Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

 A couple weeks ago, I posted a list of everything I have done and have yet to do before our wedding. Mostly, this list helps me remember whats left on the on-going to do list. Are there any April brides out there? If so, how am I pacing on this? I assume everyone plans at their own pace, however it would be nice to know how behind I actually may be ;-)

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
Book florist
Buy wedding dress 
Book ceremony & cocktail hour musicians
Book rentals-
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. (still no progress)
Purchase veil
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator –
Buy cake knife & server- beautiful vintage one is now MINE!
Order save the dates
Finalize guest list    
Send save the dates  
Book officiant  
Pre-marital counseling
Order guest book- our planner came up with the coolest idea I can't wait to do!
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- ordered!
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- picked out for bridesmaids!
Bachelorette party – March! Woop Woop
Bachelor party- Early 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- booked a vintage Rolls Royce! so excited!
Dance Lessons start at the end of the month!
 Walk down the aisle & say I do!
I try to give my wedding planning breaks here and there so that I don't burn myself out. Some brides say they pour themselves into planning upwards of 3 (!) hours per night. I simply cannot do that. One, my ADD would seriously kick in. Two, I feel like planning is supposed to be fun and exciting and lets be honest, not much is fun and exciting after hours upon hours. Austin's mom is coming into town this evening, I am excited to go over rehearsal dinner details with her! 
This is my most favorite photo I have come across this week. I can't wait to show it to our photographer for wedding day inspiration. Mostly because our reception takes place oceanside, Austin's suit is this exact shade and my veil may or may not be the perfect for this photo opportunity.

I'm off to yoga! Happy Wednesday!




  1. I love this post, and your list is great! Do you mind if I borrow it for my blog?...I have lots of planning left to do and would love to let my readers know about it (I'll be sure to send them your way as well).

  2. Absolutely! I am excited to read about your progress! Happy planning!