Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

So, we are nearly on the 8 week countdown. WHEN did that happen?!? So now, starts crunch time. Like, for real. I've been a maniac the past couple days tying up loose ends that I didn't even know existed. Parents gifts? Check. Going away sparklers? Double check...come up with something clever to engrave in Austin's wedding band? Still working on that... For 7 hours of your life, wedding planning sure is enormousbut as the date gets closer and closer, Austin and I are getting SO excited to begin our lives together as husband and wife. 

I haven't done one of these lists in while, so I figured I would update it! For my own sanity too! 

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- I THINK I FOUND THE ONE!..waiting on final swatch
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 Dress Shopping - DONE!
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 – decided against; my parents love me, just not enough to display a 75x90 photo of me staring into space over the fireplace
Dress Fitting-In March!
Order ceremony programs
Order invitations- ordered!
Mail invitations- early February
Book rehearsal dinner venue  
Buy Rehearsal Dinner dress- Have an option hanging in my closet, still deciding if its "the one"
Bridal Party Transportation
Buy bridal party gifts- half done!
Bachelorette party – March! Woop Woop
Bachelor party- Early March
Bridal Showers – First one next weekend!
Purchase wedding bands- both are purchased and ready to go!
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license- In my phone for March 14th
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- designed and done
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'm feelin pretty good about my list...(ask me again in a month) but, I am thankfully pretty calm right now. A lot more calm than I was say 3 months ago. I can only hope the calm continues....

Have a great day!



  1. You must be getting the week after me! How fun!! The checklist keeps me sane. I crossed off a few things yesterday and it felt great! :)

  2. YAY! Looks like you're doing great!