(Closed) September Brides Check-In

posted 7 years ago in September 2011
Post # 4
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Done: Dress, Venue, Registry

Need to Do:

Photog, Tux, Music, Food, Cake, Invites/Thank yous (almost done I promise), DIY Centerpieces, Rehearsal Dinner planning, and lots more 😛

I’m most worried about the Photog, Tux, and Music.

Post # 5
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have everything pretty much done.  My biggest dilema right now is trying to figure out how I want to do my hair.

My dress is in, so are the BM’s, most of our groomsman have gotten fitted, all our vendors are booked, all our flowers are picked out, our ceremony is finalized, we sent our our invites… Not much left to do.  Oh! Besides the ceremony music! 

The showers are next weekend!! =)

Post # 6
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


  1. Dress is here
  2. Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are here
  3. Engagement Photos 
  4. yay fags
  5. Registered for gifts (almost done)
  6. Bought my shoes
  7. Found our band

To Do:

  1. DIY bouquets
  2. DIY reception decorations (paper lanterns, petal curain, etc.)
  3. Order bridal party gifts
  4. Dress alterations
  5. Music (pick out the songs)
  6. Send out invitations
  7. Rings
  8. Aisle Runner
  9. Flower Girl Dresses
  10. Favor tags for yay flags
  11. Uplighting
  12. Groom’s Attire
  13. Pretty much all decor items still need to be done. 

Ahhh!  Crunch time!

Post # 7
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are pretty much done with all of the big items as well. All of the vendors are booked, cake was just picked out on sunday, as well as centerpieces.

I am waiting for the final mock-up of the invites, and then those will be done in a few weeks. My hair is my biggest dilemma too right now! The girl who is doing mine lives in Columbus and I have no idea when she will be home before the wedding to do a trial.. We also have to pick the ceremony readings..

Post # 8
1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Done: Photographer, Rentals, Officiant, Caterer, DJ, Florist, Hair/Makeup. Basically the big things.

Need to do: Card Box, figure out decorating, day of timeline, song list for DJ, finish second half of truffles for favours, fittings, finalize honeymoon plans, print menu, signs, and programs, seating chart, DIY Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, learn how to be calm haha.

Invitations = sent, but not all recieved because of the Postal Strike, so I’m glad I ended up sending them early!

I’m actually really lucky. My dad told me the other day that he knows I have abnormally high stress levels, so we’re making a list, and he is going to ensure that the list is completed at least a week before the wedding so I have nothing to stress about. love him.

Post # 9
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ceamoste: What an awesome Dad!

Most of the major stuff is done. I was planning on making a list of things that need to be accomplished tonight when I get home. I’ve been planning on it for a week, but just don’t want to see it all written down as I know it is more than I’m thinking.

Post # 10
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Done: Dress, Ties, Shoes, Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, Flowergirl Dress, Officiant, Venue, STD’s, Flower Girl gift, FI’s ring!


To Do: Suits, Invitations (Having those designed at the moment),  Taste Testing next month, Cake, Flowers, Centerpiece’s


I took about a full month off of planning because it was getting a little over whelming. We go on vacation the last week of this month & then July is going to be strictly dedicated to getting the Suits & deciding on the cake & flowers!

Post # 11
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Most of the major stuff is done, but finalizing all the details is still a big to-do.

To do:

1. Set up timelines with my planner
2. Bridal shower gifts
3. Invitations haven’t even been started yet whatsover
4. Decide on songs for first dance, etc.
5. Pick out a Ketubbah
6. Finalize flower contract
7. Keep picking up miscellanous items for decor
8. Accessories for me and the BMs
9. Out of Town bags, bathroom baskets
10. Miscellanous DIY projects (flags, chair signs, wooden signs, etc.)

Post # 12
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’ve gotten a lot done and I’ve been dilligently workong on my to do list. 

To Do:  

1. Finalize Rental Items
2. Create song lists (do not play, must play, etc)
3. Meet with DJ (happening in August)
4. Schedule dance lessons
5. Finish DIY projects (few pomander balls, signs, and escort card display)
6. Decide on guest book
7. Create programs and table numbers/menu cards
8. Create Out of Town welcome pamphlet and buy perishable items for bags
9. Continue packing up items in boxes and labeling for transport
10. Seating plan

I’m sure I’m forgetting some things in there too, but I’ve made great leeway these past two weeks.  Invitations went out, flowers were finalized, transportation was finalized, I’ve had my first fitting and scheduled remaining appointments, all other primping appointments were scheduled, FI’s suit fitting scheduled, timeline finished (including getting ready timeline), and booked our minimoon.  Phew!  We are renting a private house for a week (and having the wedding there) so we will also need to create a shopping list and buy supplies for the house (like tp, soap, paper towels) and our welcome cookout.  I’m trying to have all my wedding projects done by the end of July so I can focus on this stuff and the last minute appointments.  I can’t believe we’re so close!!!!


Post # 13
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It will be easier to just write what I have left to do (the big things):

  • Print our invitations and send them (after finalizing list)
  • Hope my dress (and BMs’) come in soon so we can get alterations!
  • Find the last item for my BMs gifts, and finish FG/RB gifts. Also, figure out gifts for our parents.
  • Find paper for the programs
  • Meet with Priest again so we can figure out the program order
  • Figure out my ring
  • A few DIY projects
  • Finish song list and send to DJ
  • Buy new candle holders (since the ones I already got will not be allowed in the venue)
  • Favors
  • Marriage License
  • Hair/Makeup Trial (scheduled for a few weeks before the wedding)
  • Timelines
  • Order flowers (wholesale–we are waiting til we are a bit closer)
  • Find pictures of us for slideshow

It looks like a lot, but really these are more of the little things. Everything big is figured out, it’s just gettin all of the little details done. I still don’t like even having this much left to do, but there is only so much a girl can do!

Post # 14
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

all I have left to do is turn up!Im kidding,I wish I could be that smug lol

It feels like theres not that much left to do,but then when I think about it,the list keeps growing!Things to do:

get men fitted for suits,pick out FIs ring,meet with the venue to finalise details,finalise our ceremony details,get me some shoes,veil and tiara,have hen party(bachelorette party), send out last few invites,try and organise the logistics of the night before and day of, and pay for everything,sort out favours,

As soon as I think its all done,another thing pops into my head and I crap myself that I forgot about it!lol

Is everybody as excited as I am??

Post # 15
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yeay! It’s getting closer! I’m on the 1st so it’s fast approaching!!

my dress
my accessories (veil, jewellery, shoes, underwear etc)
Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
florist booked
photographer booked
Save-The-Date Cards made and sent
invitations made and sent
booked hairdresser
bought guestbook
bought wedding rings
cake of cheese sorted

To do:
dress alterations / fittings
book hotels
Bridesmaid or Best Man accessories
groom’s outfit
choose best man
book harpist
book string quartet
book chaffeured punts (we are having guests punted to the reception venue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_(boat) )
decide on vows, readings and music for ceremony
write / print readings onto card
need to personalise guestbook
make order of day programmes
make table plan
thank you presents for wedding party

Arghh, the to do list is still long!

Post # 16
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

AHHHH! September 3,2011 is coming fast.


Booking everyone

making center pieces (most anyway)

Bridal shower stuff is almost done (its this weekend and I’m throwing it myself because my bridesmaids cannot afford to do it :))

and a lot more.

Needs done:

finalize the church stuff (time etc.)

print invites

a more

o ya finish paying for everything (this is stressing me the most)


BUT I HAVE MY DRESS!!! YAY! I cannot wait to be married to the best man in the worl!

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