(Closed) October 2013 Brides – What have you NOT done?

posted 6 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have not met with the cater about specific, though they are booked. We have not met with a florist yet. We havent me with a baker either. We have not made a definite decision about bridesmaid dresses or tuxes. We pretty much have done everything else.

Post # 4
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I still have to:

book dj/entertainment

speak with Florist

book theming company

organise cake

get bridesmaid dresses

make sure Fiance gets a suit and organises his groomsmen



organise make up & hair

ummmm so basically ALOT lol

Post # 5
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I’ve done nothing about the cake yet… and that’s pretty much it, I think.   All the big things are taken care of.

Wait, that’s not true, we are going shopping for the bridesmaid dresses in a few weeks, and once we settle on a brand and colour, the boys can take a swatch and figure their suits out.

I have to go for food tasting too, we’ve chosen the meals but haven’t actually tasted them yet, so…


Post # 6
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

have not ordered invitations, picked out cake, picked music, made final choices on reception decor, finalized a photographer, ordered dress yet but got it picked out, decided on hairstyle or makeup, shoes, accessories, or settled on menu choices.

Post # 7
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m Sept. 28, 2013 so that’s close enough to October πŸ™‚


I still need to:

Book the security (our wedding is downtown and we don’t want people off the street coming in!)

Put deposit down on all the china/glassware

Buy the tablecloths/napkins (much cheaper you guys!!)

Finish paying for Venue/Caterer/DJ

Book photographer’s flights(she’s from Texas)

Send out STD (first week in Feb!)

Finish gathering addresses/narrowing down our guest list

Choosing music for the ceremony/entrance/first dance

Make all my bouquets/centerpeices

Buy wedding rings

Buy groomsmen gifts

Buy parents/grandparents gifts

Find an officiant!


OH MY LORD I just had a heart attack looking at all I have left!

Post # 8
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

-I need to order my invitations (See my other posts, I actually posted them on here today for proofing help!)

-Cake tasting/order cake

-Book hair/makeup person and do trial

-Put down deposit and order silk flowers


-Order decorations

-Buy wedding bands

-Rent tuxes

-Engagement pictures (set for March) followed by


-Finalize hotel block reservations

-Find and reserve rehearsal dinner space

– Figured out jewelry accessories

-Finalized catering menu (but I don’t have to do that until 2 weeks before)

-Pay everyone!

I made this list as long as I could to help you feel better. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, if I had the money saved up already, I could make some calls and be ready to do this in 2 weeks. I am WAY ahead of schedule, and now that other people are catching up to me in terms of timeframes, I’m SO glad I gave myself ample time!

Post # 9
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@alotlikelove:  I have so much to do that I’m really freaked out about it.  Mostly because the MOST IMPORTANT thing hasn’t been done yet…my officiant isn’t booked.  I am so stressed out about it.  I’m in the process of converting to Judaism and there have been some delays in the process that have been beyond my control. The Rabbi who is doing the conversion might end up moving out of state so I may have to rush around come June to get a Rabbi.  Oy!  Other than that I have to: 

-Order a ketubah

-My Dad, Father-In-Law & Brother-In-Law have to get their tuxedos 

-Flower Girl Dresses & Ring Bearer Tux needs to be picked out

-Ring Box 


-Invitations have to be put together and addressed. 

-Hair & Makeup artists need to be booked 

-I need to to figure out favors 

-Escort cards need to be done up 

-Table seating needs to be sorted out (I’m DREADING this)

-Honeymoon has to get booked! 

-Fiance’s wedding band has to be made (ring designer is taking FOREVER)

-guest bags for hotel have to be made 

-Order Kippots 

Oh my, just listing all of these things is giving me anxiety.  I need to get cracking! Yikes.  I just sent out the Save-The-Date Cards and felt like I had a lot done but all of the little details are what take the most time.  

Post # 11
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll make everyone feel better by saying we haven’t even booked our venue yet. Surprised The two places I have my eye are aren’t popular venues, though, so I think we’ll be okay as long as we book by March.

Post # 12
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

everything, I have photographer and venue booked and that is it.

Post # 13
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Everything but

  • Picking invites
  • Ordering BMs dresses (style/color is picked)
  • Meeting with cake decorator
  • Groom/groomsmen attire

Im pretty much done besides that. Sending out Save-The-Date Cards at the end of this month. 

Post # 14
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We still have to:

book our DJ & possibly also live ceremony music

send bridesmaids color swatches (doing mismatched dresses)

make sure Fiance gets a suit and organizes his groomsmen

do save-the-dates and invitations

buy alcohol

find someone to marry us


create a wedding website

buy rings

order cupcakes and bride & groom cake

so yeah, a lot!  But I figure we still have a good amount of time, right?  I hope so, lol.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh boy, I’ve been putting this thought off haha Money Mouth

-Put save the dates in the mail tonight, literally 2 hours ago


-Bridesmaid dresses


-Flowers (this weekend, 20th)

-Wedding Bands

-Hair/Makeup trials

-Accessories (veil, shoes, bridal party gifts)



That wasn’t as painful as I thought, thanks for this post!!!

Post # 16
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

–  Booked a hairdresser for myself and the wedding party

–  Send out the STD’s

–  Pick out and purchase invitations

–  Plan and book a honeymoon

–  Pick out suits for the groomsmen (my Fiance STILL hasn’t asked his half of the party, ugh!)

–  Pick out bridesmaid dresses and order

–  Pick out favors for our guests

–  Ordered chair covers or folding chairs for outdoor ceremony

–  Found shoes for my dress (I have WIDE feet)

–  Picked out and purchased wedding bands

–  Created our registries


Yikes, I have a lot to do!

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