(Closed) 11 months from today 9/10/11

posted 8 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am currently trying to find my dress.. I know what I want, I just need to find it somewhere close in my size to try it on first..  So far though, we have:

Ceremony site, reception site, photographer, Cake baker, Transportation, and DJ. I’m also working on our STD’s but I know I have at least until Christmas/New Years to have those completed..

I’m trying to stay ahead and organized!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Im a week before you I havent dont HALF of those things… congrats on being all over it….

Post # 6
2237 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Things I’ve accomplished so far…


  • Photographer
  • Caterer (who also does the cake)
  • Officiant
  • Venue


  • monogram
  • Designed STD, now just need to get them printed
  • Started making ribbon flowers for pomanders for ceremony decor


  • Bought my dress
  • Decided on flowers (I’m DIYing all florals) and where to purchase them
  • Made a complete timeline of when I should be completing each DIY project (I only have about a million of them)
  • Honeymoon booked (it was a gift from FH’s uncle)
  • Guestlist is like 99% complete

Up next:

  • Should be signing a DJ within the next week
  • Transportation search begins, though I might wait until a bridal show (in January) to book because they usually give discounts if you book at the show
  • Continue making ribbon flowers
  • Start embossing cocktail napkins
  • Bridesmaid dress shopping
  • Start digging around for addresses for everyone on the guest list

That list makes me feel quite accomplished!

Post # 7
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MandaMack: you are quite accomplished! i’m a week after you and have a fraction of those things done. we’ve booked the venue, the caterer (comes with the venue), and the band. i’m skipping a lot of things though so sometimes when i look at wedding to do lists i’ll cross off the stuff i’m not having to make me feel better – so it looks like i’ve done more.

is anyone else dreading gathering all the addresses? i should really start on that soon, because it will probably drag on forever.

Post # 8
2237 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pb and j: Thanks! My mom calls me “turbo bride” because I’m like borderline OCD about planning/preparing. hahaha

Post # 10
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

WOW, I feel REALLY far behind compared to you guys!!! Guess I need to jump to it! I have alot of things going on in life right now, but I’m a HUGE procrastinator, and I really don’t want to stress with my wedding. So I know, I need to get things moving!

Post # 11
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ummmm…… I don’t have anything done yet! I think we have found the venue but we have not booked it or anything. I knew I was behind but now I’m starting to freak out! I’m done with school in 7 weeks so hopefully I will have more time then. EEEK!

Post # 12
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sort of breathing a sigh of relief because we have booked pretty much everything that we were worried about securing in time, now its time for the harder things like DIY…

We have booked:

-Venue (hotel which handles the catering, bar, tent)

-Officiant (FI’s family friend, who became a notary public, which qualifies her in Maine! yay!)

-Photographer (NYC based but willing to travel, thank heaven.)

-DJ (so excited about this one! this was the hardest thing to find…)

-Cake (when is the tasting? YUM.)

-ceremony music (well, haven’t ‘booked’ exactly, but my uncles are playing the guitar)



-STD: we got some e-pics taken this past weekend, so once we get those, I’ll do either a postcard or a magnet STD from Vistaprint and figured I’d send them around New Years. When are people sending them? Does that seem too early?

-Dress: my friend is a designer and does custom gowns, but we haven’t even talked about it yet. Have to book a meeting with her and get started. No idea what I want.

-Bridesmaids – chose them all and they agreed, going dress “looking” on November 6 with Maid/Matron of Honor

-Guestlist – this is giving me heartburn still. We hoped for a list of about 140, but its looking like itll be closer to 175 or even more. Have to nail this down by Thanksgiving.

-Honeymoon – no idea. Napa maybe? Do we go right away or wait a little while?

-after party – our venue shuts music off at 9:30 (since we’re outside in a neighborhood) so we have to find a place in the area to all head to afterward.

-shower – my Maid/Matron of Honor is asking for guidance…I like the idea of a coed shower with a fun theme…probably June or July I think? Is that when you guys are thinking, or earlier?

-invites – haven’t thought about them at all..that’s for after the holidays, or later!

-talking about the menu, which we haven’t done at all. 

-flowers – yikes. No clue.


Wow, I was thinking I had done alot, but the to do list is really long. This was a good exercise!


Post # 13
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think I’ve got a pretty good start, I got engaged on Sept 11th and I’ve already done alot ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom says I take the fun out of it but it was really fun while it lasted..lol

I’ve booked:




Photographer(not sure yet if the videographer will fit in the budget)

Took Engagement Photos


Invitations (we’re not doing STD)

We’ve started on the guest list..we’re at 256 and I wanted to be at 200!

Found my dress

We still need:

DJ(My FH said he wanted to handle this!..oh boy)

Bridesmaid dresses–little black dresses with red pumps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Transportation..not sure what to do..the church is like 5 minutes from the reception..we really don’t need transportation but my FH kind of wants it…what do you guys think?

DIY projects ๐Ÿ™‚

Hopefully by the first of the year everything will be done!

Post # 15
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was thinking of sending my Save-The-Date Cards out in Christmas cards. I know it’s a little earlier then usual, but since we are sending our Christmas cards, I figured I could save on postage by killing 2 birds with one stone..  ๐Ÿ™‚


@SoontobeMsL: Our venue/caterer told us we could come any time after March for food tasting.. So about 6 months before the date or later..

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