We are getting MARRIED this month!!!

posted 2 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I am stressed out of my mind, but it’s mainly because we’re moving house next Monday and I’ve just discovered the internet provider don’t want to give us internet until the 20th. So 5 days before my wedding. When I don’t live in the town I’m getting married in.


Guess I’ll be working late until then to make sure everything is going smoothly using work internet.

Post # 3
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m at 16 days, and I feel like it’s the home stretch!

I have my hair trial tonight. Friday, I’m meeting with our photographer to give her payment and go over the timelines she’s proposed and other important picture information. I will also be meeting with a friend regarding our slideshow sometime this week.

Next Wednesday, we meet with our reception venue to make final payment, give numbers and go over all of the final details. I’m sure we’ll have to give our officiant the order of our ceremony, and hopefully FI will have contacted the band to see what needs to be done in terms of intro music, band breaks, etc.

Other than that, it’s organizing day-of timelines to give to everyone super involved, do little odds and ends… and *try* and relax. I took the week of the wedding off, so that should give me plenty of time to handle any last minute details.

Post # 4
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have 25 days left….. still so much to do!  Little things but it all adds up.  

Happy Wedding Month!

Post # 5
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

9 days now! Getting married on the 10th as well…I can’t sleep at night, I am so excited. We are leaving for Vegas this coming Wednesday…it can’t come soon enough!

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Another 10/10 wedding here! I’ve been freaking out over the trees and yelling at them to keep their leaves until next weekend. It looks like it’s working 🙂

Post # 7
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)

Mine is the 12th. Everyone around me is counting down, and I’m like “shhhh, don’t tell me!”. Only things I have left to do are the card box and my (3rd) final dress fitting. I keep losing weight on accident, which I guess is a good problem to have because I have plenty to spare.

I’m so excited!

Post # 8
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

31st and I’m feeling pretty stressed. Things have been a breeze up until this point but we’ve had some things happen, and of course I have bride brain and I KNOW i’m making things worse for myself, but I can’t help it.

– Our RSVP due date was Sept 30th. We were missing over 75% of the guest list. Seriously! I was expecting to have to chanse down a few of them.. but 75%? Really? I’m so hurt and angry, I know I shouldn’t be and I know people forget but It’s just adding a lot of extra work to it.

– Our DJ cancelled. She is a close friend whom I hire frequently at my work. She is also 6 months pregnant. She is currently in the hospital until November 1st, as her placenta is ripping away. I am in no way angry at her, and I WANT her to stay home for the sake of her baby. I am however pretty stressed that I have 29 days to find another DJ that is open & fits our budget, a budget which is already running thin.

– We now need to find another Bartender, which also cancelled. We are providing our own drinks, just need someone to pour them. I had hired someone through thumbtack [paid deposit and all] and have not heard from them since I paid the deposit.. despite tons of emails/phone calls.

– I’m feeling a little better about this situation, but at the time I was seriously upset. On September 30th, there were only 25 [including the bridal party…] people who had RSVP’s yes to our family. The sad thing? VERY few of those 25 people were family.. almost all of mine and FH’s family has declined, aside from our parents, sibling & grandparents. The rest of the people who are coming are co workers and friends. Since then, we are at a total of 35 guests [including bridal party]. We invited 114 total. Not counting head tables.. our guests will currently fill 3 [yes THREE] guest tables, so our venue is going to look super empty.

– FH’s grandmother is a …trip to say the least. Everyone in his family has told me how awful she is, but I’ve really tried to wait to make my own opinion of her. Well, she’s done things here and there I’ve to the best of my ability, I’ve ignored her. She made comments about our wedding date being a “bad omen” because FH’s [adoptive] father got married on that day, and they had a divorce. She also asked me if I had a garter, which I told her I did.. but she sent me another one anyway, with a note about it being vintage lace and handmade. Honestly, it’s ugly and doesn’t match my theme/colors. I do feel obligated to use it, though. [that’s just how I am]. FMIL has told me that the last wedding she attended she “forgot” to turn off her cell phone and it went off when the bride was walking down the aisle. Awesome.

I stayed home from work today as I haven’t been feeling well.. I’m hoping I feel better before the wedding.

Post # 9
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Having a mild freakout. I’m 16 days out. Just moved into a new house and have been interviewing all week (3 interviews!!) for a job I really, really want, so wedding planning has taken a back seat. I need to do some serious printing and decor planning this weekend. We got about 90% of our RSVPs back, so we need to touch base with a couple of stragglers and see where they stand so that I can get the seating chart finalized. I pick up my dress on the 9th. Okay, I guess I’m not that bad off lol.

Post # 10
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m on the 31st… and starting to get super nervous! Final supplier invoices being paid off today, then it’s all systems go on the final decorations, name card, table plans etc…. so many little things to do!

The reassuring call I got yesterday was to confirm FI’s wedding ring is in at the jewellers, so will be heading there early next week to pick it up.

Chasing the stragglers now for the RSVPs – not too many left to go, but the last few seem really evasive!

Dress is at the dry cleaners – should be back in a couple of weeks. Taking my veil to be steamed today (whilst going shopping with a girlfriend to get her dress for the day!)

Overall I think I’m quite well prepared, but the church hasn’t been helping stress levels! They said they wouldn’t bank my cheque until the 30th September, but banked it 10 days earlier, so I had no money in that account, and it bounced! They then had a go at me for not having enough money to pay them… so I had to stand up for myself! I’ve found it really sad how unaccepting and short tempered the church has been with us, no wonder so many young people don’t want to attend regularly! (p.s. I’m a Christian and have nothing against the church per se, just don’t appreciate how they have spoken to us during the process!)

Then we need to finish buying soft drinks (orange juice & lemonade)

Write supplier info sheets

Write direction sheets from church to venue, and timelines for Ushers to have handy!

I’m pretty certain there are other things I’ve forgotten… but I’ll get to them sometime! 😀

Post # 11
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Soonerbee07:  Another 10/11 bee here, and almost same boat, been dating for 6.5yrs, engaged for 14 months.  Can’t believe how quickly that engagement went. 

I still need to:

  • Buy flowers and DIY myself (only have my bouquet, MOH bouquet, and 3 bouts)
  • decide on my jewelry
  • DIY cardbox
  • decide on gifts for MOH and BM
  • buy shoes, shirt, and tie for fiance (and tie for BM)
  • meeting w/ dj on Wed (still need to decide on ceremony/reception) music
  • Make a list of photo must haves
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