Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wedding: It's All in the Details

It's been awhile since I posted a wedding update, but didn't know if I should post my checklist plus finding the time to do it has been non-existent! This morning the wonderful Nikki (who is getting married 1 week before me) posted her list...and she's the one who gave me this list, so here goes nothing! ha



E+E WEDDING CHECKLIST

Set a Date: 5/4/13
Book venue: Crossroads Restaurant
Book photographer: Jean’s Boots Photography
Book band/DJ: K’Rox DJ Services
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer: Crossroads Restaurant
Book bartenders: Mike & Bonnie Raney
Create wedding website: The Knot (free site)
Register
Book florist: flowers picked; waiting on quotes
Shop for wedding dress
Book ceremony musicians
Book rentals: Negangard’s Party Rentals
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Make sure bridesmaid dresses have been ordered
Select groom & best man attire
Select junior bridesmaid dresses: January/February
Make sure junior bridesmaid dresses have been ordered: February
Find veil: not wearing one
Book cake baker: A Piece of Cake
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order Save-The-Dates: In progress with Munchkinland Designs
Send Save-The-Dates: 1st or 2nd week of November
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling
Bachelorette Party
Order guest book
Finalize guest list
Find a reasonably priced videographer
Hotel room blocks
DIY Calligraphy
Engagement announcement in local newspapers
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Order garter
Book makeup artist
Book hair stylist: Odyssey Salon
Menu tasting
Take bridal portraits / hair & makeup trial
1st dress fitting
2nd dress fitting
Make ceremony programs
Figure out where we’re getting ready
Order invitations
Address invitations
Mail invitations – early March
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Buy rehearsal dinner dress
Buy bridal party gifts
Buy gifts for parents
Bridal shower: 3/3/13
Purchase wedding bands
Create wedding day timeline
Put together picture list for photographer
DIY signs for ceremony & reception
Create wedding favors
Get marriage license
Book honeymoon – Free Scentsy Trip (we hope!)
Get Eric’s passport
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Rehearsal dinner groom’s cake
Final vendor payments
Music selections to DJ
Music selections to ceremony musicians
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in local newspapers
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

It's been pretty busy around here...between my full-time job, having Eric's girls one night a week and every other weekend, fitting in Scentsy parties/events, and now visiting mom in the hospital every night...wedding planning seems to squeak in a little time.

For the most part, the vision of our special day is mapped out in detail...in my mind. ha It's getting it on paper or relayed to everyone else that there is sometimes a glitch. So far, so good. We'll be finalizing the photography contract in the next 2 weeks, but our photographer is awesome and her style definitely jibes with the look we want! My sister has some of the material needed to start on our centerpieces, that way she can work on it as she has time over the winter months. My dress and Jen's MOH dress has been ordered. I asked David's Bridal about the girls' bridesmaid dresses because I was pretty worried about them outgrowing whatever we purchased now. Luckily, as long as we order by the beginning of February, we shouldn't have any problem getting the dresses in on time. So we will most likely go at the end of January and let them try on the dresses I have picked out and get them ordered.

The biggest part that was holding us up was the guest list! We are doing a small ceremony with family and then a large reception immediately following with our extended family and friends. Figuring who fit where and how to keep the list from getting out of control (my mom and dad had over 700 people at their reception) was not an easy task. Luckily we have the final list, address labels are ready to go on our Save The Date cards! We are super pumped about seeing what Jenn has designed for us! :) Tomorrow is her reveal day to us!

Feeling pretty good about how plans are going, but lots more to do and the 6 month mark is closing in on us! Time to get down to business...if we could ever get a day where we aren't bombarded with everything else. haha

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I realized how much was involved with planning a wedding! Looks like you're made a lot of progress though!

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