Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tying the Knot: Checklist Update

Things have been so hectic around here ever since we got back from vacation that I seriously don't know how it's the second week in October already! I've really been feeling like there aren't enough days in the week and hours in a day to accomplish everything I want/need to get done. Between planning a wedding, applying to med school again, working, trying to keep up a house and spend time with my fiance the days are just slipping by. But thankfully we've gotten a lot done on the wedding front recently so check it out. 

+ Pick a wedding date
+ Choose your wedding party
+ Find a ceremony site
+ Choose a ceremony officiant
+ Plan the ceremony details (unity, readings, etc)
+ Find a reception site
+ Plan the guest list
+ Plan the VIPs/toasts for the reception

+ Pick a caterer
+ Decide on a menu
+ Find a florist
+ Find a photographer
+ Find a DJ/Band
After a bit of trouble we have finally found someone we like who isn't going to flake on us and isn't too expensive!
+ Find a bakery
+ Decide on a cutting cake
+ Find salon/hairstylist/make-up artist

+ Have an engagement party
+ Take engagement pictures
+ Have a bridal shower
+ Have bachelor/bachelorette parties
+ Plan rehearsal dinner
A huge thank-you is in order to J's mom for taking on this task and running with it. Such a huge relief and we're so grateful!

+Find wedding dress
+ Decide on a veil
Notice that it says 'Decide'. J wants to know absolutely nothing when it comes to me (which I love) so even a yes or no about a veil is out of the question.
+ Find bridal shoes
+ Pick other accessories
+ Decide on Old/New/Borrowed/Blue traditions
Most of these were easy like my dress & shoes and certain pieces of jewelry and my favorite is a blue OPI nail polish for my toes that has my new last name in the title!
+ Pick out bridesmaid dresses
+ Pick out tuxes
+ Decide on wedding bands

+ Have dress fittings and alterations
+ Buy wedding party gifts
Part way finished but not giving any details yet!
+ Buy gifts for our parents
+ Buy gifts for each other
+ Plan special dances & "must have" list of songs
+ Figure out day-of transportation
+ Set up wedding registry
We've opted for a more modern take on a registry where it's specifically tied to our honeymoon instead.
+ Book night-of hotel room
+ Book Block of Hotel Rooms
Done and done!
+ Book honeymoon
+ Place flower order
Can't wait to see what our florist comes up with since I've given a bit of freedom for these.
+ Place bakery order
Nothing Bundt Cakes bundtinis for everyone!
+ Send Save The Dates
+ Design Invitations
+ Send Invitations
This is happening this afternoon once I'm done with work! I love how they turned out!
+ Make guest book
+ Design wedding website
+ Decide on wedding favors
+ Create slideshow
And I cry every time I watch it. But more importantly, does anyone know how to burn it to a DVD with a Mac? Help a future-bride!
+ Make ceremony programs
+ Make escort/place cards
We decided on a multi-picture frame where each table will be listed with their appropriate guests instead of individually  making one for each person. 
+ Write vows
+ Get marriage license

37/50 52
Over 70% with a little under 3 months left!

But seriously, who can teach me how to burn a DVD? Ha!
Happy Wednesday!


  1. Woohoo for doing so well! You're kicking butt!

    Let's see the invitations!

  2. aw man-I might have been able to help you with the dvd thing..but not with a mac :(



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