(Closed) August 2012 Brides – What’s on your to-do list this month?

posted 8 years ago in August 2012
Post # 3
4674 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

eck! I just realized that it is February! 

lets see…   

* booking an officiant…  (we are talking with a relitive or step relative on my aunts…  but between her busty schedule and my Fiance being out of the state most of the winter we’ve been having a hard time hooking up…  she said the last week of Feb was fine for her, so hopefully my FI’s work doesn’t extend his trip!) 

*working on invites… (I am DIYing.  Invites on linen fabric which is mostly preped for printing on.  Now onto the pocket folds and finanlizing the wording and design) 

*I am diying it up this month! My Fiance is in NC until the end of the month…  So I am going to try to keep myself busy! I found cute purses at DSW on clearance to glam up for my Jr BM’s and Flower Girl.  I have shoe clips to make, banners, kids activity books and I’m sure I will come up with more!

Post # 4
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we are:

-having a tasting at our venue!

-meeting with our decor/flower people together to figure out our “look”

-going shoe shopping with the bridesmaids

-meeting with an invitation company here in my town


I think that is all I can think of for now!

Post # 6
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

everything that we have left i wish to get done before feburary is over!

– get our invite wording decided & send it to our designers

– book the videographer we fell in love with before someone else snatches him for our date!

– make a stop into heimes habadashery where the men are getting their suits from to figure out what the next step is.. measurements, pricing etc for our groomsmen. colors picked tho!

– decide which company we want to rent our linens from

– finally figure out who we would like to use for cakes! i cant bear to go to any more tastings, i wish id find someone already and just be like “YES! WE NEED YOU!”

– shoes for my dress

&& really thats all there is left! eeeep!

Post # 7
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Last month:

-Ordered and received my invites

-Started solidifying my decor and DIY plans and started shopping around for supplies for escort cards, centerpieces, table numbers, etc.

-Picked up my dress (today!)

-Started shopping for (and ordered a few) bridesmaid gifts

-Started browsing for registry items


This month:

-More shopping for decor and DIY materials, get started on some of the projects (probably the escort cards and card box first)

-Call bakery to get things rolling with the cake plans

-Work on building the wedding website

-Contact hotels to inquire about blocking some guest rooms

-Start collecting guest addresses for the invitations

-Make second deposit to venue (that one’s no fun…)

Pester Fiance about menswear plans (whoops, how’d that one get in there…)


Post # 8
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This month we have/will:

– booked our florist (just signed our contract yesterday!!) Laughing

– choose our cake design/and baker (we are getting 2 quotes and proposal from 2 different bakers)

– go shopping with my ladies to choose and order their dresses

– we meeting with our venue to food tasting and choose our menu

– once the menu is confirmed, I will finalize the RSVP cards (our invitations are ready, I just need to order them from the designer with the RSVP cards)

– finish working on our wedding website

– my dress was suppose to come in in January but it’s not here yet Undecided.  Hopefully it will come in in the next week or so.  1) I want to try it on again and 2) I’ll need to pay the balance.

Post # 9
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This thread just made me sick! lol! I’ve realized how much I still need to get done ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This month we are finishing up the catering. All the rental items are booked. Talking with the florist this month. Trying to find a good tailor in this tiny town of mine to alter my dress.

Post # 11
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m pretty much all planned!! I’m so surprised I’m so on top of things. All of our vendors are booked and deposits paid. 

This month I have to figure out invite/program/place card designs and order them and we have our cake tasting on 2/11. I also need to schedule a hair trial now that I have my veil and headband.

We have pre cana next month and I need to get all my church documents in order.


Post # 12
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@HueysLuda:  I understand how you feel…. I went through the “sickness” lol in Dec and Jan.  You can only do one thing at a time Smile If it’s getting bad, maybe ask Fiance, or some close friends to help. 

For me, the hardest is anything to do with the invitations, guest list, etc.  That’s hard work!!!  In close 2nd is the website because I have to translate everything since our wedding is bilingual.  But, only one thing at a time, it will get done.

Post # 13
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I feel on top of things till I read this, lol. Last month I started some DIY projects, 2 chalkboards from old windows, one will be “Our Love Story”, not sure on the 2nd one, possibly bar list or on the Guest Book Table. Also made super cute ball jar mugs with chalkboard paint on the front of each so we can write our wedding party’s names on them. <3 them.

I am designing my own invites and have a design started that I’m fairly sure i’ll be using… so just need to finish those 100% and then start ordering supplies to put them together, will probably hold off on that till March. I also need to design our programs, a thank you card/mad lib card for each seating, and labels for our jam favors.

I am going on a 2nd trip looking for bridesmaids dresses on Sunday – having a hard time picking a dress!

Also have to decide on linens for the tables… have a company I’ve contacted so need to meet and decide on colors, etc./put a deposit down.

And then from there, just lots more DIY projects! Shoes & jewelry & gifts for bridal party.

Post # 14
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Missido:  Yep, I think I will enlist the help of others. With my surgery taking place in Jan. I really lost some ground. I’m working on a plan to take control of everything left to do. One thing at a time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We’ve done a lot already, but I’m trying to keep things simple. So this month we are:

-choosing invitations
-paying for the church (though it is already reserved)
-working on centerpieces
-buying a money/card box

Bridesmaid fitting is scheduled for March 3rd, even though I have the dress already picked out. They just have to try on and find out their size ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This month: 

  • Doing the DIY components of our centerpieces
  • Figuring out how many mason jars we have/still need
  • Deciding if we want to buy wedding insurance and doing it if so
  • Booking our rehearsal dinner
  • Doing the prep for our DIY invitations (making the pocketfolds)
  • Buying shoes (assuming my dress comes in)
  • Buying our rings or at least picking them out
  • Booking the final night of our honeymoon that we don’t have booked yet
  • Making our DIY door hangers

Yea, that’s the plan anyway. My excuse when I don’t get it done is that it’s a short month ๐Ÿ™‚

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