(Closed) July 2011 Brides – checklist – what have you done so far?

posted 8 years ago in July 2011
Post # 3
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So far I have :

*Venue booked – This includes all food, alcohol, and the Wedding Cake  since the Venue is a Catering place

*Reception site booked- This is the same place as the venue but outside on the Bay

*Photographer booked – very expensive for pictures

*Videographer booked – Same company as photographer for package deal

* Guest list made

* Colors chosen ( light blue and light purple)

* Theme chosen (beach/seashells)

* Bridesmaids dresses picked out but not ordered yet

* Save the dates sent out thru e-mail and facebook

* Made an appointment to look at dresses in NY around Thanksgiving Time

My parents are pretty much doing the work since it is in NY and I am in Florida.

This week they are looking into flower places and DJs

I am going to make an appointment this month to look at wedding gowns in Florida to get an idea of size and style for when i look in NY

Post # 4
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

wow lisamr! You have a ton done! Yesterday I just went on a shopping spree for a lot of the decor.

Here;s my list:

  • Church booked
  • *Looking into soloist for ceremony music 
  • Venue booked
  • Caterer booked
  • DJ booked 
  • Photographer and videographer booked
  • Colors decided (cornflower blue and yellows)
  • Theme decided (I like to call it rustic elegance)
  • Polaroid camera and film purchased for DIY photobooth
  • Bridal Party figured out ( We decided to only have my sister and his best friend to keep it simple) 
  • All gifts figured out (MOH, Bridesmaid or Best Man, Parents)
  • Most decor picked out (mason jars, hankies, paper lanterns, chalkboards)
  • Favors decided (my grandpa is a beekeeper and is doing honey for us, placecards are going to be honey dippers with each persons name attached)
  • Groom’s entire outfit (except socks and suspenders ordered)
  • Maid/Matron of Honor dress semi-picked out
  • I found a dress I like, but am waiting to try some on since I am in Maine and my fam is in NY

Wow, that really helps to write it all out so you know what you really have done!
Who else is a July 2011 bride and what do you have left to do?

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hmmm…I feel like ive done alot…let me think: 

  • reception venue booked
  • ceremony venue booked
  • caterer booked
  • menu 3/4 planned (missing 2 dishes!)
  • Candy buffet vases bought
  • Photographer booked
  • guest list made
  • save the dates made and sent
  • bridal party asked and confirmed
  • colors picked (magenta/apple green)
  • salt and pepper shakers bought
  • decided on centerpieces
  • bought products for table numbers
  • almost done with tissue poms for ceremony
  • officiant picked
  • menswear picked
  • BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor gowns 88% picked

I feel like im missing SO much, but thats it for now!

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

opps this is july not june!Smile

Post # 8
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babybluz: We are inviting 150, but will probably end up with more like 120. It saves sooooo many headaches to just have one. No complaining over dresses since I’m havin gmy sister pick out whatever she wants, so much cheaper, no drama over who’s in or out. It has been really nice to just have my sister, we have both been enjoying the planning and I think it shows her how special and important she is to me that I only want to have her up there with me. How many people are you having?

Post # 9
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have:


 Venue: Booked

 Reception: Booked

  PHotographer: BOoked

  Engagement photos:  Booked (on October 17th!)

  Musicians: Booked! (easy, im a musician!:))

  Invitations:  Picked out but haven’t ordered yet

  Ring: (i’ve picked my ring! just saving up for it!)

  Dress: Chosen and ordered! Will be here this month!

  Bridesmaid Dreses:  Chosen, going to order soon!

  Color scheme:  Picked!

  Decorations:  Bought! got great deals from Michaels!

  Officant: Almost booked! Waiting for confirmation!

  Guest List:  Written and we have 60 people!


  Bride/Groom Parties:  Chosen and contacted!


  Shoes, attire for bride: bought!


  I’m excited!

Post # 10
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi Bees!

I felt like I had so much done until I read everything that you girls have gotten done.  So far I have:

my dress ordered and deposit paid

bridesmaid dresses ordered

colours picked (eggplant, ivory and green)

venue booked

menu picked

photographer picked

band booked

wedding party asked and confirmed

Officiant booked

Guest list done

engagement photos taken and received

I think that’s all for now!  We are deciding whether or not we want a videographer and we need to find someone to do the cake.  My sister is doing our invitations and other things that require calligraphy (she’s an artist).

I hope it comes fast!

Post # 11
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2007

Really good to read these & remember what else we need to do! 🙂 Time seems to be going unbelievably quickly! So far we have sorted the following:

  • Church booked
  • Reception venue booked
  • Accomodation arranged for bridal party & parents
  • Menus chosen
  • Dress ordered – still to be fitted
  • Photographer booked
  • Florist booked
  • Guest list roughly finalised
  • Bridesmaid dress shopping planned at least!
  • Invites designed, still to be made
  • Band booked

Heavens, I thought we had loads done and I read this & there is still loads more to do!! Ah…

Post # 13
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Crossing two things off the list–I officially have bridesmaids AND I finally finally bit the bullet and bought a dress!   woohoo!  It feels so good to be done with it, after trying on about fifty dresses.  


@babybluz: You’re not screwed, the list of things you’ve done is long!  Sounds like you’re on point. 

Post # 14
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So far I have …

  • Booked the venue
  • Booked the church- started marriage prep
  • Finalized our guest list
  • Picked our bridal party
  • Hired a photographer
  • Hired a DOC
  • Taken engagement pics
  • Built our wedding web site
  • Blocked hotel rooms
  • Sent out Save-The-Date Cards
  • Bought my dress 🙂
  • Booked the baker for the cake/dessert table
  • Made an appointment to meet with a florist
  • Bought flip flops for basket
  • Collected mason jars for centerpieces
  • Catering quotes- just need to pick
  • Linen quotes

It makes me feel better to see all I’ve accomplished instead of just thinking about everything that still needs to be done.

Post # 15
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did a lot fast and have slowed down lately.  However, this thread is making me feel like it is time to start up again!  So far we have…

  • colors (yellow accented with pink and orange)
  • guest list (always changing though!)
  • church/officiant booked
  • reception/caterer booked
  • photographer booked
  • engagement pics (just started receiving teasers!)
  • DJ booked
  • block of hotel rooms reserved
  • bought my dress!
  • bought jars for candy bar
  • bought flip-flops for reception basket
  • asked bridal party

This week I want to:

  • WEDDING WEBSITE.  I have been avoiding this.
  • make appt. to meet with florist and caterer

Thanks ladies for making me feel the pressure and getting my booty in gear!

Post # 16
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

…. and by make appt to meet with the florist and caterer, I meant the florist and BAKER.  already have caterer done, opps. : )

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