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Wedding Wednesday

By 12/19/2012 10:27:00 AM



I love reading other bride to be's blog posts about their "Wedding Wednesday" so I decided to give it a shot! Next week marks the 4 month countdown until we say "I do!" The exclamation point is intentional because I truly cannot wait to marry Austin. We will have been engaged for 19 months by the time our wedding rolls around, so it is definitely a well anticipated day for the both of us. We cannot wait to share it with all of our closest friends and family. It looks like I am going to be busy the next four months, because I still have quite a bit to do!

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book videographer- not doing one
Book Band for reception
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar- included at club
Create wedding website
       Register     
Book florist
Buy wedding dress 
Book ceremony & cocktail hour musicians
Book rentals- meeting with Salt Harbor over Christmas vacation!
Take engagement pictures 
Select bridesmaid dresses
Have bridesmaids order dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Have groomsmen order suits
Select Groomsmen Ties- This. Will. Be. The. Death. Of. Me.
Purchase veil
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator – meeting with Salt Harbor over Christmas! 
Buy cake knife & server- Let's be honest, this never crossed my mind
Order save the dates
Finalize guest list    
Send save the dates  
Book officiant  
Pre-marital counseling
Order guest book- have something in mind :) 
Hotel room blocks
Hire a calligrapher- THANKS MOM!
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry- keeping it simple!
   Find garter   
Book makeup artist & hair stylist 
Book hair and makeup trial appointment
                                                   Select Reception Food
Take bridal portraits – still deciding on this, necessary?
Dress Fitting- thankfully I think I only need one with the style of my dress, thankfully!
Order ceremony programs
Order invitations- picked out!
Mail invitations- early February
Book rehearsal dinner venue  
  Rehearsal Dinner music
Buy Rehearsal Dinner dress- waiting for Spring stuff to come out!
Bridal Party Transportation
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party – March! Woop Woop
Bachelor party- Boys working on this in March
Bridal Showers – Working on this! Early Spring
Purchase wedding bands- picked out!
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license- YAY! 
Order wedding favors- picked out
Book transportation from reception to hotel- next door to reception venue
Book honeymoon – IT’S A SURPRISE!
Honeymoon shopping
Gift for Groom- picked out 
Rehearsal Dinner  invitations- picked out
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Getaway Car
 Walk down the aisle & say I do!

Is there anything I'm leaving out? I'm sure there is. In my opinion, sometimes weddings can get a wee bit out of control excessive. I'm all about trying to keep it simple. I try. I feel like these days there is so much pressure on having an over the top, extravagant wedding. Austin and I are practical people, er, we try to be. And some aspects of wedding costs I truly cannot wrap my head around. I read a great article the other day talking about having a "practical wedding". Do you really need that monogrammed aisle runner? Probably not. Do I see my mother showcasing a 24x30 bridal portrait of me over the fireplace? Probably not. At the end of the day, Austin and I will be husband and wife and that's really all I could ask for. As long as we don't forget the rings and the marriage license, the rest will fall into place. Right? 

xoxo,

-Katie

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2 comments

  1. How exciting! By the time June gets here Keith and I will have been engaged for 18 months, so I know how you feel! You have so much more done than I do though!

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  2. Congrats on your engagement!!! When is the big day? Happy New Year!

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