the list is back! i've actually crossed off quite a bit, but now am in a weird place where i either need unlimited monies or unlimited storage to complete most of the rest.

edit: bridesmaid/friend/blog reader extraordinaire tricia pointed out that i have ceremony programs on here twice. it's basically two extra times since it also includes assembly, but i imagine there are at LEAST two things i am forgetting, so i'm going to leave the list at a moderately crazy 94.  

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 - got a dress i had been drooling over for months... and now am having second thoughts about. #weddingcrazies
11. let bridesmaids choose dresses
12. get b fitted for a suit - dear j.crew make a dark grey, mmmkkay?
13. pick out groomsmen attire
14. find veil - i don't know if a veil will go with a bunch of the other things going on, but b is pro-veil, so...
15. book cake baker
16. buy cake knife and server - we have a set picked out that we agreed on, and, no surprise, it's $$$.
17. order save the dates
18. finalize guest list
19. buy cake topper
20. order stamps - wedding stamps are so ugly, but i feel like the seeing eye dog ones don't really fit?
21. send save the dates - this is happening soon!
22. order guest book
23. register
24. reserve hotel room blocks
25. hire a calligrapher - calligraphy is the worst!
26. mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dress shopping - my mom has her dress already!
27. find wedding shoes - i have purchased not one, not two, but FIVE pairs of shoes that i have sent back.
28. choose wedding jewelry
29. find garter
30. something old
31. something new
32. something borrowed
33. something blue - i'm not doing the something old, something new... so sue me.
34. make day-of emergency kit
35. book makeup artist
36. book hair stylist - every time i have gotten my hair professionally done i have hated it. pray for me.
37. choose wedding favors - we aren't doing favors!
38. buy getting ready outfit for bride / bridesmaids
39. complete menu tasting - we never did it, i'm sure it'll be good.
40. complete cake tasting - dulce is the best.
41. do hair and makeup trial
42. get measured for dress
43. dress fitting - it doesn't come in until april!
44. order invitations
45. send invitations
46. buy bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts -  bridesmaids gifts are picked out!
47. purchase wedding bands - doing this in april!
48. get marriage license - we don't have to do this until the week of.
49. book transportation for wedding party
50. buy welcome bag stuff - i already designed and got the stamp in, which is pictured above!
51. stuff welcome bags
52. complete music request folder for band
53. create playlist for cocktail hour
54. book wedding night hotel room - phindy talked us into staying at the hermitage, i'm watching for sales/specials.
55. order thank you notes
56. gather tips and thank you notes for vendors
57. submit engagement announcements in paper - bam.
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 - which was a very good idea from my friend sandra!
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 - our wedding coordinator is going to do this!

new items to the list:
81. buy wedding dress belt - ordered, from the incomparable amanda judge.
82. find makeup artist for day-of
83. book getting ready hotel room
84. figure out a first-dance song - this is up to b!
85. choose a parental dance song
86. book flights to nashville
87. buy parent thank-you gifts
88. find a cake stand - we're just going to rent one.
89. write vows
90. design ceremony program
91. print/assemble program
92. settle on ceremony order
93. stay sane

1 comment:

  1. My fiance is pro-veil, too!! He's really surprised me with all these traditions he wants to uphold all of a sudden. Boys are funny. :)