Post # 1
For the brides that will have the wedding in Oct 2011, what have you done so far? I want to see if I’m behind or ahead of the brides that have the wedding at the same time I do.
I’m the type of person that want things done as soon as possible. Here is the list, the first 4 items are done within 2.5 months (my fianncee said I need to relax….)
Venue – Done
Florist – Done
Cake – Done
Photographer – Done
Officiant – TBD
DJ – TBD
Food – I know what I want the main entree to be, I just need to do tasting on the Hors d’ Oeuvres
Dress – 95% have my heart on Pronovias Formentera, but still waiting to see if anything else would top it.
Invitation – Have not sent out. Planning to send out in Feb 2011. We do not have STD.
What else am I missing?
Post # 3
Start looking for MUA’s – if you plan on getting one. As an Oct 2010 bride, I thought I could wait on that til the spring… and I did… and they were ALL BOOKED. I ended up finding a wonderful one via the hive, but it was a total nightmare and I would have had so many more options if I worked on this when I was in hyper planning mode pre-holidays!
Post # 4
I’m not very familiar with the wedding acronym. What is MUA?
Post # 5
@cutexkitty: sorry! Make Up Artist 🙂
Post # 6
oracle Thanks! I forgot to add that to the list. I did browse around my area for makeup and hair and they’re averaging $500 (including trail). It seems expensive, but I might have to cough it up since I can only do basic make up.
Post # 7
There was a thread on this not too long ago, so don’t mind the copy and paste:
- our venue booked and partially paid for
- meal choices selected
- all bridal party asked
- STD’s have already arrived (sending them out in January)
- engagement pics done
- photographer chosen (but not officially booked yet)
- colors/theme chosen
- centerpieces chosen
- flowers chosen
- DIY photo-booth plans have been started
- I’ve already been on one dress shopping excursion
- favors have been selected
- Hair and Makeup booked (they’ll be coming to our hotel)
- Officiant chosen but we need to find out if it will be legal. We want my cousin to get ordained to marry us but NYS likes to make everything difficult for their residents.
We’ve yet to find a DJ in our budget that’s not a total tool. Fiance and I met with one guy who told us that he PIRATES his music. Um, yea… that really makes us want to book with you, buddy!
Post # 8
I’m pretty far along, I think:
- Bridal Party
- Photographer (doing engagement pics in the spring)
- Photobooth (will be the favor)
- Invitations chosen (not ordering until timeline is final)
- Hair and makeup
Still have to:
- Dress – going shopping this weekend – Maggie trunkshow!!
- Flowers finalized- I know what I want but need to get quote from florist or determine if I’m going to DIY
- Bridesmaids dresses
- Guys attire
- Wedding Rings
Post # 9
Church – Booked
Reception Venue – Booked
Caterer – Kind of chosen? We’re planning on using FMIL’s Catering Co.
Florist – TBD
Cake – TBD
Photographer – Chosen, contract being finalized
Officiant – TBD – Priest may already be booked, but Church will provide someone else
DJ – TBD (I don’t really want one, but my mom does)
Dress – TBD (I’m afraid to pick one so early ’cause I know I’ll change my mind!)
STD & Invitations – TBD
MUA & Hair – TBD
… guess I have more work to do!
Post # 10
It looks like I’m not too behind as I thought I am. Agree, next things on the list I need to tackle soon are DJ, Hair & Makeup and Officiant.
As for the dress, I want to buy it so I don’t have to worry about it. Then again, I’m afraid that once I buy it, I might see something better. I have an idea of what shoes I like, but I’ll worry about it once I buy the dress.
As for the misc stuff such as invites, linens, chairs and ring pillow, how to decor the venue and favors, I have no vision of what they should look like. I hate not knowing what I want because (most of the time) I know what I want.
Post # 11
I am a sept 2011 Bride and this post is making me nervous! I need to get on the ball!!
Post # 12
I love making lists – although I already did this once on another thread – I will go ahead and do it again! 🙂
Done: Date, Colors, Bridal Party, Photographer, DJ, Reception and Ceremony Venue booked, Food and Alcohol Packages chosen, Chairs rented for Ceremony, Florist Appointment Done – Centerpieces, Boutineers, and Bouquets Picked, Dress Bought, Accessories for Dress Bought (as of today with the help of my Bees!), Suits for Groomsmen chosen, Engagement Photos Taken, STD’s being printed, and Invitations bought ( $56 dollars for 125 invitations at Michaels with a 40% coupon)
Big To Do’s: Bridesmaid Dress (I am more picky about their dresses than my own!), Groomsmen Ties (Need bridesmaid dresses!), Honeymoon, Bridesmaid accessories (shoes and jewelry) and Bridal Party Gifts!
I am also planning my own showers so I have plenty more to plan.
Post # 13
I am getting married in a restaurant/lounge LOL. I wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same place so thats what we’re going to do and its huge, it has two floors. There is no rental fee, considering we spend a certain amount on food and beverage. So I just have to look into someone to perform the ceremony, invitations, wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. Centerpieces,photographer and music are done! altho i do feel like im missing something important
Post # 14
I’ve got a vague idea of what colors I want and I know who my bridesmaids/MOH are. I have my wedding band because we bought it with my ERing. I’m not to worried. We’re in a smaller town so we don’t really have to worry about booking things this early. We’ll start after the holidays when we’re less busy.
Post # 15
I’m an October 15th, 2011 bride and here’s the list of what my fiancee and I have already done:
Church and pastor: booked
Bridesmaids dresses: picked, not ordered yet
Flowers: booking next week
Cake: booking next week
DJ: booking next month
Save the dates: purchased, sending in February
Invitations: working on finding some
Tuxedos: need to do
Rings: need to do
Pick centerpieces/flowers/decorations: need to do
Make-up and hair: booking in next two months
Hope I’m up to schedule with everyone else!!
Post # 16
I realized I started this thread in the wrong forum, is there a way to move it to October 2011 forum?