Sept. 2013 Brides – to do list?

posted 3 years ago in September 2013
Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Confirm RSVPs


Seating chart


Finish timetable and make packets for everyone with schedule and directions to everything (this is ambitious)


Coordinate between people who are making speeches and the DJ, along with finalizing our music choices (FI’s special project has been the playlist for the cocktail hour; it’s very specific!)


Finish getting and wrapping attendant gifts/parent gifts


Figure out who is picking everything up and bringing it where it needs to go (logistics! ugh!)


Continue to encourage FI that planning the honeymoon is entirely up to him because I can’t handle it right now!


Pack for wedding night/honeymoon








Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Totally freaking out, we only had a five month engagement (not my idea, and yes, regretting giving in!)

bust alterations on the dress (yes, I know)

finishing touches on the invites so I can mail them Wednesday (personal friend making these for me has been in the hospital, but that didn’t mater much, just got the guest list from FMIL last week-yes, I’ve been asking for months)

make garter

make bolero

finish DIY luminaries, and wood signs (these are in the finishing stages)

buy shoes

buy vases- don’t even know how many I need-being kept in the dark (oh, the joy of inlaws!)

make toss boquet


I soooo agree with odelly. My fi doesn’t even mention the honeymoon to me anymore, lest he see Darth Vadar in person. Bridezilla I am.  lol.  Not really.  I just don’t have any more patience.  The guest list did not come with addresses.  I politely mentioned this and was told I “could look them up.”  That’s not even the half of it.  Seriously, no one should talk to me until the wedding day, and even then it’s iffy.




Post # 5
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I can’t believe how quickly time is passing right now! Thankfully I feel like I am in pretty good shape planning wise but I still worry about getting it all done… This is my to do list;

DJ meeting – next week

Menu tasting – BM is doing this for us next week

Seating chart

Send a few decor items to MIL ahead of travelling

Confirm final numbers, menu and dietary requirements to venue (final details meeting at the ned of the month)

Final dress fittings

Final centrepiece numbers required and pay florist

Burn ceremony music to CD

Get my reception dress altered (Just needs to be taken up slightly)

Print escort cards

Get rings engraved and my e-ring dipped

Order cake topper (MIL is doing this)

Buy some decor like candles holders etc (MIL is donig this)

Send tux to GM in Canada

Buy GM gifts

Buy parents gifts

Put together speech (SO)

Get so to try on tux before leaving to make sure no alternations are needed

Pack for wedding and honeymoon

Book mani/pedi appointment for week before wedding

Give wording for service to officiant (2 weeks before) 

Meet with florist, venue and cake vendor week or wedding – final payments

Get marriage licence (can’t do this until we are in Canada)

Assemble favors (can’t do this until we are in Canada)

Reconfirm delivery times with vendors

Distribute day of schedule, key contacts and responsibilities list to bridal party and DOC

Remind bridal party and family of rehearsal details

I think that is it. Hopefully nothing else comes up that I haven’t thought about… Iik!

Post # 6
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tons and tons. Mostly re-confirming and stuff. Then the fun bits. Dress fittings and hair/makeup trials.


Getting closer, im getting excited!

Post # 7
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Final meetings with DJ, photographer, florist, and videographer

seating charts

meet with coordinator at venue

order favors (edible)

get ringbearer’s suit

get the rest of the bridal party’s gifts

Post # 8
1243 posts
Bumble bee

– rings

– another registry and add to our existing one we set up on the weekend

– confirm aterer (or find a new one)

– cake

– ceremony musician

– get engagement photos done

– get my dress altered

– buy shoes

– buy a veil

– bridesmaid gift

– finalize an officiant

– pick out flowers

– find wedding jewelry

– get my RSVPs in

– finish some DIY projects

– get a guest book, cake serving set and toasting flutes

– book a suite for the night before and night of wedding

– orgainze the rehersal (need officiant first)

– find venue for post ceremony luncheon (ceremony is for family only, large evening reception for everyone)

– order our booze

– find someone to do our make up

– hair trial (can’t do that until I have my veil)


Anyhow, lots to do and should keep me busy for the next 32 days.

Post # 9
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


-DIY escort cards

-DIY programs

-finish cardbox

-finish “Mr & Mrs” banner

-Dress alterations (don’t need much done to it)

-Create a day-of timeline for DJ, BP, etc.

-Hair/make-up trial 

-Go over music with the DJ

-Confirm cake

-make toss bouquet

-buy garter

-figure out a cake topper

-add ribbon to my DIY corsages and bouts

-pick up marriage license

-go over ceremony script with our officiant/friend

(I’m sure there’s probably more…eeekkk!!)


-Close on our first home

-Move in

-keep dreaming of our awesome honeymoon in order to keep from stressing out like crazy…


Post # 12
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

With only 29 days to go i feel like i have accomplished so much yet done so little. There is still so much to do with hardly anytime to do it. Lets see if i can remember everything because with everything that is happening ive become very forgetful.

  • finish seating chart
  • do the placecards
  • do the timeline
  • meet with dj to finalize music selections and payment
  • meet with decorator to finalize decor
  • ceremony rehearsal
  • finish gifts
  • hair trial
  • start fittings for dress (yes i know. There is being an official complaint made as tomorrow is the 6 month mark and my dress was supposed to be instore by then but got told yesterday it still isnt finished being made yet YIKES)
  • manicure
  • organize food and alcohol selections for cocktail  hour
  • get engagement ring cleaned
  • eyebrows waxed
  • confirm who is doing speeches
  • confirm timeline with photographers
  • confirm starting time for hair and makeup
  • organise honeymoon


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