(Closed) September 2016 Brides!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Talus Rock Retreat

My wedding day is September 3rd. So far I have: 


-Wedding Dress

-Bridesmaid dresses

-Save the Dates made and sent out

-Wedding invites made, but not sent out yet (still have no idea WHEN to send them out:/)




-Booked my florist

-Engagment photos

-wedding theme decided (colors)

-Officiant and reception picked out

Think that’s everything…not having a DJ, just doing a PA system myself and making up our own playslist for the day. Still need to contact a caterer and someone to do my hair and makeup. 

Post # 3
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re getting married on September 17. We have a lot of stuff done. Really most of the big stuff. I’m picking up my dress tomorrow! So far, we’ve completed

Engagement photos

Save the dates sent in December







Decided on decor and have almost finished collecting everything for that, just need to buy my succulents in the spring

Chosen our invitations

Bridesmaid dresses purchased

DOC booked

Cutting cake decided

Bought my shoes

Booked hair and makeup people

Decided on a vague plan for rehearsal dinner

Bought our rings (his is in the house, mine hasn’t been made yet)

Blocked most of the hotel rooms

General honeymoon plans

Website is finished


Still have to figure out:

My mom’s outfit

The menswear

Actually booking the honeymoon

Finalising the menu and doing the tasting

Doing my beauty trials

Building the ceremony backdrop


And I think once that’s all done we can have a wedding!

Post # 4
1285 posts
Bumble bee

Getting married at the end of Sept

I have:


Dinner Menu


Photographer (taking engagement pics next weekend)

Wedding Dress

Hair and makeup (FSIL is a pro cosmotologist and I’m doing my own makeup because I don’t trust anyone)

I have most table decorations


Things I need to get done:

Bridesmaid dresses

Figure out dessert/cake

Groomsmen’s clothing


My dog’s outfit 

And how on earth am I gonna pull this off!! 


Post # 5
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

Ah I feel so far behind! I’m getting married September 23rd.

I have…

Church and officiant




Save the Dates


My fmil is a designer in Europe and is in the process of designing and making my dress but I still need…

Hair and makeup artist

Bridesmaid dresses


Groomsmen outfits



Post # 6
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Getting married Sept 9!





-Bridesmaid Dresses

-Save the Dates

-Bar Service



In process of doing:

-Room blocks


-Hair and Makeup

Need to do:


-Shoes and accesories




-Hotel for the wedding night


Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Sept 25….dear gods y’all make me feel lazy!

I have:


Yup, that’s seriously it. Although, venue in a few days as we have to put the deposit in person…and the catering is through the venue…

…still feel lazy and unprepared.

Post # 8
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

September 10th here!


  • Venue
  • Caterer/Bar
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Photobooth
  • DJ
  • Church
  • Officiant 
  • Rings (his and mine)
  • Hotel room blocks (for out of towners)
  • Wedding dress, shoes (ceremony and reception), veil, headpiece
  • Rehersal dinner finalized (thank you FMIL)
  • Wedding invitation cardstock, pocket folders, envelopes ordered
  • Invitation and inserts designed and off to the printers
  • Bridal party selected (minus one bridesmaid I haven’t had the chance to “corner”)
  • Bridal party gifts bought (minus shoes for the girls…need their shoe sizes)
  • Booked the honeymoon – Ibiza, Spain baby!!

In process…

  • Cake tasting (we’re doing this tomorrow)
  • Finishing up some DIY projects – card box, candy buffet take out boxes, flower petal runners, table numbers, signs, etc.
  • Wedding website (75% done)
  • Finalizing guest list/gathering addresses
  • Assembling/embellishing invitation suite

Still left to do…

  • Engagement photo shoot (lost track of time!)
  • Send save the dates
  • Menswear
  • Decor/flower decisions
  • Book hair and makeup (although I know who I’m going with)
  • Book hotel for wedding night
  • Bridesmaids dresses
  • Dress alterations

I feel like I’m in good shape. Oh yeah, add that to the “in process” list – getting in shape (i.e. losing 10 lbs). LOL

Post # 9
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Sept 2016 Venice, Italy

I feel sooo behind reading your accomplishments. ūüôā


  • church booked
  • DP to wedding planner
  • invitations being printed
  • payments to photographer & videographer
  • DP to seamstress for wedding gown
  • groom’s suit

Still a million things left to do, but I’m not worried. I’m having a small destination wedding. Since most vendors will be from Venice, I figured I’m gonna just gonna have to live with not having control over every little detail and trust my wedding planner. 


Post # 10
4054 posts
Honey bee

Sept 10 here too!


Venue, caterer, photographer, cake baker, officiant, DJ, florist, DOC, MUA, my dress ordered, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses ordered, made STDs and are sending next month, ordered invites, got some decor items, made bathroom baskets, got guest book, registered for gifts, wedding website done

To do:

Figure out hairstyle and find a good stylist, get gifts for the bridal party and our parents, rent tuxes, book rehearsal dinner, come up with a bad weather plan, decide on favors, decide on shoes and accessories for me and the BMs

Post # 11
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

September 3rd over here!

We’ve done:

– Venue

– Caterers

– Photographers

– Cake

– Music (band & DJ)

– My wedding dress and veil

– Bridesmaids dresses ordered

– Flowers

– Wedding website

– Registrar booked

– Hair stylist booked

– Decided on invitations and guestlist


Still to do:

– Suits

– Shoes and accessories for bridesmaids

– Flower girl dresses and accessories

– Send invitations

– Bridal party gifts

– Honeymoon plans

– Entertainment (considering hiring some casino games or photobooths)

– Wedding rings

Post # 12
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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northshorebride:  Ours is September 10th and we have:

– Ceremony & Reception Sites, reception site includes catering & bar

– Photographer

– Save the Dates (sent Jan 2)

– Invitations

– My dress, veil & shoes

– Groom’s suit and all groomsmen’s suits, men’s rental items lined up

– Bridesmaids know what dresses I’d prefer; shoes are up to them

– Officiant (my FSIL’s father is a deacon and knows Fiance well)

– Website done

– Marriage Prep/Pre-Cana/NFP scheduled or in progress (Catholic)

– Rings purchased

There’s still a lot left to do. We have our tasting this coming Thursday and I’ll make decisions regarding decor after that, since we’ll be at the venue. Based on the tasting, we’ll make a decision on whether to go with the in-house dessert or get an outside cake. Engagement pictures are Friday.

We still need to make a decision on ceremony music, DJ and flowers…I really just want to do my own flowers but everyone is trying to talk me out of it. And I honestly don’t care about the DJ and honestly will be fine just going with the one Future Brother-In-Law & Future Sister-In-Law used for their wedding, if he’s available.

Post # 14
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Items Checked Off:

Venue, Caterer/Bar, Photographer, Videographer, Photobooth, DJ, Church, Officiant
Rings (his and mine), Hotel room blocks, Wedding dress, veil, headpiece, Rehersal dinner finalized, Bridal party selected, honeymoon (MAUI!!!), bridesmaid dresses, save the dates, flowers, guest list/addresses, wedding website, engagement photos, hair/makeup booked


Still left to do…


Bridal party gifts

Dress alterations

Parent gifts


I feel like we have a lot done, however, when the day creeps closer little things will come up!

Post # 15
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re getting married on September 17! Money has been seriously tight the last month and a half, so a lot of stuff is just dependent on when we can put down deposits and order things.


  • Venue
  • Caterer (picked, just have to put down the deposit and start making payments)
  • Guest list
  • Photographer (same as above)
  • Officiant (my best friend got ordained to marry us)
  • Rings (picked out, just have to order)
  • Hotel room block (just about everyone is coming from out of state)
  • Wedding dress (in our laundry room), veil (arriving tomorrow)
  • Bridal party picked
  • Bridesmaids are picking their own dresses, shoes, makeup, hairstyles, etc
  • Cake (a coworker of mine is making it for us as a gift)
  • Decor is decided on
  • Wedding website is 95% done (just have to edit a few things)
  • Flowers are coming from BJ’s Warehouse (similar to Sam’s Club)

Things I’ve picked out, but have to order:

  • Garter (I found one I like on Etsy)
  • Guest book (we’re waiting until our engagement shoot is over and will do a book from Shutterfly)
  • Champagne flutes and cake server
  • Bridal party gifts
  • Some sort of barrette or comb
  • Bubbles for exit
  • My shoes (purple Converse – I physically can’t wear heels and refuse to pay for white flats I’ll never wear again)
  • My jewelry (pearl necklace and earrings from Overstock.com)
  • Ring pillow
  • Decor for table centerpieces (fake autumn leaves, flamess candles)
  • Pumpkins (for centerpieces – I can’t buy them until September, since we’re using real pumpkins)
  • A few vases for bouquets during the reception so they don’t die
  • Save the dates (postcards from cardsandpockets.com)
  • Invitations (from Vistaprint)
  • My makeup (we’re doing our own hair and makeup to save money)
  • Decent hanger for my dress
  • Welcome bag/bathroom basket stuff
  • Favor things (we’re doing s’more bags, so graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, baggies, and ribbon)
  • Salt ceremony (instead of a unity candle)

Still left to do…

  • Engagement pictures (as soon as we officially book our photographer, we can schedule it)
  • Tuxes for the guys
  • Book honeymoon (we can’t until my new job starts, since I’ll be using corporate discounts to cover it)
  • Alterations for my dress
  • Book rehearsal dinner (trying to decide between two restaurants)
  • Pay off venue, caterer, and photographer

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