Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Making My List and Checking It 1,000 Times

 Let's talk Wedding Check Lists. Since DFH and I have been engaged there have certainly been no shortage of lists, which is fine by me, because I love To Do lists.   Currently, there is the "Nine Months To Go Overall List", The "What I Need to Get Accomplished This Week List."  The "Today" check list.  The "Wedding Things To Research List" and I'm sure there will be many more to come.

   So far I'm pretty happy with where we are at the Nine Month mark.  Lucky for all my readers, I was on blog hiatus when I had a meltdown slight bridezilla moment while searching for the reception venue, so you didn't have to hear about all of my frustration of trying to find a venue I loved that wasn't booked for the next 19 months.  DFH and I wanted a venue that reflected the gorgeous country feel of the area in New Jersey we grew up in, and were shocked by how far out so many of the venues were booked.  But I am happy to say we found a reception venue that was close to home, with the perfect country feel, during the time of year we loved.
Here is where I am in terms of my list accomplishments and near future "To Do's"

 1. Pick a Date  -----------------CHECK

2. Reception Venue   ------------ CHECK

 3. Church --------------------------CHECK
        * So excited to be getting married in the church I grew up in.

 4..Band ------------------------------CHECK

6. . Wedding Dress and Veil--CHECK
    * So. Excited. This makes everything feel so real

7.Engagement Party-------------CHECK
    * This was not on my check list, but my parents hosted a fabulous engagement party for DFH and I over Christmas so I had to add it to my check list ( Post to Follow)

8. Announce Engagement in the paper---------CHECK

9. Ask Bridal Party To Be In Wedding ---------------CHECK

10. Take Engagement Pictures
    * Need to figure out a date to do this

11. Hire Organist for Ceremony ----------------------CHECK

12. Reserve Hotel Rooms   ( This should get a 1/2 check)
   * We are in the process of working with a hotel

13.  Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

14. Book a Florist

15.Pick a Rehearsal Dinner Location

16. Register
   * So excited to finally get the registry gun in my hand, our first Registry Appointment is this weekend!

17. Pick and Order Save The Dates
    * I'm in the processing of trying to decide the style I like best

18. Rent Chairs
    * The chairs at the reception venue are ugly not my favorite, I love the venue, but the chairs need to go, so I'm hoping to rent some to fix that minor issue. 

19. Order Groom and groomsmen attire

20. Research / Book Videographer

21. Research/ Book Transportation

There are still 1,000 things left to do,but it is all so exciting, and hopefully some of the biggest stressers/decisions are out of the way. 

Cannot believe I get to marry this guy in just nine months!


  1. It sounds like you are ahead of the game! I am hoping to order my dress this week! xx

  2. Yay! You are on the ball, and all of this stuff is so much fun.


  3. Looks like you are ahead of the game! xx