October 2014 Weddings

October Brides, What's Still On Your List?

I learned from an earlier discussion on this board that I'm not the only one realizing late in the game there are TONS of things to do not on TK's official list! So what do you still have left to do? I am meeting with my new wedding coordinator tomorrow to finalize the room setup, the kegs, nail down the timeline, order food for the day of while we're there getting hair and makeup done. Once that's all set, I'll be able to shoot the florist, baker, photographer and band the timeline. I'll have to pack for the honeymoon (I'm starting today, but obviously can't pack it all yet - most will have to wait until the morning of the wedding). I want white lacy panties for under my dress (not wearing a bra) but I'm going to wait and see what I get at my bachelorette party on Saturday before buying anything like that. Still have some shower thank you notes to write. Need to break in my shoes. I'm sure I'll think of more once I see YOUR lists! 

Re: October Brides, What's Still On Your List?

  • -Make wedding favors (they're plants so have to wait until last minute)
    -Dry-clean groomsmen suits
    -Pack for honeymoon (I can do most of this now because I bought travel-sized mini toiletries to bring instead of our regular ones)
    -Put together vendor tips
    -Get white Christmas lights and hooks to strip up at reception
    -Clean champagne glasses that FI and I will use
    -Ask our setup helpers if they will be helpers
    -Wrap bridesmaid/groom presents
    -Make day-of emergency kit
    -Organize all my wedding stuff so that the helpers will know what is what
    -Break-in wedding shoes (I have two pairs)
    -Meeting with recpeption MC & DJ to go over the order & timing of events
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    • Final fitting (Tmrw)
    • Meeting with our DJ (Sunday)
    • Finish reception bathroom baskets
    • Create a day of timeline for hair and makeup with MUA/Hairdresser
    • Write out placecards & confirm seating chart (we have it pretty much set)
    • Confirm weekend timeline
    • Final meeting with our venue (5 days before)
    • Send my photographer photo ideas

    I think thats it!

     

  • hkda2003hkda2003
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    -Finalize seating and Get escort and place cards printed -Finish final centerpiece -Finish decorating 2 more jars for candy buffet Buy stuff for prizes Meet with dj 9/30... Must figure out all music!!! Receive cake topper (was supposed to arrive sept. 8th, and I was given a sob story about the artists' life and why she is behind on orders!) Get cake topper to bakery Give final entree count Get ceremony flowers sorted (a friend is doing them for me) Start teeth whitening 3 more hair treatments Buy a couple more gift cards for people Finalize timeline 1 more dress appointment October 7th Bachelorette party October 10th!! Pack everything into boxes to bring to venue, and deliver it all on October 12th
  • rsbloomrsbloom
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    final fitting-this weekend favors-plants as well so we still need to wait escort cards-still waiting on a couple RSVPs to finalize table numbers, but we just need to assemble them finalize details with venue-10 days before wedding final payments-two weeks before wedding with vendors, at 10 day meeting with venue pack for honeymoon! will wait til closer probably get papers together for honeymoon-IDs, itinerary, etc. for family to have in case we lose something. edited: paragraphs not working
  • labrolabro Hotlanta
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    -Final fitting October 8th

    -Final venue meeting October 13th

    -Submit final numbers to caterer October 3rd

    -Order rehearsal dinner flowers

    -Finalize floral with florist this week

    -Pack for honeymoon (week of the wedding)

    -Make final payments to DJ, ceremony musicians, caterer

    -Assemble welcome bags

    -Submit final numbers for favors/make final payment

    -Finish parents gifts and wrap them

    -Write a wedding day letter to FI

    -Print table numbers, menu cards, programs, and escort cards

    -Finish my minor DIY projects

    -Stop eating everything in sight



  • -Final fitting October 8th

    -Final venue meeting October 13th

    -Submit final numbers to caterer October 3rd

    -Order rehearsal dinner flowers

    -Finalize floral with florist this week

    -Pack for honeymoon (week of the wedding)

    -Make final payments to DJ, ceremony musicians, caterer

    -Assemble welcome bags

    -Submit final numbers for favors/make final payment

    -Finish parents gifts and wrap them

    -Write a wedding day letter to FI

    -Print table numbers, menu cards, programs, and escort cards

    -Finish my minor DIY projects

    -Stop eating everything in sight

    ^ LOL I am the same way. Its like stress eating but I'm not terribly stressed. I have some leeway. My dress is a little loose so I dont mind putting on a few pounds.

     

  • -Final fitting October 8th

    -Final venue meeting October 13th

    -Submit final numbers to caterer October 3rd

    -Order rehearsal dinner flowers

    -Finalize floral with florist this week

    -Pack for honeymoon (week of the wedding)

    -Make final payments to DJ, ceremony musicians, caterer

    -Assemble welcome bags

    -Submit final numbers for favors/make final payment

    -Finish parents gifts and wrap them

    -Write a wedding day letter to FI

    -Print table numbers, menu cards, programs, and escort cards

    -Finish my minor DIY projects

    -Stop eating everything in sight

    ^ LOL I am the same way. Its like stress eating but I'm not terribly stressed. I have some leeway. My dress is a little loose so I dont mind putting on a few pounds.


    Same here...I'm still managing to go down a pound every so often, but I feel like my eating is out of control.  My friend just left a message asking if I needed any WR help, and I thought to myself, "Not really, but if you would like to follow me around and tell me not to put food in my mouth, that might be of some help."
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  • -Final fitting October 8th

    -Final venue meeting October 13th

    -Submit final numbers to caterer October 3rd

    -Order rehearsal dinner flowers

    -Finalize floral with florist this week

    -Pack for honeymoon (week of the wedding)

    -Make final payments to DJ, ceremony musicians, caterer

    -Assemble welcome bags

    -Submit final numbers for favors/make final payment

    -Finish parents gifts and wrap them

    -Write a wedding day letter to FI

    -Print table numbers, menu cards, programs, and escort cards

    -Finish my minor DIY projects

    -Stop eating everything in sight

    ^ LOL I am the same way. Its like stress eating but I'm not terribly stressed. I have some leeway. My dress is a little loose so I dont mind putting on a few pounds.


    Same here...I'm still managing to go down a pound every so often, but I feel like my eating is out of control.  My friend just left a message asking if I needed any WR help, and I thought to myself, "Not really, but if you would like to follow me around and tell me not to put food in my mouth, that might be of some help."
    Ha! My friend sent me a tub of cheesecake filling. She's not helping my weight issues.
  • I made a commitment to go on a super diet when I got into the teens on my countdown. I'm now on day 10 and doing pretty good, but PMS doesn't help cause I'm just craving all things fatty. My meals this week have been tilapia, steamed kale, watermelon, guacamole dip with bell peppers slices (instead of chips), protein smoothies in the morning, lots of water. Plus I'm doing P90X about 3 times a week. I'm hoping to loose enough weight now that I can spurge a little on the 3 days before wedding & rehearsal dinner
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  • smalfrie19smalfrie19 Home of SB XLVIII Champs
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    • finish altering my dress
    • seating chart/escort cards
    • buy some fabric and paper for a few small things
    • marriage licence
    • pack for the hmoon
    • day of stuff like picking up the linens and taking it to my set up people
    I had an awful dream that my dress was never finished getting altered and that we got married in our living room and one of my ex bf's was there and NONE of my vendors showed up!! 
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  • I don't even know anymore...
    • Pack for the honeymoon
    • Buy champagne
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  • labrolabro Hotlanta
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    @kebebb I just ate like...a big chunk of cheddar cheese and it was amazing...

    @Emily104 Please share that champagne!!! My wine cabinet is almost empty. :(



  • @Emily104 how much champagne are you buying? I wasn't sure how many bottles to buy per people that would be drinking...
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  • @LaPeanut1018 I'd love to! We all need a little bit at this point! @bekt14 Honestly, I have no idea. Tons. I'm buying it at Costco. We aren't really having a champagne toast or anything, people can use whatever drinks they have on hand, we have an open bar with lots of options, but I do want champagne for mimosas that morning, and... well... I just want lots of champagne on hand for whatever we want. We have 150 people coming to the wedding... so... maybe 15 bottles or so?
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  • @Emily104 We are having a morning/brunch wedding, so my only alcohol is champagne for mimosas. We have 104 guests but that includes a bunch of children, so I think there will only be about 30 adult drinkers. I bought 9 cheap bottles from Wal-Mart and 1 expensive rose bottle for the girls when we get ready.
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  • TOO MUCH STUFF!!!! -Buy and assemble wedding welcome bags; drop off to hotel -clean and pack all vases, votive holders, and decor items -a few final payments to different vendors -make must have photo list -design and print escort cards -purchase a few last minute gifts for the wedding helpers and readers -wrap bridal party gifts -do my final fitting for my dress (THE SEAMSTRESS TOOK THE DRESS IN 3 INCHES WHEN I DIDN'T NEED IT TAKEN IN AT ALL!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!) -buy items and assemble bathroom baskets -make my photo charms for the bouquet -make the church pew bows Okay... that doesn't seem like a lot now that I look at it! Only 9 more days, October 4 brides!!
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  • - finalize headcount with caterer
    - final payments
    - parent's gifts
    - finish groomsmen gifts
    - finalize timelines
    - final meeting with DJ
    - pack for honeymoon
    - marriage license
    - create list of must have photos
    - finish signage for reception
    - send shower thank yous (shower is this weekend)
    - overnight bag for wedding night
  • @LaPeanut1018 I want some freakin cheese. I went and got french fries for lunch the other day. I need to lay off the french fries.
  • Dignity100Dignity100 Northeastern Ohio
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    I'm not sure that I have them all

    - Last Dress Fitting Saturday
    - Ship Dress on or before 10/4
    - Buy Favors (I cannot do that until we get there)
    - Make Mickey Mouse Ear Baseball Caps
    - Finish resort window decorations
    - Deep clean my house so House Sitter does not turn me into 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' upon my return
    - Pack for Wedding/Honeymoon
    - Get Card for FI
    - Welcome Bags -- need to assemble and figure out when to hand out
    - Information Guide with wedding day itinerary
    - Bridal emergency kit (I think I have everything for it, just need to assemble it when I get to the site)
    - Format laptop before we go (it's been flaky and I know I need to do travel stuff for the return flight)

    I know I'm probably forgetting a TON


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  • To Do Date
    BJs for welcome bag stuff 9/25/2014
    Pick up dress 9/26/2014
    Wash and press table runners 9/26/2014
    Seating Chart 9/27/2014
    Assemble Rest Room Baskets & Decorate 9/27/2014
    Decorate Card Box 9/27/2014
    Bring Ring to be cleaned 9/27/2014
    Review and repack décor 9/28/2014
    Final numbers due to Venue with table assignments 9/29/2014
    Wrap attendant and parents gifts 9/30/2014
    Fill out final Venue Forms 10/1/2014
    Compile welcome bags 10/2/2014
    Create timeline 10/2/2014
    Write and stuff final payments 10/2/2014
    Deliver décor to venue 10/2/2014
    Confirm Limo/Photobooth/Photographer/Officient/DJ 10/2/2014
    Pack overnight bag and bag to go to venue 10/3/2014
    Deliver favors to Venue 10/3/2014
    Deliver gift bags to hotels 10/3/2014
    Wedding Rehearsal 10/3/2014
    Wedding 10/4/2014

    I think that's it with the exception of all my appointments.... hair, nails, lashes, personal trainer, etc.
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  • Uh oh... the plot thickens. I keep seeing and thinking of things I never thought of before. A wooden hanger for my dress (or at least something better than clear plastic). Getting my ring cleaned. Getting my eyebrows waxed. Get a teeth whitening kit. Thinking about nail and toenail colors for the appointment 2 days before the wedding. Learning how to dance, and practicing a time or two, with both the groom and my dad. Bag packing (for getting ready. for honeymoon. for groom getting ready and honeymoon. for our 3 year old we are leaving with grandparents.) Should I cover my shoulder tattoo with makeup to avoid offending grandparents? What should I use to do that? Am I supposed to be tan? What about all my bruises from aerial classes? Will my shoes be broken in enough? Oy... Busy, but not stressed. That's what I'm telling myself.
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  • Well I suppose what ever you use to cover the tattoo (if you choose to do so) will also work for the bruises. Are you 100% sure your grandparents would be offended by it? And how difficult would it be to cover up? I just discovered at my last fitting that one of my tattoos is visible through the "illusion" portion of my dress. Oops. I always planned my tattoos so that none would show in my wedding dress one day, but I guess I messed up. I obviously can't use anything to cover it, because it would certainly rub off on the sheer fabric.
  • mrscatymrscaty Philly
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    I'm 10/4 Here's my schedule for the week:

    Tuesday: 
    get waxed
    Wednesday: 
    pick up tux 
    pick up dress
    Thursday: 
    make centerpieces
    clean house
    do laundry
    pack for HM
    couples massage!
    Friday: 
    Mani/pedi
    drop off everything at venue
    Satuday: 
    Get married!

    I think we've got all covered. 
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  • labrolabro Hotlanta
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    abbey224 said:
    Ladies! If you are looking for personalized wedding hangers - I make them!  You can see my work at: They look great in pictures and make great bridal party gifts! 


    Sorry, vendor posts aren't allowed.



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