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

posted 7 years ago in October 2013
Post # 62
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also have sent out STD’s

Post # 63
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just got engaged less than a week ago and my Fiance and I are planning a Oct 12, 2013 date.



… seeing this list has stressed me out! We have obviously done nothing but we plan to meet with our vendor next week.  How far in advance have you send out your STD?

Post # 64
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bkrocks13:  don’t worry you will work it all out – once you find a venue it comes together. StDs usually go out 6 – 9 m in advance so its time to start getting them out but not too late by any means


I just knocked off another item and a half! We have the ceremony/cocktail hr musicans (well they are picked and emailing a contract tomorrow so close!) and we also made a big decision on our centerpieces – we will have half candelabras and then half low arrangements in footed bowls surrounged w votives.


We are going for our tasting and to visit some rehersal dinner options in 2 weeks w our parents (and showing the ILs the venue for the first time) Hopefully we will meet with some florists as well…..

Post # 65
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

October 12 here! Here’s what I have done:

Engagement photos 

Book venue

Ordered materials for all DIY projects

Selected officiant

Met with our venue about setups/table settings/ etc.

Create a guest list, sent out save the dates

Bought our wedding bands

Booked our photographer

Bought gown, shoes, jewelry

Booked the DJ

Did our wedding registries

Selected bridesmaid dresses

Booked a caterer, selected menu, scheduled tastings

Started honeymoon research

Did lots of DIY projects: decor, card box, signs, etc.

Selected ceremony music, started writing reception playlist

Research marriage license requirements

Post # 66
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kittylove13:  YAY a date twin and it looks like you’re near me too!! Congrats!


But to share with everyone, some of you make me feel SO behind so I’ll be playing catch up this weekend LOL

-Venue (includes catering, beverage, rentals, hotel room)


-Engagement photos scheduled and making STD shortly after (Early April)

-Dress orderd and 60% paid off

-Making my brooch bouquet

-ALMOST booked the DJ

-Guest list

Post # 67
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I am in the middle of one of those weekends when I’m (oddly) super productive! Tongue Out

I booked our florist (thank god, finally) and makeup artist. Finished a rough 1st draft of the ceremony program, bought and painted the picture frames for our table numbers, and purchased 144 mercury glass votives (cheaper then renting them and I can resell them after the wedding).

Still have about one hundred things left to do, but I am so happy I’ve started some projects already!

Post # 68
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Fiance and I are getting married on the 12th October, we got engaged December 2012.
So far we have:

– Booked ceremony location
– Booked reception location
– Sent out STD cards
– Booked celebrant 
– Booked flowers
– Chosen decorations and booked
– Booked photographer and engagement shoot
– Booked videographer  
– Bought my wedding dress
– Bought the flower girl dresses
– Bought my veil, shoes, jewellery and tiara
– Ordered bridesmaid dresses & bought their jewellery
– Bought groomsmen and grooms ties
– Ordered all the boys suits
– Booked and paid for honeymoon
– Booked night before and night after the wedding accom
– Booked hair and makeup for myself and bridesmaids
– Booked DJ and chosen songs

I was full steam ahead for the first 2 months and now I have nothing to do but I’m feeling like I should be doing something.. What have I missed??

Post # 69
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel so behind! I have:

Bought my dress (sample; needs alterations)

Booked the ceremony/reception venue (officiant/caterer included)

Booked our honeymoon (TODAY!!!! So excitedd)

Arranged to meet one photographer

Arranged to meet the string quartet

Looked at invitations

Sort-of finalized the guest list

Unofficially chosen a vintage rental company

Bought a few decorations here and there


Oy, so much more to do! Thank goodness for lists



Post # 71
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

having a little bit of stress about hair and makeup – I am getting married about 3 hrs from home and I know I need a trial but I feel like its early to do it now plus its expensive and I am afraid that it won’t be good and I will need to do another! ughhh anyone else stressed about picking vendors far from home?

Post # 72
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love this thread!  It’s like a checklist for myself and to know if I’m falling behind in comparison to others!! 🙂


Ceremony site

Reception site







BM’s pick their own dresses 🙂

STD’s and Invitations picked out

Caterer – menu picked out just need to know what they are providing dinnerware wise.


In Progress:

DJ – have some bids out

Make-up & hair – have some emails out

Photobooth – have some emails out

Florist – meeting them Saturday

Wedding Website – update

Rentals : chairs, tables (go with venue or pick another vendor?)


Need to do:

Cake – call for appointment

Tuxes – grooms and groomsmen




Send out STD’s


Paper stuff



Order paper lanterns




Post # 73
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

Had a pretty productive week! 

– ordered my dress

– Started working on designing invite suite with Etsy seller

– secured rehearsal space for the night before

– made an appt for Fiance to look at tuxes

– put a depost on our DIY videography (anyone else using Story Mix Media/WeddingMix?

– made signs for bathroom baskets, escort card table and favor table


We have family in town this weekend, so might not get anything else done til next week!

How is everyone else doing? Anyone else starting on their invites? I feel like I’m early, but I’d rather be early than late! 

Post # 74
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reeniero:  I’ve started my invites! I do everything early, so you aren’t alone. 😉 if I had more money I’d be even further along!

Post # 75
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

So far

Venue, Photographer, Dress, Catere, DJ, Photobooth, Hotels, Save the Dates, some Bridesmaid gifts, parent gifts, photo booth props, cakes


And my collection of wine bottles grows every day for my favors

Going on my florist appointment on the 7th!

Post # 76
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our wedding is October 5th, 2013.


Venue – my Aunt’s backyard, both ceremony & reception

Officiate – sent in deposit (which is half of total cost)

Bridal Party

Photographer – my brother

Colors chosen

Dress –  including veil & headpiece, undergarments

Save the Dates – sending out this week, still have to order the invitations from the same place I bought the Save the Dates

Cake – my future sister-in-law is making it

Wedding Website is finished

Hotel rooms blocked

Registry is completed – with minor changes here & there

Mother of the Bride Dress – my mom looks AMAZING in her dress

Guest List


In Process:

Bridesmaid Dresses – appointment is on April 15th

Flowers – having trouble deciding what to do, maybe DIYing?

Decorations – DIYing & collecting those up until the wedding

Alcohol – we’re buying that slowly until the wedding so it’s not one huge expense

Music – building playlists on my iPod – thinking about renting equipment to play it

Wedding band for him – picked out, need to order it

Hair – doing sample hairstyles the beginning of June & August



Determine food that is going to be made – it’s a small wedding, so we’re making food

Groomsmen Formalwear

Father of the Bride outfit

Bridal party gifts


Shoes – no idea what I’m wearing yet. The shoes I DO want are $200…hahaha, no.

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