Thursday, February 28

WWW - on Thursday

{can't help but love these gorgeous vows prints
Maybe to put in a double frame with a wedding photo?}

Been a busy week here in wedding world! I neglected to post yesterday because I was supposed to go to the florist to finalize flower arrangements, but she ended up canceling and I never got around to the blog. Tomorrow makes 3 months to the wedding. What the heck?! Where did that time go?! I'd say these last 3 months will fly by!

I leave Wednesday for my bachelorette trip to Charleston. Thursday I pick up my wedding dress! I'm SO excited to see how it turned out. I've only seen the designer's sketch, so I'm praying it ended up coming together just perfectly! As for the groom, last week Ben I went to Midway to have him fitted for his tux. He decided to purchase one rather than rent.

Here is my updated to do list. I plan to order my veil, shoes and garter next week. I think that will complete my wedding day attire. Next week I also plan to get the invitations ordered and the transportation booked. I'll think we will be in good shape at that point! {NOTE: Yes, this list is overwhelming and a lot of it is not actually necessary. BUT, these are all the things I really want to get done for the wedding. Obviously, not everyone will feel that this list is applicable to their wedding.}

1.     Set a date
2.     Book a venue
3.     Book photographer
4.     Engagement photos
5.     Book videographer
6.     Book band
7.     Ask bridal party to be in wedding
8.     Create wedding website
9.     Book florist
10. Buy wedding dress
11. Select bridesmaid dresses
12. Order groom’s Tux , shoes, accessories
13.  Groomsmen arrange for tuxes
14. Find veil
15. Order Veil
16. Bride’s shoes
17. Book cake baker
18. Buy cake knife and server
19. Order save the dates
20. Finalize guest list
21. Cake stand
22. Cake topper
23. Ring pillow
24. Order save the dates
25. Send save the dates
26. Order guest book
27. Register
28. Reserve hotel room blocks
29. Hire a calligrapher
30. MOB & MOH dress shopping
31. Find wedding shoes
32. Choose wedding jewelry
33. Purchase garter
34. Clutch for bride
35. Sash or belt for bride
36. Something old
37. Something new
38. Something borrowed
39. Something blue
40. 6 pence
41. Hire Day-Of Coordinator
42. Make day-of emergency kit (coordinator provides)
43. Going away outfit (I think I’ll stay in my dress as long as possible!)
44. Book makeup artist and hair stylist
45. Wedding favors…ehhhhh IDK what we will do
46. Getting ready outfit for bride and bridesmaids
47. Menu tasting
48. Cake tasting
49. Hair and makeup trial (April, need to schedule date)
50. Get measured for dress (Dec 2012)
51. Pick up dress in Charleston (going next week!!)
52. Order invitations
53. Get invitation envelopes to calligrapher (by mid March)
54. Mail invitations
55. Bridal party gifts
56. Family gifts
57. MOH gift
58. Wedding Map
59. Order Chinese Lanterns
60. Purchase wedding bands – bride & groom
61. Put together picture list for photographer
62. Get marriage license
63. Book transportation for wedding party
64. Welcome bags
65. Signature drink painting
66. Gift for Groom
67. Music selection for band
68. Playlists for cocktail hour
69. Book wedding night hotel room
70. Order thank you notes
71. Tips and thank you notes for vendors
72. Signs for bar, guest book, lanterns, bourbon
73. Distribute timeline/contacts to family/vendors/DOC

1.     Book musician
2.     Book church
3.     Pre-marital counseling (w/ church)
4.     Wreaths (florist)
5.     Yard sign
6.     Programs
7.     Confetti
8.     Music selections

1.     Book caterer
2.     Order rentals (meeting with them Friday)
3.     Decorations for bride and groom’s chairs
4.     Candles (votives, order lots of candles)
5.     Framed family wedding photos  (for guest book table)
6.     Cocktail music etc
7.     Monogram table runner for cake table
8.     Escort cards and table number signs
9.     Make table assignments and seating charts
10. Painting/wreath (or something) for the fireplace
11. W for over bar area
12. Monogram napkins (for bridal table or just bride & groom)
13. Personalized cocktail napkins & drink stirs
14. Flip flops
15. Accessories for the bourbon bar (cigars, matches etc)
16. Sparklers/lanterns
17. Bandaids, or anything for bathrooms at club
18. tray for cards on gift table

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
8.     Slideshow ???
9.     Signs for food, etc
10. Napkin and utensil packets
11. Order pies from Missy’s
12. Dessert plates etc
13. Any serving pieces we may need

Sunday Brunch:
1.     Choose a location (Invite close family & bridal party)
2.     Order Invitations
3.     Send invitations

1.     Bachelorette party (booked) (next week!!!!)
2.     Bachelor party
3.     Bridal showers (March 30th, April 14th, May 4th)
4.     Book honeymoon
5.     Honeymoon shopping
6.     Bridesmaids Luncheon (May 31st)
7.     Groomsmen Golf Game (May 31st or DOW)
8.     Hostess gifts


brittany @ g squared said...

I love that you post this list! I'm about 10 weeks out from my wedding, so I am at the same spot in a lot of places. Good luck with picking up your dress and the rest of the planning. It's so stressful, but so fun!

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly. I'm stealing parts of you list! Wedding planning is insane!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love those vow prints!

You are so close to your big day! A bachelorette in Charleston sounds perfect!

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