(Closed) September to do’s and DIYs

posted 7 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

-to do
buy paper for invites
buy stuff for tear of joy packages
finish homepage
find music
finalize ceremony
pick out flowers
have another hair trail
find/make all decoration
send invites
find ways to honor deceased Future Mother-In-Law
find transportation for guests
find accommodation for guests

sew wedding dress
sew reception dress
sew flower girl dresses
glitter flower girl shoes
make veil
design invites
make invites
make tear of joy packets
make programs
make place cards
dry rose petals

I’m sure I forgot a lot…

Post # 4
25 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

-finalize guest list
-nag Fiance about asking his groomsmen.
-address and mail out STD’s
-polish up our website (apleyeverafter.com)
-complete registries 

-I’m working on the name hangers. I’ve done 3, it took me a while to get gift-quality work done. I’m waiting on Michael’s ot restock the wire now.  

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ll play, too. 🙂 I’m planning long distance, so might have a few things out of place (late or early.)

To do:

– Book honeymoon!

– Work on ceremony w/ officiant

– Start on invite design

– Confirm bridesmaid dress orders are in

– Pick groomsmen, flower girl & ring bearer attire



– Purchase IKEA lanterns & gold spraypaint

– Design for table #’s

– Aisle runner


And SO much more…

Post # 6
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a ginormous list that has every single task I need to do from now until the wedding (complete with due-dates and assignments). 

April and May are actually very slow months, I’m meeting with flower vendors at the end of this month and make a decision. Then it’s just talking about the rehersal dinner and looking for bridesmaid’s dresses. Things start to pick up again in the end of May when I start looking into ordering invites. (I’m getting them online.)

Post # 7
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have alot of to-do’s still *sigh* 

the ball is really starting to roll now, we have our first meeting with our coordinator on April 23rd, then i think from then on, it’s gonna fly ….

Post # 8
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Things seem to finally be moving along now!

I’m also planning long distance, so things are probably early/late!

To Do:

Make a playlist

Find flower girl dresses/shoes 

Groomsmen outfits

Book plane tickets for bridal shower

Talk to the DJ, a friend




Table runners

Make flowers (maybe!!)


I’m sure there are many other things, but that is what I’m thinking about right now

Post # 9
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm. Of course, there are all the subsets of to-dos on each of these, but the general gist is:

Find and book an officiant(!!)

Send out save the dates


Collect guest addresses (stds are through email)

Chair rentals

Figure out decor (DIY)

Meet w/ the venue coordinator again

Put together a playlist (DIY)

Decide on beer & wine (DIYish)

Make sure Fiance gets his suit

Dress alterations, accessories, hair makeup – my “look”, I guess

Get some yard games together for cocktail hour

Print, assemble, mail invitations (kit DIY)


Marriage license


That… doesn’t look as bad as I thought it might!

Post # 10
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We’re having a Destination Wedding from UK -> NYC


Here’s my list for the next couple of months

April — 

(DIY) Make invitations and all inserts

Decide on veil

(DIY) Start making bouquet

May —    

Apply for ESTA visa

Go Bridesmaid dress shopping in NYC with BM!

Ensure Bridesmaid or Best Man gets invitations for Family in America

June —

(DIY) Make necklace

(DIY) Make Destination Wedding notifications

(DIY) Make cake topper

July  —

Send invitations

Sort Travel insurance

Buy Supplies for Favours

Post # 11
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

To do, to do, to do:

Last bit of April:

  • Order Veil
  • Order Invitations (she’s working on the proof this week)
  • Order aisle runner
  • More dance classes with Fiance


  • Get bridesmaids to send me pics of them in their dresses
  • Check on FI’s passport with post office
  • Book flight to honeymoon and hotels before the cruise
  • Buy flip flops at the old navy blowout
  • Work on Programs

It’s starting to get real up in hereeee

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