Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Whirlwind Weekend

Little Bit of Class Little Bit of Sass

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Happy Wedding Wednesday!

With just over six months to go, it's time to update the checklist:


Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book DJ
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Create wedding website 
Register (started!)
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Finalize ceremony musicians
Take engagement pictures
Take Save the Date pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Meet with priest and vendors
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire  (selected!)
Purchase veil  (using the family veil!!)
Purchase accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Buy cake knife & server (registered for a set!)
Order save the dates  
Finalize guest list 
Compile addresses (started!)
Send save the dates  
Pre-marital counseling
Acquire guest book
Hotel room blocks
Teach myself calligraphy (in progress!)
MOB dress shopping 
MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes (back to square one)
Find wedding jewelry (I have the necklace!)
  Find garter
Book makeup artist
Book hair stylist
Menu tasting  
Cake tasting
Hair trial
Make-up trial
1st dress fitting
2nd dress fitting/take bridal portraits
Teach myself Illustrator and InDesign (in progress!)
Make or order ceremony programs
Finalize where I'm getting ready & where Andrew is getting ready 
Send email reminders to bridal party about rehearsal dinner/hotel reservations
Order invitations
Mail invitations 
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Buy rehearsal dinner dress 
Book shuttle bus for bridal party    
Make reception table decorations (table numbers)
Figure out location and d├ęcor for guest book
Figure out and make escort cards
Create menu
Create favors
Ask pianist friend to play during cocktail hour
Ask people to be involved in ceremony (started!)
Buy bridal party gifts 
Bachelorette party?
Bridal shower(s)?
Write thank you notes!
Find a super cheap videographer??
Order wedding bands (rings)
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Decide on honeymoon location (Costa Rica!!!)
Book honeymoon flights
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Rehearsal dinner groom's cake (MOG says “There must be dessert!” Yes ma’am!)
Music selections to DJ
Music selections to ceremony musicians
Book wedding night hotel room
Rehearsal dinner seating chart
Pick out first dance songs
Dance lessons?
Finalize wedding-day timeline
Put together a few bathroom essentials for ladies bathroom
Card Box
Honor the family veil in some fashion (I’m going to wear it!!)
Pick signature drink and name!
Confirm florals
Wrap bridesmaids gifts in a cute way
Get ring cleaned!
Get my hair ‘did
Welcome Bags
Confirm everything with vendors
Prepare final payments
Order thank you notes
Send final guest list to venue
Break in shoes!
Deliver everything to reception the Thursday before
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

These past two weeks we have crossed off a BUNCH of the big to-do's! I can't believe it!

And it's been so fun!

Last weekend we got the bridal transportation squared away and schedule our engagement photo shoot (this Sunday!). This past weekend Andrew and I drove to Ohio for an incredible trip. Andrew's mom was there, too, so it was a fun group!

We got to our reception tasting RIGHT at the time of our appointment. We were stressing! Silly construction, I tell ya!

You guys. The food.is.awesome.

It was so tough to make a choice but we settled on something our guests will really enjoy!

Here are all of the place setting options:


Then it was on to the food. Lots of food. And wine. LOTS of wine!

I can't show you allll of the photos we took, but I can share a little preview!


I love the windows in The Athletic Club. I can't wait to take some photos when we're all gussied up and husband and wife!

After that we went to the florist, started our registry at Macy's and had a lovely dinner.
Saturday we picked out tuxes, met with the priest, went to Mass and went to our Rehearsal Dinner location for dinner!

Sunday we drove back and pretty much crashed!

Phew! Tiring!
So so so fun, though! We had a great time!

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7 comments:

P!nky said...

I promise everything will get done. The list may feel long but everything will work out.

Linkingup for my first wedding wednesday :)!

Kristyn said...

Whew! You got a ton done. And I think it's awesome that we both blogged about our lists today! You are making me a bit stressed that I don't have all of this stuff done, but I have a couple of months extra! HA!

You also said you had 6 week until the big day. It's 6 months, right? :)

Stephanie said...

What an overwhelming list, but you're doing so good! Food and wine tasting has to be the most fun :)

Olivia said...

I can't wait to see your engagement pics! Hopefully we get a preview next week ;)

Rachel C. said...

Busy, busy! Exciting - just over 6 months for us, too :)

Katie said...

Isn't doing the registry fun? My husband loved the "gun" that we got to shoot items with! He was shocked that people might actually want to get us stuff for our life together!

Shoshanah said...

We registered at Macy's too! At least among other places. But I really wanted to register there for their china. I still love our Vera Wang china, and even now, one year after the wedding, still want more to complete our collection!