(Closed) August Brides…What is your February To Do List?

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My months to do list.. and heres my progress…

1.Find/ Book the music and entertainment for ceremony and reception. (negatory.. havent done it)
2.Start thinking about a bridal registry. (not even close to thinking about it)
3.Start my search for my wedding cake. (way down on the to do list)
4.Give my reception venue a call to talk about caterer. (my reception venue cancelled on me, so I searched for a new venue instead)
5.Pay deposit for caterer and talk menus. (cant talk menus till i find new venue)
6.Determine my budget for my flowers. (zero dollars till i find out venue cost)
7.Send out our Save the Dates. (all ready to go for postage after my brothers wedding next weekend.. YAY!)

DIY

1.Finish my flower project for reception venue or at least complete half. (half done)
2.Finish the letters for hanging on arch way (at the moment they are just painted and looking boringggggg!) (tried jazzing it up… but epically failed)
3. Complete attachment of RSVP wraps for inside the invitation. (done!)

So the stuff I didnt do I plan to do this month… Its a never ending snowball.. πŸ™

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How soon are you supposed to send out save the dates?? I hope it’s not too late, but I was planning on using my photos from my engagement session in March…  Maybe that isn’t enough time.  I didn’t know you have to book make up artists so far ahead of time either.

So much to do!  Here’s mine. πŸ™‚

February To Do:

Interviewing Caterers – that should help narrow down budget

Book DJ – interviewing

Book Officiant/Celebrant/Judge (Our pastor’s already signed on for our date)
Book Makeup/go to trial – still need to find someone i like
Start acquiring Venue Decor Items – still interviewing florists and caterers
Begin researching honeymoon

Done:

Dress ordered

Book Officiant/Celebrant/Judge

Ceremony/Reception Venue

Photographer

Wedding Website Started

Started one registry at Bed Bath and Beyond

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Shutterfly, I’m sending out my save the dates on March 15th because the etsy seller who is making them was totally backed up when I inquired and had to work mine in.

My to do list is:

1. Meet with officiant/book officiant

2. Hire wedding planner for partial planning (reviewing contract now)

3. Hire caterer (have several tastings coming up)

4. Venue decor (have begun to bid for vintage mason jars on ebay)

5. Florist

6. Ceremony musician

7. Baker for my cupcakes

Last month I: ordered my dress, booked my photog, ordered my save the dates and invitations, and bought my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, built my honeymoon registry and wedding website.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Done: venue, caterer, photog, DJ, ceremony musicians, Save-The-Date Cards ordered and printed, dress ordered, shoes purchased (but need to be dyed), hotel rooms blocked (though I need to check up on this), bridal suite at hotel booked, wedding website started, registries set up, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses picked and purchased by girls

February to-do: collect remainder of addresses (for the record MINE are done, my mom’s and FI’s are NOT), address and send Save-The-Date Cards, book officiant, meet with event planner about tenting/lighting/decor, start researching florists, start researching transportation, book makeup and hair trial

Whew. That’s about all I can deal with in February!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

DONE: church, venue. pre-marital counseling, engaged encounter, photog, caterer, dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dress chosen, DJ, 3 hotel blocks, Save-The-Date Cards mailed to far away people, website created, Macys registry started

February TO DO:

Book Cake Baker

Book Florist

Send Save-The-Date Cards for local peeps

Order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

Figure out Rehearsal Dinner

Register at Bed Bath

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s mine so far!  (august 7)

To do:

1)send in contract for reception entertainment

2)send out std’s

3)creating some fun monogram projects

4)send off for color swatches from cards and pockets for invites

5)finish gathering addresses

6)begin looking at dresses (deadline for me is april 3

7)meet w/my friendor, Kasey, to begin the idea on the pomanders (moss and seashell) for the wedding

8)discuss bm bouquets with etsy designer (they’re having seashell bouquets too!)

*We’ve got the reception venue booked, the church taken care of, and the big things to go are going to happen when we get in town for a weekend vendor blitz in March or early april.  We’re going to solidify the florist and the cake baker as well as take pics and decide menu at the reception site.  For us, it seems kinda easy honestly! 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Forgot to add, we’re not going to register until about 3 mos before the wedding.  Also, T’s thing is to solidify the negotiations w/the two places for rooms!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

pay deposits on Dj and Photographer
finish flowers and pay for bouts from florist
start proactiv
lose 5-10lbs.

i am getting pretty thankful i planned just about everything in my first 6months. now i get to relax and execute.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

is anyone getting nervous that they are not going to get all their stuff done??  I am a little… πŸ™

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i have bad dreams about it!!!!

two nights ago i dreamt that my wedding would take place with everything i have planned as of this very moment…… That would be a HUGE catastrophe! Cake, no food, no alcohol, no photographer, no dj, flowers that are half done, no Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, no hair or makeup….. i know what i want and i’ve planned but it makes me really wanna shell out some money so i can make sure that dream doesnt happen

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ccranetobe  yes i have been nervous too!!! I also have had dreams that it all won’t get done but I know I am just being ridiculous. I know I am ahead of the game but I still worry!

My friends call me the over organized bride and I have not lost my mind yet πŸ™‚ I think that I will get everything accomplished and as long as he is waiting for me at the end of the aisle that is all that matters to me!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had the worst nightmare last night.. I just thought.. im seriously not going to get it done.. I actually woke up the FH with my murmurings in the night, thats when i realised.. allocation was the key.. FH woke up this morning with a pile of stuff for him to do πŸ™‚

hahaha

poor guy.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

holy moly. I feel sooo behind after reading all of your to do lists for this month. I haven’t really made one and it’s almost half way through.

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