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 


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!



  1. April 17, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    So exciting! I modified your list for my own Wedding post today. Love that shade of lipstick!

  2. April 17, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Yipee!! I am loving that lipstick shade! It will be perfection!

  3. April 17, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Girl I am right there with you! We share the same wedding date πŸ™‚ Trying to take time to enjoy the calm before the storm. Love the lipstick!

  4. April 17, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    Good work!!! I am very jealous of your last minute alterations. Due to my dress being at the dry cleaners until the week of the wedding I did not have time for any last minute tucks and my dress was definitely a little big!!

  5. April 17, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    You can do it! Love that lipstick! πŸ™‚

  6. April 17, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    You can do it! Love that lipstick πŸ™‚

  7. April 17, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    I bet you are getting very excited! Last summer I put together this "wedding survival kit" for a friend's wedding. It came in really handy! Some of it's contents were not used, some of them were used a lot! All-in-all, it was great to have a kit put together that everyone knew they were allowed to access. (Instead of rummaging through purses and such.) Maybe have one of your bridesmaids put one together!

  8. April 17, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    Aw exciting!! That lipstick is gorg–are you doing your own makeup??

  9. April 17, 2013 / 10:58 pm

    How exciting – it looks like you've been busy!


  10. April 18, 2013 / 12:12 am

    So exciting! Cherish these moments. I never got to plan a wedding…we were engaged for a week and married at Breach Inlet on Sullivan's Island. I actually just got surprised with a wedding ring {had never really had one} after 5 years of marriage, on my 30th birthday this past weekend. Posted about it on my blog. I was soooo surprised. Hope your wedding goes perfectly. xoxo
    -Morgan of Style Oyster

  11. April 18, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    YAYY! That is a gorgeous lipstick color! I bought WAY too many lipsticks to test out for my wedding, ha!

  12. April 18, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Ciao Bella,
    I love your blog, it is filled with lots of interesting things… just my style… hehehe.
    I started following you, I hope you don't mind.
    I'd love it so much if you also followed me back at, it would really make my day!
    Wishing you a really lovely day!!
    Hugs & Kisses,

  13. April 24, 2013 / 2:42 am

    Congrats on having so much completed on your list! I'm a year away from my wedding and I'm making a similar list. When I blog it I will give you credit! Thanks for the help! πŸ™‚

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