Forum home Planning

August 2018 brides - what do you have left to do?

Libby13Libby13 Posts: 244 New bride

Any August brides or brides getting married at a similar time this year, what do you have left to do?? 

I keep getting so worried that I’ve missed stuff off my list! Can anyone tell me if I’m missing something?? 

So far we have booked: 

 

Church booked and details chosen (hymns, readings, music etc) banns arranged 

Venue 

invitations sent

Dress, veil, shoes 

hair and makeup 

band

Catering - have had our food tasting and decided on the menu

florist 

photographer 

videographer 

cake

light up letters

photo booth 

wedding insurance

transport 

string quartet

honeymoon

bridesmaid dresses 

dress alterations booked in for me and BM’s

hen do

Table plan mirror ready to write names on 

Photo frames and table names to put on each table 

accommodation for wedding night 

card box

 

STILL NEED TO DO:

suits

flower girl dresses

garter and underwear

book nails/waxing/beauty treatments nearer the time

jewellery for me and BM’s 

decorative bits for venue 

accommodation for h2b night before 

confetti 

umbrellas 

 

 

am I missing anything??

and if you’re buying biodegradable confetti eg. Petals, do they last a long time or do you have to buy nearer to wedding? 

Posts

  • You’re a lot further along than me. We get married on 17th  August and have this left to do:

    Wedding car

    Menu tasting

    Print invites and send

    Groom and groomsmen‘s suits

    Grooms wedding ring (didn’t see you mention rings?)

    Chair hire

    Order decorations 

    Design order of service 

    My wedding shoes, veil, underwear and Jewellery 

    Favours (these will be personalised so can’t be done until all rsvps are in)

    Book hair and makeup artist

    DIY card box

    Confetti (not sure how long these last btw)

    Table Plan 

    Buy cake stand and topper

    Choose cake flavours 

    Photography brief 

    Pick dates for reading of the banns

    Organise all background music for the day

    Create playlist for in between the band sets at the reception 

    -

    Have you booked a rehearsal for your ceremony?

  • Libby13Libby13 Posts: 244 New bride
    Williams2James wrote (see post):

    You’re a lot further along than me. We get married on 17th  August and have this left to do:

    Wedding car

    Menu tasting

    Print invites and send

    Groom and groomsmen‘s suits

    Grooms wedding ring (didn’t see you mention rings?)

    Chair hire

    Order decorations 

    Design order of service 

    My wedding shoes, veil, underwear and Jewellery 

    Favours (these will be personalised so can’t be done until all rsvps are in)

    Book hair and makeup artist

    DIY card box

    Confetti (not sure how long these last btw)

    Table Plan 

    Buy cake stand and topper

    Choose cake flavours 

    Photography brief 

    Pick dates for reading of the banns

    Organise all background music for the day

    Create playlist for in between the band sets at the reception 

    -

    Have you booked a rehearsal for your ceremony?

     

     

    Thanks for your reply, that’s so helpful! I’ve actually just been reading through your planning thread catching up :)

    Yes we have our rehearsal booked in for 2 days before the ceremony and we need to pick all of the music for the band too. 

    Really struggling with rings - h2b has found his but I can’t find one anywhere :( nothing fits against my engagement ring without a big gap between them. I’m going to have to get one made but not sure where to go 

    added cake topper to my list - thank you! These small things are so easy to forget 

  • What’s your engagement ring like? 😊 x

  • We are getting married 4 months from today. It is flying by now! We have done the following: 

    • Cake and cake stand 

    • Bridesmaid dresses 

    • Venue 

    • Given notice and booked our registrar etc 

    • Catering - Canapés, BBQ, Ploughman’s 

    • Transport 

    • Photographer 

    • Booked hair and mmakeup artists 

    • Sent Save the Dates 

    • My wedding dress 

    • Garter 

    • Started buying bits for hen party bags 

    • Started making invitations 

    • Minimoon booked

    • Hotel booked for wedding night 

    • Dressing gowns for bridesmaids 

    • Hangers and materials for DIY 

    • DJ 

     

     

    We still need to do: 

    • Wedding rings - We are going to look at these today :) 

    • Favours 

    • Confetti 

    • Hire Lawn Games 

    • Bunting 

    • Make signs 

    • Table Plan 

    • Buy suits for Groom, Ushers, Best Men etc 

    • Book fittings for me and my bridesmaids

    • Book Hair Trial

    • Book Makeup Trial 

    • Gifts for bridesmaids etc 

    • Buy disposable cameras, bubbles etc 

    • Purchase alcohol, sweets etc 

    • Send our invitations - Hopefully today! 

    • Probably lots more stuff .....

     

  • Bexy90 wrote (see post):

    Ive still got so much to do! Panicking slightly now! It’s a bit harder as well because we are getting married abroad. 

    Still need to sort: 

    bridal party gifts

    favours

    underwear/garter/hair vine

    music playlist

    readings

    grooms suits 

    table decorations 

    guestbook/card box etc

    bridesmaids accessories

    name cards/menus

    legal side in this country

    evening food and what drinks we are serving for the cocktail hour

    honeymoon 

    finalisise floral arrangements

    there is loads more but I can’t think just now! My fiancé is so laid back as well haha! 

     

    I can relate! My fiancé is so relaxed it’s scary haha 😂 

  • New to thisNew to this Posts: 226 New bride

    We are August 9th! 

    Feel like there is So much still to do!! 

    Things we have done

    Registry booked

    evening venue booked 

    dress is paid for 

    flower girl dress

    my shoes... well both pairs.. still deciding.

    photographer booked 

    hair and make up booked 

    cake booked 

    family moon booked 

    night before wedding and wedding night accomodation booked

    my wedding ring 

    Thing to do..

    invites need printing and sending!! ASAP 

    h2b is finalising the DJ and car 

    suits shoes etc 

    menu tasting 

    h2b wedding ring 

    photobooth 

    flower girl shoes 

    wedding gifts 

    holiday insurance 

    daughters passport 

    menus guestbook favours 

    alcohol for venue !! 

    Probably missed loads!! 

Sign In or Register to comment.