(Closed) March 2011 – Feb Checkin

posted 8 years ago in March 2011
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I hate doing this but I know it keeps me on track.


1.  Finish getting gifts for parents/bridal party

2.  Buy ties and socks for the guys

3.  Paint part of our cake topper

4.  Finish our wooden B by aging it

5.  Buy two more vases for the centerpieces

6.  Buy fabric markers (if anyone has recommendations, I’ve been looking for soft blues, pinks, greens, purples, etc)

7.  Get speakers for our Ipod and make the ceremony playlist

8.  Reserve the nail appointment

9.  Have my hair/makeup trial (this is scheduled for Saturday)

10.  Get our marriage license (hopefully Friday)

11.  Decide on what to do as far as cake stands go (rent or make)

12.  Order and put together favors

13.  Pick up my wedding band and order his

14.  Decide on wines/champagne/appetizers for reception

15.  Get people to send back their RSVPS! (Kidding, sort of.  But seriously, we still have only gotten two back and people close to us are like “Oh, I just haven’t done it yet/I forgot”)

16.  Reorder my shoes since I need a half size smaller and had to return them

Post # 4
15 posts

1. Mentally will people to RSVP

2. Make hair/nail/massage/waxing appts

3. Write personal notes to my BMs

4. Send final numbers to all vendors

5. RELAX 🙂

Apparently I have managed to do or delegate everything away.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

January Completed:

  • Number, wrap, address, and send out invitations (scheduled for the first week of January)
  •  (scheduled for the first week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Order candy for candy bar (scheduled for the second week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Purchase scoops/tongs for candy bar
  • Finalize tux rentals (scheduled for the first week of January)
  • Get insurance certificate for serving alcohol at venue
  • Purchase items for bathroom baskets (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
  • Purchase bags for candy/cookies/other favors
  • Practice walking up and down the stairs in my crinoline and shoes
  • Practice going potty in my crinoline and shoes
  • Get Fiance and sons fitted for tuxes (scheduled for January 29th)
  • Go to another cake tasting to drop off certificate for 10% off cake order (scheduled for January 29th)

February To Do:

  • Order flowers for the bouquets (scheduled for the first week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Make cookies; chocolate chocolate chip and peanut butter, for the candy/cookie bar
  • Decorate scoop and tongs for candy bar (need to schedule a trip to Michaels and/or Joanns)
  • Make signs and labels and decorations for the candy/cookie bar (scheduled for the second week of January) – partially done – Pushed to second week of February
  • Hire bar service for cocktail hour/reception (scheduled for the second or third week of January) Appointment scheduled for February 4th
  • Get banquet permit for serving our own alcohol (scheduled for mid-March)
  • Get marriage license (scheduled for early to mid-March) (now scheduled for February 11th)
  • Finish paying vendors (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
  • Finish getting grooms gifts and something to put them in
  • Schedule second fitting with seamstress (scheduled for February 4th)
  • Make menus (scheduled for third week of February)
  • Make place cards (scheduled for third week of February)
  • Schedule final fitting (scheduled for second or third week of March)
  • Finish sewing party dress
  • Make jacket for party dress
  • Get music to DJ
  • Get final numbers to caterer


Post # 8
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I am exactly one month out as of today (YAY!) and I still need to….

Finalize ceremony music selections with musicians
Go over ceremony with officiant… it’s written, just needs to be “checked”
Finish buying girls gifts/writing notes/wrapping
Finish printing off pictures of us for at the reception
Fold our ceremony quizzes
Buy sparklers for our send off
Figure out what the heck I’m putting on top of our cake

After that it’s just the week of stuff like the final seating chart and sending money to vendors.
FINALLY… I am really over planning and am just excited for the day to BE here already!

Post # 9
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Nola: Yes we’ve gotten a few from older relatives who aren’t coming!

Post # 10
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

So far this month I bought the gifts for the girls (necklaces), ordered the fabric markers, had my hair and makeup trial, bought his wedding band (mine should be ready to be picked up this week), decided to just rent the cake stands, and reordered and received my shoes in a better size (yay Zappos for free one day shipping Smile).  I’m hoping this weekend to age the wooden B, get the paint for the cake topper, find the vases (hopefully one more trip to Goodwill will do the trick), and possibly make the nail appointment as well as get our marriage license. 

Post # 12
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Nola: We bought our B at Michael’s.  It’s pretty small but we figured we don’t have to order it and wait for it to come, it was already painted white, and it was within budget (it was only like $5 or less – I can’t remember the exact price).  I found aging stuff online that I’m going to try to find again at Michael’s.  It’s a glaze that you put on and let it sit for a day and it cracks the paint.  They also have it with paint so it’s just two coats of the paint and it cracks itself.  And the RSVPs are starting to get on my nerves.  Our due date isn’t until Friday but we only have 32% back which is low considering we only sent out 25 invitations.  And thank you, I thought she did a really good job on my hair. Smile

Post # 14
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

okay, I have to start doing this.

february to do:

finalize all men’s tuxedos

final two fittings for dress (one tomorrow, one a week before)

final meetings with: caterer, cake, photographer, venues, flowers, DJ

pick out some table linens

finalize room set up and seating table

find manzanita tree for wishing tree, cut out leaves for seating/writing

write vows

write and print programs (put together programs… blah, so sick of DIY)

finalize beer and wine menu

shop for honeymoon 😀

marriage license

hair and make up trial

order cake topper

track down late RSVPs

figure out unity candle and communion table

make do not play and must play lists

figure out ceremony music (I am so excited to have my super talented friend play piano for us, he’s amazing, we just have to pick the songs… and he’s in LA right now.)

get away outfit?

make hotel reservations for night-of

reserve block of rooms at hotels

figure out how to make my bridesmaid gifts prettier… they’re getting a monogrammed LL Bean tote with a survival kit in it, but right now the survival kit is just in a plastic bag because it’s so expensive. maybe make a drawstring bag with some fabric from joann’s? I’m just creating work for myself at this point… sigh.

make nail appointment

make waxing appointment? yikes

get grooms gifts

guest book

parents gifts


I think that’s it… I so can’t wait for this vacation!

Post # 15
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011


  • Hair & Makeup trial this Saturday- finalize wedding day look during trial or soon after
  • Meet with DJ this Saturday- finalize music selections & timing
  • Final fitting this Sunday- finalize bustle choice
  • Schedule meeting with DOC- hand off timeline rough draft, vendor info
  • Schedule walkthrough with venue/caterer/DOC– 2/17??


  • Pick any last DIY projects and to complete and get them done ASAP
  • Finish favors!!!  (choose songs for Mix CD, finish designing booklet, assemble)
  • Make signage for bathroom baskets, flip flop basket, guest book table, cake flavors, favor table, ceremony seating, ring warming??
  • Make cake stands
  • Seating Chart window
  • Make sugar cookie dough & freeze/refrigerate for cookie making a few days before wedding

Decisions to make/logistics to figure out:

  • Finalize ceremony/reception layout (where is what decor going [ie- candles, flowers, etc.]?  where is cake going?  guestbook? cheese table during cocktail hour? [and where to move the table for that display to after cocktail hour??] the DJ? Favors?)
  • Decide if we’re doign menus?  If so- make them.
  • Decide on who do first reading during ceremony.
  • Decide if we’re doing a ring warming
  • Are we staying at home or a hotel on wedding night?  If hotel book ASAP.
  • Who will transport us from venue to our home/hotel?  Hire transportation??
  • Groom gift?  (spa?  ring engraved?)  get card & give to Maid/Matron of Honor on Friday
  • Finalize rehearsal dinner plans
  • Finalize bridesmaid brunch plans
  • Finalize no-host-bar drink meetup plans for Friday & spread the word
  • Finalize Sunday meet up/present opening plans w/ bridal party & parents
  • Vases or something for bouquets after ceremony?


  • Buy sodas (& Snapple?) for our caterer to have for distribution (it’s cheaper to get it at Costco and have them give it out then to buy it through them)
  • Finalize jewelry choices. *Get new chain for my necklace pendant- current one is too short
  • Finish bridesmaid gifts (purses?  jewelry? pashminas? emergency kits?)
  • Buy tie for best man
  • Finalize program with printer.  Buy ribbon for edging.
  • Notify Maid/Matron of Honor & Maid/Matron of Honor that we want them to do speeches.  Let parents know is optional for them.
  • Seating chart
  • Buy extras for guestbook tree- frame, paper for test prints, trash can, pens, mug for pens, baby wipes
  • Get our marriage license
  • Get my e-ring dipped & engraved
  • Order moo cards for photo sharing instructions
  • Finish list of must have photos for photographer
  • make appt. for spa day morning of or day before wedding (massage? manicure? pedicure?)
  • Postcards for alternative guest book?
  • Find basket/box for programs
  • Find basekt/box for cards
  • Find basket/box for favors
  • *Note to DJ: announce time change that night!
  • check that hanger dress comes home on is “nice enough” for pictures

Post # 16
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i’m finished!! except i have to go to my hair & makeup trail but thats it

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