(Closed) October 2013 Brides – What do you Have Done so Far?

posted 7 years ago in October 2013
Post # 47
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

This week, I am focusing on getting the hotel room blocks reserved, which is taking much longer than I anticipated. Next week, we start assembling and addressing STD’s, and I am also ordering my gown. 

Then I have to actually decide on a florist. 

I felt like I had so much done, and then before I knew it, we were at 9 months out!!

Where did all my time go??

Post # 48
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We were engaged in July. We have set our wedding party and locked in our budget. Our save-the-dates will go out this week.

Vendors booked:








Meetings scheduled:





Still to do:

Find dress

Pick wedding party attire

Pick caterer, florist, MUH

Find videographer

Finalize invitations

Loads of other things I haven’t even thought of so far 🙂


Post # 49
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got engaged over Christmas and have set the date for October 5, 2013. We have booked our venue, and the biggest task right now is picking a caterer. We have started drafting our invites, and plan to send them out at the end of February since both our families are out of town (skipping save the date step, no need for extra paperwork!) I am shopping for dresses this week, and will be asking our bridal party to BE our bridal party soon. In the process of setting a budget, I did research on photographers and bands/DJs. While I haven’t booked those, I have a good idea of who I will book.

Post # 50
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I Just sent my save the dates out today! Woo HOO!  

Anyone else?

How are all my other Oct 2013 brides doing??

Post # 51
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow some of you guys are really with it! 

So far we’ve:

  • booked the venue (ceremony and reception at same place)
  • chosen and ordered my dress, it will arrive 90% fitted in a few weeks
  • ordered the invitations (a bit out of order but the deal was too good to pass up)
  • Ordered Save-the-Dates (just now!)
  • set appointments for this week to meet 2 caterers and 1 officiant
  • Don’t have to worry about choosing bridal party (none)
  • Don’t have to worry about choosing florist (DIY-ing this – no bouquet)
  • Finalized guest list
  • Got my dad on the task of finding a photographer (since he is one)
  • Asked my coworker about making the cake

Post # 52
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here is what we have done so far, engaged since February 2012, wedding date October 12, 2013

-Made a wedding planning binder, including a calendar, check-list and photos of inspiration

-Booked Ceremony/Reception venue (which includes almost everything – catering, tables/chairs, linens, hosted bar)

-Made selections with and have an estimate from florist

-Bought my dress and already have it

-Guest list is almost finalized

-Our wedding party has been chosen, and most of them have been asked 

-Informed my bridesmaids as to what color/style dress and shoes to purchase

-Have done searches online for inspiration, colours, etc.

Currently working on:

-Finalizing STD’s 

-Making appointments to meet with photographer, officiant, DJ

Post # 53
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

  • have the venue
  • food
  • guestlist
  • decorations
  • drinks
  • officiant
  • flowers

Don’t have

  • Dress
  • groom’s outfit
  • wedding bands
  • band/dj
  • rentals-tables, chairs…

Post # 54
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just an update for me, I have the venue, photographer (different one than I thought I would), DJ, ceremony musician, have my dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and have chosen our invites!

Still need a florist, videographer, hair and MUA, jewelry, wedding bands, tuxes… Wow I guess I have a lot left to do!

Post # 55
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fairytale66:  Cool, we got engaged in February ’12 too! Awesome that your place includes linens and food and bar – my biggest fear for meeting with the caterers this week is getting the quote for linens and chairs and decor :-p

Post # 56
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Things are finally falling in place for us!


We have ceremony site booked and paid in full.

Deposit down on reception site( includes food and bar).

Photographer- deposit down.

Dj- Booked… really need to call and give deposit $… whoops…

My dress- deposit down.

Bridesmaid-Picked out! Girls have til june to order

Deposit down for tuxs

Ordered our DIY invites


Still need

Someone to marry us!!!!


Finalize guest list

Figure out wording for invites and actually make them!!!

Music for ceremony!



But i think we are on target for what we have done, and need still.

Am i forgetting anything??

EDIT: girls and i are trying to decide if we want to save money by doing hair and  makeup ourselves. 2 of my girls are great with hair and makeup. I am clueless… lol. I think it be smarter to hire someone tho. Then we can all relax that day, but saving money is huge factor!



Post # 57
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have:

Ceremony site booked(church) and paid for.

Reception venue booked and deposit is down.

Using the house DJ at our reception venue, but haven’t talked to him about anything yet lol.

I ordered my dress and have half down on it.

I picked the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but none have ordered theirs yet. 

We have tuxes picked.

We just went to our tasting for the dinner menu, have most of it decided.

FI’s friend’s mom is a cupcake baker, have gotten in touch with her but no flavors decided.

FI’s friend is a professional photographer, have contract drawn up for him.

Have centerpieces bought, but not all assembled. We are doing DIY lanters and fake fall flowers, and will buy pumpkins and apples to go around it when the time gets closer.

Have talked to Florist about flowers for ceremony, bouquets, and bouts. No final decisions yet though.

Have our officiant booked.

Pre cana class is done!

Working on getting ceremony music together, and I’m working on a play/do not play ist for reception.

Working on STD cards, have what I want online, but haven’t finalized them or ordered yet.


Still need to:

Work on slide show and display boards for our venue.

Escort cards and table numbers.

Order Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.

Order accessories ie:shoes, jewelry, headpiece.

Finallize and order Bridesmaid or Best Man, Groomsmen, and parents gifts.

Finalize guest list.

Some more odds and ends that I can’t think of right now. LOL

Post # 58
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

So as of today….

-Church and Reception Hall booked

-Wedding Planner hired (fee includes almost all decorations and silk florals)

-Caterer booked

-Photographer booked

-Cake Baker booked

-Dress and Veil ordered

-Guest lists are about half finished but numbers are pretty much settled

Post # 59
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got engaged on 12/08/12. Wedding date is 10/06/13 (tentatively). This is my “done” list: 

– narrowed down our venue/ceremony location. Planning to check it out tomorrow in person and then put the deposit down on Monday. 

– tried on lots of wedding dresses. Have it narrowed down to a few. 

– Sort of have a guest list.

– Picked out “will you be my bridesmaid/flower girl” cards. 

– Picked out save the dates.

Post # 60
43 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel so behind, we’ve booked the venue, decided on food (but have not picked a caterer/supplier), made the STD’s but not sent them out yet (still waiting on the full list of addresses from future MIL), picked the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and bought favor tags and some decor. Oh, and we have the DJ and hair/makeup stylist picked as well. That’s something, right? 

Post # 61
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have been engaged since Xmas 2010 so super keen on wedding planning.

My list so far.

-Booked church

-Booked venue

-hired wedding planner

-paid dj deposit

-paid photographer deposit

-had hair/makeup trial.

-picked bridesmaid dresses

-booked airfares/hotel accommo (destination wedding)


I am looking at dresses now and am super confused coz I like a new one every day hehe!

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