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.

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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!




  1. April 10, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    I remember this crazy time in my life when my wedding was three weeks away! I would say try and get as much done as you can the week before the wedding so that week is not as stressful. Your invitations are beautiful and classy. I love how the top and bottom are framed. I did a frame around all of the text and loved it! Good luck with everything and thanks for keeping us posted!

  2. April 10, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Ok, so I'm about two months away, and I'm already feeling like, "How can I get anything done besides WEDDING!". How are you balancing it all??

  3. April 10, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your invitations are beautiful! Even though these next few weeks will be stressful, try to enjoy them. They will FLY by!

  4. April 10, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    The invitations are beautiful!! I cannot wait to see everything come together because I know it will all be stunning! If you can't find all gold frames that you like, get some gold spray paint! That's what I had to do. 🙂

  5. April 10, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Doing great Megan! PS – my middle name is Marie too. 🙂 Have you entered by Giveaway for Stella and Dot earrings? They'd be fab for your honeymoon!

  6. April 10, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    Gotta love crossing stuff off that list! The invitations look beautiful, I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

  7. April 11, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    Since we just got married, I'll share some of the things that you have on your list that I had on mine!

    Signature drink: Madras (you can pre-mix and unlike soda it won't get flat!)
    Garter- got a silly camo one off Etsy
    We did the RD seating chart like the week-of because of people responding last minute
    Our first dances were: "This Will Be"- Natalie Cole, father/daughter- "Wonderful World"- Louis Armstrong, mother/son – "My Wish"- Rascal Flatts

    Enjoy the next few days! I can't believe ours is over!!! Your invitations are so pretty too!!

  8. August 22, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    I remember reading these last spring and thinking – I should bookmark this page should I ever get engaged….well…we bought a ring, (although, he hasn't officially proposed because it's being sized)…so thank you for the pre-wedding planning check list!!! This is going to save me a lot of stress! Your wedding was beautiful!!!

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