Today is the last day of our double-digit countdown! My to-do list has taken a drastic beating… I’ve accomplished a lot amidst this being one of our busiest times at work. Not going to lie, I’ve sometimes felt like my head is spinning so fast that it’s going to take off like a helicopter. This is how my list is looking since last week’s Wedding Wednesday post. The items in green are things that have been done since last Wednesday. Bold, black items are still on the list!
Set a date
Book venue Book photographer Book videographer Book band Ask bridal party to be in wedding Book caterer & bar Create wedding website Register 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 Finalize guest list Send save the dates Book officiant Pre-marital retreat Pre-marital counseling (Finished last session on Saturday!) 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 Book makeup artist & hair stylist Menu tasting Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial Dress Measurements 1st dress fitting 2nd dress fitting (Had a few minor alterations done last week and will pick up my dress next Tuesday!)
Order ceremony programs (Was told to submit to local printer the week-of)
Figure out where I’m getting ready & where Brandon is getting ready Order invitations Mail invitations Book rehearsal dinner venue Book RD music Buy RD dress Order koozies Book trolley for bridal party Order monogrammed cocktail napkins Buy bridal party gifts Bachelorette party Bridal showers Order wedding bands
Put together picture list for photographer (Almost finished!)
Get marriage license (Tomorrow!!)
Book transportation from reception to hotel Book honeymoon RD invitations RD groom’s cake Music selections to band and ceremony artist Book wedding night hotel room Rehearsal dinner seating chart Pick out first dance songs Order printed fabric with custom monogram for lounge pillows
Order sparklers for send-off (picking up from local vendor)
Finalize wedding-day timeline Find a million gold frames for food station signage, okay, more like ten.
Get family wedding portraits and put in silver frames (halfway there)
Put together a few bathroom essentials for ladies bathroom
Pick signature drink and name! Confirm throw bouquet
Find throw garter
Find lamps for bars
Decide on random floral arrangements around reception tent
Wrap bridesmaids gifts in a cute way
Get ring cleaned! (this weekend)
Confirm rentals with one of our vendors
Prepare final payments!
Confirm check-in/check-out with Wentworth Mansion
Order thank you notes
Walk down the aisle & say I do!
Last night, I spent some time at the Chanel counter to pick out my wedding lipstick. Definitely wasn’t easy as I thought, but we all agreed on a shade in the Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Happy Humpday!