(Closed) August Brides: What TO DO’s for now…

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ha, I met with a potential DoC and am meeting another one in about 10 minutes, so that’s on my to do list. I’m also going to try to meet with florists… I’m a little behind, can’t you tell?

Post # 4
173 posts
Blushing bee

Need to book transportation, rehearsal dinner (FI and his mom will take care of that) and really, a bunch of little things like get shoes, veil, bubbles for outside of church.  All the big things are set.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Lots of little stuff for me too.  I think the only biggies are the officiant (yep, thats a BIGGIE), a baker.  Hmmm, lots of small details: first dance song, bridal acessories, signature cocktail, and more…

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

@RxBride – Hey date twin!

Um, I’m feeling overwhelmed currently. Next month I’m planning on meeting with my event planner to start talking about decor/flowers, meet with our officiant, do a hair/makeup trial, start looking for invitations, add to our hotel block for saturday night, start to figure out transportation…

Ok that’s enough. I already feel like I’m going to throw up. Oh and I found out last night that my Maid/Matron of Honor doesn’t like the way her dress fits so now I have to try to exchange it for a different style at JCrew and I like so do not want to deal.

Post # 7
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Right now our top things are:

– finish the STDS – they are this.close to being done – now just need the final push. Expect to mail next Monday.
– finalizing our menu (we only have to pick the pasta course, and then pay the 30% deposit) and have the tasting (yummmmmmmmm).
– rehearsal dinner
-invitations (met with letterpress guru last week, so hopefully invitations will start to come together by the end of March).

Lots of little things like jewelry, hair inspirations, work on Out of Town bags, etc.

The only “drama” with the rehearsal dinner is that Future Mother-In-Law is *adamant* that Future Father-In-Law (they are divorced) pay for the rehearsal dinner. I know it’s “tradition” that his fam pay, but we don’t expect that, and no one in either family is very “traditional” – but for some reason every time FH talks to his mom she asks if his dad has offered to pay for the dinner yet, and tells us to speak to Future Father-In-Law about it. Soooooooo, we need to figure that one out (and telling her WE planned on paying for the dinner hasn’t worked, either). Hmmm :/

Post # 8
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Quite a few details left: shoes, accessories, hair and makeup, first dance song, officiant, sending out the invites πŸ™‚

Post # 9
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The biggest thing is find an officiant. All other big vendors are booked.

Really gotta start mocking up centerpieces and working on our favors.
Do some final tweaking on invitations. start looking into adhering/joining options for our invites.
Start drafting up programs (decide if we want fan fan or paddle fan), favor tags and all other paper goods.Start looking into wedding bands
Get the seamstress started on flower girl dresses.
Get a feel for BMs and the bridesmaids dresses.
Continue building music list for key moments.


Post # 10
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm…I think my list is the same as last month.

#1 – Bridesmaid dresses

#2 – DJ (FI’s job)

#3 – Invitations, I think I have decided to order to save the trouble.  I originally wanted to design my own.  So now I need to get on top of it.

Post # 12
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@RxBridetobe: We set up an account with a formalwear place last month in order to take advantage of their special at a bridal fair, but I don’t think we’re going to have the guys measured for tuxes for a little bit in case of weight fluctuations. Though I do think I’ll drag Mr Spin out soon to narrow down tux styles so we can talk about boutonnieres vs. pocket squares.

1. Need to get a DJ! (eek! can’t believe I’ve left it this long!)

2. STDs! (eek! more exclamation points!)

3. Invites. My sister keeps on designing super cute invites for us but I just can’t seem to decide what to do. :p Story of my wedding planning career.

4. Talk to florist and get a quote.

And that’s the short list. Ugh.

Post # 13
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@RxBride – I actually did have Groomsmen attire on my list for March but one of our GMs’ wife just left him and is filing for divorce so I’m holding off on any Groomsmen related wedding stuff for the moment. It’s annoying because we want them in gray suits and it’s way more difficult than going the tux from Men’s Wearhouse scenario.

Post # 14
173 posts
Blushing bee

RxBride – our guys are going shopping next week to look at suits.  Not sure how long it all takes, but I’m sure you have more than enough time to get that done.  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am glad I’m not the only one feeling overwhelmed! I love my fiance to death, but he is not helping with anything. And my mom is not being very helpful. She has champagne tastes on a beer budget and she has a negative opinion on everything I suggest! Ugh!

Okay, on to what I’ve completed:

1. church booked and meetings with officiant set up

2. registered for pre-Cana

3. registered for NFP classes

4. dress ordered and veil ordered

5. bridesmaids’ dresses ordered

6. florist booked and deposit paid off

7. band bookeed and deposit paid off

8. save the dates sent out

9. website set up

10. hotel blocks booked

11. groom’s attire picked out (his own formal white tie attire)

12. rings bought and resized for me

13. photographer booked and deposit paid for

14. reception site booked and paid for

15. rehearsal dinner location set

16. earrings and necklace bought

17. fiance’s wedding gift bought

18. wedding shoes bought


Need to do:

1. order invitations

2. transportation booked for wedding party and out of town guests

3. cake design and flavors finalized

4. menu picked out for wedding

5. menu picked out for rehearsal

6. day after brunch set up

7. find tux place and order tuxes for the guys

8. finalize music with the organist

9. book and pay for honeymoon

10. plan welcome reception for out of town guests

11. book bridal luncheon

12. have engagement pictures

13. have bridal portraits

14. get cake topper (think I want to use my parents)

15. do programs

16. pick out Bible readings

17. get last minute accessories

18. order bridesmaid gifts


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