October Brides… am I behind?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re getting married Oct. 21! I’m definitely overwhelmed at this point haha this month we are:

-Meeting with our florist to finalize centerpieces and bouquets

-Having my first dress fitting

-Meeting with our day-of coordinator to finalize plans

-Doing our menu tasting

-Meeting with our priest

-Doing the final tuxedo fitting

Besides that we’re going to be working on the invitations, escort cards and menus, finalizing music for the reception, picking out passages for the ceremony, and scheduling my hair and makeup trials. And I still need to finish sending out my bridal shower thank you cards!


Post # 3
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re getting married 10.7.17 and I feel like I’m ahead of the game right now but I’m not sure. I actually need to stop looking at Pinterest so I can stop changing or adding things.


I still need to finalized the ceremony with our Pastor, make the list of desired pics for the photographer, and finalize the music for the ceremony and reception.

Honey has finally started looking into his tux but I’ve already had my first fitting but I still need a hoop skirt and a better belt.

I’m starting on a rose petal aisle runner tonight and Honey is working on the arch for the ceremony and I need to find the items for our sand ceremony. I’m waiting on my manzanita trees to complete my centerpieces.

Another big thing is gifts for everyone! I have the majority of the gifts for my BM’s but I still need gifts for the moms and my dad.

Still trying to decide if we’re doing programs or not though.

So maybe I still have a lot to do but I have about 60 days! I’m sure you’ll be fine.


Post # 4
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

I am getting Married 10/21/17 and this is my list of To Do:

Purchase Alcohol, Have final meeting with Venue, purchase sparklers for sendoff, get marriage license, finish payments to vendors. 

Everything else is done! 

I am crazy when it comes to planning things and could not wait to get it ALL done! 

Post # 5
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wathenwedding17 :  I think you’ll be fine. You still have a full 2 months until your wedding arrives – that’s plenty of time to get everything completed.

Here’s what’s left on my to-do-list:

1. Mail out invitations & launch wedding website

2. Send final numbers to caterer and rental company

3. Order wedding cake

4. Order wedding flowers for DIY centerpieces

5. Book bridal hair appointment

6. Floral Arch DIY Project – commissioned my aunt to do this one

7. Sandalwood Fans DIY Project

8. Toasting Flutes DIY Project

9. Send final logistics document to all vendors – since I don’t have a DOC

10. Send final payments to all vendors

11. Get my marriage license, that’s fairly important. lol

Post # 6
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

10/14 bride here.

My RSVP’s have to come back (due 9/1) and then I have to make escort cards and build the seating chart. Aside from that, I need a final meeting with my Venue Lady/DJ/photographer, to get my gown steamed, and put the bridal party gifts together…. well those items plus get marriage license and decorate the venue. I was going for “get shit done and enjoy the countdown” because I have to travel for work conferences the weeks leading up to the wedding. 

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

rockylcm :  DATE TWINS!!! I am also getting married on 10/7/2017 and I feel like there is still a mountain left to do. My first dress fitting is Saturday, I have to buy all the candy and sweets for the dessert display, finalize the ceremony with the Pastor, choose pictures for our slide show, have another hair trial (I’ve been so unhappy with the first two) and that is about it. October is going to be great for all of us!

Post # 8
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

2.5 months to go and I have so much left to do. This is my to do list and I add as necessary:

1) seating chart

2) menu cards

3) signs for around the wedding

4) centrepieces 

5) finalize menu

6) decor 

7) ceremony content

8) music 

9) table numbers

10) welcome sign 

11) receiving table

12) memorial table 

13) connect with videographer & photographer & DJ & officiant 

14) find bracelet for wedding 

15) bridal party gifts 

16) grooms gift 

17) parents gift 

18) vows

19) toast/speech 

20) table number frames 

21) ties and pocket squares 

22) groom shoes 

23) Snapchat filter

24) update our website 

25) decor PowerPoint 

26) guestbook

27) letter to steve for day of wedding l

28) marriage license 


Ah! So much to do. And we’re so busy! 

Post # 9
2101 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

MrsCoffeeSnob :  We’re date twins! I also have a lot of big work things before the wedding, so I’m trying to be timely. We also set our RSVP due date for Sept. 1. The final numbers are due to the vendor by Sept. 14.

Post # 10
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

knotyet :  great minds think alike! I’m excited for all of us October ladies to get things done and have beautiful days. I’m sure there are a lot of fall themes, so I’m excited to see weddings that stray from the fall leaves (aka my whole wedding 😂)

Post # 12
387 posts
Helper bee

To do: 

1. Finish purchasing bridal party gifts
2. Get hair/makeup trial done
3. Purchase gifts for parents
4. Final meeting with florist
5. Pick up wedding bands from jeweler
6. Attend shower
7. Attend bachelorette party
8. Finalize ceremony music
9. Finsh honeymoon itinerary
10. Final meeting with venue
11. Final meeting with planner
12. Get marriage license
13. Final meeting with officiant
14. Purchase guestbook
15. Seating arrangement (RSVPs due 9/7)

Post # 13
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wathenwedding17 :  OCt 22nd bride here and here is whats left


FInal headcount (Due 9/2/17) after we et that we can do seating chart

Menu and cake tasting (we do that 9/10)

Pick out his outfit

Finalze the imporant songs

Get marriage license

bach party

bridal shower

get gifts for his aunts and flower girls

finalize ceremony reading

final dressing fitting

Everyting else is done 🙂 

Post # 14
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

wathenwedding17 :  Yes, the DIY projects can quickly start to overwhelm you – if you let them. My first strategy was to cut out as many DIY projects as possible, commission crafty family members for the others, and then complete my assignments ASAP.

I’ve completed A TON (thankfully), and my goal is to have nothing to do when the October 1 rolls around. We’ll see if that actually happens. lol

Post # 15
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You’re not but I feel like I am :p  October 7 here!

– First dress fitting tomorrow!  I’m about 10 – 15 # heavier and hoping it’s not a disaster. 

– Undergarments and shoes

– Bridesmaid/Groomsmen gifts

– Song selection

– DIY signage

– Decide if I REALLY want a videographer for the ceremony / speeches

– Honeymoon, if any!  Seeing if any timeshare exchanges open up…

– Bachelorette

– Hounding people about RSVPS (waiting on about 140.. ugh)

– Figuring out alcohol (how much, what signature drinks)

– Figuring out appetizers

– Surprise bachelor party!


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