(Closed) October 2012 Brides-September Updates and FINAL To Do's

posted 5 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@actime:  

How are you feeling? A bit stressed. I was feeling relaxed last week, but with more work demands and time contraints I feel like I can’t fully focus on work or wedding, I keep juggling!!

How is FI, family and friends? FI is good, friends are excited, my parents are running around like crazy getting the house ready for the pictures!!!

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I think I am an 8. Still have some things to do!

What did you accomplish last month?

– Got my wedding band

– Finished paying for the florist, DJ, limo, ceremony musicians

– Finalized music for ceremony & reception entrances

– Booked honeymoon & flights

– Ordered guest book

– Got our marriage license!!

– FI got his tux & shoes

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

– Embroieder a piece of my mother’s wedding gown (doing that today)

– FInalize ceremony script– it is written… just revising (this week)

– Create Program Template to give to custom paperie girl (after script is done… by 10/10.

– Finalize seating chart (tomorrow)

– Complete OOT bags…. there are only 3…. so I will do that a few days before, lol.

– Order table numbers and decide on program layout (saturday appointment)

– FI pick up rentals (vest, tie) and purchase accessories (pocket square, suspenders)

 

There has to be more…. !!! 🙂 I need to create a master to do list!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? I still feel like this is not real. Everyone keeps asking me how I feel, and to be honest, I dont feel any diferent. Im a little stressed, but that comes naturally to me. lol

How is FI, family and friends? Uhm, FI family is same as always… lets say.. unpleasent . His GM havent paid for their tux yet! Eeekkk!

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? Probably around an 8. Most everything is done, but I wont feel a 10 until I’m walking down the aisle.

What did you accomplish last month?

Marriage license

Final meeting with pastor, photographer, videographer, and DJ

Burn ceremony CD

Make seating chart

Make escort cards

The final head count

adjusted food & added food

had the bridal shower

made a tee shirt for the HM!

Picked up custom done hoodies + Shirts for FI and I on our HM

 

What are you trying to accomplish this month?


Make the garter! Eeekk.

Figure out day of schedule, like where the limo ispicking us up from, ect

Pay for the hotel for night before

have b-party?

pick up tux

Cake legen? Still not sure about doing it or not

Figure out my something “borrowed”

Pack for HM.

Put together an overnight bag for the night of.

Get candy for candy table

Everything the TV show wants us to do..

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? Pretty good. We actually had time to work on wedding stuff over the weekend so I feel better than I did. 

How is FI, family and friends? Great! Everyone is excited and ready to go.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I’m going with 7 because we still have a bunch of little projects to do and we need to get organized 

What did you accomplish last month?

Honestly I don’t really remember much haha. 

Final dress fitting

Final meeting with DJ

Menu tasting

Finished table numbers

Ordered my jewelry

Labeled welcome bags

Dropped mason jars at florist

Booked some things for our honeymoon

Seating chart

Final meeting with photographer

Photo “must have” list

Wedding weekend time-line

Finished buying bridal party and parent gifts

Cut programs

Cut/mostly assembled welcome booklets

Purchased linens for rehearsal dinner

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Shoe tags for the flip flops

Cut a couple of table runners

Print escort cards

Finish our wedding programs

Finish welcome booklets

Confirm with all vendors

Make the rest of my signs (Thank you, directional, sparklers etc)

Finish building/painting cornhole

Finish building ring toss

Etch tumblers for groomsmen

Meet with string quartet to hear our music

Meet with officiant

*We’re hoping we can get everything done this week so that we can relax next week!*

And obviously rehearse and get married!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty good. Our centerpieces are pretty much done, until the final touches which will be applied the night before. 

How is FI, family and friends? Family and friends are great, FH is feeling the stress and anxiety so he went and got a prescription for Wellbutrin. 

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why? I’d say about an 8. I still need to call and put the deposit down on the cake today which is no biggie really. Waiting on RSVP’s to come back. They were due on the 29th of September but the caterer doesn’t need a final until a week before the event. Still need to pick music as well.

What did you accomplish last month?

Alterations

Centerpieces

Cake

License

 

What are you trying to accomplish this month? 

Still need tablecovers

Need to choose a hairstyle/hair trial
 
Ceremony is pretty much planned out, all the wording and everything but maybe some more tweaking.
What else am I forgetting? I feel like I’m forgetting so much!
 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? I had a major meltdown last week after what was supposed to be my final fitting.  I was also exhausted due to bridal insomnia and generally just overwhelmed.  Since then, I’ve delegated some tasks and accepted help with others.  I also started taking melatonin to help me sleep, which has also improved my overall mood and anxiety level.  I can now say I feel good!

How is FI, family and friends?  Everyone has been incredibly supportive.  I feel very lucky.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why?  I’d say I’m at 8 (see lists below).

What did you accomplish last month?

  • Final guest count
  • Got our marriage license
  • Had our tasting and decided on the menu
  • Submitted final worksheet to venue including event timeline, floorplan, linen selections, etc.
  • Selected ceremony music
  • Finalized vows and ceremony script
  • Created day-of timeline
  • Booked pre-wedding beauty appointments (nails, waxing, etc.)
  • Added FAQ section to wedding website
  • Reserved room at nearby pub for after party
  • Purchased bird cage card holder
  • Purchased my “something blue”
  • Printed all signage, table names, etc.
  • Table assignments and escort cards
  • Assembled favors
  • Booked rental car for honeymoon
  • Created honeymoon registry
  • Finalized flowers
  • Had my e-ring polished and received my wedding band
  • Third fitting
  • Fitting for my cultural dress for our RD
  • FI’s alterations
  • Purchased thank you gifts for our readers
  • Scheduled “mess the dress” shoot and MUA for when we get back from our honeymoon (don’t worry, I will not actually be trashing the dress!)

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

  • Purchase thank you gift for our officiant
  • Purchase wine for RD
  • Finalize seating assignments and print place cards
  • Finalize playlist
  • Prepare our toast
  • Break in shoes
  • Fourth (and hopefully final!) fitting
  • Meet with DOC
  • Pick up dress from alterations
  • Pick up cultural dress from alterations
  • Write checks/withdraw cash for vendor payments and tips
  • Confirm all deliveries, timelines, etc. with vendors, family and friends
  • Pack for the honeymoon!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? Extremely anxious and emotional.  I can’t seem to sit still or keep my mind from racing.  It’s not that I’m feeling overwhelmed, I am just that type of person who goes goes goes when things need to be done.  I’m exhausting myself though.  I’m also not sleeping.

How is FI, family and friends?  FI is exhausted watching me, but has been great.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why?  8.

What did you accomplish last month?

  • Marriage license
  • Silk flowers for centerpieces
  • Groom attire
  • Honeymoon clothes shopping (okay, that was just yesterday, but still counts)
  • DJ playlist
  • Choosing a first dance song finally
  • Photography must have list
  • Purchased my wedding band

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

  • Meet up with caterer/tent company to figure out layout on Wednesday
  • Put centerpieces together
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Pick up groom attire this weekend
  • Make favors
  • Set nail appointment for me and MOH
  • Buy makeup for DIY makeup
  • Get everything in order for honeymoon/cruise (make sure we have everything)
  • Book excursions in Bermuda
  • Practice walking in wedding shoes with heel protector cap (no sinking in grass!)
  • Finalize seating chart
  • Fill out place cards
  • Touch base with photographer and officiant

..Hmm.. I think that’s about it!!  Oh gosh.  Super nervous now.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How are you feeling? Ready to be married and to be on our honeymoon!  Starting to worry about the weather…it’s been crazy so far this fall.  80s last week, rainy and 60s today, hot again later this week….

How is FI, family and friends?  FI is so over the planning and feels like I do-ready to be married.  Mom is excited FMIL exited too.

Scale between 1-10 (1 for behind and 10 for done) how far do you feel in the planning process and why?  8, I feel like I have been doing what’s needed, but still nervous I am forgetting something or that things won’t flow right.

What did you accomplish last month

  • Got our marriage license
  • Selected ceremony music
  • Finalized program- won’t print these until closer to the wedding
  • Booked pre-wedding nail appointment for me and bridesmaids
  • Ordered our favors
  • finished centerpiece vases
  • paid balance for photography and sent in “mus have shots”
  • worked on music playlist
  • got our marriage license  (just realized I wrote this twice, but i’m leaving it in here twice–it was a big moment.)  ; )
  • purchased rehearsal dinner outfit
  • had second dress fitting
  • had about 3 makeup trials…..

What are you trying to accomplish this month?

  • purchase gift for flower girl
  • buy beer and wine for reception
  • finalize seating arrangement- after I bother people who haven’t RSVPd yet…
  • Finalize playlist
  • meet with DOC
  • last dress fitting!  (I hope)
  • decide who is going to do my makeup- a friend or hire someone? 
  • finalize timeline for weekend and get it out to bridal party
  • put together welcome bags
  • meet with cake people and finalize cake plan
  • finalize reception music and practice first dance
  • print and put together programs

oh…I’m sure there is so much more…….

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@actime:  Pumpkin pie pop favors.  =) It’s to represent our relationships and my previous username.  FI’s nickname has been Pumpkins for the longest time.  Just easy too because it’s that time of the year for pumpkin stuff too!

Sneak peek on part of my centerpieces: 

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