(Closed) Wedding Planning Check-In — how’s it going?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The wedding is over, and being married is fan-freakin-tastic.

However, writing thank you cards is not.

Neither is waiting for professional pics.  Sigh.

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m really really behind on everything and February is going to be insane. The best thing I’ve accomplished this week is our hotel block in downtown L.A. It took a week to get it organized but I’m happy to finally be able to check it off my list! 🙂

Post # 5
3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m slowly getting started.  I figured out a color theme and that’s about it!  Hah.  But I have enough time. 🙂

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Here are my latest lists:

January Completed:

  • Number, wrap, address, and send out invitations (scheduled for the first week of January)
  •  (scheduled for the first week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Order candy for candy bar (scheduled for the second week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Purchase scoops/tongs for candy bar
  • Finalize tux rentals (scheduled for the first week of January)
  • Get insurance certificate for serving alcohol at venue
  • Purchase items for bathroom baskets (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
  • Purchase bags for candy/cookies/other favors
  • Practice walking up and down the stairs in my crinoline and shoes
  • Practice going potty in my crinoline and shoes
  • Get Fiance and sons fitted for tuxes (scheduled for January 29th)
  • Go to another cake tasting to drop off certificate for 10% off cake order (scheduled for January 29th)

February To Do:

  • Order flowers for the bouquets (scheduled for the first week of January) Pushed to first week of February
  • Make cookies; chocolate chocolate chip and peanut butter, for the candy/cookie bar
  • Decorate scoop and tongs for candy bar (need to schedule a trip to Michaels and/or Joanns)
  • Make signs and labels and decorations for the candy/cookie bar (scheduled for the second week of January) – partially done – Pushed to second week of February
  • Hire bar service for cocktail hour/reception (scheduled for the second or third week of January) Appointment scheduled for February 4th
  • Get banquet permit for serving our own alcohol (scheduled for mid-March)
  • Get marriage license (scheduled for early to mid-March) (now scheduled for February 11th)
  • Finish paying vendors (scheduled for completion by mid-March)
  • Finish getting grooms gifts and something to put them in
  • Schedule second fitting with seamstress (scheduled for February 4th)
  • Make menus (scheduled for third week of February)
  • Make place cards (scheduled for third week of February)
  • Schedule final fitting (scheduled for second or third week of March)
  • Finish sewing party dress
  • Make jacket for party dress
  • Get music to DJ
  • Get final numbers to caterer


Post # 7
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

hahah I have evvvvvverything left. 

—>procrastination queen<—

Post # 8
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I booked a photographer today!! Woo!! I’m feeling very accomplished.

Next up… videographer. Bleh. I am tired of vendors.

Post # 9
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Picked a bouquet, booked a florist. Yay! That was my last major vendor except for hair/makeup. We also wrote our ceremony and got our officiant. 

I’m currently on tenterhooks waiting to see the sketch of the invitation my printmaker friend is doing for me!  I should see it sometime next week.

In March, the florist will come by our house (where the wedding is going to be) to get a feel for the space and design the arrangements. We will also have our food and cake tasting, WOOT.  That is the part of wedding planning I have been most excited about. 😛

My friend who’s designing my dress sent me the muslin mockup in december. I put some pins in it and sent it back; she’s going to make a few adjustments and then send it to me again this month. If it still doesn’t fit quite right, I’ll take it to a pro to be fitted. She’ll then use that to make the real thing.  The only bad thing about having a custom-designed dress is that I’ll have no idea what it will really look like on me until a month or so before the wedding. Eek!  But I trust her skill and her eye.


Post # 10
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m super jazzed about my hotel block which i got this week. Invitation designs are pretty much done. i kinda want to take the next two months off though.

Post # 11
11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In January:

  • My dress came in so I went to try it on and chose my shoes and veil
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses ordered
  • My mum bought her outfit
  • Materials for invites purchased
  • Numbers for tables purchased
  • DJ booked
  • Car booked
  • String quartet booked


  • This Saturday we’re going to try on some grooms suits to see what Fiance likes.
  • Purchase favour boxes

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