(Closed) September Brides — what’s on the to-do list for April?

posted 8 years ago in September 2010
Post # 3
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i love the card box! i feel like planning has been kind of slow during the 5-6 month mark, but we just picked the bridesmaid dresses, hired a day-of-coordinator, and our next steps are to pick out/order invitiations and start meeting with bakers for the cake. we might start looking at limos for transportation on the day-of too. i feel like these next 5ish months are going to just fly by!!

Post # 4
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i LOVE that cardbox idea!

this month we will be finishing up the last bit of wedding plans…

(don’t be shocked, i’m starting law school at night in may – and we’ve been trying to get everything done prior to my classes starting!)

sooo this month we will have to

-book our limo

-book our honeymoon

-reserve all the mens’ tuxes

(YUP THEY ARE ALL the FI’s duties!!!!!! :P)

as far as DIY – i have to make

10 pomanders


unity candle set



table numbers

Post # 5
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This month, we’re hoping to cross the following off our list:

  • purchase his wedding band
  • fill out our DJ’s information form (basically how we want intros to happen, no play lists etc)
  • finalize the menu for the rehearsal dinner

I finished our courtesy baskets this weekend, and there’s a couple other projects I’d like to wrap up, but if those 3 get done, I’ll be a happy camper. Just trying to wrap up projects before it gets too nice out and I want to play outside instead of plan a wedding.

Post # 6
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010
  • Decide what to do about Ceremony Music
  • Mail out STD’s
  • Order Invitations
  • Go for 1st dress fitting (hopefully)



Post # 7
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I Love that Card Box Idea!!!

We still need to :

  • Finish booking our Honeymoon
  • Rent tables for our location
  • I ordered the invitation paper now I just need to get it to the printers
  • Fiance needs to pick out his Tux and his GM’s tuxes
  • purchase wedding bands
  • start getting monthly facials
  • Work with my sister who is writing our wedding ceremony
  • Wedding day transportation for my bridal party

I think that this is good for the month!!!!!

Post # 8
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re trying to stay ahead of the game since I’m currently freelancing and will soon (hopefully) be in a more “traditional” 9-5 job and thus killing my flexibility but giving us stable income (FI is freelancer too).

Dresses are all picked and purchased, reception site and church is booked.  Cake, flowers, photographer and ceremony musician all decided (all friends). Officiant is found and pre-marital counseling begun.

The things I wanted to have done in March, but now it’s April are:

DJ, invite list finalized (and Save-The-Date Cards sent), registry, wedding website, and to get a handle on the DIY projects.

We may not get the STD’s out.  Is that a huge foul these days?  We got engaged in Feb and we had a lot of catching up to do.  We have a friend with a stationery business who is doing our invites and she’ll start working on them this month, too. 

DIY: my flower fascinator (done, unless I change my mind), birdcage veil (unless I set it on fire in frustration) and tissue paper pomanders for the church (they look awesome!).

Am I missing anything critical here?  I keep feeling like there’s got to be something big that I’m overlooking.

Post # 9
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

that card box is awesome! I might have to look for something similiar 🙂

This month I am finishing up centerpieces, playing around with invites (DIY project), finishing guest list, getting addresses, trying to lose some weight!, work on finishing gifts for Bridesmaid or Best Man. I think thats it! 🙂

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Invitations! This is the big one. I need to design them, determine the wording, print, address, and send by the beginning of May. Well, I don’t really have to send all of them, but my future brother-in-law in Europe needs one so my nephew can get permission to miss a week of school.

Need to book the accommodation for the second half of the honeymoon, preferably this month, but it could slide a little. It’s not really tourist season where we’re going.

We’re installing our own string lighting at the venue, so I need to go there and double check my crude measurements with a tape measure to make sure my plans are ok.

Plant lavender for my bouquet.

Post # 11
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m going to get my centerpieces figured out if it kills me!

Post # 12
16 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is my list!

  • Order and send out Save the Dates
  • Choose cake
  • Book last hotel for honeymoon
  • Order bridesmaid’s dresses

I think that is it for this month, but I really need to start working on rings, groom/groomsman attire, and rehearsal dinner options.  I don’t want to wait until the last minute for any of this stuff.

Post # 13
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been avoiding thinking about it…

  • book honeymoon
  • order wedding bands
  • find out if we’re borrowing tables, dishware, flatware, glassware from friend’s banquet hall or if I have to book it through our tent rental company (!!!!! totally stressing me out!!!!!)
  • finish designing invitations and test print them (I can’t avoid this one any longer)
  • start working on ceremony, although I think this can wait until May
  • start harassing Fiance about guy’s suits.

I love that photo cardbox, totally adorable!

Post # 14
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Find shoes/accesories

Finalize Groom’s suit/tie

Find a printer to print invitations

Purchase wedding bands

Still waiting for last bridesmaid to order her dress and then that will be all set!

This stuff might trickle into May haha


Post # 15
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My biggest plan for April is to finish my invitations because come May I’ll be so stressed and busy with finals that there will not be a moment to breath. I don’t want to be panicing about invitations while I am panicing about papers!

Also, I am still on the hunt for the perfect wrapping paper(s) for my cardbox (already have the boxes, now I just need the paper to cover them!), I am making complex sailboat table numbers which are about 1/3 finished, I have motivated Fiance and his groomsmen to search out suits (light gray for Fiance, dark gray for GMs), I ordered our Thank You cards (the only paper I’m not DIYing because I found an awesome deal on letterpress cards!) and will begin lining the envelopes and making them more “us,” I’m making sure the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I ordered fit and look good, I’m thinking I will begin looking into buying a veil (what kind?! Gah!), and, due to recent events with a lost friendship, I’m also starting the hunt for someone who can do my hair and make-up the day of. Oh, and I am also finding and booking hotel rooms for our grandparents because they’ve asked me to. I wasn’t planning to do a hotel block (because there is really no affordable place between the ceremony and reception and not a single hotel/motel/B&B/Inn near the reception site!).

Yikes, the knot is telling me I ought to have already booked my ceremony muscians, my cake/pie baker, and I ought to be booking my honeymoon too! The To-Do list is too long! :O

Post # 16
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been distracted these last few months so I have a lot I need to do sooner rather than later…

  • pick & book florist
  • pick & book cake baker
  • pick & book ceremony musucian
  • 1st in person meeting with our Justice of the Peace to talk about what we want for the ceremony

One thing I did get done recently was to find my wedding band – yay!  I used iweddingband.com – ordered 2 I liked so I could try them on at home, and returned one.  I have to get Fiance sized so I can start looking for his.

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