(Closed) September is almost here October bees!

posted 8 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m tired.  I just want it to get here already so I can look back at pics Smile

Post # 4
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s crazy to me that it’s almost September. October seemed so far away when we got engaged but time has flown by!

I go back and forth between feeling ok about what is left on our To Do list and feeling like we are quickly running out of time. Really, though, I think we will be ok. Right?!

Post # 5
7338 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m done with planning! Like emotionally done really, I just want to get married already!

I still have a few DIY projects left to do:

Finish guestbook

Cake topper

Table name cards – but I’ll do those closer to the wedding once all RSVPs are received

Centerpieces – carving pumkpins the week before

Our cake – the week before

Kiddy favors/bags – once I know how many are coming

Redo my crinoline

I think that covers all my projects left, yacks! lol

I still have to go for a dress fitting and get the alterations going, not much needed done, just add the boobs and take in a little around the waist area.

I can’t believe how quick time is flying.


Post # 7
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t remind me. I have one more week of this term left in grad school and then I have a one week break before next term. I’m hoping I can get some motivation to crank out the rest of our DIYs:

Sign for card box


Welcome packets

Logo for welcome bags

Signs (of which we’ll have like 30 for various random stuff)

Build/paint cornhole

Take the twine off all of the mason jars since we decided it was too much brown with the burlap runners

Finish cutting burlap runners



Re-organize wedding binder

Touch base with vendors

Work on “Must have” list for photogs

Finish going through packet for DJ

Finish buying wedding party gifts

Find someone who has a microphone and amp so people can actually hear the ceremony


Plus a million things I’m forgetting right now

Post # 8
7338 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@SuperDuperBrit:  Same here lol

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@MrsFeatherbottom:  You reminded me, we gotta do our card box too the week before since we’re doing it with a pumkpin too hehe

Post # 9
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@couawilou:  I just bought a bird cage. BOOM done haha. I’m using small chalkboard tags to make the sign though

Post # 10
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

According to my WeddingWire checklist, I have completed 71 of 131 tasks 😮

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@MrsFeatherbottom:  Yikes, I forgot a card box/birdcage!  Make that 132 tasks.

Post # 11
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

  • Find a guest book, more photo frames, and cake stand/topper (or, like you, nix them)
  • Meet my seamstress for my first fitting (my dress just came on Saturday)
  • Finish our song list for our DJ like…yesterday (due 6 weeks prior), then meet with him in person
  • Print and assemble the programs, order the menus on VistaPrint, and find out what the H we’re doing for escort cards
  • Pay for our charity favors (humane society donation) and print a sign or cards so we can tell guests
  • Seating chart (once we get all the RSVPs in)
  • Print an invite for the friend my fiance randomly invited at a party
  • Send the timeline to all our vendors and confirm arrival times with everyone
  • Finish planning the rehearsal dinner
  • Put together contact sheets, photo lists, extra timelines, etc. etc. for day of
  • Marriage license
  • Final payments
  • Hair and makeup trial
  • Practice first dance

Post # 12
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Omg!!!!! 37 more days for me hmmp don’t wanna think about it lol. Can the day just get here and we have fun.

Post # 14
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@SuperDuperBrit:  hmmm not sure but have you checked places like walmart/cvs/walgreens?  I have no clue if they print below 3.5 x 5 though. Do they need to be on photo paper? You could probably do smaller cards through vistaprint or moo or something like that

Post # 15
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Looking at these posts, I feel like man I have so much to do!!

  • We havent recieved any RSVP’s yet. They’re due back the 20th.

  • Bridal shower, havent gotten any of those rsvp’s..and its on the 16th!
  • I have my hair trial also on the 16th, meaning I REALLY need to decide on a hairstyle/ if I am doing pro makeup.
  • Escort cards.
  • Seating chart.
  • Photo prop. ( I just have one left, but it was on my laptop and I spilt water on it, so bye bye!)
  • Final head count.
  • Figure out how many of each cupcake I’m getting… I already did this, but since plans have changed.
  • Decide on a heat table or sweetheart table
  • Get the arch going & together.
  • Decide on a photo for our guest mat. Question about those-what happens if not everyone signs the photo mat?? There is no way I will know who came & didnt to the wedding. So when I send out my thank you cards, what do I do? Do I need a normal guest book too?
  • I need to get my ceremony music!
  • Figure out what song I’m walking to! Crap! 
  • Get started on my custom fortune cookies.
  • Finialize my candy selection for the candy table.
  • Start shopping for the candy
  • Make up all the boxes for the candy table.
  • Get marriage license. -Too soon to do that now.
  • Put together contact list for the Honeymoon.
  • Shop for Honeymoon supplies.

Crap thats a lot!

Post # 16
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Done this week

  • contacted venue – seating arrangements
  • cake ordered to be paid for
  • started RSVP list
  • sent celebrant ceremony info
  • started on next terms work for my classes
  • choose songs
  • fixed my camera
  • discussed song list

Done Last week

  • invites sent

  • cake enquired should be ordered by Friday
  • interstate and OS groomsmen measurements to suit hire
  • direction map sorted
  • bride and bridesmaid transport sorted. Hot rods 2 4 seaters, one blue and one yellow (or red). Not my colours but who cares really!
  • Started folding cake boxes.
  • enquired about snorkeling gear will pick up Friday.


  • contact travel agent (travel insurance and info for honeymoon)
  • finish work for next term
  • Clean for Hen’s / bachelorette on Saturday
  • Get snorkeling gear
  • hair and make up trial
  • enjoy Hen’s / bachelorette on Saturday
  • follow up about Lauren singing
  • order cake
  •  continue folding cake boxes

To Do in the next 45 days.

  • pay for flowers (deposit done as of early this week)
  • order cake (hopefully on Friday)
  • make menus
  • Send celebrant finshed program for ceremony (to do tonight)
  • assemble the rest of the cake boxes (45 done)
  • make photo cards (website all set up & paid for – snapthewedding.com) (started)
  • organise travel insurance
  • contact venue again
  • insure wedding bands
  • pick up Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (and chase up when they are in – should be any day now) now in need to organise payment and pick up.
  • make candles for centerpieces (stuff ordered)
  • Make chalkboard sign for outside venue
  • write up my work for when I am away next Term for 3 weeks. (started 17/8/2012)
  • enjoy my Hen’s / Bachelorette/Shower on 1st Sept.
  • Follow up musicians. (keep getting emails – “it will be done tomorrow”) email them back list on weekend
  • See wether Lauren can sing at ceremony or find a plan B. Plan C is use and iPOD.
  • choose songs for first dance / father daughter (discussed not finalised)
  • Chase RSVP’s
  • seating plan (start)
  • book marquee incase it rains
  • Finalise registry.
  • Work out the wedding day running sheet
  • book hotel for night after wedding (or just come back home)
  • Get my cousin’s wife down to go through the photos. (this Sunday Afternoon)
  • find out who wants to be MC. (my cousin Paul)
  • Get hankys for parents (on route – in a plane from USA)
  • buy stuff for honeymoon, snorekling gear, big hat,

I am totally sure I have forgotten things. Like nail, hair and waxing appts but will add closer to the date.

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