Wednesday, August 22, 2012

she's making a list and checking it twice {Wedding Wednesday}

My girl Megan at Fried Green Pickles gave me the idea to create a Wedding Wednesday checklist to show the progress I'm making in my planning.  For any new readers, Brandon proposed last November and we're getting married on April 27, 2013!  
Anyway, here's my list so far...

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book videographer
Book band
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website  *Just have to publish it!
       Register    *We’ve started this!            
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Book ceremony musician
Book rentals
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Purchase veil and accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates    *Narrowed it down to two options!
Finalize guest list     *Almost, but it’s SO HARD!!
Send save the dates  *September
Book officiant   (My childhood priest!)
Pre-marital counseling (soon)
Order guest book
Hotel room blocks
Hire a calligrapher
Engagement announcement in The Beaufort Gazette, The Sumter Daily Item, and The Jasper Sun
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
                Find garter     *Brandon’s parents brought me back one from Belgium!
Book makeup artist & hair stylist *Working on this!
Menu tasting
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial
1st dress fitting (November)
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Brandon is getting ready
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD music
Buy RD dress
Order koozies
Book transportation for church to reception for bridal party    (Historic white trolley!)
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party
Bridal shower
Purchase wedding bands
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Order wedding favors
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon *Getting reeeeaaallly close!
RD invitations
RD groom's cake
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in Beaufort Gazette, The Sumter Daily Item and The Jasper Sun
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

I must have been under a rock yesterday because I completely missed the memo about the start of the Endless Summer sale at Lilly Pulitzer.   Apparently the site crashed all afternoon because of the amazing sales.
Hello dresses for $50-$100.  Please do yourself a favor and pick up some things.  You deserve it.  (That's what I just told myself at least.)


  1. thank you for posting your list!! I just got engaged last friday and I've been spending the past few days trying to find something of this sort to get me started :)

  2. You will be so thankful you did marriage counseling!

  3. Megan, I absolutly adore your blog, and wow you are very ontop of all the planning! I was wondering how you went about finding a calligrapher? are they doing ink or digital?

  4. if there is one thing on your list that is easy to forget, but is an absolute must to remember, its the picture list for the photographer. I completely kept putting this off at my first wedding and pics went crazy. I'm not in hardly any of them and I was the bride...but in hindsight, i figured out why. I evidently wasn't supposed to be at that wedding, but someone forgot to tell me I was marrying a complete mr. wrong. So glad you've found your Mr. perfect, and I can say with great pride, that I remembered the list at my second wedding, and the wedding, the marraige, and the pictures are quite perfect!!!

  5. You are moving right along on your list!! Looks great! I do not live in SC but my sister owns a salon downtown on East Bay called POSH. They do tons of wedding hair & makeup. Just thought I would mention it in case you needed some ideas. They have a facebook page & I can get you their info if you would like!

  6. This is a great idea! I'm getting married next April too. Seeing your progress will serve as a great reminder.

    I saw that you mentioned monogrammed cocktail napkins. I had them on my list too. I recently came across a monogram embosser that can be used on napkins, ribbon, paper, etc. I thought it was a clever approach and would have more longevity since you could use it on so many things. Just thought I would pass this along:

  7. Great job at checking things off the list! I need to get Cameron motivated to speak to the travel agent about our honeymoon! That is his one solo responsibility.

  8. Great idea about having the wedding list - great for you to keep in check and for great for us to watch your progress!!
    Such an exciting journey that you have both embarked on... I've been married for almost 2 years but I wish we could re-do it over and over every yeasr - one day is just not enough!!
    Enjoy every moment.
    Caley -


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