(Closed) OCTOBER 2017 Brides!!!! What do you have done and what is still up in the air?!

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Post # 2
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Still have to do:

– Cake tasting

– Send out invites (we ordered them last week and the proof should be arriving any day now)

– Figure out/order favors

– Purchase our wedding bands (I need to bring in my ring to be inspected early next month so we’ll probably pick them out then!)

– Hair and make-up trial (scheduled for end of July, same day as my bridal portraits)

– Book shuttle between hotel and ceremony venue (reception will be at the hotel)

– Confirm ceremony musicians and choose ceremony music

Post # 3
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m also feeling ahead of the game! We took engagement pics the Sunday before last, and are waiting on those for the invitations. Other than that, everything is pretty much done. No menu tasting for us, and we’ve already decided on cake flavors. No hair trial, because my friend’s sister is doing it, and I already know how I want it. I might get her to practice closer to the day though.

I’ve been looking for my jewelry and a headband for my niece, who is our flower girl. My dress alterations are scheduled, flowers are done.

Oh! But the DJ! We need to make decisions about music/playlists.

ETA: Fiance needs a suit, we haven’t picked out wedding bands, I need to buy his gift (though I know what it is), I’m waiting on tulle color samples and then I’ll order my veil, finalize vow choices, Fiance needs to book honeymoon suite, my Maid/Matron of Honor probably hasn’t ordered the dress she chose yet, and I haven’t bought the gift I picked out for my mom yet, or scheduled a bachelorette party.

Holy crap! It’s amazing how all the little things pile up as you forget about them in your daily life lol. But I feel like wedding planning is a hurry up and wait type deal. There’s a timeline for things, so you can’t actually do everything all at once just to have it done, and it wouldn’t work monetary wise for me either.

Post # 4
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

we need to decide on our two witness (i m a uk bee), pick some songs for the ceremony and have a final meeting with our venue to iron out the details. Otherwise nothing else to do, just enjoy the time left till then 

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We need to send out our invite, my hair trial is Thursday of this week, I need to get the candy for our candy table and that’s bout it! Everything is just about paid for and ready to go

Post # 6
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I just put our invites in the mail this morning! laughing

Still need to decide on favours, final cake/cupcake flavours, hair trial, get fiance’s ring and pick out the suit! Oh! and get our license – but that we can’t do until closer to the date! 

I think everything else is ready to go! We have done:
Have venue secured
tasted food
cake tasting
engagement photos
DJ  booked
officiant booked
Photographer booked
Floral & decorator booked

Post # 7
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

Wedding is October 21st. 

Still need to:

– Send Invites

– Buy Alcohol

– Buy BM/GM gifts

– Buy wedding shoes

Everything else is done! I’m a bit of a planner so I never do things last minute. 

Post # 8
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

October 7th! I still need to…

address & mail invites

finish planning our honeymoon

pick music and communicate it with our DJ

buy jewelry for myself & bridesmaids and other gifts

finish diy / buying stuff for the ceremony & reception…

I feel like there’s a lot more 😒 Ugh the list is never ending!

Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee

– invitations are printed and in my possession, just need to finish envelope liners, address them and send them out

– cake

– order desserts for sweets table

– choose ceremony music, make song list for DJ

– groomsmen suits

– engagement photos (lol, super late) 

– pay final deposits

– plan rehearsal/dinner

– bridal party gifts 

Post # 10
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Forgot to mention something else on the list (although we won’t be able to do this until much closer to the wedding date)- apply for and pick up the marriage license! I actually had a dream last night that it was the wedding day and we’d forgotten to get the license and were trying to figure out what to do- whoops!

Post # 11
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Robin Hill Farm and Vinyard

You guys are now making me feel stressed out!! We’re October 21 and I still have so much to do it feels like. We have booked every vendor, but I still need to:

DIY a lot of things/decor

get the groomsmen outfits

pick out bridesmaids gifts

have my final hair and make up trial

whiten my teeth

get eyelash extensions

send out invites

communicate timeline with all vendors

the list goes on. AHH! Why do I feel so behind all of a sudden. 

Post # 12
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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atxbride88 :  We’re wedding date twins! laughing

Post # 13
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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BeeKittyC :  Date twins!

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futremrswhite17 :  I need to do the following (lots of little things)

-order Favors

-send invites

-First fitting is July 13

-Hair and Makeup trial July 8

-Need to pick a veil

-Need to choose readings for Ceremony


-Finalize liquor order

-order favors

-Seating Chart/Escort Cards

-Weekend timeline

-Figure out transportation


-Ties for Fiance and Groomsmen

-And it goes on…..


Most recent things taken care of: Confirmed menu with caterer, confirmed flowers with florist, got FI’s suit, got our wedding bands!

Post # 14
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m October 21st too! 

I just scheduled my bridal portraits and my dress came in recently, but there’s so much left to do! My mom (bless her) is sending out my invites for me mid-July.

Everything with planning kind of has to pause until I get a better idea of how many people might be RSVPing “yes.” Depending on that, we might have room in the budget to splurge on the decor or we might have to go for the budget-conscious DIY work. Overall, though, we still have to work on:



-Suit rental

-His wedding band

-Miscellaneous decor

-Finalizing the menu (based on the guest count)


-Dress fittings

And, lastly, all of the tedious stuff like shot lists for the photographer and the seating chart, but all of that will happen last. 

Post # 15
43 posts

October 21st

We have:

booked church/reception venue

reserved block of hotel rooms

booked photographer

booked hair stylist

hired wedding coordinator

hired caterer

bridesmaids dresses have been purchased (only 2, and the dresses were off the rack- made it easy!)

wedding dress has been cleaned (vintage)

invitations ordered and are ready to be mailed

Still need to:

hire a bartender

get linens, place settings, etc. figured out

decide on flowers with florist

cake tasting/decide on cake with bakery

engagement photos (maybe?)

And that’s just the big stuff- there are all sorts of little things that keep popping up- that list seems to get larger and larger. Add on a 4,00 mile move and starting grad school, and it gets complicated! It does make me feel better we all seem to be in the same spot timeline wise 🙂

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