(Closed) September 3rd, 2011 Brides – What’s on your to-do list?

posted 8 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Miss Sydney: Hey girly… so I’m technically a few weeks after you on Sept. 24 but the only things different that I have done are booked the photographer, booked the DJ, and have been in RCIA classes to become Catholic since September. 

I was super surprised at how many photographers were booked for September!  I would make that a priority.  We actually were forced into moving our day bc the Church and Hall weren’t available on the 17th…. September is a big wedding month in general!

Also, start checking with the church you want to join as a Catholic.  Most RCIA classes run from September to Easter each year.

Goodluck and happy planning!  🙂 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i’m 9/4/11.  We have the church, hall, photographer, videographer, and dj.  I just finished the save the dates and we began to register today.  

I have yet to find and book the officiant, the florist, lighting, and wedding day coordinator.  (those are the things i am currently working on)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

September 3!

 

So far we have:

– asked bridal party

– book photographer, caterer, hair/make up, church, hall, officiant, chair covers, and doc

– bought wedding rings and dress

– registered

– ordered std’s.

 

We still need to:

– well, we need to do a lot, but I’m not sure exactly what.

– make an ipod music list

– confirm food with caterer

– send std’s/invites

– meet with florist

– plan ceremony with Pastor

– premarital counselling

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hello date twins!

So far I have done the following things:

-Selected bridal party

-Had engagement party

-Printed Save-The-Date Cards (need to address envelopes and mail them next week)

-Booked a photographer and taken engagement pictures

-Bought my wedding dress

-Selected florist for wedding party flowers and put down deposit

-Selected baker for cake and put down deposit

-Selected reception venu and put down deposit

-Selected ceremony site (our church)

-Created wedding website

-Bought my wedding band

Here are some key things I want to get done in the next month:

-Select bridesmaids dresses

-Select cake design and buy a cake topper

-Select centerpieces (most likely will be renting them)

-Book a DJ (we met with a DJ last night and LOVED him, just waiting to see a couple recent references, then we are signing the contract)

-Finish buying jars for my candy buffet

Good luck on your planning, girls!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hello date twins!

So far I have done the following things:

– Venue is booked. food/alcohol included. BOTH Ceremonies are at the same location

-Booked a photographer. leaving engagement pictures for warmer months

– Booked a videographer

-mailed STDs in November (we have a long weekend wedding so HAD to make sure)

-Bought my wedding dress, its coming in June

– booked a DJ

– booked a florist (centerpieces and all)

– booked additional entertainment for dinner time

– Planned engagement party, its in a couple of weeks!!!

– Booked block of hotel for Out of Town guests

– created song lists

Here are some key things I want to get done in the next month:

-book officiant(s)

– decide on a cake

-get wedding bands

Did I mention we got engaged in September? LOL, been super busy

EXCITED!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knew I forgot something. Invitations have been ordered

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Whoa these posts made me feel a whole lot better. I was starting to think I was really behind the ball but now feel like I’m more on track

So far we have:

-Booked Ceremony/Reception Site (catering done on site)

-Organized Hotel Room Blocks

-Done Wedding Website and purchased domain name

-Sent Save the Dates (semi destination wedding so those went out SUPER early)

-Booked Photographer

-Asked Bridal Party

-Bought Dress

-Ordered Bridesmaid Dresses

We need to do the following:

-Figure out Officiant for Wedding Ceremony

-Find back up rain location (ceremony is slated for outdoors)

-Music! (Band vs. DJ debate rages on)

-Flowers

-Hair and Make Up

-Registering (for some reason my Fiance has NO interest)

 

Am I missing anything? Happy planning.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Whoa these posts made me feel a whole lot better. I was starting to think I was really behind the ball but now feel like I’m more on track

So far we have:

-Booked Ceremony/Reception Site (catering done on site)

-Organized Hotel Room Blocks

-Done Wedding Website and purchased domain name

-Sent Save the Dates (semi destination wedding so those went out SUPER early)

-Booked Photographer

-Asked Bridal Party

-Bought Dress

-Ordered Bridesmaid Dresses

We need to do the following:

-Figure out Officiant for Wedding Ceremony

-Find back up rain location (ceremony is slated for outdoors)

-Music! (Band vs. DJ debate rages on)

-Flowers

-Hair and Make Up

-Registering (for some reason my Fiance has NO interest)

 

Am I missing anything? Happy planning.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

Oh my. I am behind! I started out ahead of the game but now I’ve fallen behind! So far, we have

~Booked our venue, (reception site and ceremony same location)

~Booked our caterer (comes with the venue)

~Sent out Save the Dates

~Booked Photographer and taken engagement photos

~Selected attendants and Bridesmaid dresses

~Bought my wedding dress

~Bought my bands but not fiance’s

~Bought a few birdcages to serve as decorations…..

ANNND that’s where it ends!!! Lol

I need a florist, baker, dj, hotel blocks, accessories, Fiance’s attire/groomsman tux, look into license, pay fee for picture location, help my Mom pick a dress, attendants gifts, MY OH MY. this list is getting ridiculous! eeeeek

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Uh-oh. If you guys are behind then I’m really in trouble. Or maybe different people do different things.

So far we have:

-Booked ceremony & reception venue (includes food, so no need for caterer)

-Purchased my dress

-Sent deposit in for photographer

-Ordered Save-The-Date Cards (hopefully we will send them out early February)

 

In the next month or so we are working on:

-Finishing the website

-Getting a room block

-Finding an officiant

-Securing a DJ

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We finally set our date last weekend and Sept. 3, 2011 it is! Originally we were shooting for 9.10.11 but our reception venue wasn’t available so Labor Day weekend it is, which I think is probably going to work much better for both of our large families including those who are out-of-town. I hope we’re not “too” behind! So far this is what we have done:

– My Dress, Veil and Shoes are purchased!

– Save the Dates designed (to be order at end of month)

– DJ secured and deposit made

– Church and Officiant Booked

– Reception Hall booked (includes alcohol) and paid for!

– Website up and ready for views. Updates of course will be part of the regular routine.

– I’ve asked my attendants and I believe he’s asked his. As for the rest of the party, haven’t even talked about it.

– Hair for me and the bridesmaids booked and paid for! (I do wedding photography myself and I’m trading services with my stylist so essentially this is FREE!)

– Patterns bought for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (yes, we’re making them)

– Bridesmaid or Best Man Jewelry/Gifts purchased

So how’s this look? Am I behind? What things do I need to start tying down immediately? Any advice is very much appreciated!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was curious about 09/10/11 too but by the time we checked out the venue it was booked! so we are going one week ahead of that too! our date is 09/02/11 (yes its a friday wedding! much cheaper to afford our dream venue :))

anyway…You all should check out theknot.com if you go to tools they have a whole planning checklist!! You can put in your date and it tells you what you should have done or if your late doing anything! Ive been trying to go by this to help me plan and its been helpful to make sure i dont fall behind!

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