Monday, January 7, 2013

An Update on our "I Do's"

Well, I do believe it's been a week since I said I would post an update on our upcoming nuptials...and I have surely passed the deadline I had set for myself to do such. haha So here goes nothing!

I do believe I stole this checklist from a couple lovely bloggers!


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
Register: Target, BedBath&Beyond, Carson’s, Wal-Mart
Book florist
Shop for wedding dress
Book rentals: Negangard’s Party Rentals
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Make sure bridesmaid dresses have been ordered
Select groom & best man attire
Find veil: not wearing one
Book cake baker: A Piece of Cake
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order Save-The-Dates
Send Save-The-Dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling
Bachelorette Party
Order guest book
Finalize guest list
Engagement announcement in local newspapers
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Order garter
Book makeup artist: Jerri Lynn Hedges
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: In Munchkinland Designs
Address invitations
Mail invitations
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
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Rehearsal dinner: 5/3/12
Final vendor payments
Music selections to DJ: 2 weeks before wedding
Music selections on iPod for ceremony
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes: In Munchkinland Designs
Wedding announcement in local newspapers
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

As you can see, we've managed to accomplish quite a bit. Of course, we are officially 117 (and counting) away from the Big Day and there is still much to be done! We have our tent, tables, chairs and linens booked. I have filled out the "beer and wine" permit, we just have to get the 2 required signatures and pay the fee. The lovely Jenn (who also did our Save The Date card and is doing all our stationery) is working on the bridal shower invite and my new recipe cards! Yay!! So excited about all the upcoming activities. 

Next month we'll buy Emma & Jordan's bridesmaid dresses. We had to wait because those 2 are growing like weeds and if we'd gotten them in October when we bought Jen's MOH dress, the girls probably wouldn't fit into them now. Crazy!?! We bought Eric's suit. He originally wanted to do a tux, but since his Best Man already has a suit, we figured we'd just bite the bullet and spend the money on a suit since he doesn't have one. We found the ties - champagne for Eric and a dark purple for Mitch. I really need to get after a few florists that I contacted about quotes. 

We don't need a mega amount of flowers, but I'm considering buying a bulk bunch from Sam's Club (they had the ones I want on their site a few months ago, so I need to recheck) and doing them ourselves since nothing is really all that complicated. I bought my wedding jewelry and am just waiting on it to arrive! Also purchased the garters and they have arrived (one to keep, one to toss). ha Etsy was a great place to find the perfect pieces to compliment the wedding. :)

We will be meeting with the cake lady and the caterer this month to finalize the food plans. Nothing too outrageous or difficult to decide. Oh, except our cake topper! Goodness sakes. I can't begin to tell you how many hundreds, possibly thousands, of cake toppers we've looked at online...and nothing fits us. We have a couple options in mind for right now, but I don't want to ruin what could be fun and unique, so I guess you'll have to wait. ;) hahaha

Other than that...I'm on a mission to lose the weight I've gained since I bought my wedding dress. UGH! Let's just say it isn't pretty right now. Tomorrow morning is weigh in after my first week back on the healthy eating/exercising band wagon!

1 comment:

  1. I got my cake topper in Nashville, Indiana at the glassblower shop. They can mimic most any design you come up with! :) I actually took my mom's in and they did an updated version for mine



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