Wednesday, May 15, 2013

wedding update

because i don't post about it nearly enough on here,
i figured it was time for a wedding planning udpate
(for those of you who forgot that i am actually getting married).

i stole the following checklist from the beautiful megan over at style me swanky:


Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book band
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator
Order save the dates
Finalize guest list
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling
Hotel room blocks
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Menu tasting
Order invitations
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Bridal shower
Order wedding bands
Book honeymoon
Book wedding night hotel room
Order sparklers for send-off
Order thank you notes

Book ceremony musician
 Purchase veil and accessories for dress
 Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Hair & make up trial
Figure out where everyone is getting ready
Bachelorette party
Pick out first dance songs
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Finalize day-of timeline
1st dress fitting (happening this weekend!)
Mail invitations (happening next week!)

Buy cake knife & server
Order guest book
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Find garter
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Buy bridal party gifts
Book transportation for bridal party
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Prepare final payments
Confirm check-in/check-out with hotel

so, like i always say:
a lot has been done, but there is so much left to do.
i guess it's a good thing i have 2 more months to make sure it all happens!

any helpful tips for surviving this???

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  1. Awww what an exciting time in your life... I'm new to your blog so congrats! :)

    I am helping my sister plan her wedding right now for October... We are pretty much at the same point as you! I think it is just hard to remember all the little things, but it will come together!

  2. How exciting! I got married in September, it was so stressful lol. One helpful piece of advice, do not buy a petticoat. What a waste of money! I took mine off as soon as we got to the reception. It was so itchy and hot! Also make sure you LOVE your hair and makeup. I wasn't happy with mine and never said anything, but in hindsight, I would have changed everything about it.

  3. Dang girl I'd be stressing if I had 2 more mths to get things started. Just dont rush things. Take a breather when you need to. and in the end all the hard work will pay off.

  4. I would suggest a framed picture in place of the guest book :)

  5. Wow you've already done so much work! You must be a great planner/organizer.
    Keep up the great work!


  6. Seems like you have every nicely organized I love that! It will make your wedding a lot less stressful! Congrats by the way!