(Closed) What is still your "to do" list June '13 bees?

posted 8 years ago in June 2013
Post # 17
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116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Thought id be a little optimisic and list what I have done first( not like me lol)

What i have done so far:

My dress

Bridesmaids dresses

DJ

Photo/Video

Hair and makeup booked

Reception place

Bought wedding earrings

Invites

Honeymoon

Hotel

Transporation

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

find shoes

decide shoes for B.Maids

Pick out tuxs

 

 

 

 

Post # 18
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 

programs

plan reheasal dinner

write a toast

purchase all the stuff for the bar (napkins, cups, alcohol etc)

purchase decorations

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
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@cre2013:  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
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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4687 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
-Meet officiant
-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
-Bridal tea 
-Finalize menu selections
-Dress alterations
-Follow up on any late RSVPs
-Order placecards
-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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
– Programs
– Rehearsal dinner plan 

Post # 25
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Way too much left to do. Including, but not limited to, 

Finding a florist

Finding a baker

Designing/printing/making invitations

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!) 

Rings

ALL my accessories

 

Post # 26
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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!

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