(Closed) Planning — Where to Next?!

posted 7 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, I think I’m way behind.  

So far I’ve:

Booked ceremony and reception venue ( same location)

Said Yes to the dress and reception dress

Spoke with a caterer but haven’t done a tasting yet with them

Pick my colors

Fiance picked a DJ that I’m not crazy about

Booked rooms for Out of Town guest

Picked flower girl dresses and Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but haven’t ordered yet


Things I plan on doing this week:

Decide on a rental company for chairs, tables and tent

Contact some photographers

Contact some saxophone players

Start designing wed page

Decide on Save the Dates





Post # 4
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, I’ve only been engaged about a week, but I feel like I’m catching up on planning pretty fast!

– Booked ceremony and reception venue (same place), including catering

– Bought dress

– Picked out dresses for the wedding party, not purchased yet

– Picked out flowers, not purchased yet

– Also picked out invitations, ordering this weekend

– Finalized guest list

Next on the list is to confirm the officiant and book the photographer.

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been engaged since June as well and here’s where I am:

Booked ceremony and reception venue ( same location)

Bought and received dress

Booked caterer, DJ, and florist

Blocked rooms for Out of Town guest

Made wedding website

Sent save the dates

Taken engagement photos

decided on rental company for chairs and linens (though they don’t know it yet)

Confirmed officiants


Currently on my to-do list:

Book a photographer

Decide on music genre for ceremony and book a musician

Pick colors and bridesmaids dresses

Meet with florist and possible day-of coordinators


Post # 6
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been engaged since July, but we scrapped our venue and started over at Thanksgiving. I have: 






-Makeup artist


-Room blocks

-Rehearsal dinner

-Guest list


I had felt like I was wya behind, but this looks like a pretty respectable list! Next we’ll be moving on to: 


-Save the Dates!!! 


-Bridesmaid gowns

-Groom’s attire

Post # 7
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You are on the ball and I thought I was ahead of the game.

We booked the venue

I bought my dress and it is being tailor right now (still need recep dress)

We got 2 out of the 5 bridesmaid dress

I bought Fiance ring

We have DJ

Fiance is looking for an officiant now

Refinished our wedding website which was the Out of Town save the dates

Finalized the Out of Town guestlist

Picked colors

Bought wedding favors

Bought the Bridesmaid or Best Man gift

Bought the Out of Town ladies guest favors

Picked our first dance song

In my mind, I started the invites, lol



Post # 8
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just wanted to say congrats to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was an October bride, and it was beautiful! Congrats again and happy planning!

Post # 10
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@HummusGal:  Lol, thanks. I am a planner by nature and I really wasn’t planning on buying most of the stuff I found but it was to good of a deal to pass up, lol. But our Out of Town guest list was the easiest. We pretty much sent everyone Out of Town a save the date. If they are willing to cough up the $$$$ to fly in for our wedding then come on, lol. We are still working on the local guest list but we really won’t finalized until April or so.

Post # 11
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ahh let’s see…I love checking things off my list! This is what we have done so far:

-Ceremony venue

-Reception venue (including food and bar)

-Guest list

-Engagement photos (used them on the Save the Dates!)

-Band (They are amazingggg and this is the most important part for us)

-Dress- bought it at Running of the Brides!

-Found my shoes but haven’t purchased them yet…waiting for a sale..or a miracle.

-Bridesmaids dresses and jewelry

-Rehearsal Dinner venue

-Save the dates are sent with room block

-Wedding website

-Hair and makeup artist


We still need:

-Invitations (we have an appointment next saturday!)

-Photographer- pretty sure we’re signing the contract this weekend but I can’t check it off my list until it’s official ๐Ÿ˜‰

-Flowers- I already know I wany hydrangeas and we have a florist so we just have to sit down to get that done

-wedding rings- picked them out but havent purchased yet

Happy planning, everyone!!!

Post # 12
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had most things planned within the month of getting engaged!! But I’m a planner!

So far I have:

Dress, Bridesmaids dresses, Photog, Venue, Cake, Caterers, Save the dates ordered and on the way, Violinist, DJ, Working on accessories, Planner, Officiant, Florist, Mother-In-Law booked the shower site, booked hotel room for night of.

I have to finish some things I have been working on but not done with: limos, ceremony script, vows, have to book honeymoon, order rings. Other stuff too I have 112 things on my knot checklist!!


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