October 2014 Weddings

What's still on your checklist?

smalfrie19smalfrie19 Home of SB XLVIII Champs member
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What do you ladies still have on your to do list?

We still have to:

Plan the ceremony (and get my aunt ordained)

Get the appropriate papers (license, liability insurance, banquet license)

Buy rings

Book our honeymoon and wedding night

Book our baker and DJ and bartender


Shop for BM dresses

choose music



Re: What's still on your checklist?

  • Ok, I was just updating my to do list! We have to:

    Plan our ceremony
    Choose invitations
    Buy flower girl dress
    Buy my veil, hairpiece and shoes
    Determine FIs attire
    Buy rings
    Buy ad hoc decor (candles, ribbon, paper poms, etc) already know where I'm getting everything... Just don't want to have to store it all until October
    Finish planning honeymoon
    Figure out wedding night plans (after-party)

    I guess that's not so bad.

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  • - Book florist & baker (have started talking to both)
    - Finalize menu
    - Coordinate the night before (most of our guests are out of town)
    - Plan ceremony
    - Attire: my accessories, his outfit, & groomsmen
    - Design invitations
    - Finish registering
    - Buy rings
    - Pick favors
    - Plan decor

    I feel pretty on top of things at this stage... We got engaged in July so I've had a good amount of time to plan already, and I'm in grad school (while working) so I've been carefully following a timeline so it doesn't overwhelm me at any point haha.
  • Oh gosh, pretty much everything! Then again, I have no idea what a normal wedding planning timeline looks like, so maybe we're doin' all right.

    - Put deposit down on venue
    - Decide on invitations
    - Decide on and buy 'Save the Dates'
    - Attire for me, him and groomsmen (bridesmaids are done, yay!)
    - Coordinate the night before (and night of with certain friends and family members)
    - Plan ceremony
    - Plan reception
    - Buy rings
    - Pick favors
    - Plan decorations
    - Decide on dessert options (waiting for a quote from Cold Stone)
    - Decide on appetizers (we're having an appetizers/drinks/desserts reception)

  • Ooh, and we need to pick a photographer. We have 3 possibles but we haven't sat down to seriously discuss it yet.

  • labrolabro Hotlanta member
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    I feel like we have a ton to do still.

    We need to:

    -Book our DJ

    -Book our caterer (we have a tasting with our first choice caterer tomorrow night, we've already had a consult with our second choice caterer)

    -Choose bridesmaids dresses

    -Start pre-marital counseling


    -Take engagement photos

    -Mail STDs

    -Choose invitations

    -Plan our ceremony (won't happen til July with our officiant)

    -Start my DIY projects. I'm making our flower girl basket and ring bearer box.

    -Decide on favors

    -Pick out what FI and the groomsmen will wear.

    -Finalize our quote with our caterer for the rehearsal dinner.

    -Finalize flowers and decor with my florist. Still waiting on her initial projection after our consultation.

    I'm sure there's a bunch of other stuff on that list that I'm not thinking about right now but that's just off the top of my head.

  • We still have everything to do. Except our ceremoney space, reception space, and officiant.
  • To Do:

    Figure out hair and makeup
    Finalize guest list (We're having some trouble with our parents and who they want invited. We have to have the conversation where we tell them no. So dreading that)
    Sitting with the florist for the centerpieces.
    Ordering invitations. 
    Pre-marital counseling.
    The tasting. 
    Picking out our cake flavors and design. 

    I feel like we're pretty much done. 
  • We have to:

    -buy my dress and accessories (shopping again in March, buying from DB)
    -pick out bridesmaid dresses
    -Address and send out save the dates
    -Confirm our pastor (sent in the paperwork, but haven't heard back yet).
    -Premarital counseling with the church (see above)
    -buy my wedding band (he's using an heirloom)
    -book another block of hotel rooms
    -do our food tasting
    -send out invitations
    -Make our favors
    -Make wedding wands for the ceremony

    We already booked our venue, DJ, Baker, Photographer, and Florist. I feel good about our timeline. Biggest thing right now is sending out save the dates and finalizing things with our pastor.
  • smalfrie19smalfrie19 Home of SB XLVIII Champs member
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    I am so excited..i got a great deal on Costco travel this morning and booked our honeymoon


  • To Do: -Dress -FH attire -Caterer -DJ/Band
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