(Closed) July 2012 – where are you at?

posted 10 years ago in July 2012
Post # 3
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You are ahead of me!  We have:

Venue – Ceremony/Reception –  which also does cake, catering, bar, staff, coordination, linens, and tables/chairs.


Officiant (my unlce)

Leaving ceremony vehicle (My dad’s vintage porsche)


Need: photographer, DJ, videographer, ceremony musicians, invites, bridesmaid’s dresses, groom’s suit, groosmen’s suits, additional lodging, shuttle, floral, decorations, rings, bridal jewelry, hair/make-up, and who knows what else!  🙂

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’ve done:

– venue booked for ceremony andd reception (which also means caterer and alcohol)

– my dress bought (my veil is my “something borrowed” from sister in law)

– shoes bought

– florist/decorator booked

– photographer booked

– dj booked

– my wedding band bought

– officiant booked (and ceremony planned out)

– save the dates sent with wedding website

– going bridesmaids dress shopping this weekend

– we’re going to have the guys just wear charcoal grey suits they own

– hair stylist booked

Need: makeup artist, bridesmaid dresses, lodging (staying at venue site so no vehicle required), his ring, invitations, flower girl and ring bearer outfits, seating chart and other last minute details.


I think we’re doing alright!

Post # 9
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

You all have a lot done!  This is what we have done:

Ceremony location, priest, and music minister

Reception venue-includes tables/linens/catering and lodging for the night


Dress & Shoes


Cake-a friend is making it for us-she is amazing and makes BEAUTIFUL cakes!

Hair stylist-my cousin is a hair dresser and offered to do mine for me 🙂



parent gifts

Hotel rooms blocked


Still need to do:STD’s, wedding bands, favors, unity candle, bridesmaids dresses/gifts (I have part of them done), florals, groomsmen gifts, grooms/groomsmen tuxes, card box, escortcards, seating chart, and other things I know I’m forgetting but will come to me when I’m stressing! LOL

Post # 10
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re planning long distance, so we’ll have a lot more done after our next trip home over Christmas…but so far we have:

-My dress and shoes

-Ceremony location and priest

-Reception Venue is booked (includes caterer)

-Florist booked

-Photographer booked

-DJ booked

-Engagement pictures have been taken

-Hair/makeup booked

-Maid of Honor dress ordered, the rest will order in the next few months

-Purchased invitation kit back in the summer with coupons but won’t print for awhile

Still need:

-Transportation for wedding party, hotel block, transportation for guests from hotel to reception, Groom/groomsmen attire, alcohol, rehearsal dinner, my accessories (hair flower, bolero, jewelry), wedding bands, cake, my DIY projects, finish registries, wedding party gifts, tasting with caterer, finalize list, programs

Post # 11
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I’m doing alright in terms of planning! Most of the stuff I still need to do involves details for our Catholic wedding (Pre-Cana, FOCCUS test, interviews, etc.) but also decor. So far, I have:

Church booked

Reception Venue booked (includes food, drinks, cake, tables, and chairs, but need to do food tasting and pick out linens)

DJ booked

Photographer booked

Got my dress!

STDs made (brother is making them), just need to print and send

Bought custom return address stamp for STDs and invites

Got custom fingerprint tree for guests to sign at reception


Next on my list is to get bridesmaid dresses!

Post # 12
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oy, I’m so far behind:


— Decided on location (contract pending)

— Bought dress


— Save the Dates

— Invitations

— Decide on photographer (down to 3 choices)

— Decide on musician (piano or no piano)

— Flowers

— Bridesmaid dress (waiting until Spring)

— Flower girl dress (waiting until Spring)

— Babysitter for Honeymoon

— Alterations of dress

— Shoes

Post # 13
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Photographer booked!  Found a great local photographer that we are super excited to work with!  Another ‘to do’ checked off the list!

Post # 14
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ok…this is what we hae done:

  • venue booked (ceremony and reception in the same place)
  • photographer booked
  • engagement photos taken
  • save the dates sent out
  • dj booked
  • day of transportation booked
  • honeymoon booked
  • decorator hired and most details worked out
  • dress and accessories purchased
  • flowers ordered
  • officiant booked
  • guestbook made off of mixbooks

  • wedding bands purchased

This is what we have left to do (most is being done when we go home for Christmas):

  • bridesmaid dresses
  • groom/groomsmen tuxes
  • food tasting
  • cake tasting
  • finalize wedding music
  • finish making invitations (they’re about half done)
  • book hotle for wedding night

day of timelines for the photographer and venueWe just have lots of little details to do at this point, but we have so much done caues it’s all long distance wedding planning for us.  The first few days of going home are going to be lots of wedding related appointments.

Post # 15
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@MrsLulu: Okay until I saw your post I was slightly freaking out.


We have STD’s half way done

Church decided

Reception location picked

Bridal party picked

My dress ordered and has arrived

Yeah I think that is about it!

Post # 16
2246 posts
Buzzing bee

What we’ve done/gotten:

  • Ceremony venue deposit paid and date reserved
  • Accomodations for wedding night and night after wedding
  • Wedding dress
  • Dessert bar vases and trays (also cupcake tower and cake stand)
  • Invitations and RSVP cards
  • STDs (already been sent)
  • Cloth and ribbon for favor jars
  • Ribbon for invitations and menus
  • Guest book
  • Birdcage (I’m borrowing from someone)
  • Centerpiece vases with centerpiece accent flowers (borrowing)
  • Table runners (borrowing)
  • Chair sashes (borrowing)
  • Tulle for picture frames that will hang from chairs
  • Bridesmaids bouquets

What we still need to go/get:

  • Flowers for my bouquet, bouts, mothers’ corsages, the centerpieces and the arbor
  • Glitter sand, baskets, and dresses for the flower girls
  • Veil, shoes, and lingere for me
  • Bridesmaids dresses
  • Groom’s tux and tux for my brother
  • Yellow ties and vests for groomsmen
  • Water beads and aquabrites for centerpieces
  • Speaker amp to hook computer up to for ceremony/reception
  • Finalized music playlist
  • People to take pictures
  • Pay the reception room fee and reserve our date
  • Pay the remaining for the ceremony package
  • Dress alterations
  • Order cake
  • Buy the candy and treats for dessert buffet
  • Crystal bicone for to embellish the cupcake tower and cake stand
  • Pay for the reception food (we pay half in advance, the rest after the reception)
  • Finalize the menu
  • Ask our proposed minister (if he can’t do it, find someone else)
  • Get an aisle runner

I’m sure that’s not all, but writing it all out makes it less overwhelming.

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