Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wedding Wednesay: Updated To-Do List

Well, today is going to be super busy! In addition to baking for Thanksgiving [which, I thought I would not do this year!], I am trying to clean out our storage unit today so that we can save money every month! Oh, and attempting to take 2 workout classes.

But of course, I couldn't miss out on a Wedding Wednesday post, so here's an update on my To-Dos! I've been working hard lately!!

Sixteen to Nine Months
Start a wedding folder or binder.
Work out your budget.
Pick your wedding party.
Start the guest list.
Hire a planner, if desired.
Reserve your date and venues.
Book your officiant. 
Research photographers, bands, florists, and caterers.
Throw an engagement party

Eight Months Before
Hire the photographer and the videographer.
Book the entertainment.(Need to touch base with my uncle on this)
Meet caterers.
Purchase a dress. (Mom's working on this!)
Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.(I've been researching!)
Launch a wedding website. (Almost done!) 

Seven to Six Months Before
Select and purchase invitations. (I'm making them!)
Start planning a honeymoon.
Make sure that your passports are up-to-date, and schedule doctors’ appointments for any shots you may need. (In process)
Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. (next Saturday!) 
Meet with the officiant.
Map out the ceremony and confirm that you have all the official documents for the wedding (these vary by county and religion).
Send save-the-date cards.
Reserve structural and electrical necessities.
Book a florist.
Arrange transportation.
Start composing a day-of timeline.

Five to Four Months Before
Draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance).
Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues.
Check on the wedding invitations.
Select and order the cake.
Send your guest list to the host of your shower. (almost done!)
Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings.
Schedule hair and makeup artists.
Choose your music.
Make decorations. 

Three Months Before
Finalize the menu and flowers.
Order favors, if desired.
Make a list of the people giving toasts.
Finalize the readings.
Purchase your undergarments.
Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception.
Purchase the rings.
Send your event schedule to the vendors.

Two Months Before
Meet with the photographer.
Review the playlist with the band or deejay.
Send out the invitations.
Enjoy a Bachelorette party

One Month Before
Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.
Get your marriage license.
Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations.
Stock the bar.
Send out as many final payments as you can.
Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors.
E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles.
Assign seating.
Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts.
Write vows, if necessary.
Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.

Week of the Wedding
Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
Delegate small wedding-day tasks.
Send a timeline to the bridal party.
Check in one last time with the photographer.
Set aside checks for the vendors.
And put tips in envelopes to be handed out at the event.
Book a spa treatment.
Send the final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding-related events.
Break in your shoes.

Pack for your honeymoon.

Well, I thought I was making a lot of headway, but apparently I'm still behind!! We've got a lot of work to do, but my wedding planner says she doesn't need a lot of this stuff so far!

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  1. This is a great to do list! :) I love to make lists and cross things off, so this is smart! :)

  2. me too! I even was able to cross off a couple more things this week :)


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