Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wedding List - Take Two!

Hello, hello!  It's time to update the list of wedding to-dos.  The items in green are recently crossed off the list!

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book videographer
Book band
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website 
       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  
Finalize guest list     *Almost, but it’s SO HARD!!
Send save the dates    * Did this TODAY!
Book officiant   
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
Book makeup artist & hair stylist *Working on this!
Menu tasting *November
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial
Dress Measurements *November
1st dress fitting
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Brandon is getting ready *Finalizing this now!
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD music
Buy RD dress
Order koozies *Picked the vendor and I'm working on the design right now!
Book trolley for bridal party    
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party *Planned for Miaaammiii!  Working on details with MOH.
Bridal shower
Purchase wedding bands *We've picked them out!
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Order wedding favors  *I've chosen the favors and vendors... just need to order!
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon   *St. LUCIA!!
RD invitations
RD groom's cake
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room  *Almost, almost - finalizing now!
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in Beaufort Gazette, The Sumter Daily Item and The Jasper Sun
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

A lot has been crossed off the list, or will be crossed off soon, which makes me so happy and relieved.  Everything is coming together and woah! ...where has the time gone?  We got engaged on November 23, that was over 10 months ago.  What?   
Less than 7 months to go!

I'll leave you with some mouth watering yummies.

all images via

Now I ask you...
What is your most favorite menu item you've ever had at a wedding?  Could be a late night bite, could be the main entree or station, or it could be a passed hors d'oeuvres!  Do tell. 


  1. "We got married on November 23, that was over 10 months ago." (I think you mean "engaged"..hehe) It's OK, you're planning a wedding! LOL Looks like you're getting your ducks in a row, hope the rest moves along smoothly! xoxo

    1. HA HA! Shows where my mind is! It's funny because I date everything in the year 2013. Happens at work ALL THE TIME. My mind is completely focused on April 27, 2013.

      Thanks for pointing that out! All fixed now ;)

  2. We did a sit down dinner at our wedding, but everyone said our entree was amazing. Is it bad that I can barely tell you what we served at the wedding!! You won't get much of a chance to eat, make sure to ask for a to-go box. You'll be glad you did later at night.

    I will say, we did do a passed She Crab Shooter. Delicious!!

  3. I want to know some of your vendors to see if we used any of them! So exciting how much you have done, I can not wait to see it all come together!!

    Our guest loved our mini slider station ( hamburgers , BBQ , pimento cheese and chicken salad) !

  4. You are on a roll! Now that our wedding is only 6 months away I feel like it's time to buckle down and get the rest of the things checked off! Late night snacks are definitely one of my favorite things and I'm currently trying to convince Cameron that we need one! :)

  5. You've accomplished so much! I've never had them at a wedding but I've always thought shrimp and grits shooters sounded amazing and would be perfect for you!

  6. The late night snacks are DEFINITELY my best!!

  7. We had pork BBQ sliders that everyone loved. Also, people loved to pick off of the cheese display.

  8. Our guest's favorites were the mini hot browns (I am from Kentucky) and mini crab cakes (husband is from Maryland)! They also LOVED the shrimp and grits! Super cute & DELICIOUS when served in a martini glass or as shooters. Enjoy!

  9. Our guest's favorites were the mini hot browns (I am from Kentucky) and mini crab cakes (my husband is from Maryland)! They also all LOVED the shrimp and grits. Super cute to serve the S&Gs in martini glasses or as shooters. And although it's not food, I think the real favorite were the signature bourbon tea's (served in mason jars, of course) that the guests received when they first got to the reception. We had so many friends & family members who don't even drink alcohol who were going back for seconds :) ENJOY!!

  10. The different wedding recipe pictures shared in this post were nice. These pictures will inspire the guest in wedding receptions. It is hard to prepare all the things for the wedding reception. To overcome this, they may use the wedding planner iPad app to find the caterer and also helpful in wedding planning.


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