Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: List Update!

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Happy Wedding Wednesday!

First of all, please forgive me. I've had a migraine for 16 straight days now, so not only has my posting been minimal, so has my reading. I truly do appreciate all of you who link up and take the time to write posts day after day! I will catch up, but when I don't have to look at a computer I tend to choose not to, you know?

Anyway, I have so much to share today!

By the way, my partner in wedding crime, Kristyn from Chits and Giggles, has a new blog layout! It's so beautiful!!!

Over the AMAZING weekend at home in Ohio Andrew and I accomplished quite a bit!
We chose our readings and music for the ceremony and met with the music director, we chose our cake baker (my friend from high school!) and we chose our baker for our cookie table! Lemme tell ya, we sure did enjoy those tastings! I also researched wedding make-up and had a trial. It was terrible so I'm still on the hunt! I confirmed our hair stylist, too! Our stylist did my hair for senior prom and my sister's wedding...and she does my mom's hair all of the time! She's incredible and I can't wait for my trial over Christmas! Finally, I chose my wedding shoes! I'm so glad I wrote the post on Sunday about my dilemma because wowsah you all came through with fantastic suggestions! I found Kate Spade shoes on Amazon for a STEAL on Sunday night and am praying that they fit! We shall see!!

Here are a few pictures from the weekend:


Delicious cupcakes, iChat with the cutest turkey ever, my disappointing make-up trial, delicious cookie tasting, setting up for the cake tasting/playing tea party, cutest cookies that my mom made, and that last little thing on the bottom left is a mum made into a turkey. Loved it, bought it, gave it.

While we do have all of the big stuff finished (aside from the invitations) we just have details!

Here's our updated list!


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  (started!)
Purchase veil  (using the family veil!!)
Purchase accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Book cookie table baker
Buy cake knife & server (registered for a set!)
Order save the dates  
Finalize guest list 
Compile addresses
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 (Found! Fingers crossed they fit!)
Find wedding jewelry (I have the necklace!)
  Find garter
Book makeup artist
Book hair stylist
Menu tasting  
Cake tasting
Hair trial
Make-up trial (one down, still looking!)
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 favors
Ask pianist friend to play during cocktail hour
Ask people to be involved in ceremony (started!)
Buy bridal party gifts  (started!)
Bachelorette party (probably Pittsburgh and a night out in Chicago!)
Bridal shower(Pittsburgh in March!)
Write thank you notes!
Find a super cheap videographer??
Order wedding 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!

How's your planning going?


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7 comments:

P!nky said...

Awwwwwwwww man, hope you feel better! Your list is looking good lady :)

Kristyn said...

Again, you have SO much done! I need to get on the ball, stat! Eek! I also hope you feel better soon. Migraines are awful!!

elizalouise.bell said...

Wow, my list seems like I am slacking compared to yours! lol ;)

-L

Stephanie said...

Your list gives me anxiety for you ;) Gosh you've done so much though, good job!
As for videographer, contact Columbia college and have them post a sign for you in the classrooms, and they will be able to get a student to come shoot for cheap. The students work incredibly hard because they want to build their portfolio, so in turn you get a great video for less $$$ spent! And Columbia is a kick ass school for that stuff.

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

I hope your migraines go away :(

I'm sure you've tried everything, but maybe try the chiropractor. (if you haven't) Mine always helps with really bad ones.

Your list always inspires me! I need to work on mine more, I feel like. But I also think I have a lot done.

Susan said...

Wow! Good for you girl you've got a lot done!and those cookies look oh so good by the way!

Meghan said...

Oh so sorry about your on-going headache! I posted my updated wedding list last week. I can't believe how close it's getting! Happy planning!

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