(Closed) September 2011 Brides – Can you believe it’s February already???

posted 8 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011


  • Finished Save-The-Date Cards and invite designs, began printing them.
  • Ordered the cake (woot!)
  • Visited my venue because they re-did the ceremony site (and it’s gorgeous now!)
  • Designed and recieved custom return address stamp for invites
  • Began buying bottles for hot sauce favors and started making favor tags


  • I’ve got to find an officiant. I’m being lazy about it because Fiance is agnostic and I’m Christian and I’m not sure who will marry us. I really don’t want to call someone and be lectured about Fiance going to hell or something :/
  • I need to book a DJ
  • Fiance needs to pick a best man so I can start designing programs :). 

I’m excited to be married, but I can’t help but feeling like I need more time to craft! 🙂

Post # 5
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


-printed STD magnets and stamps /made address list (sending next week)

-picked bridesmaids dresses

-had tailor appointment for dress alterations 

-did about 80% of website


-scanned childhood pics of Fiance for slideshow

-nailed down makeup artist and hair



– finish website – need bridal party bios, more pictures

– think about table decor

– plan honeymoon

– help MOB/MOG find dresses 

– get people to start thinking about booking flights/hotel!

– find cheap letterpress!!!


Post # 6
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Exciting!  I need to start paying attention to those checklist things.

Things we did in January:

Bought dress (!!!!)
Asked our friend to officiate
Asked another friend to play the ukelele
scheduled caterer tasting
contacted hair/mua
scheduled winery tasting room event for day before wedding
scheduled massages included w/ venue package

Things for February:

go to caterer tasting
talk to beer distributor / start thinking about wines
talk to bridesmaids – figure out their dresses
make sure our guests are on track with figuring out their lodging
follow up w/ hair/mua

I’m sure there’s way more I’m forgetting.  Eep!  Maybe I should add actually pay attention to checklist on this.

Post # 7
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

haha I still havn’t even almost finished the guest list

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel like such a slacker compared to some of you ladies! I’ve bought my dress, the guest list is some what done,finally picked the venue (going to pay the deposit & sign the contract Saturday), and I have tons of ideas for the rest thats about it..

Post # 10
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012


settled on a color scheme/ style

went dress shopping… no luck

picked our venue (putting our $250 down to save the date this weekend however)

purchased half of the centerpiece items

got things to make our own invitations

picked our main music

decided on a cupcake cake and found a stand to make ourselves

started our wedding website

asked my friend to be our photographer

decided on, located where to buy and priced our room decor

set a final budget



decide if were having my friends DJ or hiring one (and book)

look for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

look for a wedding dress

find a place that has cheap cupcakes

formally ask my Bridesmaid or Best Man if they’ll be my Bridesmaid or Best Man lol

start gathering more decorations 

find a guestbook I can make myself

make the ring bearers pillow

get our engagement photos taken for Valentines day

**spend some much needed time with the love for Valentines and forget about all the hectic wedding planning and remember us and why were doing all this crazy stuff in the first place.

Post # 11
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am glad I am not the only one who has a lot done already.. 🙂

January –

*Booked florist (awesome deal, couldn’t pass it up!)

*Met with invitations designer (friend of mine)

*Ordered bridesmaid dresses

*Got wedding shoes (they were on sale and way below budget.. woo!)


February –

*Start planning the honeymoon

*Finalize guest list (drama that I am avoiding)

*Start looking for a dress for my mom and MOG

*Decide on favors

*Pick out centerpieces

I am so excited it’s coming closer! I love looking at theknot.com to see how many days are lieft! 🙂

Post # 12
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow 7 months, now THAT is scary!  I have been so slack since Christmas!!!  I got so much done in the beginning of our engagement and now nothing lately… just too much on the go.


– had engagement party

– picked bridal party

– finished website

– sent STD’s



– book cake

– bridesmaid dresses

– book hair appointments!

Post # 13
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know time is flying by so fast!

Feb list for me is I need to send my save the dates really soon!

Complete the weddign website and registery.

Book a DJ

Find flower girl

Work on some DIY table number and frames.

Workout DVD ordered , need to workout and tone body starting this month

Hmm..I do need to start looking for bridesmaid dresses and tuxes for groomsmen, but will leave that for March.

Post # 14
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011


Finalized photographer & signed the contract

Finalized DJ

Finalized STD design with graphic designer

Almost final guest list

Ordered additional wedding dress swatches

Hotel Block Done



Gather addresses for Save-The-Date Cards and Invites

Book trolley transportation between ceremony & reception

Complete DJ contract

Have engagement party (Laughing)

Pick stamps for Save-The-Date Cards

Send addresses & stamps for Save-The-Date Cards to graphic designer

Send out STDs!

Finalize website

Finalize registries

Order Bridesmaids dresses

Start planning bachelorette party

Post # 15
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Okay…time is just flying by:


I have:

Ordered the tent/table/chairs- working on contract now

Contacted and reserved the caterer

Reserved DJ

Reserved Photographers (there will be 3)

Reserved the minister

Got Centerpiece designed- now picking up pieces for that (pebbles & Flowers, Candles)

Have invitations

Have Cake Plates (need to assemble)

Bought silk flowers for bouquets- need to assemble bouquets, have ready made coursages & boutinerres

Bought Candy bowls for candy buffet

Have to sign contract for ivory & black demask squares rental

Dress will be in Feb 20th

Bri1desmaids dresses ordered & received already

Have guest list organized (need to work on address list)



Post # 16
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s crazy! So freaking close! Seems like I was just saying: we have like a year and a half…

So far I’ve:

Booked the church

Booked the reception site

Booked caterer-who also provides table linens, silverware, drinkware, and china with his per plate prices (so very nice!)

Bought most and DIY-ed other “little details” and decor

Got the DRESS!!!!

picked colors and bm dresses

BM’s started getting sized last month

Finished our premarital course

Went wedding band shopping

Have save the dates

Reserved the DJ

Photographer is in the bag

ordered smaples fabric swatches for custom veil

bought wedding jewelry and hair piece 

Still need to:

Decide on wedding bands

get addresses 100% in line

get invites

send out save the dates

have engagement party

do “mock up” table centerpieces

have meet the (entire) families party

get a registry together!

need to find more comfortable shoes!!

Pick out tuxes and have GMs fitted

-I’m sure there is a ton more. Just can’t think of it all right now. I have a list laying around here somewhere……


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