Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wedding List - Take Three

It has been almost four months since I last updated the wedding to-do list.  
Well, a lot has changed since then... we have 3 months and 11 days until the wedding!  
I've been getting really busy with the planning since the new year started.  It has all become real and I'm only getting busier and more excited as each day passes! 

The items in green reflect what has changed since last time...

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  All finished! 
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Book ceremony musician
Book rentals
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire *We are doing this on Sunday!
Purchase veil and accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates  
Finalize guest list (HATED this.)
Send save the dates  
Book officiant   
Pre-marital retreat (We attended this last Saturday.)
Pre-marital counseling (Scheduling tomorrow)
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 (Off the list as of last week!)
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
  Find garter
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Menu tasting  (All I can say is YUM.)
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial *Scheduled for February 25th!
Dress Measurements
1st dress fitting *February 15th
2nd dress fitting, if needed
Order ceremony programs
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Brandon is getting ready *I'll be getting ready with bridesmaids at The Wentworth Mansion and Brandon's is still TBD
Order invitations *By the beginning of next week, these will be ordered! 
Mail invitations 
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD music
Buy RD dress *Yeah!!
Order koozies *Will be ready to order soon!
Book trolley for bridal party    
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Buy bridal party gifts *Just needs a few last touches!
Bachelorette party *We are going to Key West in March!
Bridal shower *My first one is February 9th and I have a few more throughout March
Order wedding bands 
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
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
Order thank you notes
Walk down the aisle & say I do!



  1. that picture is stunning! You have a long wedding list! I hope to the rest of it goes well :) I can't wait to start planning my own wedding.

  2. adorable, love the list! I just got married 12-29-12 pop on over to wedding week!

  3. You have a lot things crossed off of your list! You go girl!

  4. I am getting married on April 13th and going through the same craziness!! 3 month CRUNCH TIME!!! yay!! :-)

  5. Woohoo! You have gotten so much done!
    One thing I noticed - if you're having your first fitting on Feb 15th and need alterations, will they be done in time for your bridal portraits on Feb 25th??

  6. I am getting married on April 27th too! So excited!!! Our lists seem to mirror each others, so glad to see I'm somewhat on track :-) congrats!

  7. That's so awesome! I'm getting married next May! :)

  8. Check out etsy! I didn't do a guest book because I figured it would sit around and collect dust afterwords. I ordered a photo off of pinterest which is our last name and our wedding date. The guest signed in the white matt area all around it. Plus, I get to hang it up for decoration. Also, they have a lot of other things you need on there too. Wedding Paper Divas (i hope I remembered the name correctly) is where I got my thank you cards for wayyy cheaper than the people who did out invites/save the dates. Plus, they looked fabulous. Just finish everything asap, so you don't have much to do the week or two before. I had everything done at least a month before the wedding (except the food favors), and I just got to chill out a little before the wedding. Thank goodness because the day of the wedding I had a stomach virus... even the whole night after the reception. But, it helped out that I had everything done.

    Good Luck!


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