(Closed) Aug 2013 Brides – What have you done so far?

posted 6 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • Date
  • Reception Venue (includes open bar, food, cake, linens, tables, chairs, valet parking)
  • Church
  • Officiant
  • Dress – pruchased, haven’t done alterations yet
  • DJ
  • Save the Dates (ordered but not finished being printed)
  • Asked my Maid/Matron of Honor
  • Determined designer, fabric and length for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
  • Decided size of bridal party including bridesmaids, groomsmen, and most of the ushers
  • Colors
  • Website
  • Started registries
  • More things I’m forgetting

I’ve been engaged since May ’11 though.

Post # 4
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have been engaged for a little over a year and accomplished:

  • Venue and met with the planner to go over the details
  • Selected the ceremony location (at same place)
  • Photographer and had E pics done last Oct
  • Cake, florist, officiant, DJ (after seeing my FSIL’s boyfriends dad play saxophone in his jazz band, might be adding a band for dinner) 
  • Ordered my dress and bought my shoes
  • Just got my wedding earrings for my birthday from my parents and sister and they are GORGEOUS!
  • Picked out the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
  • Bought most of the Bridal Party gifts/parents gifts
  • Designed the STD’s
  • Started working with the Invitation Designer
  • Bought both of our wedding rings
  • Started registries and created a wedding website
  • Deposit on first resort for Honeymoon
  • Organized/ordered a lot of other details that I will work on this Fall/Winter (welcome bags, rehearsal dinner favors, escort cards, etc)

And I have gotten a couple small details like personalized cocktail napkins, mason jars, & sign for our chairs, rustic hearts for each of us to keep.

So far feeling pretty good!

Post # 5
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’ve been engaged since February 2012:

– Dress purchased
– Shoes purchased and DIYed 
– Ceremony site booked
– Reception venue booked (includes catering, DJ, tables/chairs/linens, coordinator, etc.)
– Officiants chosen, meeting this month
– Website done
– Registry started
– Tuxes chosen
– Photographer booked
– Engagement pictures taken
– save the dates designed, ordered, and nearly ready to be mailed
– invites/RSVP cards designed 
– theme/colors chosen
– DIY projects planned
– bridesmaids asked
– most groomsmen asked
– bridemaids dress color and fabric chosen
– baker chosen (my cousin)
– flowers chosen

Post # 6
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an ok amount done

  • Dress bought.
  • Veil DIYed
  • Shoes bought
  • Jewlery bought
  • Dress undies bought (bra panties ect.)
  • Have both of our rings
  • Venue booked (includes tables, chairs, table cloths, catering, Coordinator, vases and so so much more)
  • Flowers choosen (aunt putting them together for us)
  • Bridesmaids asked
  • Bridesmaid dresses picked out
  • Groomsmen asked
  • Website (ALMOST DONE)
  • Photographer almost booked just need to sign contract and hand over deposit.
  • Save the dates here and about half addressed
  • Words of wisdom cards printed and done!
  • Flower girl outfits picked out (just need to make the Tutus)
  • Favors chosen (2 cookies one my favorite and one Fi’s in a cute little package)
  • Started collecting ribbon for the ribbon backdrop 

I may have gotten more done but this is all I can think of at the moment!

Post # 7
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Okay, let’s see…

  • booked venue (ceremony and reception, includes catering and cake)
  • booked photobooth
  • booked photographer
  • booked videographer
  • booked dj
  • bought dress (yet to be altered)
  • asked bridesmaids/men
  • asked 3 out of 4 groomsmen
  • asked officiant (friend)
  • bought jewelry and shoes (headpiece, bracelet, necklace)
  • took engagement pics
  • made save the dates (yet to collect addresses and send)
  • bought favors (photobooth frames)
  • website finished
  • registries started, basically ready for public viewing

I’ve got a lot of things in progress, like collecting centerpiece materials, working on invitations, diy stuff etc., I don’t want to even say I’ve started them because who knows what could suddenly change!!

Post # 9
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow! I was happy that we booked the venue, and I got my dress….Lots to go. You brides are super organized!! 

We meet with the priest on the 19th of Sept πŸ™‚ and I started looking into photographers/DJ’s

Post # 11
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mithralia:  Haha, apparently so! I was feeling prettygood about our progress til I read the other bees postings…lol

Post # 12
34 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • Date picked.
  • Venue reserved & paid for.
  • Bridesmaids & Groomsmen chosen.
  • Dress/veil ordered. No alterations done yet, obvs.
  • Engagement photo outfits picked out/photographer chosen (need to set a date for that…ahhhh!)
  • Booked florist.
  • Caterer chosen…need to book and figure out if he’s requiring a deposit (family friend).


I felt pretty accomplished until I looked at this list. My To Do List is huuuuge! However, we’ve only been engaged since July 4th, 2012.

Post # 13
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • venue booked
  • church booked
  • photographer booked
  • found the gown ordered !
  • DIY card box done
  • DIY table numbers done
  • enagaement photos booked waiting the leaves to change colors
  • table linens and chair covers done

Post # 14
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have been engaged since August 5 of this year, so just a little over a month.  So far I have:

  • Set the date — August 2, 2013
  • Chosen colors/theme (Black & white with fuchsia & bling everywhere!)
  • Booked the wedding venue (church)
  • Booked reception venue (country club)
  • (Caterer is included, so that’s done, too!)  πŸ™‚
  • Confirmed minister
  • Bought my wedding band.. still looking for his
  • Narrowed it down to 2 dresses to choose between

Right now I’m in the process of choosing photographer, videographer, DJ, cake, etc.. basically all the vendors.  πŸ™‚  I think I’m doing alright for only having a month of time so far..?

Post # 15
9202 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Wow, I haven’t done much at all.  Took my family heirloom ring in to get resized, checked the date with the really important people, reserved the venue, reserved the band, threw out some initial inquiries to the caterers, and that’s about it.

Oh and Fiance and I have also talked extensively about the timeline of events and general vibe we want to make happen.  So in that way, I basically have a lot of it planned out in my head.  Actual action taken, not so much. 

Post # 16
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Yeah, a lot of us on the Aug 2013 board have been engaged for several months, that’s why you see all these big long lists of stuff done.  Don’t feel like you’re behind if you’re just getting started!  Or even if you’re not, LoL πŸ™‚

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