(Closed) I crossed 2 things off of my to-do list…. then added 8 more. FML

posted 10 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You’re list is kinda stressing me out AND making me feel like a total slacker. : (

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I resulted in just writing things down on paper, it’s not too bad, but yeah, your list freaks me a bit too lol

Post # 6
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011


I think what makes me nervous about yours is that your very organized and I’m not lol so I’m probably forgetting TONS! But I will give it a try….

This Week

  1. Mail my bridesmaids that live out of town their dresses so they can be altered.
  2. Go by and pay stylist for my girls hair (I want to have it out of the way!)
  3. Marriage license (Friday!)
  4. Wedding shower, September 17th.


  1. Count up the RSVP’s my date to have them to me by is the 17th so I will start harassing ppl afterwards. (I don’t get why ppl can’t just send it back if they are coming!)
  2. Decide on ceremony music.
  3. Purchase the candles for my Unity candles.
  4. Purchase my bridesmaid gifts.
  5. Purchase my veil.
  6. Programs once I decide on the ceremony music!
  7. Pay off honeymoon.
  8. Hair trial once I find out when my dress will be done for alterations so that I can take bridal portraits the same day…(Do most ppl do that? That’s what my stylist said…)
  9. Contact my cake lady just to make sure everything is still fine. I have paid her off but just make sure.
  10. Thank you notes from the showers–next week!
  11. Venue Payment.
  12. Decide on nail salon and make reservations.

I’m sure that there is soooooo much more!



Post # 7
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ahhhh….reading this makes my head hurt a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week:

1. Order bridesmaid gifts – LandsEnd bags

2. Order Junior bridesmaid and Flower girl gifts??

3. Makeup and hair trial

4. Super late engagement photos 

5. Decide on gifts for the parents

6. Find/Order Marriage Bell

7. Finish ceremony pomanders

8. Order rings – holy crap that’s LATE!

9. Boudoir photos – hubba hubba!

10. Finalize programs design


Next Week:

1. Create small centerpeices for cocktail tables

2. Rehearse first dance – ballroom lessons!

3. Put together play-list and do-not-playlist for DJ (No Chicken Dance, please!)

4. Stuff to throw for the send off…bubbles? meh :/

5. Create a day-of schedule and recruit my sister to execute as DOC….thanks sis ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Print programs and assemble…wait does that mean I need a program basket?? 

7. ….Find program basket!


Suppress cranial explosion and full onset of the bridal crazies….that’s an on-going to-do

Post # 12
1042 posts
Bumble bee

You are far more organized than me! I’m taking it week by week.

What I’ve done this week so far:

  1. Had final meeting with Officiant.
  2. Booked our hotel room for the wedding night.
  3. Made reservations for Sunday brunch.
  4. Finished table names.
  5. Made half of centerpieces.
  6. Washed 30 mason jars.

I still need to do before the week ends:

  1. Drop off final cake payment and cake topper. (Today)
  2. Cut branches for centerpieces. (Saturday)
  3. Clean more mason jars and put candles in mason jars. (Today)
  4. Start making boutonierres. (Saturday)
  5. Final walk-through at venue with Caterer. (Sunday)
  6. Buy a bulletin board, spray paint, and cute thumb tacks. (Today/Friday)
  7. Take linens out of packaging and steam the wrinkles out. (Saturday)
  8. Make list of people who we still need RSVPS from. (Friday)

Next week (so far):

  1. Get wedding ring resized smaller. (Thursday)
  2. Final dress fitting and pay alterations balance. (Thursday)
  3. Final payment due to Caterer.
  4. Make favor tags.
  5. Cut ribbon for favors.
  6. Buy 2 pumpkins
  7. Buy 5 frames for memorial table.
  8. Finish with RSVPS and start figuring out seating.


Post # 13
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011



  • Get Mr. LD’s tux/suit situation sorted out
  • Finalize photography dates, times, and locations with photogs
  • Drop off ribbon for cake at cake shop
  • Book hotel room for wedding night
  • Finalize thank-you card design and save in online cart until have wedding pics back and can complete order
  • Have MOB and Future Mother-In-Law follow up on outstanding RSVPs and send messages about venue change to those attending


  • Finish crafting rehearsal dinner décor – decorate votive holders and drop off at FMIL-and-FFIL’s house to assemble with flameless votives
  • Make “pack list” for honeymoon; get whatever misc. items are needed (TSA-approved 3 oz. toiletry bottles, neck pillows, etc.)
  • Finish crafting venue décor – flowers and vases, framed signs, pomanders
  • Drop off cake topper at cake shop
  • Make/do favors and attach “thank you” tags
  • Break in heels and shine/polish flats for reception
  • Find a ring holder for my wedding band and Mr. LD’s ring for officiant to hold during ceremony – that small purple-ish gauze one in present supplies? Macy’s blue box?
  • Create and finalize playlists, for:
  • Get house completely and totally clean – have done by Wed., 9/28
  • Get inserts for heels
  • Sort food: Clean out fridge and throw out everything that will expire while on honeymoon; put all bread products in freezer, eat all fruit and veggies before Friday
  • Clean out car completely
  • Vacuum/wipe out car
  • Take car to carwash??
  • Set mail to hold, starting on Saturday 10/1, and resuming on Monday, 10/10
  • (Thursday or Friday) – Wax bikini line
  • Pack for honeymoon except for Saturday outfits and toiletries essentials for the weekend 
  • Create and finalize playlists, for: 
    • Pre-ceremony/seating
    • Groom/Officiant processional
    • Bridal processional
    • Ceremony
    • Bride/Groom recessional
    • Toasting placement
    • Toast
    • Post-toast interlude
    • Getting food music
    • Eating/general
    • Dancing!! (several sets)
    • Guest exit music       


  • (In morning/afternoon) – Pack all but bare minimum of toiletries (both K & T) for use on Sunday morning
  • (In afternoon) – Salon appt. Get mani/pedi done
  • Bring thank-you cards? (After get back from honeymoon? Research) for parents, family friends, and vendors


  • Pack all “last-minute” toiletries asap after using them
  • Unplug everything incl. power strips
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Close all doors after done in rooms
  • Do final walk-through before leaving for venue
  • Leave at 10:30 for venue


Post # 14
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thank all you ladies for posting your lists so That i may add 10 things to my already absurd one!! lol


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