(Closed) What are your to-dos, January brides??

posted 6 years ago in January 2013
Post # 3
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

So far:

sent STD

Booked: Church, reception venue, photographer, caterer (and have menu)

Chosen bride and groom cake

Chosen and just about all bridesmaids have their dress or have ordered them

Chosen and just about all groomens and best man have been fitted for tux

Have purchased both maid of honor dresses

Started getting Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts

Have taken E pics

Have Orded invites, they should be here by Monday

Completed guest list (thank God!)

Will have dress and under attire by end of Oct beginning of Nov

Have Fiance ring picked out

Have a solid idea for decor for both venues, bouquets, and setup for reception.

Have rooms blocked for out of town guests


Still have to:

order aisle runner

get flower girls attire

book limo

get champagne flutes

choose linens (out of 3 samples)

order uplighting

get knife server set

pick shoes

order champagne for head table

order cocktail napkins

do progams and menu cards

get unity sand set

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Still have to:

Get dress back from alterations and have pressed

Start deciding on everyone’s gifts for helping out

Ready invitations, they’re being delivered today *yayyy!*

Plan rehearsal dinner

Have hair trial

I think that’s about it for me!  I have a shower this month too – it’s getting so close! 

Post # 5
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I keep having nightmares that its my wedding day, but my dress isn’t ready. I want to get it taken care of so badly, but my tailor won’t do it until at least November. YUCK!


I still need to:

Book florist

Book Justice of the Peace

Makeup/nails appointment

Mail invites

Make dress for my Maid/Matron of Honor

Find a place to order my macarons!

Get wedding license


I’m sure there will be more things, but those are the biggies.




Post # 6
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I still have to:

-Have any alterations done on my dress, if any. I bought it off the rack because it fit me perfectly.

-Finalize Dinner menu

-Address and send invites

-Decide on what we want our mothers to make for our Rehearsal Dinner

-Order flowers for girls’ bouquets about 10 days before wedding (I am doing DIY bouquets)

-Marriage License

-I have two showers, one on Oct 28 and another on Nov 10

-Hair trial

-Decide what kind of alcohol to have at the reception as well as any late night appetizers

-Finalize wedding cake ideas

We have pretty much everything else under control. We have our rings picked out and ordered, my bridal accessories bought, Groomsmen and usher apparel is picked out and most have been fitted, Bridesmaids have all ordered their dresses (most have them already), We have the reception hall and church booked, our officiant and pianist booked, our marriage class is scheduled, I have almost all of the decorations bought, Our honeymoon is booked, Hair appointment for the day of is booked, transportation arrangements for the day of are made, I have the day of “Timeline” made, Bridesmaid gifts are all done.

I feel like I have accomplished so much, but I still get a little bit of anxiety since the day is approaching so quickly!


Post # 7
25 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

My wedding is on 01.05.2013… had a dream that other night that it was tomorrow. FREAKED OUT, but we went through with it anyway even though nothing major was done! And the dream was still pleasant, so I know the real day will be even more so ๐Ÿ™‚

Finished: purchased dress, booked ceremony & reception venues, chosen colors (red and dark teal!), chosen caterer (menu isn’t finalized though), assigned wedding party (except ushers), booked officiant, completed pre-martial counseling, sent Save-The-Date Cards, purchased wedding bands

Started: talking to photographers (deciding between two), ideas for reception decor (maybe 60% conceived), designing invitations (almost ready to print), talking to musicians, guest list (is it ever really finalized? ugh), hair and makeup ideas

Need to do: find bridesmaid dresses (!!!! – we had to fire the seamstress last week, so starting over on that one!), design and order cake, figure out and order what the men are wearing, think about wedding party gifts,  dress alterations, design programs, marraige lisence, transportation, honeymoon plans.


Most of the big things I have been talking to people, but haven’t actually asked anyone to commit. So that will hopefully be in writing soon! Bridesmaid dresses are my real concern right now – can’t order them from bridal salons because they say they’ll take approx 12 weeks to come in, and my wedding is in 13 weeks! After that, printing and addressing the invitations.

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