Thursday, September 13

WWW - My To-Do List


{Side note, sorry for the lack of posts lately, our internet at home has been acting crazy as of late...got to get that fixed before Ben returns home!}

Oh my word, ya'll! I was feeling pretty good about the status of my wedding planning...everything coming along smoothly. Then I was reading Style Me Swanky, and Megan had a comprehensive list of her to-do's - with what had been done checked off. When I started going over her list, applying my own accomplishments ....ohhh craaaap! I have MUCH to do. I mean, obviously I realized hadn't done all that much, we are still 10 month out, but it is scary when you see it all written down in list form! I of course, have my planning notebook, but I really liked Megan's her list, and made my own using her list as a guide.  I'll be updating it here occasionally to report my progress.


Overall:
1.     Set a date
2.     Book a venue
3.     Book photographer
4.     Engagement photos
5.     Book videographer (if it is in the budget)
6.     Book band
7.     Ask bridal party to be in wedding
8.     Create wedding website (working on that currently)
9.     Book florist
10. Buy wedding dress
11. Select bridesmaid dresses
12. Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
13. Find veil
14. Book cake baker
15. Buy cake knife and server
16. Order save the dates
17. Finalize guest list
18. Antique cake stand
19. Cake topper
20. Ring pillow
21. Order save the dates
22. Send save the dates
23. Order guest book
24. Register
25. Reserve hotel room blocks
26. Hire a calligrapher
27. MOB & MOH dress shopping
28. Find wedding shoes
29. Choose wedding jewelry
30. Find garter
31. Clutch for bride
32. Sash or belt for bride
33. Something old
34. Something new
35. Something borrowed
36. Something blue
37. 6 pence
38. Make day-of emergency kit
39. Going away outfit (maybe)
40. Book makeup artist and hair stylist
41. Wedding favors or photobooth (if photobooth then picture book)
42. Getting ready outfit for bride and bridesmaids
43. Menu tasting
44. Cake tasting
45. Hair and makeup trial
46. Get measured for dress
47. 1st /only dress fitting
48. Order invitations (get custom artwork finished)
49. Send invitations
50. Bridal party gifts
51. Purchase wedding bands
52. Put together picture list for photographer
53. Get marriage license
54. Book transportation for wedding party
55. Welcome bags
56. Gift for Groom
57. Music selection for band and for ceremony
58. Playlists for cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner
59. Book wedding night hotel room
60. Order thank you notes
61. Tips and thank you notes for vendors
62. GET MARRIED!!

Ceremony:
1.     Book musician
2.     Book church
3.     Pre-marital counseling
4.     Wreaths
5.     Yard/directional sign
6.     Programs
7.     Confetti

Reception:
1.     Book caterer (included at the country club)
2.     Order rentals (may not need any)
3.     Decorations for bride and groom’s chairs
4.     Candles
5.     Bar menu sign
6.     Family wedding photos and silver frames
7.     Cocktail music etc
8.     Monogram table runner for cake table
9.     Escort cards and table number signs
10. Make table assignments and seating charts
11. Painting for over the fireplace
12. W for over bar area
13. Monogram cocktail napkins and drink stirs
14. Flip flops
15. Accessories for the bourbon bar(cigars etc)
16. Sparklers 

Rehearsal Dinner:
1.     Book venue
2.     Rehearsal dinner music
3.     Rehearsal dinner décor/flowers/cups
4.     Rehearsal dinner caterer
5.     Rehearsal dinner rentals
6.     Order invitations
7.     Send invitations

Excetra:
1.     Bachelorette party
2.     Bachelor party
3.     Bridal showers
4.     Book honeymoon
5.     Honeymoon shopping
6. Hostess gift for all my showers



4 comments:

Rachel said...

It will all come together perfectly!
We used foryourparty.com for napkins, lots of Etsy, Hobby Lobby for picture frames, and they knew me on a first name basis at Kinkos!
It's all fun stuff, though! Enjoy the journey!

megan said...

Don't let other people's check marks stress you out! Megan and I both live in Charleston and here, you have to book everything early before someone else does! :)

Erin said...

Oh gosh this stresses me out! I'm two weeks after you and I'm nowhere near as done as I thought I was! I might steal this list and edit it a little to keep myself on track.

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