The Wedding Checklist Revisited

Monday, January 19, 2015

Here is an update on the wedding checklist that I compiled a few months ago!
  1. Announce engagement
  2. Pick a date
  3. Set a budget
  4. Decide on a venue
  5. Choose bridal party
  6. Collect pictures of dresses I like
  7. Create guest list
  8. Decide on wedding style/colors
  9. Contract photographer
  10. Order engagement party invites
  11. Plan engagement party (working on)
  12. Hire caterer
  13. Figure out alcohol situation
  14. Book party rentals (tent, tables/chairs, etc..)
  15. Select officiant
  16. Choose florist/meet with to determine vision
  17. Select musicians for ceremony and reception
  18. Engagement photos
  19. Throw engagement party in Cynthiana
  20. Decide on dress/veil and purchase
  21. Decide on shoes and purchase
  22. Choose bridesmaids dresses and order them
  23. Look for honeymoon destinations
  24. Compile list of names and addresses for invitations
  25. Register for gifts
  26. Launch wedding website
  27. Send save the dates
  28. Find hotel for out of town guests/block rooms
  29. Choose attire for Abe and groomsmen
  30. Book honeymoon
  31. Choose transportation for wedding day
  32. Figure out where bridal party will get ready day of
  33. Cake tasting/select cake
  34. Finalize guest list
  35. Choose all invitations, thank you notes, etc and order them
  36. Order return address stamp from Etsy
  37. Plan rehearsal dinner/ book venue
  38. Plan bridesmaids luncheon with Mom
  39. Find info on marriage licenses
  40. Meet with officiant and review vows
  41. Choose any poems/music that will happen during the ceremony 
  42. Make a list of people giving toasts 
  43. Meet with photographer and discuss shots and locations
  44. Purchase gifts for attendants
  45. Purchase gift for Abe
  46. Guestbook (?)
  47. Verify accommodations for out of town guests
  48. Order wedding favors
  49. Select wedding bands
  50. Purchase any accessories for wedding day (yay statement necklaces!) 
    • Something old
    • Something new
    • Something borrowed
    • Something blue
    • Something monogrammed
  51. Send invitations (two months prior to date)
  52. Complete menu with caterer
  53. Make appointment for trial of wedding day hair
  54. Send wedding announcement to local newspapers
  55. Schedule alterations for me and bridal party
  56. Schedule appointments for hair treatments 
  57. Confirm all orders with each vendor
  58. Schedule final gown fitting
  59. Make welcome baskets for out of town guests
  60. Gather up gratuities for vendors 
  61. Make wedding day emergency kit
  62. Start breaking in shoes
  63. Print menu cards/table cards/programs
  64. Bachelorette party!
  65. Have showers
  66. Bury the bourbon (1 month prior to the date/time of wedding)
  67. Bridesmaids luncheon/get mani/pedis
  68. Distribute timeline/contacts to family/vendors
Yay for getting things done!

In other news, I attended a friends first bridal shower yesterday! I used to work with Jess and have been friends with her for several years. We played lots of fun games and ate some yummy food, then Jess opened her awesome gifts (not gonna lie, Lindy and I got some pretty good ideas for my own shower that will happen later this year)! I can't wait to see her and Taylor get married in July!

The beautiful Bride to be!

Kendall, Lindy and I in the diy photo booth! 

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