Post # 17
Thought id be a little optimisic and list what I have done first( not like me lol)
What i have done so far:
Hair and makeup booked
Bought wedding earrings
and im sure there is more that I cant think of
ECK THATS ALOT!! AM I REALLY BEHIND??
WHAT I NEED TO DO:
Find an officaint
decide on a florist
figure out reception food (on the 31st)
Find a seamstress and start fittings
Find a rehearsal dress
Decide if we are having a rehearsal dinner
Choose cermony song and first dance song
decide shoes for B.Maids
Pick out tuxs
Post # 18
we wanted a 13 month engagement so we wouldn’t be stressing out, but i feel like i have sooo much left to do!!!
finish all the ceremony readings.vows, and have my Brother-In-Law get ordained
put together baskets for the bathrooms
make out guestbook
finalize invite wording, print, address them
plan reheasal dinner
write a toast
purchase all the stuff for the bar (napkins, cups, alcohol etc)
puy all the music for our playlist, and actually put it together on Fiance ipod
make my veil
make the tutus for flower girls
book a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests
pay off venue, and rentals
pick a salon for hair and make up and do the trial for hair
purchase or rent speakers
look into transportation for wedding party
buy wedding rings
buy gifts wedding party
and lots of DIY stuff!
Post # 19
I have Wedding Happy for the iPhone. It’s a pretty simple app – has all the major tasks in it with dates associated with the tasks. Then you can also input all your vendors and link them to existing contacts. I think it was free when I downloaded it.
The only downside is you can’t create extra tasks unless you buy the $2.99 upgrade. (I did this since I wanted to add all the dates I owe payments to vendors and some of DIY tasks.)
Post # 20
I love this thread because I keep forgetting about what needs to get done. My groom needs something to wear? what? lol. I’m making good progress but it sounds like I still have plenty of fun work ahead of me.
Post # 21
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
i actually thought theknot.com’s to do list was MUCH much better than the apps I’ve seen. Literally everything you can think of is on there.
Post # 22
Nearly everything. I just started planning in Dec. So far, I’ve ordered my dress, figured out the bridal party, and booked the venue, officiant, photographer, and DJ. So… I’ve got the major stuff figured out. But I still have to work on everything else.
Post # 23
Here’s my list.. not too overwhelming, luckily! From my calendar in order of when they’re due. Having no bridal party, an inclusive private ceremony location, and a restaurant as a reception venue takes out so much of the stress.
-Book harpist for reception and jazz quintet for after dinner
-Mail bridal tea invites
-Apply for marriage license
-Book honeymoon hotels in London and Paris (wing it the rest of the time)
-Mail wedding invites
-Meet florist to finalize quote
-Finalize menu selections
-Follow up on any late RSVPs
-Order wedding favours
-Print seating map and finalize number with restaurant
I’ll have to review all of your lists to see if there’s anything I’m missing!
Post # 24
I feel like most of you – I thought I was pretty “on top of things” until I sat down to make a list!!
– Book florist
– Decide on decorator vs. DIY decorations
– Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
– Decide on cake vs. cupcakes etc., brainstorm buttercream design
– Cake stand?
– Cake topper
– Ring pillow or box?
– Design/order guest book or find alternative
– Adjust and ‘finalize’ registries
– Find my wedding shoes
– Choose wedding jewelry
– Find garter
– Something old/new/borrowed/blue
– Make day-of emergency kit?
– Wedding favors or photobooth (if photobooth then picture book)
– Getting ready outfits/shirts/robes for bride and bridesmaids?
– Second menu tasting
– Hair and makeup trial
– Second dress fitting (May)
– Order invitations (before Feb 6, Groupon expires)
– Send invitations
– Bridal party gifts
– Purchase wedding bands
– Get marriage license
– Book transportation for wedding party (if needed?)
– Gift for Groom
– Music selection for DJ and for ceremony
– Playlists for cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner
– Order thank you notes ?
– Tips and thank you notes for vendors
– Figure out honeymoon
– Bathroom baskets
– Rehearsal dinner plan
Post # 25
Way too much left to do. Including, but not limited to,
Finding a florist
Finding a baker
Block hotel rooms for the massive amounts of Out of Town guests
Decide on favors
Order bridesmaids dresses
Find flower girl dress (if the floer girl even wants to do it!)
ALL my accessories
Post # 26
I still need to:
Book the officiant (i have one picked, just have not sent deposit)
Find Rehersal Dress
Choose accessories/Veil for my dress!
Work on Reception Music
Work on Centerpieces (attempting DIY Flowers….)
Finalize meal options with venue
Finalize Cake details
Pick suits for the groom and groomsmen
Pick a dress for my FI’s “Best Lady”
Have an engagement photo shoot…
Announce our engagement in the paper (Fi’s Mom Insists)
Plan the Rehersal Dinner
Start brainstorming for the bridesmaid luncheon
… I think this is it! Most of the BIG stuff is done! Finally got the last BM’s to order their dresses yesterday!
Post # 27
I still need to:
- Get groomsmen fitted for tuxes
- Write our ceremony/vows
- Get remaining bridal accessories (Jewelry, headpiece, veil altered)
- Have a food tasting/finalize menu
- Have a cake tasting/order cake
- Finish up bridal party and parent gifts
- Figure out my centerpieces and put them together
- Figure out and order supplies for ceremony decor
- Put together a shot list for the photographer
- Figure out music selections for ceremony and reception
- Finalize day-of timeline
- Finalize flowers
- Order my shutterfly guestbook
- Address and send out invitations
- Find our wedding bands
- Hair/Makeup trial
- Dress fittings
- Figure out how I’m going to do a seating chart/escort cards
- Get a wedding license
- Do a walk through with my photographer/videographer/DOC/Site Coordinator
Wow, I thought I was ahead of the game until I sat down to write this giant list…eek!