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

posted 9 years ago in October 2013
Post # 77
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got engaged Feb. 2 and we’re getting married Oct. 5, so I was VERY busy in February and March getting things booked, but everything is pretty set now. I already knew a lot of what I wanted, so that helped.


Church & Priest


Reception Venue


Floral Design & Florist Booked


Save the Dates Sent

Caterer & Menu Set

Cake Design & Flavors

Hotel Block



Makeup Artist Booked

First Dance Song Chosen

In Process

Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Dress Picked, Ordering Soon

Invitations – Chosen Design from Michaels

Hair Stylist – Need to Set up Trail

Vases – Buying Mercury Glass Containers, About 1/2 Done

Table Linens – Bought Napkins & Some Linens, Other Sizes Out of Stock Currently

Honeymoon – Finally Decided on Location (Ireland), Details Still TBD

Rehearsal Dinner Location Booked – Seafood Boil @ Local Restaurant, Details still TBD

To Do

MoB Dress

Groom & Groomsmen Attire (Tux w/bowtie, but need to decide on store)

Favors (Koozies)




Attendant Gifts

Rent Tables (Just need a few more for cocktail hour)

And Lots More – Table Numbers, Guest Book, Reception Signage, Fiance to Build Corn Hole Game, Programs, Buy Chargers, etc.

Post # 78
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel like i’ve got the major things out of the way.

Have booked and paid deposits for:

Venue and menu

I’ve got my dress. BMs dresses are chosen we’re just waiting til a little closer to order as one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is trying to get pregnant.

All this has been done in the last month – before that i was starting to freak that i was so unorganised but i’m feeling on top of things now!

Post # 79
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got engaged on  December 8, 2012 & we’re getting married on October 11, 2013

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@luverly7: So cool that we got engaged on the same day and are getting married a few days apart!

Here’s where we are so far:


Venue (booked w/ deposit)

DJ (in house)

First Dance Song Selected

Wedding gown


Hotel Accommodations



Wedding Coordinator

Registry (trying to decide if we will include a non-traditional site)

Guest List

Bride’s Wedding Band

In Process:

Bridesmaid dresses selected (still waiting on 2 of 5 maids’ down payment)

Invitations (DIY project that my maid of honor has gifted)

Website (just a few last minute touches)

Engagement Photos (May)

Shoes (I have 2 pairs)

To Do:

Cupcakes/Dessert Bar

Hair & Make-up

Bridal party gifts

Flower girl tutus (DIY project)


Veil & Accessories

Decorations (wishing tree, card box, sand ceremony materials, candles, lanterns, Here comes the bride sign, bathroom supplies, mason jars, lace, pearls)

Ceremony Violist


Groom’s Wedding Band

Transportation (for after the wedding)

…and I’m sure much more!


I just completely overwhelmed myself…






Post # 80
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re in the 6 month stretch! Here’s my update:


– Ceremony/reception venue is booked, including tables/chairs/linens
– Officiant is booked
– Makeup artist is booked (my cousin is styling my hair) 
– Hotel for the weekend is booked 
– DJ is booked (my Dad) 
– Fiddler for ceremony is booked (Dad’s friend) 
– Invitations are finished, ready to be sent
– Dress is purchased 
– Cake/desserts booked (my sister) 
– Guest room blocks are set up
– Wedding site with guest info is up and running 


– Catering menu/quote has been received
– Photography quote has been received 
– Alterations quote has been received 
– Floral quote has been estimated (DIY) 
– Wedding bands have been shopped for, quotes received 



 Need to Do:


– Book travel (we have to fly to & from wedding)
– Purchase wedding rings
– Make playlist for reception 
– Book tux rental for FI 
– Purchase bridal undergarments/shoes/accessories
– Book decor rentals
– Book day-of transportation 
– Create seating chart/display/table numbers 
– Mock up Welcome bags 
– Finalize custom ceremony  
– Figure out Honeymoon  




I may have forgotten something but I think I got the gist down. It’s a relief to see it in writing, it doesn’t look like such a big deal ๐Ÿ™‚


PS- Every week I become more and more grateful that we decided against bridal parties! Phew..


Post # 81
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’ve been engaged since July 2011, but didn’t actually jump on the real planning train until Jan. 2013.


WHAT I’M supposed to be DOING NOW:

  • Going to the gym <—- hahahaha
  • Finding and booking a florist for my bouquet.
  • Finding and booking a hair/makeup artist.
  • Searching for and ordering invitations
  • Finding and booking a cake baker.
  • Thinking about ceremony readings and stuff.
  • Working on music


  • Finalizing our menu
  • Deciding on what we are going to do for a ‘guest book’ and ‘card box’ and making that a reality.
  • Shoving off as many cute DIY projects from Pinterest, which I do not have the creativity or patience for, onto my mother as I can.
  • Purchasing whatever decorations I can’t talk my mom into doing.
  • Boudior photos
  • Purchasing gifts for parents and writing my letters to them.
  • Getting contacts so I don’t have to wear glasses.
  • Find and purchase wedding shoes boots
  • Buy FI’s attire.
  • Purchase wedding bands.


  • Since we decided against having a wedding party like @sablemuse!!! , we have avoided any to-do’s relating to having BMs and Groomsmen.
  • Any ceremony decor.
  • Registering for gifts.
  • Will be respectfully declining if we happen to receive any offers of a bridal shower.
  • Wedding website
  • Fancy transportation — it’s just not needed.

Post # 82
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have Hired everyone except my florist. 

Now I need to start working on Girls dresses and all the smaller stuff.

Post # 83
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Omg, I m totally freaking out after reading this lol! I just got engaged 2 weeks ago and I havent done anything except look for a dress! Even so, I haven’t ordered my dress!! Eeekss…I better get it going…

Post # 84
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Im so proud of myself. Most Major things are complete all i have to do is find a florist.

Post # 85
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hey!!  Just checking in!


venue (ceremony and reception)







stds sent

invitations done




honeymoon booked and paid

hair and make up for me and all bridesmaids

florist (just waitin on final quote)

rehersal venue and reservation



recommend hotels for guest

wedding website

bride and groom accommodations

ring bearer/flower girl attire

Bridesmaid or Best Man picked their own dresses and shoes ๐Ÿ™‚


finalizing by this week:

cake/cake topper

rental of chairs

grooms and groomsmen’s tuxes

Wedding bands (FI just needs to get sized so we can order)

transportation (school buses, called our hotel and they’ll allow pick up and drop off meeting at our hotel ๐Ÿ™‚

bridal party gifts (got hangers for Bridesmaid or Best Man, need to order monogram shirts for them and think of stuff for groomsmen)



need to do:

get a bustle

Table signs


finish DIY favors

seating chart

rehersal dinner invitations

finalize timeline for bridal party arrival/picture taking/etc…

DIY tree stumps for ceremony decor

Gather all hardback books from FIL’s house

signs needed: memorial for Fiance mom, arrows for ceremony, reception sign, sign for favors table, sign for guest book, mr. & mrs. Chair signs & gift table, maybe a banner sign for the stage?

DIY vintage suitcase for Cards

pick all our songs!!

finalize menu for rehearsal dinner

picl which e pic to print for the easel at the wedding

gifts for our parents

slideshow for missing mother son dance

write my vows

figure out how our ceremony is actually going to be like?  Hahah

Finalize rehearsal dinner menu.

marriage license 


**although it seems like I’ve got so much more to do, I actually feel like all the major stuff is out of the way and I’m in a relaxing mode now. i guess because everything absolutely needed is pretty much done.. Everything else is an added plus but it would be ok if we didn’t have it or we just ran out of time ๐Ÿ™‚


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