Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Updated Check List!

Well, I got a few things done last month, the biggest thing being we sent out the save the dates! Since we officially hit the 6 month mark on Sunday, I feel like I really need to kick it into high gear! Cameron, his mom, and I are going Saturday to look at tuxes so we can start to narrow that down. And the bridesmaids dresses should all be ordered by the end of this week (they take up to 4 months to come in! Sheesh.) 

Now, it's all about the details! The most nerve wracking part for me...

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
Make sure bridesmaids dresses have been ordered  by the end of September - A few bridesmaids still have to order.
Select groom & groomsmen attire - Appointments on September 29th
 Find veil
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling – Scheduled for January
Bachelorette Party
Order guest book
Finalize guest list
Find a reasonably priced videographer - Found! Finalizing details.
Hotel room blocks
Calligraphy -
Engagement announcement in Post & Courier
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry - Diamond watch from Cameron’s grandma, check! Earrings - ?
Order garter
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Menu tasting - Scheduled for December 7th
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial – Scheduled for October 25th
1st dress fitting
2nd (final?) dress fitting – Scheduled for September 20th
Make ceremony programs – JCB doing as a gift
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 - January
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book RD caterer
Book RD rentals
Book RD music
Buy RD dress
Order pom poms for send off
Order koozies - In the process of finalizing design
Buy bridal party gifts - Part one of two for the girls is complete!
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 – Stephanie will do
Hankies for ceremony?
DIY moss letters for bar?
Get marriage license
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon
Get passports made
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!


  1. I'm doing pom poms too!!! I found them from a bride that was selling this summer and got a deal! WOO! But girl you are doing GREAT. I know it feels like you have to do EVERYTHING right now but you're definitely right on schedule, maybe even ahead. It feels good though, I definitely know that. We just had a reception walk through yesterday and RSVPs are coming in so it's super surreal!!

    PS I found my garter via etsy, I went the alma mater route ;)

  2. You are moving right along girl! I'm totally going out of order on my list.

  3. Hope you mind if I steal this! With our weddings so close, this is a savior for me!

  4. Looks like you have gotten a lot done already. We just got married 2 weeks ago and it feels like just yesterday we were at the 6 month mark. Time will fly so enjoy every minute!

  5. Wow, so much planning! Good luck getting everything done in time!


  6. You are so on top of things! Six months to go, ahhhh that's so exciting! :) Enjoy the next few months!

  7. I'm trying to catch up with others who linked up for wedding wednesday, and found out you're a fellow southern bride blogger, which is awesome! You've really got things organized, at six months I was definitely a total mess. Good luck!

    p.s. Gotta agree with you on the pickle juice! I used to just take the jar and drink it through a straw (my fiance finds it totally revolting).

  8. yikes - I haven't made a checklist yet, and I'm usually all about lists! it seems more manageable when I think about the planning in pieces though... maybe when I have 6 months to go I'll have more crossed off and it will be less scary :)

  9. you are doing so great, girl!! way to go!! ahhh, i miss wedding planning!! ;)