(Closed) August 2013 – October To Do List

posted 8 years ago in August 2013
  • poll: This month I am

    ahead of the game

    right on track

    a little behind

    way behind

    wishing I was already married





  • Post # 3
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I keep telling myself that I need to get started on my DIY projects, but I just don’t have the motivation. I was going to organize and clean out our computer room this weekend (so I could move my wedding stuff back in there), but we got home from running errands on Saturday and it was like, “Ugh, it’s already almost dinner time,” and then nothing. And now it’s getting almost too cold to paint my centerpieces!

    What I should do before it gets too cold:
    – paint wine bottles
    – pick up looking glass paint and test out my DIY mercury glass
    – buy more candle holders
    – order bags for Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts / start on those?
    – Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses 

    Argh, and I just realized that we are full on busy this weekend–haunted house Friday night and a wedding Saturday afternoon, which means I won’t get anything done this weekend, either. Boo. This is why I got ahead of myself in planning, though.  

    Post # 5
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Ee I have a lot of carryover from last month πŸ™

    • collect addresses for save the dates – I have all of mine but am waiting for FI’s friends, FI’s parents’, and my parents’!!)
    • send out save the dates
    • call hotels about hotel blocks – I got Fiance to do this for me hehe πŸ˜‰
    • figure out bridesmaids’ dresses
    • decide what we are going to do about table numbers
    • design escort cards
    • choose bouquet inspiration pics to send to FI’s mom
    • keep collecting terrariums, maybe double check how many we have right now

    Post # 7
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This month we hope to:

    • Sign contract for our new venue
    • Sign contract for our cake (been holding off til we fixed the venue issue)
    • Start looking at florists
    • Do some more house-shopping


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

    Almost everything from my Sept list is being carried over but we did get some different things done last month that weren’t even on the list.

    • Bought bags, stamp, and paper for Out of Town Welcome bags
    • Had tasting and selected the food options
    • Worked on wording for ceremony
    • Selected majority of the ceremony music (inlc hiring a cellist to play with our pianist)
    • Think I found my father daughter dance song

    On the list for October

    • Order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (going this weekend)
    • PRINT PRINT PRINT (we bought the ink so just need to spend a day at Fiance school printing a bunch of stuff for the wedding)
    • Send out STD’s (its been on here since Aug so we really need to do it this month)


    Post # 9
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    this month is not as busy because i feel like i have a lot of time but i dont wanna forget anything..

    • ordered my wedding dress! (so excited, won’t get here until june)
    • book photographer
    • book DJ
    • start getting addresses of my guest
    • keep browsing for BM’s dresses

    thats about it, i dont want to get any BM’s dresses or Groomsmen tuxes yet because in 10 months, weight can significantly change and some of the guys want to get bigger/ smaller etc. i already picked out my STD and invites so i will order those before the end of the year. 

    Post # 10
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    Oh boy.  At least it sounds like I’m not the only one with carryover from last month!  This month I need to:

    • ACTUALLY contact caterers to set up meetings (although I did try to set one up last month with my #1, and found that they wouldn’t be able to provide hot food to our venue…)
    • Continue to track down addresses
    • Set up Engagement Photos (including all the prep for that…  Outfits and such)
    • BUY THE DRESS!!!!  
    • Think about invites and save the dates…  Pick fonts specifically
    • Figure out how to paint cookie table plates
    • Once font is picked, start mocking up signs for various things.

    The trouble is, working full time seems to get in the way sometimes, and this month’s weekends are already pretty full and hectic…  FI’s, my dad’s, and cousin’s birthdays, Sounders games, Halloween…  I want to just take a day off and get all my calls and stuff made!

    Post # 11
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This month we are gonna work on Addresses for save the dates. First collecting them, then writing them. I was gonna send these out in January which is closer to when The Knot says to do it, but people have already started making vacation plans for next summer! So we moved it up.

    That means we also have to get the website done before we send those out. Lots of writing to do!

    While we’re getting addresses, I can finally get official ages on the kids we’re inviting so that I know if they are super cheap “Child” meals or the inbetween “Young Adult” meals. That’ll help take out some of the iffy-ness in the budget.

    Tomorrow we are meeting with our priest again! We are doing our Catholic Pre-Cana FOCCUS test.

    In 2 weeks I am going to meet with the florist that I’d really like to book. I’m really hoping he will be able to create the look I want within my budget.

    We’re also gonna take a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond to start our registry. 

    Other than that – whatever we can get accomplished is bonus. We’ve been doing a really good job of getting things done recently. It’s been going great!

    Post # 13
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I am so far behind!

    This month I need to:

    • decide between having the wedding here on our farm, at our church or a newly discovered third option and reserve the site if needed. Find out about  any restrictions.
    • Notify all people involved about our proposed date and check for scheduling conflicts.
    • Reserve the flower grower and send her the inspiration pics she has been asking for. Hmm I wonder if creating pinboard of arrangements I love and one of those I hate would help? (Note to self: call and ask.}
    • Find and reserve a photographer.
    • Collect more green vintage napkins. I am 30 short.
    • Find 12 more vintage punch glasses.
    • Continue working on coffee filter flowers for chuppah.
    • Confirm loan of tablecloths.
    • Confirm loan of tables and chairs.
    • Continue working on bunting projects.
    • Gather twigs for wreaths BEFORE it snows.
    • Work on tophat pattern.
    • Start on petal swirls.
    • Start making the 40 birds needed for centerpieces.
    • Ask bridesmaids and groomsmen.
    • Figure out where to buy oil lanterns.
    • Continue dress hunt : (

    Post # 14
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    View original reply
    @koi424:  Have fun!  They aren’t trick questions, really… πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    View original reply
    @asscherlover:  Great advice!! Thank you!



    View original reply
    @cajungirl81:  I’ve heard some of the questions are kinda funny. I’m looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    9123 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Oh my!  I don’t have much at all on my list compared to yall.

    – look into hotel blocks

    – ask caterers final questions and try to nail that down

    – ditto with photographers

    – harass my friend about sending me the pictures with which I’m making the save the dates

    I think that’s it for October!

    The topic ‘August 2013 – October To Do List’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors