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

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

Sigh. You are so… together!!!

To do:


Finalize florist

Find a DJ

Make Flower Girl flower thing (it’s complicated)

Send out my Save-The-Date Cards by the 7th

Settle on a caterer

Get measured for my dress

Schedule mom/her friends to come up to see what they want to do about decor

I’m sure there are a MILLION other little things…

We have our photographer, church, reception venue, officient, florist and day of coordinator, though, and I’ve only been engaged for like, 2 weeks. I feel pretty okay about that. I just need STD envelopes bu I have to get those when I go home to Atlanta tomorrow cause I can’t find anywhere that sells just A7 envelopes here!


Post # 5
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

March is here?  Woahhh…that sprung up on me.

To-do list for the month:

Book wedding night hotel room

Reserve rehearsal dinner venue

Dress fitting

Continue to collect songs for ipod playlist (this has been going on for months, and we’ve made progress, but there is so much left to do)

Continue premarital counseling

Book hair/makeup artist

Research honeymoon activities

Send guest lists for bachelor & bachelorette parties to their hosts

Continue working on various crafts ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

To do list

  • Bridal Registry
  • Pay deposit on music entertainment
  • Wedding cake still looking for inspiration
  • booking transportation
  • Book time off work for wedding and honeymoon
  • pay deposit on honeymoon
  • Visit florist
  • Book Hotel Accomodation
  • Get passport for honeymoon.

DIY projects:

  • Wedding invitation, design and print
  • Button Balls
  • Ribbon Wands
  • Wedding sign
  • Completion of Wishing board.

Thats it, bit more on to it this month. Last month was just flaming ridiculous.



Post # 7
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

to do for March:

finalize a florist and work on decor, lighting, lounge, rentals etc!

finalize cake person and makeup person (sign contracts)

meet w/ officiant to plan ceremony

finalize invites, rehearsal dinner details

move in together! 

done: venue, planner, bought my dress, bought his tux, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, Groomsmen tuxes picked, band, photographer, honeymoon, found officiant, Save-The-Date Cards sent, registries done, hair person set

Post # 8
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

To Do List for March:

Cake Testing (Shower and Wedding)

Wedding Invitations

Flower girls dresses

Reserve room block for guests

Shuttle for overnight guests

Chair Rentals

Engagement Annoucements

And of course panick LOL, many more checks to be written.

Post # 9
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a really productive weekend, so I’m not afraid to post my list now!

Done or Started:




Menswear (suits – still need shirt, shoes, ties)

Registry (partial)


Next on list:


DJ – FI’s job


Post # 10
173 posts
Blushing bee

To Do:

Book hotel for wedding night

Book make-up trial

Order hair fascinator

Start addressing invitation envelopes (so don’t have to do it all at once)

Start DIY table names project

Take pre-cana certificates to the church

Research rehearsal dinner locations (FI to handle)

Make more honeymoon payments at travel agent

Post # 11
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

At the moment I’m feeling like things are pretty under-control. All the major stuff is reserved, the biggest decisions are made, now there are just five million “little things” to take care of. ๐Ÿ™‚

DONE: Caterer reserved, tent reserved, photographer reserved, dress ordered, save-the-date postcards ordered


  • Finalize bridesmaid dress decision
  • Finish putting content on our wedding website
  • Finish collecting guest list addresses and send out our save-the-date postcards
  • Start our registries
  • Pick out my shoes
  • Pick a cake, mmmm
  • Choose our tablecloth and napkin colors
  • Reserve caterer for rehearsal dinner
  • Plan honeymoon and apply for passports ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Work on designing invitations
  • Investigate make up/hair stylists
  • Continue collecting music

Post # 12
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My March to do list:

Serious ring shopping
Design on wedding cake design
Research invite prices
Start making list for photographer
Call DJ-about times and request info
Start making song list for DJ
Buy crinoline/slip
Buy garter
Teen/kid’s activity book and bags
Folders for readings
Left over from February:
Chair cover rentals
Decide on florist
Decide on menu & talk to caterer
Book honeymoon hotels

Post # 13
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yay! Im excited that March is here – it means spring is only a few weeks away!!!

My To Do:

-figure out music for ceremony

-start invitation order

-find shoes to go with my dress

-get my first fitting done

-order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

-continue working on DJ playlist

-continue working on writing the ceremony





-ceremony musician





I think Im at a good place right now!

Post # 15
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I feel like such a slacker. I know it’s only been 4 days so far, but I haven’t done anything on my list…b/c I’m trying to finish some of Feb’s tasks! ๐Ÿ™

Hopefully this weekend I can get cracking on some stuff!

Post # 16
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am stressin!  I work full time and am a full time grad student in addition to planning this wedding….should I have said “no” when he asked??!! haha


What I have left to do…and could potentially happen in March:

1. Make invites (actually April 24th, sending them out May 1st)

2. Get Fiance in and fitted for tux, order tux’s

3. Continue pre-parital counseling

4. Get a list of special request songs (fr. dr. dance, etc.)

5. Find green socks for the boys (FI job)

6. Buy green shoes for me! And make sure Bridesmaid or Best Man order theirs

7. Remind wedding party to book rooms at hotel

8. acquire necessities like toasting glasses, guest book, card box, cake topper, program basket

9. Find someone to tape the ceremony

10. Contact Host and Hostess, let them know about it!

11. Ask people to read in our wedding ceremony

12. Call priest about not doing communion (Catholic, Fiance not)

13. Draw sketch of cake, get color swatch, send to Baker

14. Set a date for engagement pictures…haha, waiting for it to be nicer out here in MN

15. Buy plane tickets for honeymoon

16. fax proof of baptism to priest

17. Make programs

18. Get music to piano player and singer

19. Plan wedding set up (readings, music, etc.)

20. Look into Archivers to make invitations

21. Buy gifts for groomsmen, bridesmaids, host and hostess, ushers, readers

22. Let ushers know their responsibilites

23. Get a MN wedding license

24. Figure out after dinner snacks

25. Figure out favors/order

26. Figure out lunch on the wedding day

27. Buy spanx and wedding night lingerie

28. Book room for wedding night!

29. Plan dress fitting for me and the BM’s

30. Let florist know about “in memory of” flowers

31. Buy departure dress

32. Buy honeymoon clothes/shoes/ suit

33. Something old, new, borrowed and blue

34. Buy candle lighters for reception candles

35. Make a cupcake stand…oh that will be hularious

36. Pick a hairstyle and do a practice run at the salon


I think that’s it for now…am I forgetting anything???!! haha  You gals helped me remember a lot!



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