(Closed) July Bride Check in!

posted 11 years ago in July 2010
Post # 3
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yaaay! I feel like I never see a July bride, everyone’s getting married in June! I was getting a bit worried that the whole Hive would be enjoying wedded bliss for the month before I was flipping out about the wedding.



  • Bought my dress and shoes
  • Booked registry office
  • Booked reception venue
  • Booked photographer (good friend of FH and mine)
  • Booked videographer (FH’s BIL)
  • Got out a word of mouth STD
  • Got addresses for guest list
  • Finalized guest list
  • Picked wedding party
  • Picked wedding party and parents gifts
  • Designed and started making invitations
  • Designed favour boxes (and decided on favours)
  • Created wedding website (wed-site)
  • Booked honeymoon (flights and hotels)
  • Booked first night hotel
  • Ordered flowers (natural touch silks)
  • Booked wedding cars
  • Bought wedding rings (FH collected his just yesterday!)


  • Find Maid/Matron of Honor dress and shoes
  • Buy FH’s suit, shoes and tie
  • Finish making and send invitations
  • Make favour boxes
  • Buy gifts for wedding party and parents
  • Buy tie (and possibly cufflinks) for Best Man
  • Finish and send out wedding invitations
  • Do trial batch of favours (fudge)
  • Make board for “advice and well wishes” cards for guestbook
  • Do hair trial (DIY possibly)
  • Do makeup trial (DIY possibly)
  • Break in shoes


  • Finish and send wedding invitations!!!!!

Am I forgetting anything? Hmm…. I feel like I am.
Oh, and I had a massive wedding anxiety attack over whether or not we could pull this off, whether or not our guests would like the reception, etc etc. It’s ok, take a deep breath and head offline and do something totally un-wedding related. It’ll calm you down 🙂

Post # 4
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m so far behind you ladies it’s not even funny! 


  • Venues booked
  • Caterer booked
  • Videographer booked
  • Wedding party picked
  • Hair/makeup booked
  • Guest list
  • Florist booked


  • STD’s
  • Wedding website
  • Registry
  • Addresses for guest list
  • Ceremony musicians (almost done!)
  • Centerpieces (picked, designed, needs to be purchased)
  • Bridesmaid dresses (picked, not ordered)
  • My dress (picked, not ordered)


  • Photographer
  • DJ
  • Invites
  • Wedding party/parent gifts
  • Favors
  • Honeymoon
  • FH’s tux
  • Groomsmen tuxes
  • Shoes/veil/accessories
  • Cake
  • Hire DOC
  • Hotel reservations for Out of Town guests
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Officiant
  • Select floral arrangements
  • Pick ceremony music


  • Order my dress
  • Get the STD’s done
  • Photographer
  • DJ
  • Officiant
  • Pretty much everything . . . I’m soo far behind!

Post # 5
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll fill this in tonight! I’m on my way out the door 🙂

Post # 6
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

July 31st brides, today is our 200 day mark.  Eeek!!!


  • Venues booked (includes food & drink)
  • Florist booked
  • Photographer booked
  • Band booked (and we have a friend to play jazz piano for the cocktail hour)
  • Wedding party picked
  • Dress / shoes / jewelry all purchased
  • Guest list
  • STDs sent out
  • Wedding website designed
  • Officiant all set (one of our friends agreed to do it!)
  • Blocked hotel rooms for our guests


  • Figuring out hair (A friend is doing it, but we’re umm negotiating on price a bit)
  • Rehearsal / Rehearsal dinner plans
  • Morning-after brunch plans
  • Hiring a wedding cake baker
  • Ceremony musicians (will hopefully be a friend of ours)
  • Guest transportation (have a trolley on hold, but haven’t booked yet)


  • FH’s tux + groomsman tuxes
  • Invites
  • Wedding party/parent gifts
  • Favors
  • Honeymoon (not sure if we’ll be having a full honeymoon or just a minimoon)
  • Registries
  • Purchase wedding rings
  • Email band with music requests for first dance, etc.


  • Rehearsal dinner plans
  • Morning-after brunch plans
  • Cake baker
  • Registries
  • FI’s tux

Post # 7
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We’ll all pull it together ladies, no panicking yet!

Here’s ours:


  1. Photographer
  2. Videographer
  3. Venue
  4. Caterer
  5. DJ
  6. Ordered the dress
  7. Picked out bridesmaid dresses
  8. Florist
  9. Cake baker
  10. Officiant
  11. Getaway car
  12. Honeymoon (hotel, not flight)
  13. Rehearsal dinner location
  14. Selected wedding bands
  15. Hotel blocs reserved
  16. Successfully acquired Ms. D’orsay’s awesome cut-glass wine bottles as well as my grandmother’s collection of vintage mason jars and got them all across the country without breaking all but two of the wine bottles and zero mason jars!


  1. Save the Dates (They’re on the way, we’ll have them out soon!)
  2. Invitations (much less progress made here, but still the materials are coming together)
  3. Day-of coordinator
  4. Website


  1. Book hair and makeup stylist
  2. Favors (idea is cemented, just need to do it)
  3. Collect/purchase stuff for DIY decor projects, then assemble
  4. Purchase the wedding bands we picked out
  5. Ceremony musicians
  6. Book honeymoon flight
  7. Book wedding night hotel
  8. Design/order guest book (can’t happen until item 9 is done)
  9. Engagement photos (I’m waiting to grow my hair out some more)
  10. Registry
  11. Tuxes for the guys
  12. My shoes and jewelry
  13. Buy a hair fascinator
  14. Attendant gifts


Post # 8
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hello fellow July bees!!  I feel way behind after reading this!!

@paz1607- well i’m further behind than you so not to worry!!


  • church booked
  • reception site booked
  • photographer
  • wedding party chosen
  • Have my dress
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses chosen and 1 order placed…
  • MOB has dress, we both need shoes
  • STD’s finished, not yet mailed…

NEED this month:

  • TO SEND OUT STD’S!!  Finished, not yet addressed
  • Caterer! – meeting w/tomorrow hopefully
  • DJ!  Have prospects
  • string quartet- chosen, need to book
  • Flowers  – umm have a few ideas, half DIY, half not
  • Suits for groom and every male in wedding
  • other 3 BM’s to choose dresses so they can be ordered
  • Block hotel rooms- at least discussion and phone calls for this have been initiated
  • Schedule engagement photos
  • Choose baker for cakes
  • Hair/makeup chosen, not yet booked
  • Save more money!!!

Stressed about:

  • money
  • save the dates
  • the ever multiplying guest list!!



Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You guys are making me feel better!  (misery loves company)

This has been a good week – booked 2 “pressing things” officiant & music.  We have venue, photographer, caterer, my dress, oot bags silk screened, escort card frames purchased, website up, STD sent.

Need to do – tent and tables rental, cake, flowers, everyone else’s outfits, rings, engagement pics when the weather’s nicer, invites, menus.

Next up: printing coasters & cocktail napkins (DIY) and begin making invites.

I’m worried about the details – the ceremony, people having a good time, etc, etc, etc!


Post # 10
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok.. don’t know if I’m really behind, but I feel it.


– dress & veil bought

– bm dresses ordered and recieved

-shoes bought

-ceremony location booked

-reception booked

-tasting booked

-photographer booked

-band booked

-flowers chosen (NO FLORIST YET – EEEEEKKKK)

-My guest list done


-choose & order invitations

-choose florist

-tasting with hotel (date booked)

-choose & order favors

-meeting with priest & do Pre-Canna

-meeting with officiants

-do room blocks

-get tuxes

-design centerpieces

-finish guest list

-all the other little things



I feel so behind.  Stressed and overwelmed is the name of the game right now. 

Post # 11
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Oops – forgot about the table signs and escort cards. I have them all figured out and just about designed, but don’t know exactly how I’m going to make them become real. That is another to-do.

Post # 12
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think no matter how much we’ve done we’re always going to feel behind, ladies! We can do this! 

FH and I are aiming to send out invites (at least to our overseas lists) by the end of this week. ARGH! Nearly there….

Post # 13
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

and i forgot to add I’m majorly stressed about MONEY!  (who isn’t?) and decorating the tent and house with white lights and lanterns, tulle, etc.

Yell <

my stressed out face!

Post # 14
16 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh my GOD! i feel im the most laid back bride to be ever!!!!


-Dress, veil, shoes (i have tons of shoes that i dont usually wear so something old will work just fine)

-BMs dresses check

-Venue booked (wedding+reception)

-STD are done


-DJ (is a friend of mine no worries)

-Hair and make up (on of the Bridesmaid or Best Man is a cosmetologist that do hair and make up on the side)

-Guest list done

-centerpiece and theme picked out just haven buy it yet



To be done

-Officiant GAH!

-FG dresses

-GM tux


-Hotel for out of town guests


-Desgin and print invitation



-FH tux


Freaking out!!

-the never ending guest list


-the program run down


Im not really that stressed out idk why, i’m a complete procrastinator

Post # 15
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So far I feel like I have a pretty good handle on things…


  • Venue booked (ceremony, reception at same hotel which also does the catering)
  • Photographer booked
  • Dj booked
  • Wedding party picked
  • Hair booked
  • Guest list
  • Wedding dress has been ordered – will be here in May
  • Veil is bought
  • Bridesmaids dresses bought
  • STD’s have been sent out
  • Birdesmaid jewlery has been bought
  • Hotel room blocks have been made
  • Bought a guest book
  • Bought a card box


  • Invitations (a family member is making them for us) 
  • Addresses for guest list
  • Wedding party gifts (have ordered some already)


  • Favors (using chocolate so they can’t be done for a while)
  • Honeymoon
  • FI’s tux
  • Groomsmen tuxes
  • My shoes and bridesmaids shoes
  • My jewlery
  • Cake
  • Officiant
  • Pick music
  • Pick florist
  • Print place cards
  • Buy garter
  • Buy wedding bands
  • Buy supplies to decorate arch
  • Buy mini lights and tuile for headtable
  • Registry
  • Engagment pictures


  • I really want to get the cake decided on
  • Talk to a florist
  • Pick the invitation wording

When I see it all writen out, I can’t believe how much has to be done!!!

Post # 16
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I feel waaay behind..


  • reception and ceremony venues booked,
  • caterer booked, food selections made
  • guest list completed
  • invites ordered
  • bridesmaids dresses all ordered
  • photographer booked
  • officiant booked
  • DJ booked


  • MY dress! AHH!
  • my shoes
  • decide on groomsmen
  • centerpieces
  • reception venue decorations
  • addresses for guest list
  • make address labels for invites
  • trim guest list down
  • wedding band for Fiance
  • programs
  • rehearsal dinner plans
  • hair and make up
  • tuxes
  • flowers (appt with florist next week)
  • hotel suite for us for nite of wedding
  • hotel rooms blocked for guests
  • my jewelry/garter

i’m sure i’m forgetting something for either list…yikes!

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