September Bride Check-In!

posted 3 years ago in September 2014
Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got these things done:

  • colors/theme
  • venue (some paid)
  • dress (most paid)
  • caterer
  • photographer (half paid)
  • Bridesmaid dresses getting made
  • Florist
  • hair and make up
  • Both our wedding bands



I still need:

  • suits
  • shoes and jewelry for me
  • a veil and garter
  • invitations
  • Junior bridesmaid dress
  • Props for photos

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Sounds like we’re on the right track! 

I’ve got these things done:

  • colors/theme

  • venue (half paid)

  • dress/shoes (paid)

  • caterer (deposit paid)

  • photographer (paid)

I still need:

  • bridesmaid dresses

  • centerpieces

  • suits

  • a cake

  • a florist

  • a veil and garter

  • his ring

  • invitations

  • a DJ

Luckily my venue has a lot of awesome touches so there isn’t much to worry about for decorating or renting. 

EDIT – Yikes, still need an officiant too! Can’t forget that! 

Post # 6
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@208bride:  Hi!!

I have the following done

-venue/ceremony spot



-dj, guest lists..

-my dress, bridesmaid dresses, and the color and theme

Thats it!! I thought I was doing ok haha. This weekend I am meeting with a florist so hopefully I can get that out of the way and also addressing envelopes for the save the dates…

Blah wedding planning kind of blows!


Post # 7
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Historic Rosemont Manor

I have my…


  • Venue & date
  • Dress
  • DJ
  • Photographer
  • Caterer
  • Wedding party
  • Colors/theme
  • Save the dates are out
  • Registry
  • Groom 😉

Still need

  • Florist
  • Limo
  • Cake
  • Honeymoon
  • Gifts & favors
  • hair & make up
  • bachelorette party
  • Tuxedos
  • Wedding bands
  • bridal shower date

Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve gotten these things done:

  • colors/theme
  • venue 
  • dress 
  • caterer 
  • videographer
  • photographer 
  • centerpieces
  • other reception decor
  • bridesmaid dresses
  • bridesmaid dresses
  • DJ booked
  • Photo booth booked
  • Save the dates printed and almost ready to go
  • Invitation printed
  • Officiant booked
  • Registry
  • Florist booked

I still need

  • Tuxes
  • Shoes
  • Veil
  • Jewelry
  • Book hairdresser
  • Rings


Post # 9
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Can’t believe there’s only 8 months left.

So far, I have:

  • Venue (our house)
  • Dress and accessories
  • Photographer
  • Officiant
  • Most of the decor
  • Flowers (DIY paper flowers)
  • STD’s printed and about to be sent
  • Wedding party gifts

Still need to:

  • Book a caterer
  • Tent, chair, and table rentals
  • Decide if we want a DJ
  • Suit for the groom
  • Order bridesmaid dresses (already picked, just need to order)
  • Book hair and makeup
  • Order favors

Post # 10
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Time is moving so fast!

I’ve got these things done:

  • colors/theme
  • venue
  • dress (getting my measurements taken and placing the order this week)
  • photographer
  • flowers booked
  • bridesmaid dresses
  • shoes
  • some decor
  • ordered a cast of my wedding band to make sure it’s what I want
  • honeymoon resort booked
  • wedding pies
  • guest list (FI is just waiting on a couple addresses)
  • officiant

I still need:

  • save the dates (SOON)
  • suits
  • jewelry
  • need to continue shopping for fabric for table runners & bud vases
  • a veil and sash
  • his ring
  • invitations
  • to figure out the music (I think we found a DJ, we just need to finalize)
  • more decor
  • we got 50% off a limo at a bridal show so we have to arrange for that
  • to figure out hair and makeup
  • honeymoon flight
  • bridal party gifts
  • need to write the ceremony

I’m sure there are more things I’m forgetting to list…

Post # 11
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The things left are:

  • Write the ceremony
  • Finalize the invites
  • Rings
  • Accesories for my dress
  • Book the hair stylist
  • Cake topper
  • Buy the alcohol
  • Officiant
  • Welcome bags
  • Figure out the layout of the recption venue
  • Rehearsal dinner

I’m sure there are more things that I’ll think of along the way.  I can’t believe how close it’s getting!!!

Post # 12
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Bump—I have no clue where I am at.  LOL–I just keep doing things. This is so helpful for me to get back on track.

Post # 13
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX


  • Ceremony/Reception venue
  • DJ/lighting/photobooth
  • Florist
  • Videographer
  • My dress
  • His ring

Need to do:

  • Photographer!!!
  • Cake
  • Ask my bridesmaids
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Decide on the menu
  • Save the dates
  • Invitations
  • More decor
  • Song list
  • Transportation
  • Hair and makeup

I feel like I’m behind 🙁

Post # 14
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


  • date/chapel
  • venue (includes food & cake)
  • colors/theme
  • dress & veil
  • BM dresses
  • photographer
  • centerpieces (partial – vases provides by venue, but need candles)
  • florist
  • DJ
  • hair & makeup
  • officiant
  • organist for ceremony


Still Need:

  • tuxes for guys
  • shoes/jewelry for me
  • FI’s ring
  • candles/rose petals for centerpieces
  • invitations (my best friend/BM is designing & making these as her gift to me, so while it’s on my to-do list, she is putting everything together)
  • finalize guest list/addresses
  • limo
  • honeymoon
  • bridal party attendants gifts


I am sure there is more I need – but those are the main things right now!

Post # 15
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Shantly07:  Same here – my chapel is so simple and quaint. I’m keeping it that way and not decorating it. Plus, we would have to remove all decorations/flowers and I don’t want to worry about that, or desginate someone to do it. Our reception venue – same thing. It’s pretty enough that I don’t feel the need for decor, aside from the standard table linens (provided by the venue) and centerpieces. The less things to stress about, the better! I am cutting out ceremony programs and favors as well. I like no stress.

Post # 16
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@208bride:  Hey date twin! I have some done, but I’m completly overwhelmed. I just turned over rehersal dinner planning to FMIL, so one less thing for me to worry about.

I have done:

  • Guest List
  • Sent out save the dates
  • Purchased my dress (even though it takes 6 months to come in)
  • Booked the venue
  • Booked a caterer
  • Meeting with the last photographer tonight so we should have one booked by Friday
  • Booking a DJ this week as well
  • Mom is making the cake
  • Uncle is officiating and was so excited that he already got ordained 😀

Still need to do:

  • Pick colors (I know, I need to get it figured out…)
  • Bridesmaid dresses (need colors for)
  • Decorations (also, need colors for)
  • Flowers (agian… colors)
  • Purchase wedding ring bands
  • Block out hotels
  • Order invitations
  • A million other things I haven’t thought of

I’ll be a little more at ease when I get the long lead items booked. Which should be this week. Going to Seattle this weekend with 3 of the 4 bridesmaids to pick out dresses. I think I’ll end up doing a lot of DIY decorations and fake flowers and stuff to save some money, so thats what I’ll dedicate the rest of the time to.

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