(Closed) Status Update: where are you in planning?!

posted 6 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Let’s see…

Done: Wedding dress, accessories, venue, food plans, website, photographer, officiant, florist

In Progress: Save the dates, programs (wicked early I know)

Not Done: Everything else! Eek!

Post # 4
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

– ceremony & reception sites booked
– wedding dress bought & most alterations done
– photographer
– DJ & ceremony music
– groom’s and BM’s attire design chosen
– equipment rentals (through a fellow firefighter)
– Save-The-Date Cards ordered & mailed.


To-do (asap)
– officiant
– caterer
– invitations

.. and so much more 🙁

Post # 5
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yay, September updates!







Done-ish/going well:

-invitations (semi-DIY, found the kit we want, still not sure how printing will go)

-Music (friend/iPod)

-Alcohol (I think I know what we’re doing, but it’s not all settled)

Not done:

-Officiant (kind of important!)



-FI’s suit

-a host of various things, little and not so little, that I refuse to make a list of (chair rental, what/how many/what we’re doing with flowers, scheduling….)

Post # 6
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Let’s see….



Ceremony site



Photo booth

Save the dates (still need them addressed and mailed!)

Dress bought

Centerpieces bought, still need to assemble

Card box (still in pieces, but I have everything)

Candy bar (bought the jars, still need the candy)


Still need:

Officiant (most likely know who we’re using)



Invitations (DIY-ing ugh)

Bridesmaid dresses

Honeymoon (using FI’s parents timeshare but still need to decide where!)


Wedding day transportation

about a million other DIY projects


Post # 7
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Done: Church booked, venue booked, photographer, florist, DJ, centerpieces mostly done, wedding dress, some of our pre-marriage counciling, invitations mostly done 

Still needs to be done:  Cake, bridesmaid dresses, groom and groomsmen tux, purchase rings, gift registry, programs, church decorations, dress fittings, Fiance needs to book honeymoon (I have no idea where we are going), transportation after wedding, and a bunch of other little things that we can’t do right now.

Post # 8
4337 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


Venue (ceremony & reception)




Dress & Veil

Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses


Save-The-Date Cards



Hotel Block


Need to:

Centerpieces (DIY – already designed, just not together)

Invitations (DIY)


Rehearsal Dinner (well, my FI’s parents are doing that, but I have to give my opinion soon)

Guest Book (DIY)

Rentals – linen & chairs

Write ceremony

Wine Box

Ceremony Flowers

Venue decor





Wedding night accomodations


I thought I was doing well until I wrote this post… *sigh*

Post # 9
4337 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Robin_Sparkles:  We’re usings my FI’s parents’ timeshare as well. We ended up choosing Hawaii…

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh so much to do!


Save the dates sent

Venue/caterer/ceremony booked ( all inclusive location)

Dress ordered

Invitation supplies purchased(DIY)

Ribbonwands started

Aisle runner/border started 

Pomanders started


Need to do :

Photographer(I had a team but they separated less than amicably. I wouldn’t work on an individual basis with the guy cause he cheated and I don’t want to bring it up to my friend cause she has her own stuff to worry about )





Book Hotel block


Bridesmaids and flower girls 

Assemble invitations

Pick out cake menu linens(appointment set or April)

Im starting to feel the stress



Post # 11
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s way early for STD’s? I was under the impression they were supposed to be out about 9 mos. in advance! haha

-Engagement Photos
-STD’s sent
-Bridesmaids dresses ordered, shoes picked out
-DIY Invites designed
-Centerpieces Done
-Wedding Rings bought
-Tuxes picked out

Not Done:
-Room Blocks
-various DIYs
-Table numbers
-Flower girl dress

I’m actually a lot better off than I thought now that I’ve written it all down! I’m in that in between stage, we’ve booked most of our big things, and now we are in limbo! haha

Post # 12
17 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel like there is so much more I NEED to be doing…

Let’s see if I can write it all down.


  • Wedding dress ordered and 1/2 paid, waiting until july to fut and pay off
  • Ceremony paid
  • reception reserved and deposit down
  • 4/5 Bridesmaid or Best Man asked and accepted
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses picked out
  • grooms suits bought
  • Groomsmen asked and accepted
  • Honeymoon reserved
  • idea of flowers
  • music picked
  • Photographer picked

Need to do:

  • Officiant
  • buy plane tickets for honeymoon
  • plan reception dinner (backyard BBQ)
  • Invites (Still thinking no STD’s)
  • make Flower girl dress
  • meet with flower lady
  • oder cake

I KNOW there is so much else I need to do, but I am just not on task…

Post # 13
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s my status:


  • Save the dates
  • Honeymoon registry through AAA
  • Venue
  • DJ
  • Photographer
  • Baker
  • Song list
  • Wedding party asked
  • Officiant asked
  • Ordered program supplies
  • Ordered centerpiece fountains
  • Wedding dress/shoes
  • Wedding bands ordered
  • Brideslady lanterns bought (they are carrying these instead of flowers) 

To Do:

  • Food tasting/selection
  • Cake tasting/selection
  • Invitations
  • Photo package
  • Make programs
  • Brideslady dresses
  • Bridesmen suits
  • Bride’s suit
  • Make centerpiece decor
  • Write vows
  • Pick readings
  • order Guest-puzzle
  • Boutonnieres & hairclips made

I know I’m missing things in both categories, but thats why I have a Wedding Calendar hanging up and a checklist on my phone!

Post # 14
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My to do list right now is…

Pick songs

Guys suit


I make myself small to do list so I don’t freak out.  Laughing


Post # 15
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


  • Venue booked (ceremony & reception)
  • Photographer booked
  • Caterer booked
  • Table/chairs/linens/plates rental booked
  • Wedding dress ordered
  • Bridesmaid dresses picked out
  • Florist picked out
  • DIY supplies purchased


  • Officiant! (FI wants to use his childhood pastor but he is retired, so we are going to see if he can still do our wedding before we look for someone else!)
  • Invitations etc
  • Cake
  • Wedding rings
  • DIY Ketubah, centerpieces, other various projects 🙂
  • Alcohol
  • Block hotel rooms for Out of Town guests (well, I know what hotel we’re using, but I have to actually block the room!)

Post # 16
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just finished booking EVERYTHING. I can’t believe all my vendors are picked and booked! woohoo!

Now I’m starting on details like the candy buffet, DIY centerpeices, etc. At least those are my projects for the next 2 weeks.

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