(Closed) August 2013 Bees – ONE MONTH AWAY!! Progress Check!

posted 8 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Omg it’s July!!!!  so close…

In June with made great progress on our bridal party gifts and got everyone’s clothes ordered/purchased/etc (at this point, it’s on the guys to buy the shirts we told them to).  Also finished our table number holders (but may need to redo the actual table numbers).

For July we need to make thank you cards (have gotten a few gifts from those who RSVP’d no, also had a bridal shower) or maybe just buy them; I’m worried about the time factor, finish some of the projects from June, create menus and programs, need gifts for our parents, need to figure out details and possible make invitations for the rehearsal dinner, connect with vendors if necessary (not sure if I initiate or they do though?).  The Thank You cards are my biggest concern.

Post # 4
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I downloaded an app to tell me how many days we have left lol.

– purchased some wooden hangers, had them sanded down, and painted them for my bridesmaids to have pretty hangers
– got the totes I purchased for my BMs
– finished our backdrop
– got lots of reception decor designed, printed, framed 

– paint votive holders
– don’t panic
– flowers 
– rehearsal dinner
– bachelor/bachelorette party! (July 27)
– purchase Groomsmen ties
– hair/makeup trial and dress fitting (July 13)

Post # 5
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh goodness. We are at 40 days now. 

I did lots of stuff in June. Finalized food and pie orders, first fitting, sent out invites, got some rsvps back, made preliminary seating chart, got favors done, ordered gifts and stuff for bridal party, organized rehearsal party and morning after brunch, finalized  playlists and mc stuff with the dj, figured out details with DOC, finalized floral order, bought rings.

I still need to do a buttload of other stuff. Second fitting, bringing all of the vases and stuff to NYC to give to my florist, make table numbers, buy and make escort cards, finalize bar information, figure out what to do for rehearsal dinner dress, get more gifts, finalize ceremony, and one million other things.

Post # 6
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

WOOOO 1 month. Can’t believe how fast time went.

June: Finalized the seating chart, finished my candy buffet, had my fittings, got my veil, finalized Menu and schedule for day of


July To Dos
-Finalize songs/paper work for DJ
-Final Meeting with Flourist, DJ, Photographer, VIdeographer,
– Bachelorette Party in Atlantic City- WOOOOO
– Finalize all the little details for the tables
-Order Programs
-Mail out timeline for the wedding party
-Hair/Make up trials
– Put together bathroom and Room basekts
-Find Jewelry

Post # 8
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first thought when I woke up this morning was “we’re getting married next month”! Been sooo productive lately. I’ve snapped out of my anti-wedding/I don’t care phase just in time. Seeing my dress at the second fitting definitely got me back into wedding mode.



  • Final payment made to day of coordinator
  • Final payment made to videographer
  • Initial food payment made to caterer
  • I attended my 2nd fitting (amazingggg)
  • Finished table runners


  • Attend hair/makeup trial on the 14th.
  • Finish painting mason jars, making escort cards, and wrap up bunting project
  • Complete bridesmaids gifts
  • Attend 3rd dress fitting on the 27th and bring her home!
  • Attend meetings with DJ, photographer, and day of coordinator to finalize the day of schedule
  • Pay off the cake baker, photographer
  • Find dress for bachelorette party



Post # 9
6835 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Oh my god, so much to do in the next 54 days!  I would love to get all this stuff done so August isn’t insane.  I am SO busy with my job right now (travel 4-5 days a week) and all our weekends this month are booked, so I’m not sure how that’s gonna happen….

  • Buy parents’ gifts
  • Get dress fitted mid-July
  • Get fiance’s suit mid-July
  • Get list of photos to photographer
  • Paint vases
  • Make mason jar luminaries
  • Make hanging mason jars
  • Finish barnwood signs (menu & ceremony signs, etc)
  • Order bubbles for ceremony
  • Order burlap and tablecloths (after RSVPs are in)
  • Make table numbers (spray painted wooden numbers)
  • Arrange final #s of table and chair rentals
  • Finalize menu with caterer
  • Write ceremony template and get it to officiant
  • Have Fiance make altar and photobooth backdrop
  • Order tissue for pom poms
  • Order guestbook
  • Rehearsal dinner dress
  • Keep exercising and eating well


Post # 10
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

oh my its one month to go!  This time next month I will be Mrs Rainbow Bee!


90% made on cake/ pie toppers,

planted flowers for table decs,

Booked flowers

brought and started trailing DIY make up looks 

started to wear in shoes,

DIY ed cards box

sent out most of the invites,

chatted to friend doing photos

booked meal for the hotel

booked honeymoon

Made hair piece



pattern cut and sew Fiance shirt

buy camara for honeymoon

see flowers and chose just which shade of sweet pea I want

finish a few DIY decs and the pie toppers,

pack and travel to wedding location on the last day of the month.

Post # 11
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  I think I need to add Don’t Panic too!

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@amandahrbek:  When are you going to AC? I’m going for mine July 19th, can’t wait!

Post # 12
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013
Post # 13
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really can’t believe it’s July already! Time is definitely going by quickly!!

So in June we were pretty productive:

  • Purchased welcome bag and bathroom basket supplies
  • Also bought the stuff we will need to pack for our Honeymoon
  • Fiance put together the easel and made our gorgeous card box
  • Printed and cut menus and day of schedules
  • Re worked the rehearsal dinner because our guest list keeps growing
  • Had slight freak out moment because of Rehearsal Dinner
  • Packed up some wedding stuff to bring to our vacation house which is closer to venue
  • Had first dance lesson


  • Don’t freak out 
  • Figure out last few guests
  • Work on tables
  • Print escort cards 
  • Submit head counts
  • Pay final payments to photographer, venue, and cake lady
  • Finalize music and meet with DJ
  • Finish cake base (adding moss)
  • Tie tags onto favors 
  • Practice writing or find someone to write bar menu on chalkboard
  • Glue wedding programs onto fan stick (my wonderful mother has offered to do this!)
  • Keep practicing our first dance
  • Eat Better, Exercise, Whiten Teeth, and Tan
  • And most importantly get our marriage license 

Post # 14
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I should add in: help Future Mother-In-Law find a dress, which is apparently impossible. She hates EVERYTHING. And Fiance doesn’t see a problem with the fact that she wants to rewear the dress that she wore ten years ago to her other son’s wedding. a) It’s ugly, and b) it’s white.

Post # 16
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TaurianDoll:  I’ve tried. We go to lunch with her literally every Saturday. I have spent hours finding dresses online, gone by myself to look and sent her a million pictures, and offered to go with her to look. She. hates. everything. She’s like, “Well, I’m going up north this weekend, I’ll look up there.” Except that the store she’s going to carries the EXACT same things that Macy’s does. Everything I’ve picked out would look amazing on her, but if it looks like it would be lower than her clavicle, she immediately dismisses it as “too low cut.” She wants a long dress. I show her some gorgeous dresses at David’s Bridal. Nope, she doesn’t like the keyhole neck or the modest side slit. No strapless. Half the stuff I send her is “too young” (meaning it’s not something that my grandmother would wear–FMIL is 55 and a rocking size 6, but she sees her self as an old plus-size woman wtfff). The only short dress she’s liked so far has been WHITE.

I have already tried FIVE TIMES to get her to go to David’s Bridal, Macy’s, etc. with me after lunch on Saturday, and the answer is always no. I don’t get it.

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