(Closed) Oct 14 we have 4 months left! Where are you with your planning?

posted 5 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

October 31st here – We currently have 70% of the wedding paid off.


Things we have left to do :

– Pay hair & makeup artists

– Pay for rest of brides alterations

– Get Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses altered

– Get groom & Bridesmaid or Best Man tuxes picked out, purchased and altered.

– They also need their shoes, shirts, ties, ect.

– Purchase the rest of the alcohol & wine for our DIY bar.

– Book/pay for Cake

– Purchase rest of candy for candy buffet

– Purchase LOTS of extension cords

– Purchase color gels for uplighting

– Order cocktail hour food

– Order flowers [costco]

– Get gifts for bridal party, parents

– Order 3 table skirts

– Order 100 more fuji instant film for photo booth

– Purchase extra batteries [just incase we need them]

– Pay for night before & night of hotel room

– Order welcome party food

– Pay for officiants hotel room

– Pay rest of money on reception venue

– Pay DJ

– Pay rest of officiant

– Pay rest of Photographer

– Pay bartender

– Order rest of cigars for the cigar bar

– Order more candles holders for centerpieces

– Book/pay for the rest of our honeymoon [we only have 4 days paid for as of right now, wanted to get everything wedding-wise paid off first]

– Send out invitations [they are all sealed and ready to go, just need to be weight and have postage added]

and lastly, WAY closer to our date

– get marriage certificate


DIY projects I have left to do :

– I-spy for tables

– Finish/print programs

– Finish/print menus & signature drink menus

– Create/print DJ song request [which will also double as place cards]

– Finish tulle table skirts

– Make signs for bathroom baskets, candy buffet, cigar bar, ect.


Things we are working on this month :

– Meeting with cake bakery to discuss what I want, flavors, fillings ect.

– SO will be going to try on tuxes, and hopefully picking out one!

– Hopefully finishing up my DIY projects, i’d like to knock those out.

– Taking my mother shopping to get her dress.

– Meeting with our bartender to discuss our wedding

– Meet with our dj to discuss ceremony music, and reception dinner music.


Overall, I feel like we are in a really good place. Everything right now is totally doable.

Post # 4
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK


Everything is booked now! Eeek! It’s just all the meetings finalising everything, and we do still have to do the Registry Office palaver…

We picked up our rings at the weekend, very exciting!


Post # 6
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

dewingedpixie:  That’s great! Right now to have everything paid up by October, we’d have to apply a little over $900 a month.. we are putting around $2000 a month into the wedding, so we will have it paid off much sooner.

Post # 7
94 posts
Worker bee

Oct 10-

I still have to book Hair/makeup (have someone, just need to finalize)

Book dress alterations

Food tasting

Order the rest of our linens

Invites-MOH and her FH are designing/printing them as their gift to us

Post # 8
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

October 3rd here — so I am EXACTLY 4 months out as of today 🙂 eeek!!

I am honestly feeling pretty good about things. This Saturday Fiance and I are doing our cake tasting & getting all that squared away, we are also going to pick out his & the groomsman tuxes and our wedding bands! After that is done here’s what I have left:

-Buy last of my decor: clear votive holders and pillar candles, pumpkins (as they become in-season), spray paint gold my “mr & mrs” letters

-Purchase favor boxes, ribbons & Hershey kisses and assemble all the favors (kinda dreading this task!)

– Book hair & makeup (finally picked a salon… just have to put down deposit)

– Decide on & purchase veil, headpiece and day-of jewelry

– Finalize & order invitations (already have the design picked, planning to complete this in July to be ready to mail out in August)

– Finish purchasing & put together attendant gifts

And that’s seriously about all I have left besides paying off the other vendors 🙂 There are a few other items such as rehearsal dinner plans, ordering menus and applying for marriage license but those have to wait till we get a little closer. If I get super ambitious I make take on a DIY-photo booth. Still debating that one…

Post # 8
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

October 17 here… and I feel like I have so much to do!

I did get my veil last Saturday, and we took engagement photos on Sunday – so those things were crossed off the list. I am super excited to get the pics back, as the sneak peak one we got was adroable.

By the end of June, my goal is to get the following done:

  • Register for gifts, or at least get the majority of the registry done
  • Finalize guest list (mainly his side)
  • Decide on flowers (DIY or real)
  • Decide on cake/cupcakes (bakery, mainly)
  • Find and order his wedding band (I have mine already)
  • Start looking at suit/tie colors
  • Start the search for my shoes and jewelry/acessories
  • Continue working on cocktail hour/dinner reception music
  • Start gathering pictures for slideshow
  • Start thinking of gifts for bridal party/parents

I also have some DIY stuff I’d like to start, but will hopefully be getting supplies for that stuff in the next couple of weeks – and then hoping they look  like I have envisioned. It’s mainly for the head table, a thank you sign, and then something to book near the guest book (photo book with engagement pics).


Post # 9
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


dewingedpixie:  Can I please just say how jealous I am of your Disney wedding, and please post at least 1 000 000 pics 

Post # 10
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

October 12th!!  I feel like I have a lot to do still but that’s probably not true. Invites will go out in August and the whole thing is fairly low key. 

Post # 12
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oct 18th here! Have so much left to do but most of it is all details.

We have our venue and food paid off as well as linens. Have deposit in for photographer, photobooth and cake. 

Goals to have done by the end of June:

Order and deposit on bridal & Bridesmaid or Best Man brooch bouquets

Have Bridesmaid or Best Man order dress

Order invites

Finalize guest list (had some opening come up after stending std)

find makeup artist

 plan rehearsal dinner

get hotel room blocks 

venue walk thur


Then later this summer we will need to finalize centerpiece decor stuff, buy all the candles And any other decor we need. Order place card holders, choose music for everything, having hair trial in July, get bridal accessories & dress fitted when it comes, choose and buy gifts for everyone.

Ugh I’m exhausted writing all that lol. But we will have everything besides alcohol paid before the wedding and close the tab the night of so that’s exciting! 

Post # 13
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

On the 10th here!

Done list:

  • Venue booked
  • Resort stay booked
  • Flights booked
  • Photographer booked 
  • His band 
  • My band
  • Dress 
  • Something blue
  • Earrings
  • Shoes
  • Decided on walk and ceremony songs

To do: 

  • Remaining balance of resort stay
  • Remaining balance on photographer
  • Belt (possibly) and veil
  • Alterations 
  • Finalize/pay for bouquet/bout 
  • Decide on decorations for ceremony arch 
  • Finalize hair/makeup 
  • Groom’s tie 
  • Make a game plan for excursions during our stay 
  • Write vows 
  • Legal paperwork 
  • Book restaurant for home reception 
  • Invites for home reception 

Sadly looking at my “done” list, it doesn’t feel like I have as much accomplished compared to what my budget tracker says I have paid! Even with a small destination wedding, this stuff all adds up ridiculously quickly. 

Post # 14
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

12th October bride!

I must admit, I don’t have THAT much left to do:

• Post invitations

• Makeup trial with Maid/Matron of Honor

• Dress fittings for me & BMs

• Order shoes for 3 of my BMs

• DIY card box & table plan (I have all the supplies)


And that’s it! Everything else is done: cars, venue, food, flowers, Groomsmen suits, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, cake, photographer, flowers, venue decor, my accessories, thank you gifts, honeymoon, hair, made invitations, rings, officiant, music for ceremony & dancing

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Post # 15
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

10.25 here.

Still need to do the following:

  • find groom attire
  • wedding rings
  • send change of wedding date card and new rsvp (destination wedding)
  • order reception flowers (DIY)
  • table seating and order place cards
  • various other little odds and ends

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