(Closed) Checking in August 2010 brides :)

posted 11 years ago in August 2010
Post # 17
3342 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

These posts really help me harness my feelings of overwhelmed-ness into a nice organized list.

  • DIY invitation assembly is this weekend!
  • meet with ligurgist at church
  • meet with priest
  • walk through of reception venue with caterer and florist
  • ceremony programs
  • figure out music (meet with DJ 2x)
  • assemble guestbook
  • print/cut guestbook cards
  • print guestbook sign
  • print/cut seating chart, table numbers
  • create/print sign for bar
  • create cardbox (FI is taking care of this)
  • Alterations!?
  • rehearsal dinner?!
  • dance lessons!!!!!!

Post # 19
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Good that you got it out. This is the place to do it!

Im there.. I think. Everyweekend except for 3 are now pretty much booked with wedding stuff.

I think im 90% on to it.. and there are few things I cant do yet.

I just paid for our lighting guy and I am SUPER excited about it! (not really about parting with money, but I can see my ideas coming into reality, so that bits exciting). Invitations are sitting waiting to go as I have allowed mum up until June 14 if she wants to change any guests or anything. After that its a done deal. No adding extras.

And our cupcake guy is all paid for too! yay!

DJ meeting next week

Hair trial and makeup trial June 11!

I asked FH to organise transport and Honeymoon and Im leaving these in his hands. So hopefully they will be organised soon!



Post # 21
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im getting married August 21st when should we mail out invites?

Post # 22
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I want to make a big list to make myself feel accomplished.

It shocks me when people say they are done or almost done…I don’t get it!?  I’m just counting the days until school is out and I can really focus.


  • All clothing purchased
  • First flower consult
  • First tasting
  • Some shoes bought – no decision
  • Some ties bought – no decision
  • Honeymoon location picked – no tickets
  • MUA & Hair contacted, almost booked
  • Boudior pics scheduled, lingerie picked out

Coming up:

  • Boudior Pics – next week
  • Bachelorette – 4 weeks, yay!
  • Shower – 2 months


  • SHOES: mine, Bridesmaid or Best Man, and groomsman
  • Veil – haven’t even thought about it
  • Dress to come in + fitting
  • Tour room choices at hotel, book room
  • Bridal Party gifts
  • Bridal jewelry
  • Honeymoon flight + hotel
  • music

I’m sure there’s a ton else, but I’m just trying to check off one thing at a time!

Post # 23
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010


  • Invites are ready to go out for the A-list
  • Have my dress, veil, shoes, garters, earrings
  • Rings
  • Florist
  • Bridesmaid Gifts
  • Cake
  • DJ booked
  • Hair/Make-up booked
  • Honeymoon is all booked and paid!

Need to do:

  • Order flutes and cake server set
  • Get fiance to Men’s Warehouse to pick a tux
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Playlist
  • Writing our ceremony / vows
  • Table numbers & Favors
  • Bug one bridesmaid to ORDER HER DRESS already! She keeps putting it off.

Post # 24
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Damaskqueen send them 2 months early (June 21)

Our to-do list at this point is mostly details and things I don’t want to worry about.  Stuff like figuring out logistics for how and when the space will get decorated.  I feel like I’ve done all the fun tasks!

Post # 25
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Let’s see:


  • Sent out Invites
  • CakeServer/Knife on the Way
  • Fitting 1
  • First Dance/Father-Daughter Songs Picked
  • Undergarments Figured Out
  • Bachelorette Planned
  • Maid/Matron of Honor and Flower Girls Set
  • Bouquets Done
  • Pre-Maritol Counseling


  • Rehersal Dinner Dress Sewed
  • Centerpieces
  • Flowers (corsages, bouts, etc.)
  • New Shoes
  • Ceremony Music
  • Settle Food w/ Caterer
  • Order Linens/Plates/Silverware
  • Put together Baskets
  • Cut out Butterflies
  • Finish beadwork for cake
  • Finish Cake Topper
  • Order Tuxes for Groomsmen
  • Finish Flower Girl “baskets”
  • Take Last Bridesmaid or Best Man to get Dress
  • 2nd Fitting
  • Finish Dress Alterations
  • Get PADI scuba certified
  • Try Not to Lose My Mind

I’m sure I’m missing stuff too. 🙁


Post # 26
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a newbie here but this is the progress I’ve made so far… because I live in LA and my wedding is in Toronto, we did some stuff really early during our (only) trip to Toronto throughout the course of our engagement.



  • Invites are out, about 1/3 of the RSVPs are in
  • Rehearsal dinner space booked (pub by the venue)
  • Sent song list to DJ
  • DIY “wish cards”
  • Hair booked
  • Bridesmaids dresses just got in (have to mail them to the east coast & Canada)
  • Flower girl/ring bearer attire and groomsmen attire
  • FI’s parents went on the tasting a while back and so we just have to give #s to the caterer
  • Met with photographer when in Toronto last December
  • Order with florist in
  • Cupcakes ordered
  • We have our wedding bands
  • Bridal party gifts (hand-crafted by an etsy vendor I went to college with!)
  • Favors ordered

Working On

  • My dress isn’t in yet.  It’s from Dolly Couture and I got custom measurements so I don’t think I’ll need any (major) alterations.  It should be getting here in the next week or two.
  • Shoes were on backorder so waiting on those… hopefully they’ll look ok with my short dress.
  • Program mock-up and finalizing a “reader” (…and then actually making the programs)
  • Escort cards/place cards/all that fun DIY stuff
  • Itinerary
  • Settling various bills

Still to do

  • Jewelry?  Don’t know what I’m going to wear
  • Booking a plane ticket to get to the wedding

We’re not having any pre-wedding festivities because of the distance, and aren’t going on a Honeymoon… so we haven’t had to focus on any of that stuff, I guess.



Post # 27
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m spending my Memorial Day putting together invitations.  I need to get them mailed out this week because our RSVP deadline is July 2nd (early, I know, but for several reasons including the large number of Out of Town guests).  The rest of my to-do list for this month is:

– Schedule appointments with baker, florist, DJ, and photographer to finalize stuff.

– Find Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.

– DIY my veil.

– Finalize bridal shower dates.  (My Saturdays are filling up fast this summer, so I need to get those set in stone.)

Busy busy busy!!!

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