(Closed) JUNE 2011- what do you still have to do?

posted 7 years ago in June 2011
Post # 3
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Man! Good for you! I need to make a list like this. Wedding planning while in graduate school is so hard, I need something to guide me!

Post # 4
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I can’t even read your list. Makes me cringe.

Post # 5
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

meet with florist (april, appt set)- decide on table scapes, bouquets, bouts, corsages, petals for flowergirl, possible aisle decor
meet with minister/decide on vows (april)- make appt
meet with DJ (may)- make appt
meet with photographer (may)- make appt When I’m in NY for my shower in April I will be doing all of my meetings plus my hair and makeup trial
linens with venue(april)- make appt – still need to order damask table runners, the rest is taken care of by my venue including white table cloths and white chair covers and black napkins
figure out chair sashes-Ordered some from Weddingbee classifieds since my venue didn’t have black chair sashes
figure out aisle decorations- buy necessary materials-still need to do
dress alterations (april) first fitting is this Friday!!!
buy shoes, find cobbler to fix bottoms (april) Shoes just arrived
aussie boys measured for suits – tuxes are picked out but all the men still need to get measured
buy suits (april) my sister in law will be buying a suit for my nephew closer to the date
figure out bridemaids shoes their choice as long as they are fuchsia
find pianist (outsourced to mom) just doing the dj for our ceremony
make reserv. for rehearsal dinner (april) parents backyard, rentals taken care of already
make invites for rehearsal dinner (april) thanks for pointing this out, I need to do this to put in the invites for our out of town guests
make reservations for Mexico (?) honeymoon to Jamaica is booked
buy plane tickets for Mexico (?) plane tickets to Jamaica are purchased
buy Kingy’s shoes (may/june) surprisingly he’s just going to wear the rentals
make appt with boud. photographer (april) not doing
meet with creative cakes for grooms cake-make appt my mom is making our cake
go shopping with Angie for Flower Girl and Ring Bearer outfits (May/June) flower girl dresses are bought, sister in law needs to purchase suit for Ring Bearer but they’ll be renting shirt/vest/tie to match
set time with venue for rehearsal (april appt) still need to set time with parents
make garter (may) purchased 2
order throw garder (april) purchased
buy umbrella (may) probably not until right before the wedding
buy handkerchief (may) didn’t even think about
buy veil (april) purchased
buy hair piece (april) still deciding
find second hair person
buy hanger (may) still deciding
buy honeymoon things (april-june) pick things up sporadically between now and june
set up hair and make up trial with mayra appointment is made
set nail appt with girls tentative appointment set
make waxing appt (june) june
get facial (june) have living social deal for my first facial, need to set appointment soon because I need to make sure my skin doesn’t have an adverse reaction
figure out limos (april) not in our budget but we need to figure something out
do we want programs? may
figure out intos/dance (may/june) picked our song, still need song for Fiance and his mom and me and my brother
sign up for dance lessons (april) may
finalize what songs we want for everything ceremony music is done, just a couple songs left to pick for reception
send out invites (may 1) may 1
buy postage for invites (ASAP) ASAP
buy signs/any decorations wanted (may)  sporadically between now and june
decide on night before arrangements (june) I’ll stay at my parents, he’ll stay at the hotel with the boys
buy plane tickets for vegas (april-may) need to buy plane tickets for shower in April
kingy book hotel for vegas (?) get hotel in Niagara Falls
buy outfits for rehearsal dinner (may-june) already looking
buy outfit for shower (april) already looking
buy Groomsmen gifts (may) looking
buy Dad’s gift (may) looking
should we change cake to sugar flowers since we are unsure on florist? we are using sugar flowers
locate guitars for twins n/a
finalize registry almost done
buy rings (april) april
buy candles (may) n/a
DIY candle escort cards (may) seating chart
buy table numbers (may) diy may
set up time for Australian engagement photos N/A didn’t do engagement photos

Post # 6
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not alot actually, just the nitty gritty stuff, like choose our songs, write the order of service oh and print invites though that’s kind of a biggy

Post # 7
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s my list, arranged by month.  I’m knocking out tastings, meeting with the florist again, and picking out a salon next weekend.


Food/cake tasting

Meet with florist to talk décor

3/25: Start process of getting officiant license for friend

Plan backyard lighting, sound

Pick salon, make appointments for hair/nails/makeup



Make honeymoon reservations (just a few days in a B&B nearby)

Plan chuppah

Get fiance’s suit

Select fiance’s ring

Select ketubah-like thing

Address, mail invites

Look for shoes

Get hair ornament

Send rehearsal dinner invites

Double-check that officiant license is sent in



Pick guest book or alternative

Buy booze

Hair/makeup trial

Buy thank-you gifts for parents



Pester RSVP delinquents

Put together Out of Town bags for guests

Bathroom baskets

Figure out mosquito control

Get marriage license

Finalize music playlist

Talk to photog about plan for the day

Haircuts for Fiance and me

Get whatever non-alcoholic drinks the caterers aren’t providing – pomegranate juice for toasting (we’re toasting with pomosas)

Give final headcount to caterer

Post # 8
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Passport- ASAP

Pick groomsmen attire/have groomsmen fitted- By April 1

Finalize night of transportation- ASAP

Favors- ASAP

Ceremony readings/readers- ASAP

Pre-marital counseling with pastor- Beginning March 15

Select attendants shoes and jewelry- March/April

Finish pomanders (25 total) and string lanterns (15 total)- Finish by May 19

Begin Tanning- April

Order Bride and Groom signs- April

Outfits for bridal shower and bachelorette- April

Hangers for dresses- April

Make spreadsheet for gifts- April

Marriage license- April

Send invitations- April 1

Attendants gifts- April

Buy groom’s ring- April

Complete hair/makeup trial- April/May

Dress fittings- April/May

Schedule decorating of reception site- May

Gifts for children at wedding- May

Wedding announcement- May

Seating chart- May

Out of Town bags- May

Print guest book cards- May

Bathroom baskets- May

Finalize music- May

Wand for flower girl- May

Rehearsal dinner invites- May

Nail appointment- May

Give caterer head count– By May 19

Waxing appointment- May

Create and distribute wedding day schedule- May/June

Buy honeymoon attire- May/June

Make escort card picture frame- May/June

Emergency kit- June

Print honeymoon itinerary, distribute to parents (extra in bag)- June

Make final payments- June

Mave e-ring cleaned- June

Meet with venue- June (final walk through)

Dentist for cleaning- June



Post # 9
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It just made me really anxious to read everyones list! We’re tying up all the loose ends March 31st-April 2nd. Final Payments made in May!

Post # 10
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Running Elley: my list is almost exactly the same as yours. Minus/add a few. 



Post # 11
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@helenberrycrunch- I couldn’t agree with you more!!  Ugh!!   ;P

Post # 12
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just dropped my invites off at the caligrapher about 15 minutes ago, so invites are going out within the week hopefully.  We’re going to get our wedding bands in the next 2 weeks.  I probably should have a detailed list like you lovely ladies, but oh well.  It’ll all come together – my coordinator will harass me when something needs to be done.  or so I hope.  It’s almost here!!

Post # 13
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Oy, you organised people are putting me to shame. I have lots of little things to do but I really need to make a list like this!

Post # 15
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yikes.  Just thinking about this is going to give me an anxiety attack!  My list off the top of my head:

Find shoes for wedding day and Rehearsal Dinner

Have Rehearsal Dinner dress tailored to fit

Find shop to have wedding dress re-bustled (hated the first one!), make appt!

Buy shoes for groom

Buy tie for groom

Buy ties for Groomsmen

Email bridesmaids about shoes to wear (they’re picking their own)

Email bridesmaids about Bridesmaid or Best Man luncheon – research restaurants

Schedule hair trail, e-mail BMs – who wants to pay to have hair done?

Finish tracking down supplies for centerpieces, make!

Finish addressing invitations, mail by end of March

Buy hostess gifts (3) for upcoming showers

Finalize transportation for wedding

Make decision about wedding cake!

Buy wedding ring for me

Check to see if groom’s ring can be engraved

Select songs for dances/introductions – teleconference with DJ

Design and make escort cards and display

Determine what will go in Out of Town gift bags – buy items!  Decorate bags!

Book honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚

Buy honeymoon wardrobe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Book kennel for dog

Schedule tooth cleaning

Schedule trim/highlights 1 week before wedding

Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts

Groomsmen gifts

Parent gifts

Determine ceremony seating, make signs

Determine reception seating

Select ceremony readings – send to people doing readings

Ask individual to sing at ceremony – determine song/timing

Select day to get marriage license! ๐Ÿ™‚

And I’m sure there’s a million other things I’m forgetting! 

I’m printing this out right now…better get my butt in gear ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hm. I feel like I’m on track, but everything is coming so soon! Ok, here we go-

Dress alterations

Buy veil

Order chair covers

Buy wedding bands

Hair/makeup trial

Pick out garter

Choose postage/Send out invitations

Purchase table runners/picture frames/chalkboards

Pick out BM/GM gifts

Finalize guest count, let caterer and venue know

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