(Closed) June Brides! What do you have left to do?

posted 7 years ago in June 2013
Post # 17
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This thread has inspired me to make the list of stuff we have left… once I see it all written down, I know I’m going to cringe. But here goes nothing:

Invitations – (Need to finish by March 8th)

  • Attach directions and accomodations insert to cardstock
  • Print “open house” insert and attach to cardstock
  • Finish making belly bands
  • Get remaining addresses (about half of our guest list…)
  • Print address labels
  • Put address labels on RSVP envelopes and envelope
  • Buy stamps
  • Mail invitations

Flowers –

  • Find pictures for Pinterest of bridesmaid and Maid/Matron of Honor bouquets
  • Decide on boutonnieres
  • Decide on corsages
  • Meet with florist and book (already scheduled appointment!)
  • Decide on centrepiece flowers

Make-up/Hair –

  • Schedule actual hair trial (already had a mini one)
  • Find out what time my Maid/Matron of Honor setup for our day of hair appointment
  • Go buy makeup to DIY
  • Practice DIY makeup a few times to get the hang of it

Dress & Accessories –

  • Choose some earrings and necklace (probably will use ones I own or borrow from mom)
  • Go for post-alteration fitting (beginning of April)
  • Pick up shoes that have been dyed (beginning of March)
  • Buy a clutch
  • Buy a fancy/bracelet looking watch

Photography –

  • Decide if we are bothering with engagement photos….
  • Send “must-have” shot list to photographer
  • Send photographer day-of-timeline
  • Walkthrough venue and decide on some locations to do photos

Music –

  • Decide on ceremony music
  • Decide on “first” songs
  • Decide on “cake cutting”, “bouquet toss” songs
  • Create must-play list
  • Create do-not-play list (I think this is going to be short)
  • Meet with DJ again to finalize all these details

Decor –

  • Decide on fake candles and candle holders
  • Buy whatever we decide on
  • Make table numbers (really in our case table names)

Ceremony Details –

  • Choose a reading
  • Decide on changes to be made to ceremony
  • Meet with officiant to finalize ceremony
  • Make programs
  • Get rings for each other
  • Get marriage license

Reception Details –

  • Figure out who is setting up guest book
  • Make mini guest book sign (so people know what to do with it, since mine is little cards and pockets)
  • Buy pens for people to sign guest book with
  • Make placecards
  • Make menu cards? (maybe…)
  • Make seating chart
  • Send seating chart to caterer
  • Finalize canapes choices
  • Decide on linens
  • Decide on bar (open, cash, toonie)

Favours –

  • Buy more ribbon and tie around top of jars

Venue –

  • Figure out number of tables
  • Figure out where things are being setup
  • Figure out how many chairs
  • Determine what we need to do, and what they will do for us

Groomsmen/Bridesmaid/Grooms Attire –

  • Pick up bridesmaid dresses
  • Buy ties/pocket squares in a co-ordinating dress colour
  • Get FI’s suit cleaned and taken in
  • Inform groomsmen they need to wear black suits

Cake –

  • Go for tasting
  • Decide on cupcake/cake flavours
  • Buy a cupcake stand that has room for a 9 inch cake on top of it
  • Buy take-out cupcakes boxes

Miscellaneous –

  • Buy gifts for bridesmaids
  • Buy gifts for groomsmen
  • Buy gifts for parents
  • Ask people if they want to make speeches in order to give them time to think about what they want to say
  • Write a short speech for me and Fiance to say to thank guests for coming
  • Register for wedding gifts
  • Clean house in advance of open house day after wedding
  • Book wedding night hotel room
  • Figure out if we want transportation and book
  • Attend bachelorette party (and bridal shower?)
  • Decide on a honeymoon and book that
  • Figure out what days we are going on our mini-moon
  • Anything else random that I discover needs to be done

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

grooms suits

guests favours

confirm meal choices/numbers to venue

choose flowers

choose playlist

pay the registrar!

have a dress fitting

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

  1. Have Fiance get suit, shoes, etc
  2. get groomsmen’s gifts
  3. get parents’ gifts
  4. lose 5 lbs!
  5. meet with DJ to nail down songs and playlist
  6. finalize ceremony
  7. wrap Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts
  8. make Out of Town baskets
  9. get wedding insurance/ insure rings
  10. mail invites Apsil 10!
  11. make tip envelopes
  12. find a dog sitter
  13. organize delivery of late night snack
  14. make candy bins

meh. stressed.

Post # 20
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch

Hmmm, things I can think of off the top of my head to do:

1)  Mail invitations March 27 or April 3

2)  Stain card box and make burlap bunting flag

3)  Cut lace fabric into table runners

4)  Start dress fittings in May when my dress comes in

5)  Make Mr/Mrs signs for back of chairs

6)  Order toasting flutes

7)  Find rustic frame to display seating assignments

8)  Seating assignments as RSVPs come in

9)  Make seating assignment cards

10) Get marriage license

11) Discuss ceremony with officiant

12) Consider additional guestbook (we have a photo booth guest book already)

13) Print mad-lib style cards for guest to fill out at reception

14) Finalize music selections

15) Finalize menu

16) S’mores table decorations

Those are the things I can think of… I’m sure there will be other stuff that comes up.

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