(Closed) November 2014 Brides! What do you have done?

posted 5 years ago in November 2014
Post # 3
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@laureneliz87:  I have done.

Booked the church

Secured my reception venue.

Arranged transport (for the bridal party)

Ordered my dress (it’s here in March)

orderd the card for the invites (i’m DIYing)

Booked my photographer.

Booked my caterers.

Booked my cake maker.

Booked my DJ.

and bought mine and the girls accessories

Arraged a hotel for me and my girls the night before and a room for me and my fi (it’s also mine and the girls dressing room) the night of.

Had my bouquets made.


I have left.

Have our interviews at the registry and with the rev.

Arrange transport for guests.

Buy my bridesmaid outfits.

send out invites.

Create my centrepieces.

Finish my bouts.

send boys for their kilts

Have our wedding bands made

Book our venue dressers.

And i think that’s it.



Post # 4
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius

I have done:


Booked wedding & documents (eloping)

Booked honeymoon

Booked Reception

Arranged flowers

Arranged photographer 

Ordered wedding ring


Still to do:


Send Invitations

Get dress

Get grooms clothes 

Create centerpieces 

Do all the last min niggly bits!


That’s it 🙂

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

We have:




Wedding Party



Picked Honeymoon Destination


Still to do:

Dress (having it made, narrowing down patterns now)

Narrow down food (doing it ourselves)


Save The Dates

Register for gifts

Order girl’s Dresses


Post # 6
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@laureneliz87:  Wow, you are ON IT!

– Booked venue

– Church

– Working w/ caterer

– Got my dress

That’s about it for now.  We have leads on a lot of other things but nothing solidified.  Am I behind???!! 

Post # 7
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Geez I feel really really behind!

So far we have:

  • Venue 
  • Food
  • Bought the dress and have it already

Still have yet to do:

  • Choose STD
  • Order inviations
  • Select bridesmaids dresses
  • Flowers
  • His suit
  • Groomsmen suits
  • Song list
  • Favors
  • My shoes and stuff

Yeah I am very behind. I mean I have everything mapped out in my head, sorta on paper, but it’s not finalized yet…

Post # 8
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

done so far:

  • Church
  • Reception Venue
  • Caterer/Cake
  • my dress is ordered
  • hotel block with guest transportation reserved
  • photographer (we did our engagement shoot last weekend in the snow!)

Still to be done:

  • Flowers
  • bridesmaid dresses (have an appointment to try on Bill Levkoff dresses with my girls this weekend)
  • groom and groomsmen attire
  • invites and Save-The-Date Cards
  • DJ
  • our transportation
  • accessories
  • honeymoon

I don’t think I am far behind! we have such a long time so even thought I have a lot of ideas of who I want for certian vendors I am stopping myself from doing it all at once! its an experience I don’t want to rush through it! so i am trying to pace myself! good luck ladies!!

Post # 9
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Done so far:

  • bought dress, veil, shoes and earrings for both rehearsal and wedding
  • bought bridesmaids dresses and shoes
  • booked caterer, decorator, photographer, cake baker, DJ
  • Fiance bought his outfit
  • engagement photos
  • invitations are ready
  • reserved wedding transportation
  • started self-directed premarital counselling

Still to be done:

  • send invitations to overseas guests (we are frwom two different continents:-))
  • order cake topper
  • book honeymoon
  • cake flavours
  • finalise decor layout
  • wedding music
  • favors
  • decide whether I will do a brooch bouquet
  • prenup
  • meetings with officiants
  • finalise menu
  • a whole host of other things required traditionally

Post # 10
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wow, so great to see other November brides here. I thought I was doing good but feel behind reading these! Lol


  • Dress ordered (Casablanca 2004)
  • Save the dates sent out
  • Venue 
  • Caterer 
  • Cake designed with baker
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Photo booth
  • Invitations being designed
  • Some decor bought
  • DJ
  • Hotel blocked
  • Honeymoon booked

Still to do:

  • Finish interviewing officiants
  • Decide on florists
  • Decide on groomswear
  • Find shoes
  • Decide on Maid/Matron of Honor dress
  • Favors
  • Seating plan
  • Get rest of decor

I have 4 appointments this weekend so hoping to kick down a few more decisions. 




Post # 11
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh man now I feel behind. I thought I was doing so well!

We have the venue and photographer booked. Still need to figure out food, rentals, etc…

I have the dress I want picked out but waiting to order it for a couple of months. Trying to get back in shape first! 🙂

Post # 12
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Moranar:  I recommend you start looking for a dress already. Many wedding boutiques need up to 8 months to get your dress in. Your accessories will depend on the dress you buy. How much weight are you planning to lose? 

Post # 13
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@DesertLady:  I started trying on dresses a couple of months ago. I’m set on Alma Novia’s Naiara which is a new 2014 gown. I contacted an Etsy seller with great reviews who said she would be able to make a similar dress. I’m not planning on losing much weight – more toning up than anything. I’ve gained about 20 pounds in the last year and a half because my lifestyle has become more sedentary so nothing too crazy. But, since you give specific measurements and I want to avoid spending too much on alterations, I was thinking two or three more months before ordering. I think I’ll be ok with that.

Post # 14
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Moranar:  Ah, that makes sense. Just be a bit wary of Etsy though and scrutinise the authenticity of reviews. I had a bad experience on there and after I took time to read the reviews properly I realised that many of them were homegrown.

Post # 15
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I was going to say the same thing. As I was going to order mine off Etsy too. I started reading reviews doing an Internet search about knock off dress makers and all the horror stories they were having showing the dress they ordered vs what they received not even being close there was even a Good Morning America segment on it. I started getting worried and although I’d be saving money, I ultimategot ordered it he real one from a bridal shop. Please read up before deciding for sure. 

Post # 16
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Eep I feel a bit behind now

We have done

– venue and ceremony

– photographer

– organised some decor

– dress and shoes including bridesmaids

– suits and ties

– hair and makeup artist

– mostly worked out song list

Still to do(!!!!)

– book honeymoon

– book florist

– engagement shoot (April)

– menu tasting and selection

– transport

– hair and makeup trial (April)

– guest book

– invitations and guestlist

– finalise cake

– wedding bands

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