My girl Megan at Fried Green Pickles gave me the idea to create a Wedding Wednesday checklist to show the progress I’m making in my planning. For any new readers, Brandon proposed last November and we’re getting married on April 27, 2013!
Anyway, here’s my list so far…
Set a date Book venue Book photographer Book videographer Book band Ask bridal party to be in wedding Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website *Just have to publish it!
Register *We’ve started this!
Book florist Buy wedding dress Book ceremony musician Book rentals Take engagement pictures Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Purchase veil and accessories for dress Book cake baker Hire coordinator Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates *Narrowed it down to two options!
Finalize guest list *Almost, but it’s SO HARD!!
Send save the dates *September
Book officiant (My childhood priest!)
Pre-marital counseling (soon)
Order guest book
Hotel room blocks Hire a calligrapher
Engagement announcement in The Beaufort Gazette, The Sumter Daily Item, and The Jasper Sun
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Find garter *Brandon’s parents brought me back one from Belgium!
Book makeup artist & hair stylist *Working on this!
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial
1st dress fitting (November)
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs
Figure out where I’m getting ready & where Brandon is getting ready
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD music
Buy RD dress
Book transportation for church to reception for bridal party (Historic white trolley!)
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Buy bridal party gifts
Purchase wedding bands
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Order wedding favors
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon *Getting reeeeaaallly close!
RD groom’s cake
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in Beaufort Gazette, The Sumter Daily Item and The Jasper Sun
Walk down the aisle & say I do!
I must have been under a rock yesterday because I completely missed the memo about the start of the Endless Summer sale at Lilly Pulitzer. Apparently the site crashed all afternoon because of the amazing sales.
Hello dresses for $50-$100. Please do yourself a favor and pick up some things. You deserve it. (That’s what I just told myself at least.)