(Closed) October 2013 brides & brides who forgot something!

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

With 24 days to go heres my list:

Figure out transportation

meet with dj to finalize ( hopefully this thursday)

meet with reception site to finalize ( this sat hopefully)

wrap gifts

go to final dress fitting sept 18

plan for rehersal dinner

completly clean our house from top to bottom for famliy!

Luckily my FH and i have been working on our to do list so were almost done! yay!

Post # 18
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m freaking out at this point.  It’s been so hard to focus on my job, because there’s still things up in the air right now.  I like having a plan, getting everything done, and not leaving things until the ‘last minute’. 

Left to do:

–  Confirm with venue about rehearsal place/time (if they even let us rehearse there)

–  Get ribbon and pin to baker to put on cake (my mom is doing this, thankfully)

–  Pack items ahead of time for the honeymoon so my dad can pick them up for us (our wedding is out of town and we don’t want to take 2 vehicles if we can help it)

–  Confirm menu and time for rehearsal dinner

–  Remind Future Mother-In-Law about photographer payment

–  Assemble favors

–  Dress fitting on 9/16

–  Buy gift for mom and dad

–  Finalize ceremony and send it back to officiant

–  Get final headcount (I’m STILL waiting on people to RSVP and the deadline was a week ago)

–  Get items for the wedding together

–  Make and write out seating chart

–  Get possible honeymoon outfit (Have to order online since I’m plus size *sigh*)

Post # 20
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I too am a list kinda girl.. But I can’t tell if it’s helpinG oroverwhelming me. πŸ™‚ here’s what’s left: (omg 29 days!!!!!!) 

Last meeting with priest to finalize readings. 

Finish writing vows.

Hair and makeup trial.

Ring bearer and parent gifts.

Wrap all other bridal party gifts.

Assemble Out of Town bags.

Finalize seating.

Print all DIY paper – table numbers, seating cards, ceremony programs, menus, Out of Town info graphic, packing and transport checklist. 

Final fitting!

Email shot list to photographer.

Final coord meeting with ceremony venue.

Ribbons to baker and florist.

Finish paying off all vendors.

Set aside tip money in envelopes. (unsealed!)

Create day-of itinerary / contact sheet for bridal party/vendors/family 

Marriage license!

Clean engagement ring.

Final Nail and waxing appts.


I thiiiiink that’s it! 


Post # 21
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m happy to say that my list is getting smaller and smaller! Here’s what I have left to do:

– Find/buy thank you charms for favor boxes

– Make playlist for end of reception (DW)

– Make wine selection for dinner

– Find hair pin for morning ceremony (in Aruba you must first get legally married at city hall in the morning ans then beach wedding at sunset)

– Find/buy present for father of groom

– Have FI’s suit hemmed

i think that’s it!

Post # 22
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013




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@MissTrin:  It’s a Tissue pack Cover, it comes with the tulle to hold it, I made the thank you tags with our names and wedding date. I love how it turns out.  I was amazed with the price too. I was lucky πŸ˜‰


Post # 23
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

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@weird_bunny:  7 WEEKS JUST TURNED INTO 5!!!! πŸ˜‰

Post # 24
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


Post # 25
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just reading this thread is stressing me out :S

Post # 26
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissTrin:  Things we forgot:

A place for our photographers to hang out while people were eating. Should have had a small table for them to sit at, at least.

A manageable way to get leftovers home. (That ended up working out as the food went to feed the homeless the following day, courtesy of the venue). My mom did remember her cake carrier so we got the cake home.

Forgot to give the photographer the check when she arrived at my parents’ house. Good thing I had my checkbook at the venue!

The caterer forgot to pick up the plates we rented. They made it right and got them in time, and I didn’t even find out until DH told me during dinner.


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