(Closed) Labor Day week-end Brides9/4-7: What do you have left to do?

posted 12 years ago in September 2009
Post # 3
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ugh! So much! I have to

  • proof and order the invites (we got the proof this morning! yay!)
  • Find what music we’ll use for the ceremony
  • Find a baker!
  • Find a hair person in my remote town that will come up to the wedding site
  • Find/make the sashes for my dress
  • Get the groom to order his tuxes/get his guys in order
  • Make most of our print items (menu/seating/in-room/tables/directions/etc)
  • Consider finding a new officiant (long story: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/sad-need-help-choosing-new-officiant)
  • Get bm gifts engraved
  • find groom’s gift
  • decide/buy favors
  • Decide on readings/ music for ceremony
  • Order dog’s ring bearer collar
  • Decide on what food we’ll have for the reception

I think that’s all for now off the top of my head. It feels like I have a lot, but I think it’s fairly small. Because we are getting married in such a remote area a lot of it is going A LOT slower than I’d like.

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Sometimes I swear I read the blog posts for October brides and I feel like they are so far ahead of me! ahh!  Invitations got ordered, now I just need to write out all of the addresses, which will be tedious! I am going to check my dress on Friday, and schedule my fittings then! I do still need to do wedding bands, which makes me alittle nervous.  Do I need to do this asap, or can I wait a few more weeks? anyone had experience with how long the bands take to come in?

Post # 5
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hope to work on my invitations this week.  I bought them at Target.  I think I figured out the wording, not I have to work on printing them.  I have most of my readings possibly figured out. I have my favors, olive oil bottles.  

Post # 6
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What I’ve done so far is:

  • Booked the venue
  • Hired the photographer
  • Purchased invites (which are coming in this week )
  • Purchased dress (which I will be going in for another fitting in July)
  • Made sure most of my bridesmaids purchased their dresses (3 out of 5)
  • Bought ribbon to add to invitations
  • Slowly buying vases or candy jars for the candy buffet
  • Organized the guestlist and address
  • Turned in all Church related documents
  • Bought containers for candy buffet

What I need to do is:

  • Book the appointment for the groomsmen to get their tuxes
  • Make sure that the other 2 bridesmaids get there dresses
  • Go to flowermarket to see how that works
  • Make sure Fiance hires the DJ
  • Look for a mariachi
  • Book appointment for hair and make-up
  • DIY programs, table numbers, place cards
  • Prepare emergency kit
  • Prepare bathroom kit for the guest (male and female)
  • Buy candy for the buffet
  • Rent a car
  • Find a videographer
  • Buy stamps


Wow… I just made myself tired I still have a lot to do.  Once school is over this quarter I will get on it but until then I’m doing things slowly.


Good luck with everyone’s planning!!

Post # 8
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got wedding bands this past weekend! Yay! I kept going back and forth, which was why we hadn’t ordered them in the first place.  But we ordered them on Saturday and they should be ready to be picked up in 2 – 3 weeks! woohoo! CHECK!

Post # 9
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I actually feel like I’m pretty far along.

We have all of our vendors booked, dresses ordered, and ring bearers suits purchased. All of the accessories are done for me and my bridesmaids. I have all of the decorations purchased, just need to put them together. I have the bathroom basket items and emergency kit items purchased.  I’ve finalized the cake and the flowers.  Also, the setup and decorations for the ceremony and the reception site.

I have gifts for my bridesmaids, ringbearers and readers.  Still need to buy gifts for parents, groomsmen and personal attendants.

We still need to get the groomsmen in for their tuxes. And we are ordering invitations this week.  We’ll need to print off ceremony programs, menus, signs, etc.

I feel pretty good about where we’re at….. 109 days and counting…


Post # 10
174 posts
Blushing bee

We’re pretty far along with the big things, but my smaller item to-do list is a mile long. Our invitations are going to the printer today, and I’m 1/2 way through the calligraphy. I need to buy my veil and find earrings and then the rest of the stuff are little details that we’ll have to just check off slowly but surely.

I really can’t believe it’s less than 4 months away now!

Oh crap, and we need wedding bands, thanks for the reminder pvaulter718!

Post # 11
405 posts
Helper bee

Do you really want me to list everything?! LOL All of our BIG THINGS (rings (SQUEE We just bought them Saturday), ceremony & reception venue, dj, photog, invitations) are done now it’s just the little things (centerpieces, signs, etc.) that need to be done. 🙂 I made a list of every.single.minute.thing that needs to be done and it’s LOOOONG! 😀

Post # 12
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I feel like I am pretty far along in the process but I know there are still a lot that needs to be completed… @Sweet Tooth: I used your list as my inspiration… Thanks!

Below is a part of my list:

 What’s completed:

  • Booked the venue
  • Hired the photographer
  • Hired a Silk Florist
  • Booked the DJ
  • Hired the baker and designed the cake
  • Booked the hair and makeup stylists
  • Set appointment for hair and makeup trials
  • Purchased invites
  • Purchased dress  – my first fitting for alterations scheduled for July
  • Ordered Fiance, Groomsmen and attendant’s Tuxes
  • Bought vases for the candy buffet
  • Organized the guestlist
  • Bought candy bags for the candy buffet

What’s left:

  • Make sure MOB and MOH get their dresses
  • Design centerpieces and purchase
  • Create Music list
  • DIY table numbers, place cards, menus, photocards
  • Prepare bathroom kits
  • Buy candy for the buffet
  • Buy stamps for invites
  • Buy Wedding Bands

…and the list goes on and on.

Post # 13
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

We are in pretty good shape but at the same time the weekends are rapidly filling up with things to do:

  • Finalize favor packaging/ make all of them
  • Finish booking honeymoon (we have flights and a basic plan outlined need to book hotels)
  • Fill outband information sheet with song requests
  •  Finalize ceremony music
  • Finalize ceremony/ readers etc.
  • Take Engagement pictures
  • Design escort cards/ table numbers
  • Send invitations to calligrapher
  • Get groom/ Groomsmen measured for tuxes
  • Dress fittings
  • Finish buying attendant/ parent gifts
  • Create wedding day timeline
  • Final hair/ makeup trials

  • Get marriage license (can’t go until 60 days before in PA)

While it is a long list they are all managable little tasks.

Post # 14
174 posts
Blushing bee

I have to admit that I had a mini panic attack after reading this thread the other day. I now have a new, revised to-do list and have started breaking it out into shorter to-do-this-week lists….And we tried on wedding bands yesterday. 

Is anyone else getting anxious?

Post # 15
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Anxious is the key word here.

Post # 16
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

anxious. worried. concerned. in a tizzy. unglued.

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