(Closed) November 9th Brides!!!

posted 4 years ago in November 2013
Post # 3
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I can’t believe we only have 25 days left!! It’s finally starting to feel real!!!

Today I’m working on centerpieces and taking our wedding bands to get engraved. Yesterday we booked our hotel room for the wedding night and figured out some details for our rehersal dinner. I also put together a photo book using our engagement pictures that will be our guest book.

We’re still waiting on 30ish responses, which is a little irritating since they were due on the 9th of this month. But I was kind of expecting to have to track people down for their answers which is why I asked for them back a little earlier. Hopefully we will have heard from everyone by tomorrow so I can get started on seating charts and place cards. 


Post # 4
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MistySoda:  Had the same problem here. My cutoff was also on the 9th of this month and yet I spend the 9th, 10th AND 11th chasing people down for RSVPs.


Had my meeting with the venue to plan out the menu and timeline and realized how terribly unprepared I am for everything.  I think the whole DIY wedding must be for unemployed people because I truly cannot juggle this all. 



Post # 6
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yay im a 9-11-13 bride 🙂 RSVPs are due this friday and im still waiting on around 6 (pretty bad when i only sent 22!!) 

Im finalizing my centrepieces and paying everything off. Putting final touches on my speech, vows and sending the photographers and DJ their timelines. Oh and final fitting for my dress is on friday too!!!

Post # 7
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m having a hell of a time making a timeline. I’m very much a go with the flow person and I’m starting to realize that it will just not float with the amount of organization and people wrangling involved. Any words of wisdom?  I’ve got a 4:30 ceremony with sunset at 4:45 and a fiance who does NOT want first look photos.  I know I should be at the venue at 3pm but isn’t 11am way too early for hair and makeup?

Post # 8
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I too am getting married on 11-9-13!

@Oliviationlee My ceremony is at 2:30pm and my hair and makeup are starting at 10am. So I don’t think 11:00am is way off. I plan to start getting dressed around 1pm so I can get plenty of pictures and stuff getting ready and dressed. 

Post # 9
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Oliviationlee:  My hair stylist is starting on me at 6am and our ceremony isn’t til 11am. Of course, this is mostly because we can’t get in to our venue until 9am which doesn’t leave enough time to do hair there so it’s being done at my parent’s house before we head over to the venue to finish getting ready. I’m a bit worried my hair will survive the hours in between but it has to be done that way.

I’m not a fan of making the seating chart. We are having our tables line the sides of the room, with the dance floor being in the middle. I’m afraid people will be offended if they are seated at a table that’s more to the “back” of the room. There’s 40 seats back there, someone needs to sit in them!!

Meeting with the DJ tonight and only waiting on 4 more RSVPs. Found out last night that my fiancé’s mom won’t be coming… I’m now wondering if I will ever actually meet her.

Post # 10
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MistySoda:  Oh god, don’t get me started on the seating chart.  I’ve been getting texts and personal requests from people about other people they want to avoid.  Such drama queens!


@mrspizanotobe I’m not a huge fan or wearer of makeup. I think the longer I have it on means that more opportunities I will have to mess it up. lol




Sorry about not meeting your fiance’s mom. That’s rough. Technically I saw mine for 5 minutes at a funeral 3 years ago.  They do not speak. 












Post # 11
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Sorry this will be huge but I cant be bothered retyping it!!! this is my Timeline



7:45 AM – Breakfast, Shower


9:00 AM – Make up Appointment
Urban Highlights


10:00 AM – Hair appointment
Urban Highlights


12:30 PM – Bridesmaids arrive to bridal suite bride to put on dress, jewelry.   Bridesmaids’ hair and makeup done, ready to go by this time.  Photographer, 2nd shooter begin shooting day.  Photographer arrives at bridal suite.  2nd shooter to hook up with Groom/Groomsmen at this point. 

Groom’s location 8 ____ Street

12:45PM – Put on dress, Pictures of putting on dress, bridal details (all rings, jewelry, shoes, dress, etc)


2:15 PM – Depart from home/hotel to head to venue. Everyone is entirely dressed and ready to go before arriving to venue.
Warwick street chapel


2:30 PM – Ceremony Starts

3:15 – 3:45PM – Photography at chapel

15 – 20 minutes for group photos taken outside chapel

15 – 20 minutes for bride and groom photos at chapel

–          Grandparents – Bride and Groom + Myrtle and Arthur

–          Grandparents – Bride and Groom + Nellie

–          Parents – Bride and Groom + Neil and Sherryl

–          Parents – Bride and Groom + Evon

–          Siblings – Bride and Groom + Leona and Jennifer

–          Siblings – Bride + Leona and Jennifer

–          Siblings – Bride and Groom + Leona, Pete, Jennifer and Damien

–          Siblings – Bride and Groom + Mick, Lisa and Emma

–          Siblings – Groom + Emma?

–          Flowergirl – Bride and Groom + Amelia

–          Nieces and Nephews – Bride and Groom + Amelia, Kirra, Sophie and Jack

–          Nephews – Bride and Groom + Braydon and Caleb

–          Bridal Party – Bride and Groom + Jennifer and Stu

–          Bridal Party – Bride and Groom + Jennifer, Amelia and Stu


3:45PM – Leave chapel and onto next photo location



4:00PM Arrive at ___ for photos



4:30PM Leave ____ and onto The Barn (further) for photos



5:30PM DJ arrives

5:30PM Sharyn arrives for reception photos

–          Cookie + cookie tags

–          Table seating

–          Thanks on tables

–          Candy buffet

–          Centrepieces

–          Cake


5:30 – 6:30PM Cocktail hour Sharyn to take photos

–          Photos of guests



6:00PM – Photos Ends, Back to Barn, Cars to take photographers back to hotel


6:10 – 6 :30PM – Photos with Bride and Groom + friends (Sharyn)

–          Bride and Groom + Jack and Megan

–          Bride + Megan

–          Bride and Groom + Brooke

–          Bride + Brooke

–          Groom + Brock

–          Bride and Groom + Stu


6:20PM – Guests asked to be seated for dinner

6:30PM – Grand Entrance, Bridal Party  – Shake It by Metro Station

–          Maid of Honour – Jennifer 

–          Best Man – Stuart 

–          Bride and Groom – Mr and Mrs 


6:30 – 6:45PM – Bridal Party speeches

–          Stuart

–          Jennifer


6:45PM – Dinner (Photographer break for dinner)


7:20PM – Champagne Toasts (Bride and Groom speeches) + Open floor to anyone else


7:40PM – Cut cake – Fireflies by Owl City


7:50PM – Dessert

8:00PM – First dance

–          Loving you by Andrew Allen

 Anniversary Dance

–          Collide  by Howie Day


8:15PM  – Open Dancing

8:15PM –  LAST PHOTO!! Sparkler “thank you photo”




Post # 12
38 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

November 9th bride here! We’ve got everything planned except for SO’s attire and decorations! We’re going this weekend to pick out his clothes and I plan on ordering/making decorations next week! 

Post # 13
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

21 days to go! I still have centerpieces to finish, fi needs suit altered, finish last payments, and some diy decorations. I think everything else is done (or I’m totally forgetting things!) Oh and best of all I need to go for my last fitting, but now I’m pregnant! I really hope I don’t gain any weight from here until then :-/

Post # 14
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Oliviationlee:  Yes this, I am having trouble with the timeline also. I need help! Lol, we are having a 3:30 ceremony and we have the venue only until 9 (but have to clear ouat at 7:30 for clean up) so I have no idea what to do with my timeline. At all. Holy hell.

Still have to do all of the music (MEEP) and write my vows. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Also I gained like 2 lbs since my fitting and I’m wondering if it will screw up my dress.

Post # 15
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Whoo 2 weeks tomorrow!! and Im leaving early tomorrow for my hens weekend 🙂 How are you lovely bees?

Post # 16
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re still missing about 30 RSVP’s, deadline is tomorrow. I’m actually really dissapointed. We invited the max capacity at our venue (250) and it looks like we’ll be under the min capacity (180). We only have 120 ‘yes’ replies right now so unless each of the 30 couples who have not replied both come, we’ll be under and we have to pay $35/person under the minimum, which I really didn’t want to do. It seems like a waste, plus the room will seem so empty!!!

We still have to finalize our day of/week of timeline for everyone, make a list of must take photos, talk to the DJ about music, finish our favours, make a seating chart, and make place cards. Oh and I still have to do my final dress fitting, get the gifts for our parents, wrap all the gifts, write thank you cards for our parents and attendants, and buy the rest of my sister’s gift.

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