Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: The Checklist.

Honestly, before I started typing this out, I didn't really think I had that much left to do for the wedding even though it's 9 months away. Um, yeah, I was way wrong. I've gotten all of the big things done and I feel like I'm at that weird time where I don't want to do the rest too early, in case I change my mind.

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book band
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website
Book florist
Shop for wedding dress
Book ceremony musician
Book rentals
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select groom & groomsmen attire
Find veil
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling
Order guest book
Finalize guest list
Find a reasonably priced videographer
Hotel room blocks
Calligraphy - pay or learn?
Engagement announcement in Post & Courier
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
1st dress fitting
2nd (final?) dress fitting
Make ceremony programs
Buy bud vases!
Buy a "M" and "C" and paint gold
Figure out where we want to do first look
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Cameron is getting ready
Who will set up ceremony chairs?
Order invitations
Address invitations
Mail invitations
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD caterer
Book RD rentals
Book RD music
Buy RD dress
Order pom poms for send off
Order koozies
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party
Buy gifts for parents
Bridal shower
Purchase wedding bands
Create wedding day timeline
Put together picture list for photographer
DIY drink stirrers
DIY signs for River Rd and venue
DIY signs for reserved seating & seat yourself
Hankies for ceremony?
DIY moss letters for bar?
Get marriage license
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon
RD invitations
RD groom's cake
Final vendor payments
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in Post & Courier
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

Am I missing anything??


  1. it will all come together beautifully!!

    we used artistic eye in summerville for a videographer and would definitely recommend :)

  2. LOOK AT YOU! Check, check, check! I did too many things too early and ended up changing my ENTIRE wedding (colors, flowers, "theme") 6 weeks before my wedding day. Oops!

  3. I think you're making some good headway!

  4. ummm I think you are doing great! Also, we got thank you notes and the cake knife/server as gifts at showers, don't forget you might get those and not have to worry about it:).

  5. I'm going to steal this list and use it for myself. :) I'm WAY behind but you are getting married before me so I have that excuse I guess.

  6. My sister is getting married in Novemeber, and we were just trying to narrow down what we have left to do. This list came just in time!!!

  7. wait. stop. are you serious? omg. i'm eloping. high fives to you sister.

  8. only you would have "DIY drink stirrers" on this list! haha i love it! and hey, the top of this list is looking pretty dang on good! just scroll really fast and it doesnt look tooooo bad ;)

    9 months is the time it takes to bake a whole person!! you can knock this stuff out - i know you can!!!

  9. Love this list! I am so stealing this to cross off my own items. I agree, there's so much I'd like to do right now, but I would HATE to change my mind since we're so far out. (& let's be real, I so would.) I told myself that I'm going to take the summer off from any more planning, then kick it into high gear this fall!

  10. Oh lady. That's what I thought too! You don't even realize how much you've got left to do until it all comes up on you. I was right where you are right now 8 months ago...and now that I'm a little over three weeks's amazing me how many little things I have left to do. Songs, guest bag fillers, menu, order matches, etc. And drink stirrers. And you know what? It'll all come together magically! Mine is piecing together better than I could have imagined even two months ago. It's starting to feel like an event!!

  11. 9 months is kind of an in between time but just enjoy it. Pretty soon it will pick up and then you won't even remember what it was like to not know what to do!

  12. you do have quite the list but plenty of time girl! enjoy it