(Closed) Where are we at Oct 2014 bees?!?

posted 6 years ago in October 2014
Post # 4
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Allyg:  I’m here.


I’ve got my dress, venue for ceremony and reception, florist, officiant, flowers, menu, photographer, save the dates, invitations, and DJ. I’m finalizing rentals with table linens, chairs, and maybe dishes if they are within budget. Chose my bridesmaid dresses today as well. We aren’t going to bother with a seating chart or anything until we know who for sure is coming. 

Post # 5
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Things that are done (although I don’t think we have anything paid off – all deposits so far)

Venue (same for ceremony and reception)

Photographer booked and e-photos done last summer

STD’s DIY’d and mailed out in January

Caterer booked

Event design rental place (what do I call them??)  – all decor/dishware/lighting etc picked out and deposit paid

Dress bought and should arrive anytime now


To Do:

BM’s Dresses (they’re picking their own)

Groom and Groomsmen suits

Figure out which kind of flowers to order for bouquets/Boutineres (sp?)

Finish gifts for the BM’s

Find and schedule a MUA and Hair dresser

Finish designing invites and figure out where the hell to get the cardstock thick enough for them (Michael’s paper is too flimsy)


I *THINK* that’s it… feel free to let me know if I’m forgetting somethign



Post # 6
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh yeah.. we need to finalize music choices for first dances etc.  and The whole ceremony – I guess that’s important?? lol

Post # 8
2632 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Allyg:  I’m here….just haven’t been on weddingbee that much this week. I will post what I have done in the morning 🙂 

Post # 9
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Done-Ceremony and Reception Venue (Paid)

Linens, Tablewear, Officiant and Food was included.

Dress- Chosen (50% paid)


Invites and STD’s selected

Engagement Photos- Taken and Paid

Photographer- Paid

Videographer- (75% Paid)

DJ- (75% Paid)

Violinist- Paid

Tux- Selected

Wedding Bands- Bought and making monthly payments on

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses and Flower Girl dress has been selected

Cake Tasting Appt is set


To Do: MUA and Hairstylist

Make Centerpieces and Bouquets

Basically put together all of the decorations

Set up our website

Buy miscellaneous things-undergarments, jewelry, shoes etc.

Book the limo

Book Wedding night hotel

Probably so much more.

Post # 10
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Allyg:  Wow, you’re looking super organised!


Church booked

Reception venue booked (includes catering)

Flowers booked

DJ booked

Dress bought

My ring bought

My tiara bought

43/53 invite cards made

Invite inserts designed

FH’s suit bought

Started making themed confetti

Bought blanks for placecards

Photographer booked

Church Marriage Prep day


Makeup booked

Hair booked

Church organist and choir booked


To do:

Start legal bits at Registry office (doing on Friday!)

Bridesmaids dresses (tried one a couple, have one in the front running, meeting up in April to look at some more!)


FH’s ring (possibly looking at some on Saturday)

Order of Services (plan service, readings and songs – although hoping to walk in to ‘Autumn’ by Vivaldi and out to ‘Champagne Galop’ – latter is not set though)

Honeymoon (leaning towards a week in Berlin!)

Finish and send out invites

Register for gifts



I think that’s where we are with everything, although there’s almost certainly something I’ve forgotten! To round it off, have some pictures of my progress!




Sorry for picture spam! Except I’m not really. 😉

Post # 11
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsPhilly:  I would like to recommend Catprint for your invites – they sent me an awesome sample pack of paper options with varying cardstock weights (free) and I’m currently waiting on our (free) proof.  Their quote was half that of any other printer!

@chronicwhimsy:  I need to know where you got that headband!

Post # 12
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@ebarnes0:  I actually got it off Amazon, using vouchers I earned doing surveys! It’s the Ivory and Co ‘Helena’ side tiara, but it was £10 cheaper through Girls of Elegance on Amazon.co.uk than it was through the Ivory and Co website.

Post # 13
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Things we still need to do:

Groom (and groomsmen’s) attire

Bridesmaids’ dresses (they’re picking their own though)

Get together centerpieces/reception decor (just for the tables thankfully)

Book a hairdresser

Do a makeup trial with my friend who’s doing the makeup (late summer)

Buy bridal party gifts

Dress fitting (but that’s waiting til late summer)

Find my shoes

Find a hair accessory

Order invites (almost there)

Find a bowtie for the dog

Write the ceremony (ughhhhhh this will take so long….)

Buy FH’s ring (got mine, yay!)



I’m sure there’s more, I don’t want to think about it.

It’s all on the backburner until we move May 3rd though.

Post # 14
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  Oh man, their site just caused me to fall in love with the “Gracie” but I went to try to find it elsewhere and can’t…

Post # 15
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@ebarnes0:  Ooh that one’s lovely! Girls of Elegance have that one too, I’m not sure what international shipping would be like though!

Actually, shipping costs don’t look too bad! If I’m understanding it right, it’s only £2 to ship an item to North America, which means you’d still get it £3 cheaper from them than if you went through Ivory and Co (about $6 I think…)

Post # 16
2632 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Allyg:  I didn’t think I had ALL that much to do but after writing it out, I realized I have quite a bit to do yet. A lot of it is piddly stuff but still quite a bit to do


– Book DJ

– Print invites and send them out (August)

– Food tasting (March 23rd)

– Buy shoes for me

– Buy shoes for Fiance and groomsmen (they’re giving us money but they all decided on matching tennis shoes.

– Book wedding night hotel

– Rehearsal dinner time and place (figure out if FI’s parents are hosting at their house, etc.)

– Buy undergarments (bra, slip, etc.)

– Pick cake design for wedding day and grooms cake

– Put togther centerpieces (have all the stuff to do it except the flower petals)

– Buy silk flowers and put together bouquets and boutonnieres

– Hair trial and decide on makeup

– Make dinner playlist

– Pick music to walk down the aisle to Fiance and to back of reception hall with new hubby, and unity painting music

– Order favors

– Make painting for program information or make programs (haven’t decided yet)

– Meet with officiant to decide on ceremony information

– Finish Vows

– Make a timeline for the day of

– Bridal shower dates to relatives

– Alterations on dress (only need to take it in on the waist and have them do a ballgown bustle)

– Book honeymoon

– Get passports

– Marriage license

– Boudoir pics and purchase a couple other things for FI’s gift

– Put togethr bridal party gifts (have all but the bottles of alcohol and the etching on the glasses done)

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