(Closed) September 2013 Bees What have you checked off your list, what do you still have?

posted 5 years ago in September 2013
Post # 3
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thankfully, we know a lot of people so it’s making our wedding planning a LOT easier.

So far, we have:

a venue!

an officiant (family friend)

a florist (my fiance works at a super market and the florist there is doing our flowers)

cake baker (a friend of my Fiance who went to culinary school)

my dress

a photographer

a dj

a lot of the decorations

a caterer (another family friend)

a flower girl dress

a garter

mid production:

picked out but not yet bought bridesmaid/MOH dress

invitations are created, just need to be printed

same with RSVP cards

DIY card box

favors (doing smores, so I already know what we’re doing, just too early to start making)

still haven’t decided on:

exact flowers

where we are renting our linens/chairs etc

what the men are wearing

gifts for bridesmaids/groomsmen/mothers/fathers

what type of drinks we will be serving

what type of jewelry/shoes I am wearing



Post # 4
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel like I’m doing ok with my list.

We have:



Cake Baker

Caterer with a set menu

Dress, shoes, garter, jewelry

Save the dates are all done and ready to mail next week

Flower girl dress

Bridesmaid’s dresses

Table/chair rentals

Guest book

My completed bouquet [brooch bouquet]

Our band

Our first dance song, and we’ve taken dance lessons

Our registry

I did our entire website


I’m making all the bouquets/boutonnieres/centerpieces. I’ve made one bridesmaid bouquet, and I’m working on centerpieces.

We’re this close to booking our honeymoon with our travel agent.

I have the favor boxes and ribbon for our favors.

Invitation design, just have to print and assemble

Hotel block for guests

I’ve started buying bridesmaid’s gifts

To Do:

Start our cake topper.

Pick out groomsmen’s tuxes

Get my dress altered

Make our cake stand

Etch our toasting glasses

Buy our alcohol

Order linens

Take my boudoir photos as fiance’s wedding gift

Find a get-away car

Order poppers for our exit

Buy our wedding bands

Find our officiant [a friend, we just need to ask him]

Make my veil


I probably have more stuff in each category, but I can’t think of it right now since there’s so much wedding stuff floating around my head.


Post # 5
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think we have a good amount done so far:

We have:




Dress, shoes, veil

Save the dates sent

Rehearsal Dinner location booked


Hotel block

Registry completed


Met with a few florists, need to decide which one

Designed invitations, haven’t been ordered yet

Started looking at bridal party gifts, haven’t made a decision yet

Decided on bridesmaid dresses, need to place orders

Choose honeymoon locations, need to decide on hotels and book

To do:

Food and cake tasting

Choose groomsmen’s tuxes and ring bearers suits

Book transportation between hotel and venue for guests

Wedding ring shopping

Engagement photos (we’re supposed to be done months ago) 



Post # 6
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like these posts… they help me organize!



Reception venue





Hotel block


engagement photos

card box

dress alterations booked to start in May


invites picked but not purchased

Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts- started to get those together

rehearsal dinner venue- started research

florist for bouquets/bouts- started research

bridesmaids dresses… they need to pick!

cupcakes for wedding- in the process of narrowing down flavors

reception decor- a few DIY projects

To do:

DIY decor for church-maybe tulle/ribbon along aisle

jazz trio for reception

guest book

my jewelry

hair & makeup person

cupcake stand


book honeymoon

purchase wedding rings

Post # 7
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh gosh, I’m feeling so behind!! 

Completed: Venue, Photographer, Band, Officiant, Dress, Save-the-Dates, Website

Working on: Bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding ring, honeymoon, registry, hair/makeup

To do: Florist, Cake, Candy Bar, Guest book, invitations, jewelry, shoes, veil, dress alterations, bridal party gifts, rehearsal dinner, menu tasting, decor, groomsmen attire, and whatever else I’m forgetting!

Post # 8
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Here is what  I have-

DONE- all vendors, dinner menu, dresses, acccessories, over all design, shoes, gift idea (still need to buy), favors, decorations


To do: tuxes, music choices, programs, rehearsal dinner, alterations, fittings


Good luck ladies!  About 7 months away depending when in September you are

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Items complete:

Venue – Deposit/contract at bed and breakfast

Save the dates – sent out by email/website

Invitations, programs and menus created and sitting in Vistaprint cart

Rental contract for linens/tableware etc

Flowers – met with florist and paid deposit

Dress and veil paid for and arrived

Shoes – given and decorated

Photographer – Deposit/contract sent

Other reception lighting decoration- mother has been collecting lighting and table runners

Block of rooms chosen

Cake – sat down for tasting and confirmed with baker

Made day of schedule spreadsheet for everyone.

Our registries. Might create another one at Crate and Barrel event this weekend.

Have guest book- dragon and phoenix banner to sign. 

Using champagne flutes and cake knife from my parent’s wedding.

Things mid production:

Flower girl dresses need to be chosen and ordered

Ceremony decor- mother is growing our wedding flowers in large pots to set around the area

Transportation from hotel – need to send in contract

The officiant- chosen and talked with, need to sit down for a pre-wedding consultation

Alcohol – talked to local wine shop, need to send menu when finished and do a tasting.

Music – waiting to hear back again from a jazz duo. Need to confirm borrowing equipment from mother’s school. Go over our choices of music with musicians.

Order rings but they are picked out.

Order other decor items for the reception but it is all picked out.

Order favors – double happiness chopsticks chosen.

Order garter picked out on Etsy.

Purchase disposable plates and napkins for hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, cake and after dinner snacks.

Make origami napkin rings/place cards.

Buy send off chinese flying lanterns. 

Still to go:

Gifts for everyone – cufflinks for Fiance, robes for BMs, I am going to embroider handkerchiefs for my mother and Mother-In-Law, gifts for dads? gifts for groomsmen?

Rehearsal dinner location.

Marriage license – haven’t decided where to officially file paperwork and get married.

Groomsmen attire – need to have them go to shop but needs to be planned because we are in two different countries.

Figure out where we want to go on a honeymoon.

Get dress bustled.

Need to research what makeup I want to wear for the day.

Make or purchase a card box?

Engagement photos? We want to wait until late spring when it is warm enough to do them outside without coats but I don’t know if it’s going to be too close to the wedding.

Post # 10
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013



venue, Save-The-Date Cards, e-pics, officiant, MUA, florist, videographer, photographer, DOC, DJ, cake tasting, honeymoon hotel booked

MIDWAY: picked Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but need to order

still need TO DO: order flowergirl dresses (in May), find my jewelry for dress, reception dress (still unsure), Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, order a bunch of stuff from Etsy, invitations, pick first dance song, book honeymoon flights, marriage license (done a few weeks before in NJ)

Post # 11
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Only 7 more months!!!!

So far, we have:


An Officiant (Cousin)

Florist (Aunt)

Cake Maker



DJ (friend)

The Dress!!


Bridesmaids Dresses

Maid of Honor Dress

Mother of Bride Dress


Grooms Ring

Honeymoon location!

Engagement photos day set

Toasting Flutes

Mid production:

invitations/save the dates/RSVP cards are created, just need to be ordered

favors (making beef jerky!)


Center Pieces

Hair style

Guest Book

Still haven’t decided on:

Exact flowers

Groom/groomsmen/ring bearer tux

Flower girl dresses

Gifts for bridesmaids/groomsmen/mothers/fathers

What type of jewelry/shoes I am wearing

Hanging decor

Pick a cake topper

Card box

Music selection

Rehearsal Dinner

**I am sure I am forgetting other things at this moment.

Post # 12
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


-Venue booked




-Bridesmaid Dresses ordered

-Wedding Dress & accessories already picked up

-Save the Dates: Sent

-Church booked


-Honeymoon booked

-Wedding block booked

-Table/chair rentals

Need to do:

-Welcome baskets for out of town guests


-Book transportation

-Pick a bakery for Cake

-Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts

-Book officiant

-Song selection/First dance songs

-Book videographer

-Find shoes

-Order favors

-Order fiance’s ring

-Rehearsal dinner

-Marriage License

-Day of Timeline

-Hair & Make Up Trials

Didn’t realize I had so much left to do…damn! And I’m sure I am forgetting a bunch of stuff…SERENITY NOW! Yell

Post # 13
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ve got all the vendors except a bakery booked, my dress and accessories, a bunch of decor items, and a lot organized in Excel spreadsheets!


  • My Maid/Matron of Honor is picking out her dress.
  • Planning an upcoming trip during which we’ll have in-person meetings with the caterer, florist, day-of coordinator, my makeup trial, engagement photos, and cake tastings (so we can choose a bakery by the end of March)
  • Decor – about half done. Still need to order some things, make signs, buy frames, etc.
  • Honeymoon (this is FI’s job)

Projects Remaining:

  • Groom’s attire
  • Best Man attire
  • Favors
  • Out of Town bags
  • Write ceremony
  • Finalize ceremony music, transcribe songs for the quartet
  • Design all paper goods (invites, escort cards, wedding programs, menus, welcome letter for Out of Town bags – a lot of this has to wait until things are more finalized)
  • Gifts for everyone
  • Dress alterations and pressing (ugh, this is complicated with a destination wedding)
  • Wedding bands
  • Create wedding playlist
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Marriage license

Post # 14
30 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not to bad I guess…

We have:

Wedding Planner

Ceremony location





Dress and veil

Rehearsal Dinner location


Hotel block







Wedding website

Food and cake tasting

honeymoon- we need to decide on hotel and flight and book

To do:

Dress alterations and need shoes

bridal party gifts

Food and cake tasting

Groomsmen’s tuxes and ring bearers suits

Flower girl dresses

Wedding rings

Save the dates/ Engagement photos (we’re doing these on Friday) 

Welcome baskets/bags

Hair/ Make up trial (Friday hopefully)

Dog bowties

need to get a vintage snowboard to use as our guest book

Marriage license

I am sure the list goes on… 

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