Friday, February 15, 2013

The Double Digit Countdown Dance!

Nothing left for me to do but dance (oh and 100 other wedding-related tasks) / Image via
While I don't exactly have a real dance, I'd like to think it would look something like the animal's above.  When we first started working on our wedding website I added a little countdown on the welcome page and at the time, it read 488 days until the big day.  And this week?  We've finally hit double digits baby!!  We've obviously come a loooong way since the early days of planning, so with that in mind, I want to share a very topline recap of what we've done and what we still have left to do (in terms of wedding planning).

- Wedding website created
- Venue, Photographer, Wedding Planner, DJ, Florist, Baker, Hair & Makeup artists, Officiant, String Quartet booked
- Photobooth, up-lighting and lounge decor booked (through DJ)
- Said yes to the dress
- Room blocks reserved
- Wedding night accommodations booked
- STDs sent
- Registries created
- Bridesmaid dresses chosen and ordered
- Rehearsal dinner location booked
- Reception rentals ordered
- Shoes, veil, hair fascinator purchased
- First fitting down, 2nd scheduled in two months
- Invitations sent
- Honeymoon plans finalized
- Ceremony music selected
- Final wedding planning trip scheduled
- FINALLY started P90X to whip my ass in shape

With all the major things out of the way, it seems like the final few months are all about the details, so here is just a snippet of our still massive to-do list;

- Select wedding rings
- Order wedding day jewelry
- Mr. M to select materials/style for custom suit
- Mr. M to provide Groomsmen with info on where to rent suits
- Chase down guests who have not yet RSVP'd
- Food tasting at venue
- Determine vendor meals
- Food tasting at Welcome dinner location
- Final hair & makeup trial
- Select Bachelorette party and Welcome dinner dresses
- Submit reception music list to DJ 
- Order reception stuff
- Order welcome bag supplies
- Create welcome bag and bridal party itineraries
- Order ceremony programs, escort cards, table names and all other necessary printed materials
- Seating arrangements.  UGH.
- Get marriage license (hands down the most important upcoming to-do)
My mantra / Image via Wikipedia
 Okay I'm going to stop here before I hyperventilate over the remaining to-dos.  When I feel overwhelmed, I have to remember to take a step back, breathe and always tackle what we consider priorities first.

If you are also getting close to your wedding date, does your upcoming to-do list look anything like mine?


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