Wedding Wednesday

I have a feeling this is going to be the last one of these! Cannot believe we are just 10 days away from the big day!

Our engagement was a pretty long one, and I think it’s safe to say that Kevin and I are just READY to be married. We both keep saying that this week is just dragging on because we’re both just so excited for the day to get here!

  • Set date
  • Book venue
  • Book church
  • Book DJ
  • Book caterer and bar
  • Meet with caterer for tasting
  • Finalize guest list
  • Create wedding website
  • Book rentals
  • Book photographer
  • Book videographer 
  • Figure out family photo groups
  • Put together other must-have photos for photographer
  • Ask bridal party to be in the wedding
  • Ask ushers/attendants/readers to be in the wedding
  • Book bus for wedding party in between ceremony and reception 
  • Register
  • Decide on florist 
  • Finalize flower order
  • Figure out flower delivery
  • Figure out what to do in lieu of a wedding cake
  • Place dessert-in-lieu-of-cake order – Order placed today!
  • Premarital classes 
  • Ceremony music 
  • Buy wedding dress 
  • Figure out veil
  • Alterations 
  • Buy wedding shoes
  • Break in wedding shoes 
  • Kevin’s attire
  • Groomsmen attire
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Order save the dates 
  • Send save the dates
  • Figure out where we want to go on our mini-moon/honeymoon
  • Plan our honeymoon – Extend honeymoon! 🙂
  • Figure out guest book
  • Find wedding jewelry
  • Find gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, special people
  • Find gifts for readers/attendants
  • Book hair
  • Book makeup
  • Book hair/makeup trials
  • Confirm hair/makeup time for day of
  • Design invites
  • Order invites
  • Order envelopes
  • Order return address label stamp
  • Address envelopes 
  • Mail invitations
  • Order thank you cards
  • Begin to plan out must-play music list
  • Finalize must-play/do-not play music list
  • Decide on our first dance song/father-daughter/mother-son
  • Finalize timeline
  • Figure out ceremony music/musicians
  • Create/print ceremony programs
  • Create hotel blocks
  • Book wedding night hotel
  • Help my momma find a MOB dress!
  • Buy garter – Kevin’s Aunt made it and it arrived today! Love!
  • Decide on place cards/make them – Working on that this week
  • Wedding bands
  • Create wedding favor
  • Gift for Kev – Scheduled to arrive Monday
  • Centerpieces
  • Table numbers
  • Print welcome bag information
  • Make final meeting with photographer
  • Make final meeting with DJ – Scheduled for next Tuesday
  • Book priest’s hotel
  • Plan ceremony readings, songs, etc.
  • Print timeline/contact info for Katie
  • Send in final payment for the DJ
  • Send in final payment for the caterer
  • Take rings to get cleaned
  • Confirm everything (hotel room, honeymoon, florist, shuttle, etc. etc. etc.)
  • Figure out “something borrowed”
  • GET MARRIED!

There’s not much left to do and I honestly can say that I’m not stressed in the least bit. As I said earlier, we are just so pumped for the day to be here that this week is just dragging. I’m hoping that’s the case on our actual wedding day so we can really soak it in!

Any last-minute advice, tips, suggestions as we make our final few preparations?

P.S. GO CARDS!!!! GO BLUES!!!!

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