Wednesday, October 10

WWW - to-do list update

Ha, I haven't really accomplished much, but I have decided that a few things are not getting done at all!! I should have florist, videographer, baker and save the dates completed by the end of the month! Actually I suppose the guest list has to be finalized before save the dates go out, so that will be complete too!
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 (put this on the registry & mom is buying as gift)
16. Order save the dates
17. Finalize guest list
18. Antique cake stand
19. Cake topper
20. Ring pillow
21. Order stamps
22. Send save the dates. Order guest book (I want to do something different with this)
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 (I've decided not to do this)
31. Clutch for bride (not going to do this after all, just don't need)
32. Sash or belt for bride (included with dress purchase)
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 (just going to leave in my dress and save $$ or wear a white dress from a shower)
40. Book makeup artist and hair stylist
41. Wedding favors (monogram cookies or monogram suckers maybe?)
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/groomsmen gifts
51. Purchase wedding bands (for him & repair Grandmother's band for me)
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 (1st dance, father/daughter etc) and for ceremony
58. Playlists for cocktail hour
59. Book wedding night hotel room
60. Order thank you notes
61. Tips and thank you notes for vendors
62. Engagement announcements in paper etc
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 (dance floor, lighting, any linens)
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, and monogrammed linens
9.     Escort cards and table number signs
10. Make table assignments and seating charts
11. Painting for over the fireplace
12. W (moss) for over bar area
13. Monogram cocktail napkins and/or drink stirs
14. Flip flops
15. Accessories for the bourbon bar (cigars etc)
16. Sparklers 
17. escort cards (calligrapher)
18. escort card display (DIY)

Rehearsal Dinner:
1.     Book venue
2.     Rehearsal dinner music
3.     Rehearsal dinner décor/flowers/cups
4.     Rehearsal dinner caterer (still need to place order)
5.     Rehearsal dinner rentals
6.     Order invitations
7.     Send invitations
8. Rehearsal dinner dress
9. Monogrammed napkins, cups OR koozies (depending on keg or cans)

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

PS I found this Wedding Weekend Timeline & Checklist for Bridesmaids that is pretty comprehensive - 
thought I'd pass it along to you all!

5 comments:

JMB said...

I feel like the very last Etc would be my fav!!

Glitterista said...

I need to sit down soon and make a long list like this! I am working on finishing addressing the save the dates this weekend. :)

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