(Closed) 10/10/10 1 month to go !!!!

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Let’s see here, my to do list includes:

-Write ceremony
-Write vows
-Make tissue paper pomanders
-Figure out something creative for guestbook?
-Create programs (which will take awhile since I’m doing them with my Cricut)
-Get marriage license
-Create escort cards (again, Cricut project)
-Create table numbers
-Buy table linens/napkins
-Buy plastic plates/utensils/cups
-Buy alcohol- (Bevmo’s 5-cent sale end of month!)
-Pay for rest of cake
-Buy my wedding ring
-Reserve hotel for wedding night
-Have a hair trial
-Get special music to DJ
-Finalize menu/wedding day plans with our caterer (not having traditional caterer-having our favorite resturant who we’re friends with the owner cater our wedding, but that requires a lot of planning out)
-Talk with photographer (again, another friendor- still haven’t even negociated price)
-Get gifts for attendents (sorry guys, this is last on my priority list, so you might get a big IOU)

I know I’m forgetting things, but that’s what I can think of off the top of my head. 

If I had known 9 months ago that my parents were indeed going to be able to contribute financially, I wouldn’t have picked the venue I did, because I have to do EVERYTHING by myself.  Our venue is beautiful, and our choices in food/alcohol will be very personal since we had to bring everything in, but sometimes I wish I went slightly more traditional and went with the Country Club that was a little bit more money, but had food/alcohol/table-linens etc. all taken care of. 

Oh, I also work 60 hours week (40 regular job, 20 hours internship for school).  I have a sneaky feeling that a good chunk of this stuff will probably get done 3 days before when my mom and sister come into town to help me out. 

Post # 4
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh don’t remind me.

I need to:

Finish spray painting part of the favors.
Make the programs.
Book a DJ (don’t ask)
Book the hotel room (seriously, don’t ask)
Book our transportation (…)
Finalize with the florist for the centerpieces
Make the table name signs
Get marriage license
Make the escort cards
Buy the alcohol
Buy rings
Pick up the dress and do final fitting
Make maps and information inserts for Out of Town bags
Put together the Out of Town bags

Plus 1000 other things I’m sure I need to do but aren’t on this list.

Post # 5
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your lists look very similar to mine. I’m relieved that I’m not the only one who hasn’t booked the hotel room yet!

My list looks something like this:


Buy Ring Bearer Pillow

Purchase Garter

Book Wedding Night Hotel Room

Pick Up Dress and Have Final Fitting

Order Table Numbers (Once all RSVP’s are in)

Finalize Centerpieces with Florist

Make Programs

Create Photo Reel for Special Viewmaster Escort Card (My Cousin Owns an Awesome Business That Puts Together 3D Viewmaster Reels for Special Events)

Have Bridesmaid Gifts Engraved

Buy Gifts for Parents

Finalize Lists with DJ

Have Second Hair Trial (Almost there with the look)

Make Charity Donation In Lieu of Favors

Finalize with Photographer

Finalize Menu

Get Final Cake Design to Baker

Create Timeline with my DOC

Pay Remaining Balances

Participate in Remaining Religious Ceremonies

And more I’m sure…



Post # 6
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Let’s just say…A LOT!  In addition to getting ready to move to another country!  But I can’t wait!!!  My fiance just called me at work, made my day! (We are LD in case anyone didn’t know.)   And my bachelorette weekend is upon us!  Woo!

Post # 7
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

YAY I can’t believe it’s almost here!  Here is my to-do list:

-print escort cards & finish seating chart

-print random DIY signage (bar sign, rehearsal menus)

-finish groomsmen gifts

-finalize head count with caterer and reheasal dinner

-confirm hotel reservations for guests

-wrap gifts

-confirm everything with florists, photographers, limo, caterer and DJ

Post # 8
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG I can’t freaking believe it. Did it hit anyone else today that it’s actually going to happen? No? Just me? Okay then. 🙂

Anyway, my to-do list is thankfully pretty short now (yay not procrastinating for once in my life!!) but there’s still some doozies on here:

-Punch, stamp, and label candy buffet/ escort bags

-Assemble table numbers

-Go to wholesale flower store and start getting ideas (I’m DIY’ing)

-Find flower storage for day before

-Take dress in for alterations (luckily I found this awesome place that only needs 10 days… I’m still giving them two weeks or more but as I’m still trying to shave off some weight, it’s a blessing!)

Aaaaaand my big, huge one:


That one is going to kill me. Sigh.

Oh yeah, I have to tea dye my veil and take the programs in to be printed, cut, and then assemble them, too.

Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can’t believe we’re at the one month mark, ladies!! Every weekend since the 100 day mark has been spent on wedding DIY projects and planning. Hope to not burn out before the wedding ;P

I still need to…

  • Write vows
  • Confirm with DJ and get music
  • Do the finishing touches for wedding centerpieces and placecards
  • Programs (60% done)
  • Wedding video (20% done)
  • Go for final fitting (tomorrow)
  • Go with bridesmaids to their final fitting (next weekend)
  • Buy alcohol
  • Honeymoond planning (leaving for Greece and Italy 2 days after wedding)
  • and of course…STOP MYSELF FROM COMING UP WITH MORE DIY IDEAS! Really need to work on this one.

We’re almost there!!!

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