Now that all of our guests should have received their invitations a few weeks ago, I think it’s safe to share them with you! We used Scotti Cline Designs and couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. I picked Crane’s Lettra paper in 220, so it’s thick and truly shows off the letterpress details.
Now for the checklist. The last time I posted a list was in January. The items in green are the changes that have been made since January.
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 (A tiny, last minute alteration scheduled for tomorrow!)
Order ceremony programs
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 (*Doing this today!)
Buy bridal party gifts Bachelorette party Bridal showers Order wedding bands
Put together picture list for photographer (*Working on this!)
Get marriage license
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
Order thank you notes
Walk down the aisle & say I do!
It’s funny how many things are on my mental checklist, but aren’t visible on this list. These are things that I didn’t think of when I started my wedding planning. Here are some of those things that are still left to do:
Rehearsal dinner seating chart
Pick out first dance songs (Harder than I thought!)
Rent candles for rehearsal dinner
Order printed fabric with custom monogram for lounge pillows
Order sparklers for send-off
Finalize wedding-day timeline
Find a million gold frames for food station signage, okay, more like ten.
Get family wedding portraits and have them framed in silver frames
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 – yay or nay and what kind?
Wrap bridesmaids gifts in a cute way
Get ring cleaned!
Confirm rentals with one of our vendors
Prepare final payments!
Confirm check-in/check-out with Wentworth Mansion
….among MANY other random thoughts trailing through my head!
17 DAYS TO GO!