(Closed) Oct 18 brides! What do you still need to get done or are you all set?

posted 5 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine is mostly decor stuff. I do still have to do the final cake order and n aje an appointment with the floral designer for the centerpieces.  

I’m making things harder on myself because I keep coming up with these last minute projects!

Post # 3
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was hoping to find a thread like this, I feel like I still have some many details outstanding!

*Finalize menu

*Print menu

*Finalize program

*Print program

*Order favors

*Make up favor bags

*Make up welcome bags

*Make seating chart

*Fill in escort cards

*Plan honeymoon activities


Post # 5
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

barrogten:  I’m October 17… so close! I have only found one date twin so far on the boards.

I’ve posted my list of “To Do’s” in other threads, but know as long as I get the main ones done… I’ll be good. Some of the little stuff still can’t be done, but I still continue to work on some stuff little by little every couple of days.

My main focus right now is finishing my flowers (all DIY), and then working on meeting with our photographer in the next couple of weeks when she’s in town.

For anything not done by the week of, I did take that week off so I will have plenty of time to work on last minutes things, if needed. Or else… in a perfect world… have everything done that’s needed and I can relax. Ha… who am I kidding? *lol*

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

I just posted this on a similiar october bee thread, but I’ll post again :

here’s my list of things to do and when it needs to get done…

<br /><br /> <br /><br />after rsvps come in [due sept 30th] :<br /><br />- finalize dinner menu / order food for cocktail hour<br /><br />- create escort cards, finish place cards<br /><br /> <br /><br />other things that need done :<br /><br />- alterations appointment for my dress on the 23rd<br /><br />- bridal shower on the 24th<br /><br />- order the rest of the tablecloths, ect [need 1 table skirt for cake table, 1 table cover for guest book table, 1 square tablecloth for outdoor cigar smoking area, tablecloth clips].<br /><br />- fiance needs to get his tux altered a little bit<br /><br />- finishing purchasing beer/wine<br /><br />- finish getting gifts for bridal party & parents [most of this is done, just have a few more to go]<br /><br />- get tip envelopes together<br /><br />- purchase batteries<br /><br />- reception dinner menu [just need to fix a few small things, and print]<br /><br />- pick up a few more liquor bottles<br /><br />- purchase wine coolers & the like<br /><br />- purchase 100 more instant fuji film for photo booth<br /><br />- pay off rest of photographer [$300 left]<br /><br />- order food for welcome party [probably just pizza hut]<br /><br />- order food & purchase drinks for the morning of, we will do a subway platter and coffee/tea/water<br /><br />- order wine corks to hold place cards<br /><br />DIY projects to finish up :<br /><br />- escort cards / seating cards<br /><br />- pearl shoes strass<br /><br />- first anniversary pinata<br /><br />- programs [1st template is done, just gotta fix some small things, and print]<br /><br />- a few more cutesy signs for the candy buffet / cigar bar / flip flop basket / ect<br /><br /> <br /><br />the month/weeks leading up to the wedding :<br /><br />- pick up misc. items for bar [lemons, limes, orange slices, juice, ect]<br /><br />- pick up all drinks for cocktail hour [we are probably going to go with glass bottled soda & water]<br /><br />- pick up drinks for dinner [sweet tea, lemon sweet tea, lemonade, coffee, water, pop, ect]<br /><br />- marshmallows for the firepit<br /><br />- salt & pepper for shakers<br /><br />- cheeses, toppings, lettuce ect. for salad bar<br /><br />- cupcakes, brownies, ect for candy/dessert buffet<br /><br />- chocolate & dippables for chocolate fountain<br /><br />- punch for punch fountains<br /><br />- marriage license<br /><br />- order or make food for cocktail hour [we were planning to DIY, but we may just order it if the budget allows]. our menu will consist of : Angel Strawberry Kabobs, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery & Dip, Finger Sandwiches, Mini 7 Layer Dips, & Caramel Grape Bites<br /><br />- pack for honeymoon<br /><br />- book the rest of the honeymoon [just 2 more nights left to book]<br /><br />- purchase nachos for late night snack<br /><br />- hair/makeup trial<br /><br />- beauty maintenance [tanning, hair coloring/treatment, ect]<br /><br /> <br /><br />things we need to do/purchase the day before/of :<br /><br />- put together corsages<br /><br />- write love letters for love letter ceremony<br /><br />- ice<br /><br />- firewood<br /><br /><br />“cover my ass” backup plans :<br /><br /> <br /><br />- burn prelude & ceremony music to cd<br /><br />- create a dinner music stream<br /><br />- create a reception music stream<br /><br />- purchase umbrellas<br /><br /> <br /><br />other things that we MAY get around to [if budget allows] :<br /><br />- order giant jenga<br /><br />- order cocktail hour food [instead of DIY]<br /><br />- lighted bar shelf<br /><br />- possibly add some liquor-filled chocolate bottles to our candy buffet

Post # 8
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can’t believe how close we are! I’m not readyyy lol.

I still need to:

-Have a bustle added to my dress

-Finalize the seating chart (just waiting on the last of the RSVPs!)

-Send final numbers & entree selections to venue

-Print escort cards, programs and menus

-Put centerpieces together

-Print table numbers

-Print signs for the guest book table

-Finalize day-of timeline

-Finalize photographer itinerary

Looks like I have a lot of printing to do.

Post # 9
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yay! We’re getting married oct 18the too!

i have so much to do it feels like!

track down RSVPs, due today

plan final details for rehearsal & rehearsal dinner

order dress for rehearsal dinner

send out evite for rehearsal

buy ribbon & candles for centerpieces

Make final seating chart

get seating chart templet & print

order favors

make oft bags

buy jewelry 

follow up with ushers and groommen for tux fittings

make day of timeline

print timelines for family & wedding party

plan ceremony

finaliz shot list with photographer

That exhausted me just writing it out!

Post # 10
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Here’s what we have left to do

after rsvps come in [due sept 30th] :

– finalize dunner menu & print menus

– order food for cocktail hour

– create escort cards

– finish place cards


drinks still needed to purchase :

– soda

– cocktail hour drinks

– wine coolers

– wine

– the rest of the hard liquor or signature drinks


other things that need done :

– get gift cards for bms & moms

– get tip envelopes together

– purchase batteries for twinkle lights

– purchase 100 more fuji instant film for photo booth

– order food for welcome party

– order food & purchase drinks for morning-of [getting ready]


DIY projects to finish up :

– finish up wine cork place card holders

– escort cards

– place cards

– pearl shoe strass


the month/weeks leading up to the wedding :

– pick up misc items for bar [lemons limes, oranges, juice, ect]

– pick up drinks for dinner [sweet tea, lemon tea, lemonade, punch, ect]

– pick up punch for fountains

– salt & pepper for shakers

– salads, toppings, cheeses ect. for salad bar

– cupcakes, brownies, ect. for candy/dessert buffet

– dippables for chocolate fountain

– marriage license

– order or make food for cocktail hour

– pack for honeymoon

– book the last 2 night of our honeymoon

– purchase nachos for late night snack

– hair/makeup trial

– beauty maintenance [hair coloring, tanning, ect]


things we need to do/purchase the day before/of :

– put together bouts/corsages

– write love letters for love letter ceremony

– ice

– firewood


“cover my ass” backup plans :

– burn prelude & ceremony music to cd

– create a dinner music stream

– create a reception music stream

– purchase rainy day umbrellas

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Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It feels like there isn’t much left to do, but there’s probably a ton that I’m not thinking about and will not remember until like two days beforehand. Getting the marriage license at some point might be a good idea…


I desperately need to go for a mani/pedi, and decide once and for all whether I’m going to let another person touch my nails for the actual day. Some people (read: mostly FMIL) are pushing me toward getting them professionally done, probably because they’re worried I’ll do something “weird.” Unfortunately, “weird” in FMIL’s eyes is anything other than a French mani, so she’s gonna be let down no matter what.


I’m probably focusing on my nails too much… I need to get baskets for the bubbles and glowsticks… figure out some music… oh, and make up programs! Also make up my Instagram “wedding hashtag” signs. Also figure out how to use Instagram.


And the seating chart. Oh dear.

Post # 12
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014 - The Wayside Inn

I’m getting married October 19- is that like being a fraternal date twin??

I’m feeling pretty reassured that my to-do list look a lot like everyone else’s. I hope that means I’m on track! Main things to do:

– track down the rest of my RSVPs<br />- do the seating chart<br />- figure out what we’re doing for place cards. I wanted to DIY them, but I don’t think we’ll have time. Not something I wanted to spend more of our budget on, though :(<br />- finalize order of ceremony and meet with our officiant (a good friend)<br />- I was going to make emergency kits for all the bridesmaids, but I think at this point I’ll just buy a cute tote and fill it with stuff for all of us.<br />- welcome bags for out of town guests – my mom offered to do this, but I want to make sure we’re on the same page about how they’ll look<br />- make signs for the tables that remind people of our hashtag<br />- write my vows! eek!

to-do as time/budget allows:

– test my polaroid camera collection to make sure they’re working, and order Impossible Project film for the photobooth<br />- dance lessons! it’s probably too late, but I’m not giving up on it just yet.

The good news is, I’m starting to feel less stressed and more excited.

Post # 13
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

barrogten:  It has been trial and error really! But, I think they’ll all look good when the day comes. I still have to cut my bouquet down to a good sieze, as well as all of the bouttonieres… but that can be done the week of. After working on them, it may have been easier having someone else do them, but this way I can keep my bouquet somewhere around the house as a keepsake.

2 weeks to go for me today!! 🙂

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