(Closed) Let’s see your “List” under the three week mark!

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I’m still at 4 weeks, but here’s mine:

Fiance and I are planning to have a meeting tonight to make some decisions… (He’s always like, “what is there to decide? haven’t we done everything?” ha!)

So we need to decide together:

-finalize ceremony readings
-finalize ceremony songs
-pick special songs (first dance, etc.)
-buy my wedding ring (I had one, but we returned it.)
-either go to a cake tasting or just decide flavors
-make Fiance order Groomsmen gifts

Other things I/we need to do:

-make a lottery ticket boquet (or Maid/Matron of Honor will do)
-meet with dj (already scheduled)
-have facial appt (already scheduled)
-decide paper we want (options are in the mail) and order it
-continue working on table numbers and print them
-finish and print programs (decide on/buy a ribbon to keep them together?)
-in one week start calling non-rsvpers
-finish making escort cards for everyone
-have makeup trial run with my friend (already scheduled)
-have shower/b-party this Saturday!
-print/mail/communicate music for choir for ceremony
-finalize schedules/details for day-of
-figure out where to go and go tanning several times
-confirm things with videographer
-get marriage license
-communicate final details to reception venue

wow, that sounds like a lot, but good thing I’m hardly working between now and then!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m just a little over three weeks away…here goes:

1.   Continue pestering inconsiderate people for their RSVPs

2.   Seating chart and escort cards

3.   Out of Town Gift Boxes

a.  Water bottle labels

b.  Decorate boxes

c.  Write and print welcome message for inside

d.  Write and print labels for outside

e.  Gather/purchase remaining items

4.   Candy table

a.  Buy scoops

b.  Finish buying candy

c.  Labels for candy jars

d.  Sign with slogan for table

e.  Decorate bags

5.     Finalize favors with vendor

6. Hair/makeup trials (Next Friday)

7. Bake cookies for Out of Town boxes

8.   Make chocolate covered pretzels for candy table

9.   Buy gift for groom (birthday and wedding)

10.   Finalize bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts

11. Bachellorette party (this weekend)

12. Groom’s stag (next weekend)

13. Finalize timing issues with venue, when I’ll arrive, where I’ll dress

14. Buy yarmulkes for ceremony

15. Buy decor for ceremony

16. Confirm/finalize details with photographer

17. Take ring in for cleaning, groom’s ring for engraving

18. Send ceremony readings to chosen people

19. Programs

20. Table numbers

21. Marriage license (next Thursday)

22. Start packing for honeymoon

23. Try to retain my sanity for the duration….

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

My list is giving me heartburn and sleepless nights. It’s not pretty, and I want it to all be magically done without me making any more effort. where’s my Fairy Godmother when I need her?

 18 days left, and way too much to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS WEEK

  • Finish IPOD playlists
  • Ring book – trim cuts so they are even and square
  • Make readable seating chart 
  • Repair broken bells (2)
  • Make sign to explain the bells
  • Make Rehearsal Dinner drink menus
  • Make Wedding Dinner menu cards
  • Book private car for mini-moon wine tasting

REHEARSAL DINNER

  • Make escort cards (front = name, back = what menu options they chose)
  • Sept 25: E-mail venue with meal selections

CEREMONY

  • Line box for handfasting cords
  • Purchase container for programs
  • Receive Irish Wedding Bell shipment
  • Receive handbell shippment (due to arrive 9/27)

RECEPTION

  • Collect final family photo (9/24)
  • Frame all family photos
  • Receive guest”book” photo (due to arrive on 9/23)
  • Mat and frame guest”book” photo
  • Handwritten note on the inside cover of each guest favor (due to arrive on 9/23)

 OTHER

  • Design and print “Private Event” sign for gate (where they post the menu)
  • Final dress fitting, 9/24
  • Bolero (to be delivered by 10/1)
  • Finish wedding weekend packing list
  • Purchase boots for day-after photo shoot
  • Card for Best Man 

October

BEFORE WEDDING:

  • Purchase Cigars (for officiant gift and for cigar bar)
  • tux pick-up
  • Make and frame signs for the cigar bar options
  • Wrap wedding party and family gifts
  • Me- Mani/pedi appointment
  • Me- hair removal
  • J and T haircuts
  • E-mail Inn with guest count for bridal suite lunch

AFTER:

  • make final photographer payment 
  • order, write, and mail thank you cards
  • order brag books (Mom, M, C, Gramma)
  • order our photo album

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh ladies, thank you! I’m so glad I’m not alone in my slightly crazy to-do list.

Ceremony

  • Put together decorations
  • Get pictures for memorial
  • Call music director
  • Ask people to do readings

Reception

  • Get FINAL count
  • Place cards: print, hole punch, tie ribbon
  • Buy chocolates – Finish favors
  • Redo seating chart with final count

Florist

  • Add 1 bout.
  • Bring leaves, rosary, and charms to Michelle
  • Pay final Balance
  • Remind that we need delivery

Limo

  • Get CC#
  • Fianl payment
  • Remind to pick boys up first

Rehearsal

  • Create menu
  • Decide on final guest list

Photographer

  • Final Payment
  • Photography list

ETC

  • Get small gift for girls
  • Get maid of honor gift
  • Hair trial
  • Final Fitting
  • create signs for wishing tree, seating, and program
  • Bring said creations to copy-it for printing
  • Get money and color swatch to baker

WOO! God help me!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m < 3 weeks out, here’s what’s left. At least what I can remember!

  • Finish vows (mine are done, this is all FI!) & finalize ceremony with officiant
  • Finish wrapping bridal party gifts (again, this is all FI)
  • Buy nice cards & restaurant gift certificates for parents
  • Make chocolate lollipops for candy table
  • Order/make groom’s cake for rehearsal dinner
  • Get e-ring redipped
  • Make centerpieces
  • E-mail day-of timeline to bridal party and other VIPs
  • Finalize music and timing details with DJ (scheduled for tomorrow night)
  • Create table mock-ups with pics and detailed descriptions for banquet manager/DOC
  • Table signage and chalk board program
  • 2nd deposit to photographer

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Freaking out a bit still have quite a bit to do, but the weekend is almost here and I’m taking next week off. I will get to all of it.

 

Ceremony

  • Put together decorations
  • Put together programs
  • Make handfasting cords

Reception

  • Make Table Numbers
  • Place cards: print, hole punch, tie ribbon
  • Guesbook
  • Cardbox
  • Buy more candles
  • Buy baby gourds
  • Buy more vase fillers

Rehearsal

  • Figure out what exactly Future Mother-In-Law intends on serving… I ‘ve been really hands off with this, but I need to figure it out. She tried to change the venue last week…. le sigh.

Photographer

  • Final Payment
  • Photography list

ETC

  • Put together day-of kits for the girls
  • Pick up dress
  • Create sign for menu
  • Get tuxes
  • Wrap gifts
  • Get mani-pedi
  • Get dog’s vet records
  • Drop dog off at kennel
  • Figure out how to get my Maid of Honor and my Man of Honor from 2 airports 3 hours apart to here… busses, I’m thinking busses.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Feeling pretty chill over here as I have not much left to do..

I need to assemble the mason jar centerpieces, do my final fitting Friday and bring my gown home, do the cake tasting this Sunday to decide what flavor, drop gown off next Friday for steaming (they asked to give them 2 weeks and I get it back a wk before the wedding), get marriage license Oct 7, and Oct 8 is our final appt with the venue to give head count and settle up.

Unreal that so many days have gone by since we started planning and that there are only 29 days left!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My list;

Bridal Shower

Bachelorette Party

Music

Cake

Grooms Cake

Rehearsal

Rehearsal Lunch (buy food and cook it)

Buy “day of emergency kit stuff”

The shopping for food and other stuff is actually on FIs plate right now, as well as compiling the music and helping me cook the food for the lunch. I have to bake the grooms cake and the bridal shower and bachelorette party isn’t in my hands at all 🙂

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This post inspired me to create a list of what is left before the big day and I am glad cause it is much more than I thought! But I made a timeline so its now in anxiety easing bite sized chuncks 🙂

  • Buy marriage license (Sept 22nd)
  • Rent table linens (Sept 22nd)
  • Rent chair covers (Sept 22nd)
  • Rent or purchase ivory table runner for sweetheart table (Sept 22nd)
  • Rent 2 pedestals for alter (Sept 22nd)
  • Order flowers (Sept 22nd)
  • Purchase table centerpiece fabric in ivory for round tables (Sept 24th)
  • Buy two blue vases for alter (Sept 24th)
  • Buy aisle runner (Sept 24th)
  • Buy the rest of my night of wedding outfit (Sept 24th)
  • Buy veil (week of Sept 25th)
  • Buy centerpiece small decorations (week of Sept 25th)
  • Make a card holder (week of Sept 25th)
  • Make seat reserved signs for front row (week of Sept 25th)
  • Confirm with my uncle that we can use his music equipment (week of Sept 25th)
  • Make and finalize reception music playlist (week of Sept 25th)
  • Make list of songs for pre-ceremony, ceremony, and first dance song (week of Sept 25th)
  • Make timeline for day of wedding (week of Sept 25th)
  • Inform wedding party members of early start time for set up/quick rehearsal (week of Sept 25th)
  • List posed pictures we want taken and email photographer with list (week of Oct 2nd)
  • Find pictures for reference of what we’d like to see and send to photographer (week of Oct 2nd)
  • Do a hair/makeup trial (week of Oct 2nd)
  • Finalize who is bringing food and what they are bringing (week of Oct 2nd)
  • Buy ‘in case of emergency’ wedding kit supplies (week of Oct 2nd)
  • Pick up my dress from pressing (Oct 6th)
  • Get mani-pedi (Oct 7th)
  • Buy parking passes for our car and guests that need one(Oct 7th)
  • Pay off remaining balance and pick up my rings(Oct 8th)
  • Pick up flowers and make arrangements/bouquets (Oct 8th)
  • Sew on my old ring to my garter (Oct 8th)
  • Pay off the balance owed on our reverend(Oct 9th)
  • Pay for hair/makeup (Oct 9th)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Feeling pretty good over here.  And it looks like everyone is right on track for an awesome wedding!  Here’s my list, although I may be missing a few things….that I haven’t even thought of yet.

Ceremony

  • create, print & assemble programs
  • pack up & deliver decorations, programs, and readings to venue
  • pick up his ring (apparently it got lost on the way to the jewelers and it needed to be re-ordered…)
  • groom to write his vows yet
  • shot list & final payment to photographer
  • final payment to ceremony musician, day of event

Reception

  • pack up & deliver decorations, escort cards, card box, guest book to venue
  • get cake deocrations to baker (i made pinwheels)
  • collect family photographs & deliver to venue
  • final count and payment to venue, due on 9.27
  • get mother/son, and father/daughter dance songs to dj…parents are slacking on their selections
  • final payment to dj, day of wedding
  • make table numbers, i don’t think i’m doing menu’s as guests have already made their selections
  • do i make baskets for the bathrooms?  i have to decide on this and possibly get supplies for that.
  • confirm favors with aunt, she’s baking amazing cookies!

Other

  • put together out of town bags for hotel guests
  • confirm shuttle with hotel & final room listing…apparently the hotel calls me a week before to do this…i already tried to check this off of my list
  • mani/pedi day before
  • buy wine for rehearsal dinner
  • final fitting for gown
  • buy a new bra/bustier for under gown b/c apparently mine shows in the back
  • wrap bridal party gifts
  • get supplies for a “bridal emergency kit”…didn’t realize this until i read everyone’s list

 

Post # 15
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just moved on Sunday so I haven’t thought about wedding stuff in a few days. I’m sure I’ll forget to list something:

Ceremony:
finalize music selection
ask pianist about her setup- bring her own keyboard, does she need speakers, chair
find out if FI’s gmom or dad will do reading
figure out mic system- need mics? if so, who will set up
get sand, sand holders, leaves and petals for aisle together, basket for programs
final edits on programs
print and fold programs

Reception:
assemble centerpieces
take a picture of a mockup for wedding coordinator
buy lighter
figure out seating chart
fax paperwork to the Inn 10 days before
label escort cards
ask dad to say blessing
pick bridal party entrance song
pick father/daughter dance
emails DJ with choices
pay DJ
print thumbprint tree
frame tree
make sure everything is together for the guestbook table
order cigars
finish cake topper

Photography:
pay photographer
go over wanted photo list

Florist:
make sure Mother-In-Law dropped off the payment
vases for before the ceremony?

Rehearsal:
bring payment for officiant
bring marriage license
bring centerpieces, sand, thumbprint tree & supplies, mailbox, programs, basket, etc
make sure people will be on time!
finish presents
wrap presents
card for parents
present for BM’s birthday
order cigars for GMs
find an outfit for me!

Dress:
scuff shoes
buy backup flipflops
pick up free Victoria’s Secret undies :]
decide if bra is needed
if so, buy bra

Bachelorette Party:
outfit
attend

get mani/pedi
get eyebrows waxed
facial?
food for wedding morning
arrange times for hair and makeup
hair payment
makeup payment
pack overnight bag
finish bridal shower thank yous

It’s doable, right?

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wanted to update this list now that I’m just over a week away.  Can’t believe it’s so close.  Everyone tells you how fast the time goes, but it’s truly remarkable how it flew by.  

I’m just a little over three weeks away…here goes:

1.   Continue pestering inconsiderate people for their RSVPs

2.   Seating chart and escort cards (Began decorating cards, still need to finish and write them.)

3.   Out of Town Gift Boxes

 a.  Water bottle labels

b.  Decorate boxes 

(I’m half done with this. Need to get more ribbon and finish wrapping.)

c.  Write and print welcome message for inside

d.  Write and print labels for outside Not doing anymore.

e.  Gather/purchase remaining items

4.   Candy table

a.  Buy scoops

b.  Finish buying candy

c.  Labels for candy jars

d.  Sign with slogan for table

e.  Decorate bags

5.     Finalize favors with vendor

6.  Hair/makeup trials (Next Friday)

7.  Bake cookies for Out of Town boxes  Not doing.

8.   Make chocolate covered pretzels for candy table

9.   Buy gift for groom (birthday and wedding)

10.   Finalize bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts

11. Bachellorette party (this weekend)

12. Groom’s stag (next weekend)

13. Finalize timing issues with venue, when I’ll arrive, where I’ll dress

14. Buy yarmulkes for ceremony

15. Buy decor for ceremony

16. Confirm/finalize details with photographer

17. Take ring in for cleaning, groom’s ring for engraving

18. Send ceremony readings to chosen people

19. Programs

20. Table numbers

21. Marriage license (next Thursday)

22. Start packing for honeymoon

23. Try to retain my sanity for the duration….

24.  Wrap attendants’ gifts

 

Wow!  Can’t believe how much got done.  It felt good to cross so many things off.  

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