(Closed) Alright June Brides – Status Updates!

posted 7 years ago in June 2011
Post # 3
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Holy crap there’s still a lot

-get dress altered

-buy shoes

-hair/make up trial



-meet with DJ

-buy mason jars

-finish DIY programs

-buy votives.

-DIY escort cards

-help BM’s find shoes

-buy any sort of under things

-get grooms/groomsmen suits

-buy shower hostess thank you gifts

-Out of Town Bags

-plan rehearsal dinner

-order grooms cake

-get RSVP’s, share info with venue, and finalize seating chart

-buy Kingy’s gift

-finalize ceremony with priest

-pay everyone (down payment to florist asap.. she wants HALF wtf?)

-talk to limo guy about timelines

-find location for photos

-take engagement photos (yeah, we’re way behind)

-buy tix to Vegas for bach parties

-buy pen for guest book

-buy pretty bridal hanger


Okay, yeah– It looks like a lot, but they’re all really simple things!

Post # 5
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Eeeeeks already May!

  • Programs
  • Favors
  • Menu tasting – finalize menu
  • Meeting with DJ
  • Meeting with photographer
  • Take supplies to florist
  • Go to 2nd fitting
  • Gifts for bridal party
  • Engrave rings
  • Replate e-ring
  • Finalize bachelorette party details
  • Get RSVPs back
  • Final counts for cake & reception
  • check that all tuxes are ordered/guys have been measured
  • ask people to do readings
  • ask 2nd cake server
  • Get bubbles if Michael’s would ever have them when I’m there!
  • Decide on a first dance!
  • Decide on song for the ceremony
  • Choose readings, prayers, etc.
  • Send announcements to newspapers
  • Go shopping for Honeymoon!

I think that’s all for now – not stress-inducing at all!!

Post # 6
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG I don’t want to write what we’ve got to do otherwise I’ll really scare myself as then it make the fact that we’re behind a reality

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

oh dear.

+ hair and makeup trial (scheduled)

+ dress alterations (scheduled)

+ mail transportation deposit

+ find and order favors

+ get products shipped through mail (cant do anything about that!)

+ finalize menu, guest count, seating chart, cake decoration, etc.

+ hound future father in law to pay for hotel

+ make ‘welcome to hawaii’ packets for guests

+ book minister



Post # 8
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

*Buy my wedding band

*Pin down reception venue

*Send out invites (doing this Wednesday!)

*Get shoes

*Get my dress altered

*Get clothes for Fiance

*Buy dress and suit for flower children

*Buy flower petals

*Get suit for ring bearer

*Get pillow for ringbearer

*Hair/makeup trial (already booked)

*Book honeymoon

*Buy marriage license

*Make wedding cupcake for tower and buy stand


Post # 9
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me in May:

  • Confirm final appointment with hair stylist and makeup artist
  • Give DJ the lists of music and schedule for the reception
  • Finalize the wedding day timeline and e-mail to all appropriate vendors and participants
  • Submit final numbers to the florist and the reception venue managers
  • Finalize seating arrangements 
  • Determine who will be giving speeches at the reception
  • Finalize all decorations for the reception
  • Create Wedding Menus
  • Finalize all meal options with hotel
  • Write final thank-you notes to bridal party members or parents
  • Pick up my gown and veil (TOMORROW!!!)

Post # 10
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ugh so much to do! Embarassed  And only a month and a day to do it in! Double Embarassed

DIY Programs

DIY placecards (started!)

DIY table numbers (almost finished!)

DIY misc. signs/bathroom baskets/etc (almost finished!)

DIY Out of Town Boxes (started!)

DIY Garter

Send out rehearsal dinner invites

Buy groomsmen gifts, finish up Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, buy parents gifts

Finalize Reception Menu

Buy pretty hanger for dress

Gift DJ must play song list

Finalize day of timeline

Get guest transportation to/from wedding figured out

Take supplies to florist and cake baker

Get grooms cake figured out

Get RSVPs back

Final counts for cake & reception

Decide on ceremony music

Decide on readings/vows

Break in my shoes!!!

Finish booking honeymoon

Go shopping for Honeymoon!


Post # 11
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh my!  My list is quite long compared to others!  Hmm guess I’m a slacker :p

Luckily I enjoy doing all the DIY stuff I have yet to do!

Post # 12
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

AHHHHH!!!!!! So close!!


Left to do:


  • engrave Fiance wedding band
  • pick ceremony music
  • drop off ribbon to bakery
  • meet with videographer
  • meet with photographer
  • print programs and donations
  • seating chart
  • fill out place cards
  • assemble out of town bags
  • buy emergency kit
  • pack for honeymoon
  • last fitting/pick up dress
  • get engagement ring cleaned
  • final mani/pedi/hair blowout
  • bachelorette party

I never thought I would see this list finally decrease!! Handling the last of the little details and I think I’m ready!! SO FREAKING EXCITED!!! Smile

Post # 13
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

After having the last 3 days off and swearing myself off the Bee and the internet to get stuff done…. here’s what’s left:

  • Get Fiance to a big & tall or suit specialty store to get his suit/shirt taken care of.

  • Order the guy’s socks

  • Find Fiance some shoes

  • Finish folding, cutting and fluffing the last of the tissue paper to finish 6 pomanders and 2 cones

  • Followup with the florist for pricing from our meeting last week

  • Type out names for placecards and finish assembling them

  • Finalize our dessert/candy buffet and order what’s needed

  • Write our ceremony

  • Finalize our music choices for special songs

  • Get a must have shot list put together for the photog

  • Get a hair & makeup trial done

  • 2nd dress fitting appointment then my mom is finishing up adding sleeves on her own.

  • Figure out what’s going on with a rehearsal dinner

  • Decide if I’m making my own cake or book a baker if not

  • Attend my shower & take care of thank yous

  • Finish making my Thank You cards for the wedding

  • Finish yarn poms for some garlands

  • Find undies for me to wear

  • Order paper lanterns

  • Book rooms at our venue for photographer, me and Fiance and flaky sucky bridesmaid.

  • Finalize the menu with my mom and my work/venue

  • Book nail appointments for wedding week

  • Finalize our minimoon plans and make dining/spa reservations as needed

  • Create my signage for the day for the little stuff

  • Get our programs typed out and prettied up

  • Find some flip flops for me just in case

  • Get marriage license

  • Finish cake garland

  • Find some cute cocktail napkins
  • It’s still a LOT, but SO much better than where I was!  In the last 3 days I made our table numbers, started our placecards, finished half my remaining tissue paper projects, ordered my hair flower, necklace, earrings, guestbook, straws for cocktail reception, baker’s twine to make a cake garland with, booked our minimoon reservations, bought the guys ties, figured out half our special songs and started our ceremony.  PHEW!

    Post # 14
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I still have to

    •  make my cake stand
    • Finish stringing my paper cranes
    • Make the fans [favors]
    • Finish last couple of invites
    • attach fascinator to my bird cage veil
    • make boutonnieres
    • Make programs
    • Buy tableware [forks/knives/cups]
    • Buy drinks
    • 2 more dress fittings
    • put jordan almonds in favor boxes & attach labels
    • cut tulle for chair sashes
    • find nair place for manicure and book appointment
    • buy unity candle

    Post # 15
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Lots to do and only 4 weeks in whch to do it!

    First: I have one last final exam on Saturday

    Then I can work on this monster of a list:


    • Get marriage license (we’re going next week)
    • Determine wedding day itinerary & send it to the photographer & limo company
    • Hair trial (scheduled for May 9)
    • Another dress fitting or two (one scheduled for May 10)
    • Find a site for pictures (original choice isn’t working out so need to find someplace new)
    • Need to find earrings and possibly something for in my hair for after I take my veil off
    • make hotel reservation for wedding night
    • figure out transportation from reception to hotel
    • buy a basket for flowergirl
    • bridal party gifts
    • meet with florist again
    • meet with bakery about cake again (need a lot more than originally thought)
    • figure out what the bridal party is going to do for lunch (our ceremony is at 11am, reception at 6pm, the guests are invited to a luncheon at FIL’s, but we’re not going to be eating there since I don’t want to eat before pictures)
    • purchase drinks for in limo 
    • make nail appointment
    • buy garters
    • need a rehearsal outfit


    • programs
    • e-mail music selections to church music director
    • basket for bubbles
    • insert for programs inviting guests to luncheon at FIL’s house after ceremony
    • need to buy hangers for pew bows


    • buy and put together favors (Godiva Gems in bags)
    • seating chart
    • finalize menu
    • name cards
    • decorate vases for centerpieces
    • decorate candle holders for centerpieces
    • buy candles for centerpieces
    • put cake boxes together
    • mail paperwork/song selections back to DJ
    • need to buy baskets for matchbooks
    • baskets for bathrooms

    Post # 16
    40 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oh man, so much to do, so little time. 

    Get marriage licence

    Finalise day-of schedule- contact all vendors to confirm

    Confirm numbers with all vendors

    RSVPs due tomorrow- call non-responders

    Dress fittings (one tomorrow, schedule another)

    Meeting with rehersal dinner location to figure out menu

    Invite people to do our ceremony readings

    Hair & makeup trials next Thursdsay

    Figure out what food we’ll have for reception

    Whiten teeth

    Make appointment for nails

    Bachelorette party

    Buy vases for bouquets

    Pay vendors!

    Create seating chart & have printed

    Create programs

    Package everything up for transport to hall & church

    Eyebrow waxing

    Get e-ring cleaned

    Make lanterns & buy battery-powered tea-lights for them

    Get a unity candle & memory candle for FI’s mom


    That’s all I can think of right now.. there’s probably more though…

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