(Closed) October 09! – Four month check-in!

posted 12 years ago in October 2009
Post # 17
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009


  • Ceremony/Reception Venue Chosen & Deposit Paid
  • Caterer chosen as well as the menu
  • Bridal bouquet made (dried wheat)
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets trial run
  • Photographer booked
  • Rings chosen
  • Begun gathering items for centerpieces
  • DJ chosen
  • Ceremony musician chosen
  • Found Day of Coordinator
  • Picked makeup artist & hair stylist
  • Bought/made whole bride’s outfit, including alterations and accesories
  • Had bridal portraits shot
  • Finalized guest list
  • Created and mailed save-the-dates
  • Bought fabric for table squares
  • Booked honeymoon
  • Practiced making favors

To Do:

  • Pick officiant! Probably a justice of the peace.
  • Find a carrot cake we like for the groom’s cake, and figure out what grocery store has the best pies for the bride’s dessert
  • Design and send invitations
  • Book engagement portraits (we have a free session – we just need to find a good date)
  • Make "wedsite"
  • Reserve hotel blocks
  • Reserve wedding night hotel room
  • Finish registry
  • Give shower guest lists to the people throwing them
  • Find a rehearsal dinner venue
  • My bridesmaids and flower girl need to pick their dresses (they have pretty free reign to do so)
  • Buy tablecloths
  • Make bunting for decor
  • Figure out day-of timeline
  • Write vows

I’ve accomplished a lot and have a whole lot more to do! I’m happy with my progress, all-in-all.

Post # 18
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@mowi322 I LOVE your timeline! I became engaged a month ago and we are set to get married on October 3, 2009…so the next four months seem a little overwhelming and stressful, no matter how many lists I make. I will be creating a similar timeline this week, it will def. put my fiance and I on the same page.

Good luck everyone!! 

Post # 19
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was just thinking last nite that 4 months is going to be here before we know it!  We have most everything in place, just little minor details.  The other nite though I did wake up to go to the bathroom and couldn’t sleep the rest of the nite.  All I could think about was how everything was going to look for the ceremony, what decoratons went where and such, then it was on to the reception and then I just decided to get up!!


Grooms attire and groomsmen attire

Ring Bearer pillows and flower girl baskets

A few more decorations

marriage license

ceremony programs

 wedding dress fitting

Bridesmaid or Best Man and Flower Girl shoes


Invitations are ready to be addressed and then sent out in a couple of months


Wedding dress, veil and tiara bought (tiara I found on ebay for $5.50)

jewelry and shoes for me



ceremony and reception site



 Good luck on the rest of all of your plannings!!!  I’m so ready to be married!!!!

Post # 20
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mowi322, now that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

Post # 21
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not getting married til the end of October so it still feels like 5 months ๐Ÿ™ I just want it to be here already! I’ve been planning for a year now!!!

I have almost everything done. I have about 25% left of the invitations to address, have my dress fitting (dress hasn’t come in yet), have some reception decor to purchase, have to print out menus and programs, have the favors to purchase, have our cake tasting this coming weekend, and have to write out the place cards.  I already have the supplies for most of this, I’m just waiting to do everything until I finalize it all!  Other than that, everything is booked, appointments have been made, and venues are all taken care of. 

Post # 22
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A friend of mine is getting married in August when I saw her a couple of months ago she was freaking out because her wedding was in 4 months… I was like "wow, that does seems soon.".   That conversation seems like it happened yesterday!   Where did the last 2 months go?


I still need to

  • Assemble and mail invitations
  • Groomsmen attire
  • Wedding party and parents gifts
  • Order a whole bunch of stuff for the reception (toasting flutes, napkins, hand towels, sparklers)
  • Dress fittings and alterations
  • Out of Town bags
  • Make programs and place cards
  • Figure out centerpieces for our pre-wedding cocktail party


So I really don’t have much to do now except for groomsmen attire and invitations.   I’m sending out my invites in the middle of July.   When is everyone else sending theirs out?

Post # 23
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think I’m going to send out invites the last week in July. 

Post # 24
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey people!  Your lists are awesome!  Thanks for the tip on the MS list, my excel one is getting out of control. 

We’re pretty much all set with the bigger things.  We are getting to the smaller things and the details now.  (Yay!)  I still need a veil (my mom’s making it) and shoes and whatever other accessories.  The Flower Girl needs a dress.  The BMs need shoes.  I am designing my invites in Illustrator, but I think they’re set.  Once I get them back from the printers, I want to paint the edges!  Yeah!  I am sending my invites out mid- to late-August.  We did STDs so everyone knows when the wedding is! 

We are also moving at the end of the month, so I really need to get packing.  ALL my belongings are moving into FI’s house, which is the same size as my apartment.  I am trying to purge a ton.  It’s emotional! 

Post # 25
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m sending my invites out early/mid-August for my 10/31 wedding. I’m sending them out a little bit early because a lot of the guest list is out of town.  I did send out STDs so everyone knows the date, but I like to keep on top of people ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

 Done- purchased garter, booked chapel, Fiance tired on his suit to find he’s lost so much weight, he’ll need a new one!

Working on- finalizing dress alterations, I’ll order invites next week, finishing guest list and announcement list; once the dress design is done, I’ll schedule an appointment for the alterations.

I love that our wedding is so laid back. THere’s really not much do it, just deadlines to meet. I can’t believe we’re at 4 months though. I should enjoy the downtime…


Post # 27
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Dereksbride… YOUR MY TWIN… i havent found one yet!! YAY!! so happy!!

Post # 28
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Everything is going well as far as the planning is going.

I have had one wedding nightmare and it was so bad, I needed to be held after I woke up. I had a dream that all of these univited guests showed up at the wedding and were being disruptive during the ceremony and would not leave when asked. So one of my bridesmaids got into a brawl with the miscreant guests. Then my fiancee morphed into my father.  I was sweating…that’s how bad this dream was. I don’t know what it meant, but it freaked me out. I am excited that we only have four months to go, but I am so anxious for the wedding…I want to to hurry up and happen! I have no patience.

Post # 29
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I see my desktop countdown getting smaller and it freaks me out!!!

Still need to do:

-finalize chair/linen rental

– guys attire

-wedding bands

– finalize design/print invites

-send invites

-go to food tasting for reception/finalize

-book honeymoon flights

– Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts

-only 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man of 4 has ordered her dress :-O

-MOB outfit


i’m sure there are things i’m forgetting. it’s all coming down to the wire guys!!! i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Can’t wait for everyone to share pics after the big days! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 30
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@meggyg8r – I’m end of the month too, October is going to draaag on! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’ve gotten all our big vendors taken care of and my dress is on order. Save-the-Date’s have been mailed & received, and just went for our cake tasting – so fun!

Still to do:

  • dresses for Maid/Matron of Honor, Flower Girl & the moms
  • make/buy accessories for the gals
  • order shirts & ties for the guys {and groom!}
  • order rings
  • personalize vows
  • all of my accessories {shoes are a must by July – my first fitting!}
  • decide whether we’re having a photobooth or not, then pull it together
  • bits & pieces for décor
  • finalize playlist for ceremony, dinner & dancing!
  • DIY escrot cards & table numbers
  • finish booking honeymoon {we have our flights, car & hotel for the middle leg of the trip!}



Post # 31
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Checked off:
– booked church
– booked reception site (hotel)
– booked DJ
– booked photographer
– took engagement photos
– printed invitations
– completed registry
– made wedding website
– dress is altered and ready to wear on the big day
– also bought a traditional dress, a reception dress, and an after-party dress…
– sent out STDs
– half of bridesmaid bought their dresses
– booked a hair stylist but no trial yet
– bought favors
– have veil and shoes
– reserved room bloc for Out of Town guests

Still to do:
– pick out a tux this weekend for the boys
– work on a photo guestbook
– premarital class at church this weekend
– make favor tags and assembling them
– finalize music list
– programs
– Out of Town bags
– do make up and hair trial
– order thank you postcards with our e-photo
– menu tasting will be in August
– send out invitations in August
– buy wedding bands
– decide on accessories
– find rehearsal dinner spot
– find an after-party spot
– work out a parking deal

&  near the wedding day,
– make centerpieces
– make bouquets & bouts

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