(Closed) Hello my September Brides! What do you have done?!?

posted 8 years ago in September 2012
Post # 32
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nice thread 🙂

Here’s mine:


Venue picked, booked and deposit paid – the venue includes catering (have chosen menu) DJ and basic decor.

Dress picked.

Cake booked and “paid for” (my aunt is a professional cake maker so I got it for free).

Bridal party chosen (I think lol – I MIGHT add more people but unsure)

Wedding rings both bought (may need to be resized but will wait til about July)

Chosen theme

Chosen colours

Got marriage liscence.

Registrar booked and deposit paid.



Groom & groomsmen clothing

Pick grooms party

Draw up a guest list

Send invitations

Pick bridesmaid dress

Pick page boy outfit

Pick shoes

Pick wedding jewelry


Order & pay for dress (a gift from my sister in law)

Photographer – should be done very soon, have the money as it’s a gift from my grandmother.

Choose the cake (despite it being booked and paid for already lol)

Pay the remainder of registrar fees

Pay the remainder of the venue

Decide on the rest of the decor

Choose music

Choose readings/people to read

Decide on hairstyle/find someone to do it on a Sunday etc

Sort out honeymoon


Wow I actually have quite a bit to do eek!




Post # 33
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

errrything’s done EXCEPT: i need to order my wedding ring (it has to be custom-made), dress fittings, engagement photos, put Save-The-Date Cards in mailbox, put together invites, follow up with bridal party on attire (they’re wearing whatever they want.. i just need to make sure the dudes actually own suits), book officiant, 2nd and 3rd menu tastings, and flowers (DIY from trader joe’s day or two before the wedding).  i think that’s about it..

thanks for this thread!  it actually reminded me of a few things i have coming up on my to-do list!

Post # 34
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

omg!!! Im so far behind!!! Now Im really stressed!!

I hv dj booked/caterer/venue/dress..and thats all 🙁

Post # 35
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kishakish: at least you have your dress!! AND your caterer!! AND your DJ!

I was happy we finally figured out our date/venue/and photographer.

Going dress shopping is driving me nuts!! I still haven’t found the one. Hopefully will do that this month as well as make those Save-The-Date Cards.


Post # 36
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here is what I have done:

Ceremony site booked

Reception Venue booked

Photographer booked

Catering/Menu booked

Colors picked

Engagement portrait done

Save-the-dates sent

Dress ordered

Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses picked (2 of the 3 have purchased)

Centerpieces done

Bouquets/Bouts done

Started cake designs with bakery

Wedding hotel blocks booked


Website completed

Officiant booked

Transportation Booked

Wedding Party gifts


To be done:

Day of Coordinator 


Groom/groomsmen attire

Bridal Jewelry

Out of town bags

Book rehearsal dinner venue


Am I forgetting anything?

Post # 38
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As of today we have sent out STD postcards (to most people, not eveyone got one in case they have to be cut from the guest list 🙁 )

We have also booked a photographer and sent her the deposit.


And that’s it. Other than me spending copious amounts of time reading wedding boards online Embarassed

Oh and I’ve cut a crap load of paper circles to attempt a paper bouquet. Not that food, booze, officiant, venue, a dress, a suit for him, etc. aren’t all important but really, I need the circles. Oh gawd I fail at weddingness.

Post # 39
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just booked my makeup artist and made my first dress fitting for July today!

Now time to start designing my invitations.


Post # 40
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We’re having a Destination Wedding – so there’s probaly less /different stuff for me to do….  but here’s mine


Wrote guest list

Chosen colour palatte

Sent “save date” cards

Booked apartment

Booked officiant

Booked wedding venue

Booked reception venue

Booked catering

Booked flights

Made Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet ball (from felt an buttons)

Bought Shoes

Bought Dress

Chosen Hairstyle

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress shortlisted

Chosen Cake


To do:

Buy rings

Buy veil

Make invitations + RSVPs and send

Book Photographer

Buy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and accessories

Make Destination Wedding notifications

Make my bouquet, and corsages

Make favours

Get licence

Book travel insurance!

Post # 41
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel slightly behind in comparison…


So far we have booked ceremony and reception venue, includes the caterer, photographer is booked (friend of family), DJ is booked (friend), my dress is bought, Bridesmaids dresses, and groomsmaid dress(yes, like a bridesmaid but for the groom =D) bought, invitations are designed just need to get them printed, rings bought.


Still need cake (think we know who just need to book it), flowers, decor/centerpieces, attendant gifts, send out invites, dress alterations, pick out tux for guys, escort cards, favors, figuring out ceremony and first dance music, makeup and hair for day of, shoes…i think thats about it

Overall i feel good about where we are at.  

Anyone have any suggestions for floral arrangements and table decor for a navy blue, light blue and white color scheme???

Post # 42
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We booked a venue for ceremony and reception, picked a justice of the peace, got our rings, ordered invitations….and there’s still a lot to do!  Flowers, cake and dress shopping are next on my list.


Post # 43
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve booked the venue (includes cake, so I don’t have to worry about that…), booked the DJ, booked the photographer, I’ve got names for officiants, bought my dress, sent Save the Dates, and started looking for bridesmaids dresses. Whew!

Upcoming tasks include securing room blocks, and transportation.

Post # 44
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Update from my last post:


I found my dress (YAY!)

Bought my shoes

The BMs have gone for their first measurements and their dress will arrive in May.

I found gifts for my BMs

Wedding bands have been bought


Booked food tasting

To be done:


Flowers for church/bouquets/boutonnieres

Give-aways for guests

Send out the invites

Get the website up and running

I need to find a veil and my accessories

The boys need to get their suits

Start marriage counselling

Get marriage license

Book rehearsal dinner

Find a dress and basket for my flower girl

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