(Closed) Four Months!

posted 9 years ago in September 2009
Post # 3
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am getting married on September 26th.  So far I’ve:

-mailed out half of my save the dates (my sis got married this weekend and was waiting to send the rest after her wedding)

-helped design wedding dress and waiting for the 1st fitting (getting it made for me)

-booked florist, caterer, venue, cake baker, photographer, getaway car, hair/makeup lady, band, and ceremony musicians

-booked honeymoon

-ordered bridesmaids dresses

 What about you???

Post # 4
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m getting married September 26th.  I’ve done a lot as I’m studying for a board certification exam at the same time so trying to get that out of the way!

So far I have:

-mailed out my save the dates

-Made wedding website and distributed to guests with accomodations etc.

-bought my wedding dress and veil, shoes (both are in) and fitting is schedule for 6/23.

-Booked venue, decided on menu entrees

-Booked florist and she knows what I’m looking for

-Booked cake baker, and gave her picture of what we want, and decided flavors and have cake toppers

-Booked Photographer and had Epics last week!

-Booked hair and makeup ladies and done trials

-Booked DJ and ceremony muscians

-booked honeymoon flights and hotels (no activities yet)

-ordered bridesmaids dresses and they are in and the girls have them to be altered

-Ordered invites and RSVP cards, and just received them!

 Still have lots of detail stuff to do, but I’m feeling pretty good 🙂 Hope you guys are coming along nicely too!

Post # 5
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

Sept 26th!  

 So far we’ve mailed all our Save-The-Date Cards

Ordered our invites

Bought wedding dress – maybe shoes

Booked highlighting & spa treatment 1 week prewedding

Booked photog 

Booked reception venue & Chapel

Booked Officiant

Booked Caterer

Booked Baker

Chose Bridesmaids dresses – they are ordering their choice

Booked Honeymoon hotels

Held rooms for Out of Town guests and booked bridal party rooms


Next week doing: rentals & possibly hiring DOC 

Still so much to do!  I need to chose my accessories, have hair and make up trials, chose a florist or commit to DIY, eek so behind on that, book honeymoon flight, and order a bunch of decorations. I feel good except for the florist and accessories!  Good luck with everything fellow Septembrides!

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow! You ladies are way ahead of me.

Right now I have done:

-booked Ceremony/Reception site

-booked photographer

-dress is ordered

-figured out menu (our families are doing the food. LOVE our families)

-in the process of working on invitations


-fiance is (hopefully) researching DJ’s

Still need to figuire out centerpieces and talk to a florist and find fiance a suit and get wedding bans and and and……

Post # 8
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You guys are doing great!  Missmck I’m only this far along because I’m planning from afar, and I have to cram in as much wedding stuff as possible when I go visit Cincinnati.  I only have one more weekend that I’m there before the wedding!

Post # 9
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m getting married Sept 4th!

So far I have:

Sent out STD

Launched the website and registered

booked the wedding,reception venue and wedding night suite

booked the catering, photographer, DJ, florist, baker and DOC

bought my invites and have started printing them

bought my dress and shoes and booked my first fitting in June

Fiance bought his wedding attire

Reserved the room block at the hotel

ordered the favors and gifts for everyone

and bought the wedding bands…and with all that…I still have a long list of things to do! good luck to all September Brides!!!!!!!


Post # 10
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah, I was engaged April so only 5 months to plan, so far:

Septmber 19!

booked venue

booked  photographer

bought gown

sent invitations (50% are out of towners)

got veil, tiara, accessories, gloves

booked shuttle

booked friend to drive us in my decked out car

booked church

inquired about flowers with my corner grocery store (I’m DIY) and bought my vases

made favors all 50

negotiating my video contract..in progress

booked my hair and make-up

booked a violinist

found an opera singer 

booked the 3 BR apartment for my 14 member family (mostly kids)

cake came with venue

ordered  bridesmaids and flowergirl dresses 

booked honeymoon

blocked rooms for out of town guests  

made baskets, flowergirl headdresses and most of the guestbook

arranged the honeymoon suite came with venue 

booked friend to be DOC when herding of people is required 

all I have left are doing the programs, DJ,  dance practice, flowers day before, the marriage license and paying everyone, bridal shower, bachelorette party, tasting and one last flowergirl dress, white shoes, pick out the menu with Fiance, pick out his suit (he wants to do it together), pick out music for church and readings

I think I’m doing pretty good and on schedule, I’m on call 3 weekends before and on call the month prior so I need to be superorganized


Now I can hang out with my friends again and enjoy summer, woo-hoo  



Post # 12
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m getting married October 3rd, so far have:







STD’s sent

Invites, in the process of printing and assembling

Flowers decided (will be DIY’ing, but talked to the lady at the local florist and its cheaper then online)





centepieces halfway done

DOC hired


my daughter’s dresses purchased (they are in the wedding party)

gifts for bridesmaids

decor items decided on and partially purchased

guestbook/quilt ready

Need to:

Find a rental company for chairs

Decide on cake flavors

Send invites when time

Purchase FH suit

Shoes and accessories for my daughters

Attire for FH sons (they are in the wedding)

decide on rehearsal details

hair trial



Post # 13
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

September 5th here!!

Here is my To Do list:

  • Book the Venue
  • Book the Florist
  • Book the DJ
  • Hire a Baker
  • Book the hair stylist and makeup artist
  • Purchase the Dress
  • Purchase the wedding shoes and reception shoes
  • Purchase the Save the Dates
  • Purchase the Invites
  • Purchase the RSVPs
  • Purchase Thank You cards
  • Purchase the Place Cards
  • Purchase Stamps
  • Order Tuxes
  • Purchase Wedding Rings
  • DIY – Monogram
  • DIY – Photocards
  • DIY – the Menus
  • DIY – Drink Menu
  • DIY – Dessert Menu
  • DIY – Card Box
  • DIY – "R"
  • DIY – Centerpieces
  • DIY – Centerpiece Underlay
  • DIY – Kid Centerpieces
  • DIY – Dessert Stands
  • Purchase Dessert Stands and Trays
  • Purchase Serving Spoons, Tongs, Scoops
  • Purchase Aisle Runner
  • DIY – Aisle Runner
  • Purchase Arch
  • DIY – Arch
  • Develop Music List
  • Develop Photo List
  • Purchase Kid’s Activities
  • Purchase Kids Table Tablecloth
  • Purchase Candy Bags
  • DIY – Candy Bags
  • Purchase Candy Station Décor
  • Purchase Candy Station Glassware
  • Order Sheet cake
  • Develop Ceremony Agenda
  • Schedule Hair and Makeup Trial
  • Send Save the Dates
  • Send Invite Suite
  • Write up the place cards
  • Set up final appointments with vendors
  • Send vendors the dough

It looks like I have a ton to do yet but a lot of the tasks have been started. They just need to be completed. BTW ladies – I started writing out my invites last night. Everything started to feel more real. Wow, I really cannot wait!

Post # 14
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m getting married August 22. We were engaged the beginning of March so I’m working with about 5.5 months, too.

So far we’ve:

– Booked wedding location

– Booked reception location

– Sent out save the date e-mails (we’re cheap :-P)

– Talked to most of our bridal party (my fiance still has to confirm with two of his groomsmen)

– Picked colors

– Picked main flower (sunflowers) — I think I’m going to try to DIY my flowers

– Bought my wedding band and ordered his

– Booked our honeymoon

– Booked our musicians ("booked" meaning talked to our talented musician friends who will do it for us :-D)

– Booked our photographer

– Picked two of our wedding songs

– Booked a back-up location (since we’re getting married outdoors)

– Talked to our officiant

– Found a friend to coordinate our reception

I still need to find a dress (eep!) and I know there are countless other little details I need to work out, but we’ve gotten most of the big ones covered, so I’m feeling pretty good 🙂

Post # 15
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Whew ! I feel better about not having some tasks done now. September 6 here! Go Labor Day brides!

We have: 

  • Booked ceremony/ reception venue
  • Put deposit down/booked tent, rentals, etc, etc
  • Booked reception band
  • Booked photographer
  • Bought dress, veil, shoes, sashes, jewelry
  • Bought bm dresses, they have to alter
  • Booked our chef
  • Booked florist/need to meet with her to order flowers/ give deposit
  • Booked honeymoon
  • Bought wedding rings
  • Ordered Invites
  • Booked hair friendor
  • Sent save the dates
  • Designed monogram/ invitation designs

I have a lot of the same to-dos as RoddyBride

Need to: 

  • Get baker to agree on what to do/ order sugar flowers
  • Buy undergarments and fascinator
  • Order surprise groom’s cake
  • Find ceremony musician / set up iPod for ceremony
  • DIY Placecards, menus, programs, table numbers, photo cards, in room info, and stickers
  • Buy/ assemble Out of Town bags
  • Decide on father/daughter dance
  • Buy groom’s tux / rent vests and ties for guys
  • Buy/ DIY boxes for centerpieces
  • Buy stamps
  • Get candy table together (buy candy and vases)
  • Send/create timeline for photographer and DOC

Whew! It seems like a lot, but at least it’s most of the fun stuff.

Post # 16
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

We should definitely up date this in a month or so !  Seems like we are all at least about half-way through our lists ?!?

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