(Closed) Fellow November 5th brides…where are we in planning??

posted 7 years ago in November 2011
Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Almost 3 months! It’s going to be here soo soon:-)


I’m doing pretty good. However we have sooo much to do the next few months..

Our list includes:

***Send out invitations at the end of next month for out of towners and September for locals

***Stuff the invitations as soon as invitations come in

***Find and book a hair stylist/make up artist

***Buy bridesmaids/groomsman/flower girl and parents gifts (we have an idea already)

***Meet with the wedding planner

***Meet with the Baker (we know we want a red velvet cake with french vanilla cream)

***Meet with the Florist

***Meet with the Rabbi next month to discuss ceremony

*** Buy wedding ceremony shoes/reception shoes

***Debating whether I should buy a new dress for the RD? 

*** Make Out of Town bags

*** Update the wedding registry (we had a number of people buy presents for my shower off them.. so have to add a lot more things

*** Figure out center pieces??? We know the theme.. but trying to decide on what to put on tables.


****** Thats all I can think of right now… but I’m probably forgetting a number of things that have to be done..




Post # 6
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Cruise Girl: Oh yum, when I read your cake flavors, my mouth started watering!

I’m on the hunt now for FI’s ring.  Money’s tight because I just paid the deposit for my new apartment I’ll be moving into this September.  We’ve paid the deposit for our ceremony site, now we just need to finish the event planner for our caterer at the reception venue.

I bought material for our favors–that has been the highlight of my week!  FI and I are science people (he’s a physicist, me a geneticist) so I got glass test tubes and cork stoppers.  I’ll be filling them with candy that match our colors.

My DIY invitations are half done.  When are you ladies sending yours out?

Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yep- we need to also buy wedding bands…. we started looking last weekend. 


I’m planning on sending OOT’s out probably late August and locals out sometime in September..  We have a RSVP date of October 16th.  




Post # 9
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, we are definitely working hard to make sure everything is done properly: So far I have:


  • Found/bought dress
  • Found bought bra and skirt for wed dress
  • booked reception/ceremony venue
  • booked pastor
  • picked bridal party
  • scheduled appts for florist, baker this week
  • decided on menu
  • Hire payed cater
  • decided on guest list
  • booked photog
  • made hair app for all girls

Still to do:

  • order fi band
  • Buy shoes (picked already)
  • Find cake topper
  • find dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls
  • order Groomsmen fitted hats and ties
  • order the invites
  • decide on cake
  • do favors
  • meet with decorator
  • finalize meeting with cake artist
  • pay photographer
  • Take engagement pics 
  • and probably much more i forgot… I like this post its lets me know I have a whole lot more to go…

Post # 10
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I can’t believe how close it is!

We still have to:

  • address invites, make direction cards
  • finish the final touches on flip flop basket
  • buy materials for escort cards (i am putting them on trays of coffee beans)
  • finalize flowers, DJ songs, pictures
  • buy gifts for BM/GM
  • Buy gift boxes for BMs for shower gifts
  • make picture book guestbook
  • make wishing tree
  • buy cake topper
  • finalize cake and chair cover situation
  • buy dress for shower and rehearsal
  • buy jewelry and shoes for the big day!
  • alterations

Wow after looking at this, it looks like a lot! I better get moving!

We are sending out the invites end of August/beginning of September

Post # 11
946 posts
Busy bee

I can’t even think about all of this right now…looking at it made my stomach do flip flops.  I have one more final on Thursday, and then maybe, just maybe I’ll start thinking wedding stuff.  🙂  Until then, I’m cramming for action potentials, nerve stimulation, and much more!

Post # 12
21 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

i’m sending my diy invites after labor day and rsvp date is set for 2 weeks after (around 9/25). here’s what i have done so far:

  • dress & shoes
  • bridesmaid attire
  • church
  • venue 
  • caterer
  • music
  • diy invites
  • his band
  • center pieces (super simple tea lights and vintage vases)
  • cake
  • guests list picked

not sure what else i need to do. if i’m missing anything let me know! i know that i need the following:

  • hair/makeup person
  • alterations person
  • transportation

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