Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I am happy to report I have been flying through wedding preparations. There is not much left on my check list to take care of. As a result, I am feeling anxiety free and more like myself. I was super stressed a few weeks ago.
Here is my list. I had no idea where to start, so ended up straight up copying and pasting this to do list from a blog and then changing it to fit our needs. I will say I did not find budget worksheets helpful at all, and didn't use one.
Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book DJ
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer (me) & alcohol (Nick)
Create wedding website 
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire (still need ties)
Purchase veil and accessories for dress (doing March 15)
Book cake baker
Hire day of coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates  
Finalize guest list 
Send save the dates  
Book officiant   
Hotel room blocks
Engagement announcement in Anderson Independent
MOB  dress shopping 
Order wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
  Order garter
Book hair and makeup
Take bridal portraits (March 21st!)
 hair & make up trial
Dress Measurements/ final dress fitting (March 15th)

Order ceremony programs (working on this)
Something to put programs on and/or in
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Nick is getting ready 
Day of itinerary (email out ahead of time like Stacy did)
Go over itinerary/vendors with Catherine and Blair and Jennifer
Order invitations (working on this)
Mail invitations 
Rehearsal dinner  (Nick)
Buy rehearsal dinner dress 
Order koozies
Order cocktail napkins
Order matches
Buy bridal party gifts 
Bachelorette party (March 8th)
Bridal showers
Order fabric
Take fabric to Deb (already paid Deb in full)
Get dresses from Deb
Get big silver tubs to put koozies in

Centerpieces (thank you Gran)
Order wedding bands 
Put together picture list for photographer 
Get marriage license (!!)
Book honeymoon 
Music selections to CJ the DJ (working on list now)
 Pick out first dance song
Finalize wedding-day timeline
Find easels for decorative sings
Get ring cleaned
Prepare final payments!
Order thank you notes
Walk down the aisle & say I do!
Remember passports!

Wedding announcement in Anderson Independent

Send out thank you notes
Wedding announcements in alumni publications (USC & Coe)

Now it really cannot get here quickly enough.
Have a great Tuesday! 


  1. sounds like you're moving along!! your bridal portraits are on my birthday, so I'll be sure to think of you!

  2. Love the list! I so, did this on my blog when I was wedding planning too. Keeps you accountable and know what's still left!! Booze.. that's a big one! Tell Nick to get to work!!! LOL!!!

  3. You've done so much! I can't believe your wedding is so close!