i feel like a real bridezilla posting this, but it's super helpful to see what is left to be done in the next nine months! i started with a list from just lovely. she was also the inspiration behind how i organized my wedding binder, pictured above. i used a lot of what she had, deleted what we aren't doing and added a few things. i feel like we have done a LOT, but there are still about 2,928 things to do.

1. set a date
2. book a venue
3. book photographers
4. engagement photos
5. book videographer
6. book band
7. recruit bridesmaids and groomsmen
8. create wedding website
9. book florist
10. buy wedding dress
11. let bridesmaids choose dresses
12. get b fitted for a suit
13. pick out groomsmen attire
14. find veil
15. book cake baker
16. buy cake knife and server
17. order save the dates
18. finalize guest list
19. buy cake topper
20. order stamps
21. send save the dates.
22. order guest book
23. register
24. reserve hotel room blocks
25. hire a calligrapher - i am taking a calligraphy class, we shall see how that goes!
26. mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dress shopping
27. find wedding shoes
28. choose wedding jewelry
29. find garter
30. something old
31. something new
32. something borrowed
33. something blue
34. make day-of emergency kit
35. book makeup artist
36. book hair stylist
37. choose wedding favors - i don't know if we are going to do favors
38. buy getting ready outfit for bride / bridesmaids
39. complete menu tasting
40. complete cake tasting
41. do hair and makeup trial
42. get measured for dress
43. dress fitting
44. order invitations
45. send invitations
46. buy bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts
47. purchase wedding bands
48. get marriage license
49. book transportation for wedding party
50. buy welcome bag stuff
51. stuff welcome bags
52. complete music request folder for band
53. create playlist for cocktail hour
54. book wedding night hotel room
55. order thank you notes
56. gather tips and thank you notes for vendors
57. submit engagement announcements in paper
59. book ceremony musician
60. complete pre-marital counseling
61. create sign for front of venue
62. design programs
63. print and assemble programs
64. buy glow sticks for exit
65. book caterer
66. order rentals
67. create decoration for bride and groom chairs
68. frame parent wedding photos
69. make reserved table signs
70. create "no formal seating" sign
71. hire coordinator
72. buy flip flops for dance floor
73. assist mother-in-law with rehearsal dinner - she is really doing all the work, though!
74. buy rehearsal dinner dress
75. buy bridal shower dress
76. help find bridal shower location
77. buy bachelorette party dress
78. book honeymoon
79. buy hostess gifts for shower
80. create ceremony backdrop - i actually think our wedding coordinator is going to do this!

if you read all the way to the end, you are a true friend. or my mom or future mil. happy weekend!


  1. I'm overwhelmed for you...yikes!

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