
  • Guestbook Enlarged Photo
  • Paper – signature drink? menu? candy bags?
  • Meet with Officiant (finalize)
  • Accessories and 2 fittings (had “viewing” appointment last night, paid balance of dress)
  • Disperse bridesmaid dresses when they arrive (early August) 
  • Choose bridesmaid shoes/Gifts
  • Bachelorette Party (July 19-20), Shower (August 24)
  • Hair and Makeup book (?) – trials
  • Tastings (already have appointments)
  • Invitations and escort rocks
  • Decide on prayers/readings

How am I doing? Am I behind? Be honest!

Post # 8
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Reading this making me realize how much I still have to do. I felt like I was on track but now I am wondering! 

Post # 9
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a 10/13/13 bride!!!  After reading what everyone else has done, it makes me feel like I’m behind… but I have the advantage (though it’s debatable) of not having a bridal party, so that eliminates a whole category of things to do…  Here is what I have left to work on:

  • address & mail invitations
  • finish wine box/decide on wine for wine & love letter ceremony
  • finish guest book
  • dress alterations (consultation on 7/13)
  • finish favors
  • decide on recessional song
  • finish cake topper
  • finish gathering materials for centerpieces (birch pieces, acorns, pine cones, pumpkins, etc.)
  • centerpiece mock-up
  • create reception playlist in iTunes
  • FI suit alterations/fitting
  • place cards & seating chart
  • pay off vendors

I definitely see a trend… I have all of my big things done, now I’m just struggling to finish up all the little things that I’ve started!!!  And only 102 days… yikes!


Post # 10
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey Bees! I look to be right on course, but I was missing one thing. I didn’t join weddingbee until today! This is such a great resource. Glad to be here now! 3 months to go for us…woohoo!!!

Post # 11
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My invites were mailed out on Monday.  Four people have RSVPd already.  Yay!!  I made the meal selection.  Now all we have to do is wait.

Post # 12
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@miss narwhal:  Me too!!! I always feel pretty good about things until I check this site!

Post # 13
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

hey date twins! how are we all doing? 65 days to the big day!!!

Post # 14
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My to-do list:

Meet with DJ to go over timeline

Pick out our music/must playlists/do not playlists

Finish premarital counseling

Pick up dress from seamstress (only needed one fitting unless I lose weight from now until the wedding)

Pick out wine for guest book

Hair and makeup trials

Seating chart/place cards (still waiting on RSVPs)

Turn in final numbers to vendors (still waiting on RSVPs)

Buy bridesmaids gifts

Post # 15
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Im getting married in Vegas so not a lot of the traditional things to do but

I still have to

  • recieve dress, yes Im pushing it dress isnt suppose to be until 09/12/2013
  • alterations
  • grooms shirt/shoes/hat
  • finish paying photographer for our strip tour
  • last payment on dress
  • pick out shoes
  • under garments
  • jewelry
  • luggage needs to be paid for
  • decided if Im having 1 bridesmaid
  • have floral arrangment, Im taking a silk flower arrangement I dont want the flowers the chapel are giving and to upgrade to what I want its 300 bucks for flowers that will DIE in a day I think lol
  • last payment to the chapel
  • pay for hair and make up

Post # 16
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just few things left!

  • Final payments
  • DIY welcome sign
  • Programs
  • Escort cards
  • Floral preview
  • Table numbers
  • Final fitting
  • Final DJ meeting
  • Marriage license
  • Send invites to B list guests
  • Write vows
  • Finalize dessert table order
  • Menu tasting

Last week we just had our third and final dance lesson, so glad to check that off the list. I wish I can just finish the programs and escort cards now but with guests still on the fence about coming I’m at a standstill. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with the pace of everything.

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