Tuesday, May 21

Checking In

Hello lovely readers! I've been totally MIA lately in case you hadn't noticed. It has been a whirlwind here. Ben and I have obviously been preparing for the wedding (ummm I can't believe it is in less than two weeks!), we also just closed on our new home (obviously lots of details to come!), we have been trying to get the condo rented out, I've had a nasty sinus infection that was giving me horrible vertigo, and on top of that my uncle unexpectedly and tragically passed away. Things have been quite crazy to say the least. I'm so looking forward to life going back to normal. But, before we get to the settling in after the honeymoon, we've got lots of exciting days ahead.

The wedding planning is wrapping up nicely. I still have few DIY details I'm finishing up this week. I've got to make several trips to the craft store, the printer and get my hair trial done (totally slacked on doing this earlier). The cake stand has to be painted, the bar decor made, some things taken to be monogrammed, gifts wrapped and a few other little details finished up. I'm praying to have all of this complete by the end of the weekend (or at the very latest next Tuesday) so that I can relax and enjoy next week. Family starts to arrive Wednesday and the bridal party on Thursday. It's just crazy to me that we are talking about NEXT WEEK!!

1.     Set a date
2.     Book a venue
3.     Book photographer
4.     Engagement photos
5.     Book videographer (taking this off the list)
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 (need to wrap these up)
46. Getting ready outfit for bride and bridesmaids
47. Menu tasting
48. Cake tasting
49. Hair and makeup trial  (Friday)
50. Get measured for dress (Dec 2012)
51. Pick up dress in Charleston
52. Order invitations
53. Get invitation envelopes to calligrapher
54. Send 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 (need to email this to him)
62. Get marriage license (next week)
63. Book transportation for wedding party
64. Welcome bags (MIL is working on these)
65. Signature drink painting
66. Gift for Groom  (we have decided not to do gifts but to get a puppy instead!!!)
67. Music selection for band  (almost complete)
68. Playlists for cocktail hour (letting the band do their thing)
69. Book wedding night hotel room
70. Order thank you notes (may do this after the wedding with a wedding pic)
71. Tips and thank you notes for vendors
72. Kids table stuff (placemats, centerpieces, cupcakes)
73. Signs for bar, guest book, lanterns, bourbon (currently creating these)
74. Distribute timeline/contacts to family/vendors/DOC

1.     Book musician
2.     Book church
3.     Pre-marital counseling (church)
4.     Wreaths (florist)
5.     Yard sign (not doing, taking off list )
6.     Programs (in the process of making)
7.     Rose petals (florist)
8.     Music selections (talk to Carl on Sunday)
9.     Swag for front of Church (florist)
10. Make pillow for ring box
11. Get-away car decorations for church (buy ribbon, paint cans)

1.     Book caterer
2.     Order rentals (meeting with them Friday)
3.     Decorations for bride and groom’s chairs (aka add bows)
4.     Candles (votives, buy other candles)
5.     Framed family wedding photos  (for guest book table)
6.     Cocktail music selection (band will arrange this)
7.     Escort cards and table number signs
8.     Make table assignments and seating charts (finishing tonight)
9.     Monogram wreath for the fireplace (florist)
10. Greenery “W” for over bar area (making this week/weekend)
11. Monogram linen napkins (not doing)
12. Personalized cocktail napkins & drink stirs
13. Flip flops
14. Accessories for the bourbon bar
15. Sparklers (not doing)/lanterns
16. Bandaids, bug spray, or anything for bathrooms at club
17. Silver tray for cards on gift table

Rehearsal Dinner:
1.     Book venue
2.     Rehearsal dinner music (someone else is doing)
3.     Rehearsal dinner décor/flowers/mason jars
4.     Rehearsal dinner caterer
5.     Rehearsal dinner rentals
6.     Order invitations
7.     Send invitations
8.     Slideshow (delegate to best man)
9.     Napkin and utensil packets
10. Order pies from Missy’s
11. Dessert plates etc
12. Any serving pieces we may need

1.     Bachelorette party
2.     Bachelor party
3.     Bridal showers (March 8th, March 30th, April 14th, May 4th)
4.     Book honeymoon
5.     Honeymoon shopping (bikinis and cover ups)
6.     Bridesmaids Luncheon (May 31st)
7.     Groomsmen Golf Game (May 31st or DOW)
8.     Hostess gifts (March, April, May)
9.     Wedding announcement in HL

Still seems like a lot! EEEEKKKK!! My dress is still being 
altered...hopefully she calls me about that soon. 

Hang in there with me! I have lots of fun details about the wedding and the new house coming!


Jill said...

Your list is amazing. Can't wait to hear about your new digs! :)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Eeek, so exciting! Almost here!

Erin said...

I'm in the same boat! Wedding in 24 days, just moved, trying to wrap up the end of the school year with my class, etc. We'll make it- I can't wait to see your wedding recaps, I'm sure it'll be beautiful!!