(Closed) August 2010 Brides- What’s left? What are we forgetting?

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Feeling close! Almost all DIY done, still have:

  • Table #s (waiting on venue, arg)
  • Escort Cards (waiting on venue, arg)
  • Welcome Info
  • Final Dress Fitting Tuesday
  • Finalize Seating
  • Missing 3 RSVPs
  • Final random errands!

The venue is bar far the most stressful, they don’t return phone calls and I’d like to go over some things as the date approaches! I’ve gotten a lot of the “paper stuff” done and other projects as well as almost all the RSVP’s in so that feels great!

Hope everyone’s hanging in there!

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ahh! Time is zooming by all of a sudden. Here’s the to-do’s on our list:


  • Finalizing seating chart (waiting for a few more RSVPs)
  • Finalizing music must play / do not play lists for DJ and mariachi song list
  • Purchasing out of town bag items / making Out of Town bags
  • Writing welcome letter
  • Writing itinerary for wedding party
  • Making programs
  • Finalizing ceremony music selections
  • Send rehearsal dinner invitations

We have a lot to do!Writing this out will get me to move on this stuff for sure.


Post # 5
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

EEK, time is FLYING by!
I’ve got a fair amount of DIY left, because it’s stuff I can’t really start until we get all of our RSVPs back (escort cards and table configurations), and until we decide on our bar situation (menu cards). I’ve done what I can with those, so just waiting on RSVPs at this point.

Also need to:

• Order flowers for bouquet
• Buy centerpiece vases
• Have final 2 dress fittings
• Pick up wedding bands (should be ready on August 1)
• Make rehearsal dinner invites
• Send out rehearsal dinner invites
• Pick out music (we’ve got some picked, but not the major songs lol)
• Get second pair of shoes for reception in case my heels hurt too much
• Order alcohol for rehearsal dinner
• Making Out of Town bags
• Create seating chart
• UGHHHHHHHHHH so much to do, but little motivation to do it….

Post # 6
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I can’t even comment except to say OY VEY

Post # 7
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a july 31 bride having an aug 6 reception (from when we get back from our intimate destination wedding)!

Here’s my last to do list:

  • ties for the guys
  • three cylinder vases in diff heights for wine tasting room submurged flower decor during the cocktail hour
  • finishing up some mossy letters and our chair decor
  • finishing up signs for favors, guestbook, and our sendoff
  • printing and finishing up making our monogram decals for the favor bags
  • make the menu and beverage/wine list for the place settings
  • and going shopping to get a few more outfits for me and for my son for the big familymoon trip! 

Post # 8
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t even know what there is to do. I am somewhat hoping that anything I haven’t done already doesn’t matter.

  • Glue craft sticks onto our program fans
  • Test run making whoopie pies for favors
  • Actually make the whoopie pies for favors
  • Thank You cards for my lovely ladies for my bridal shower
  • Call the venue with final count / pay venue
  • Pay hair & make-up stylists

I think I’m pretty well along. I have a seating chart done, only waiting to see if there will be final changes.

How did time creep up so quickly? It will be less than 20 days on Monday!

Post # 10
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I feel like we have everything to get ready:

  • Clay flowers
  • garters
  • clutches – 6
  • boutinerres
  • cake topper
  • centerpieces
  • aisle runner
  • band/dj
  • ceremony music
  • dinner music
  • pick up my dress from alterations
  • figure out how we’re getting everything up there
  • pick out the cake
  • order Converse
  • find someone to do my hair
  • make “Thank you” parasol
  • come up with a list of pictures for the photog
  • find some Bugs Bunny argyle socks (if they’re made)
  • finish my veil
  • make programs
  • and much, much more

Post # 12
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My List:

  • Order wedding favors
  • package wedding favors
  • Set seating chart
  • Order escort cards
  • Final meeting/payment with venue
  • final meeting/payment with florist
  • payment to band
  • payment to photographer
  • pick up photo guest book from photographer
  • Marriage license
  • 2nd and 3rd dress fittings
  • tie ribbon around wedding bubbles
  • put together and decorate flower girl wagon
  • Finalize details of wedding shuttle with hotel
  • Call travel agent to finalize hotel transfers

I’m sure there’s a million more things I’m forgetting!

Post # 13
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My to-do list seems to be growing, rather than shrinking!

-reserved signs for church

-photobooth signs

-bathroom basket signs

-buy snacks and water for Out of Town bags

-design and assemble programs (i still need to find a style that i like)

-finish cross-stitching the escort table sign (i’m half way done)

-buy cords for handfasting ceremony

-buy frames and print out old family wedding photos

-finish groomsmen gift purchasing (i decided on monday that i wanted to make them tie envelopes as part of the gift, this took about 2 days to do)

-escort tag labels for jam jars

-name tags for tables (design, print and assemble)

-table seating arrangements

-marriage license

-bring all the table numbers (chalkboards on stakes) to the florist

-assemble kids gift buckets

i know there are things i’m forgetting. i keep adding onto a giant list when i remember something. i need to start carrying around my little wedding notebook so i can cross things off as i do them!

tonight is my last dress fitting!

Post # 14
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m actually feeling really good.

Our biggest projects left are the last 35 fan programs and centerpieces.

The centerpieces we’ll most likely finish up this weekend. Need to cut 6 more 1.5Ls then spray paint #s on them all.

The thing still stressing me out is the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.

Other minor stuff:

  • Cake topper
  • Update Rehearsal Dinner #s
  • Picking up FI’s suit today
  • Possibly get fancy fans for immediate family
  • Bro has to book limo & video for us. No biggie.
  • Finish up day of timeline
  • Make thank you signs
  • Decide if I want to do menus
  • make 24 Logan Berry beverages (kid favors)
  • ring bowls
  • confirm everything with vendors couple days before the wedding.
  • Make sure I have a list of instructions to venue!

Post # 15
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@TheFutureMcBride:  We are doing converse too; we went to Shoe Carnival and FYI they had a buy one get one half off sale!  So I think the final cost came down to $33 per pair.

Post # 16
1154 posts
Bumble bee

aaaaa…..aaaaa…..aaaa…. 1. DON’T PANIC

Trying to stick to number 1.

2. seating chart

3. dress fitting!  (having serious issues with this 🙁  )

3. signs

4. other stuff…


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