(Closed) March has arrived….last checklist or CONGRATS your done!

posted 8 years ago in March 2011
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’ve been so excited for you this past week!

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011


I can’t beleive we are on the home stretch girls. I don’t know about you, but I am still adding to my list of to dos Undecided

February Done

  • 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 event permit for insurance purposes
  • Get marriage license (scheduled for early to mid-March) (now scheduled for February 11th)
  • Schedule second fitting with seamstress (scheduled for February 4th)
  • Finish sewing party dress
  • Make jacket for party dress
  • Make cookies; chocolate chocolate chip and peanut butter, for the candy/cookie bar
  • Schedule hair and makeup trial (February 16th)
  • Schedule final venue walk through (Scheduled for March 9th)
  • Bag and tie cookies
  • Make bags and tags for candy/cookie bar
  • Decorate scoop and tongs for candy bar (need to schedule a trip to Michaels and/or Joanns for bling; ended up going to Shipwrecked Beads)
  • Make hangers for girls
  • Make hanger for myself
  • Finish getting grooms gifts and something to put them in

Last Minute March Stuff

  • Schedule final fitting (scheduled for March 22nd)
  • Purchase pens for marriage license signing and guest book signing
  • Purchase alcohol and other drinks for reception
  • Schedule meeting with planner for last minute reminders
  • Get music to DJ
  • Get final numbers to caterer
  • Order flowers for the bouquets (scheduled for the first week of January) Pushed to first week of March
  • Make napkin rings
  • Finish paying vendors (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
  • Finish handles on tote bags
  • Make garment bags for girls
  • Meet with photographer to discuss must have photos
  • Make menus (scheduled for first week of March)
  • Make place cards (scheduled for first week of March)

Post # 6
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I really just have a few more things to put together, a couple more small things to figure out, and packing to do.  Tonight is my last night at work then tomorrow and Thursday I have errands and Friday is the day we leave for Charleston!

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

@mandb122: Oh my goodness…. can you believe that we’re both getting married THIS weekend!!  Congrats, and I cannot wait to see recaps 🙂

I’m DONE!!!  I finished my very last DIY project last night.  So, I am totally done for the wedding, totally done packing to move and for our honeymoon, and finishing up last minute projects at work today/tomorrow.  All I have to “do” is hand out checks to my vendors (aka my sister is handing them out!), set things up, and get married! 🙂

Ladies, I cannot wait to see your recaps and see all the beautiful details you are working so hard to finish up!!


Post # 9
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You guys are doing awesome! I am so excited for everyone who has a wedding this weekend and all these next few weekends!! Ahhh. I am down to 23 days. Still haven’t gotten very many RSVP’s although I put the deadline as the 4th. They have until Friday, dang it!! I am terrified that no one will come, and I am terrified that the day of will be super chaotic and overwhelming. Ugh. I love that I saved tons of money DIYing everything, but now I am so scared that everything is just going to fall apart. This is supposed to be a HAPPY day, right??

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I can’t believe it’s March 2nd!  My parents and my FI’s parents get in tomorrow.  I’m finishing up the packing and getting ready for this weekend.  I’m praying for beautiful weather!

Congrats March Brides!

Post # 11
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I know I don’t post often, but I’m getting married in 3 days too!  I can’t believe it!  Just packed up the car and we will drive to Tahoe in the morning.  It looks like the weather is going to be in our favor and that it’s going to be OK to drive without chains.  I don’t know about you March brides, but there are a few things I let go in the last few weeks.  Since our ceremony and reception are happening in the same place, it’s a buffet and just a wedding with 60 guests, we decided to skip programs.  I know it sounds like a big deal, but it’s going to be OK.  Also after much family debate on who is coming and who is not, we gave up on a seating arrangement.  We are just going to put “reserved” signs on the table settings for the parents and the bridal party.  And…..even though we bought beautiful wall decor peacock feathers, we probably won’t use them.  It just isn’t going to look right.

Anyways……..I am headed to bed early tonight and will be up tomorrow to start the most exciting weekend of my life.  Good luck with everything March brides.  LET’S ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

Post # 12
16 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Aww–I’m SO excited for you girls who are getting married this weekend! 24 days to go here. 

The main thing I still have to do is prep for my cookie bar…I’ve started but still have a lot of work to do there. I also have to make escort cards…I guess I should get on that!



Post # 13
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Single digits, now!  Holy cow!


  • Final fitting this Saturday – decide if we need to take in the dress any more?  (This was supposed to be last Sunday but the seamstress had strep throat)
  • Deliver cake stands (DIY’d!) to baker- Sunday?


  • Finish favors!!!  (choose songs for Mix CD, finish designing booklet, print, buy cases, assemble)
  • Make signage for bathroom baskets, flip flop basket, guest book table, cake flavors, ceremony seating, small cards for photo sharing info?
  • Seating Chart window
  • Make sugar cookie dough & freeze/refrigerate for cookie making a few days before wedding

Decisions to make/logistics to figure out:

  • Who will transport us from venue to our home/hotel?  Hire transportation??
  • Give card to Best Man on Friday for delivery to groom Saturday morning
  • 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
  • Programs- finalize proof with printer.  Buy ribbon for edging.  Assemble.
  • Seating chart
  • Buy extras for guestbook tree- frame, paper for test prints, trash can, pens, mug for pens, baby wipes
  • Cards for photo sharing instructions??
  • Find basket/box for programs
  • Find basekt/box for cards
  • check that hanger dress comes home on is “nice enough” for pictures (if not buy or DIY one)
  • Inventory decor already bought to figure out what items will go on what tables, what candles/supplies we need to buy

Slooowly but surely things are getting crossed off.  Man I’m glad we have this one last weekend to get stuff done, though.  Last weekend was a bit of a wash as both my fiance and I both got sick. 

Good luck to all my March bride sisters!  It’s our wedding month!!  Yippeee!!

Post # 14
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Reposting this from another thread.  

With 14 days until my wedding, my current to-do list is:

  • Create and print a program (half done with the template)
  • Print the menu cards (already typed them out)
  • Finish burning 25 more CDs for my wedding favors
  • Finish tying the favors with baker’s twine
  • Print and stamp the labels for my CD’s
  • Finish centerpiece knick knacks
  • Figure out a table number design
  • Seating chart
  • Escort cards
  • Find tabletop easels for large family photos
  • Frame family photos for family photo table at reception (Did groom’s side – need to finish my side!)
  • Type up and frame a bar menu
  • Order FI’s wedding gift (its perishable so must be ordered the week of the wedding)
  • Buy argyle socks for Fiance
  • Type up welcome letter and weekend schedule of events for Out of Town bags
  • Type up a final wedding timeline for all vendors, friends, wedding party, etc.
  • Buy a dress for bridal shower/rehearsal/welcome reception (all in one day!)
  • Mail my makeup artist my extensions for her to prep ahead of time 
  • Buy some CZ studs to wear on wedding day and ask mom for her sapphire pendant
  • Buy the bubbly for the reception
  • Prepare the announcements to be mailed out on wedding day
  • RETURN all the clothes and random stuff I ended up not using/wearing
  • Make sure Fiance has prepared all the final payments and tips
  • Meticulously pack everything in the car
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Final dress fitting 
  • Final walkthrough at reception site
  • Pick up dress
  • Check into hotel 3 days before the wedding
  • Go to SF Flower Mart for bulk flowers and deliver centerpiece flowers to coordinator
  • Get final pedicure/manicure
  • Pick up canvas pic from Costco
  • Do a major Costco/Trader Joe’s shop once at the wedding venue for all hospitality suite food and drinks
  • Deliver Out of Town bags to the hotel for distribution
  • Deliver wine and champagne to the reception site 24 hours in advance to chill
  • Make sure hotel makes room keys for the hospitality suite so guests have access 24/7

WHEW!  I will be so glad when this is all over!

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

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