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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

4 Months To Go!

Wow, it seems like this countdown is moving so quickly. Our wedding to do list seems to be growing and shrinking by the day (Not sure how that's happening, but it is). For what we did between over and year to 5 months to go...check out this post.  I am writing these lists to try to make them generic enough for the use of any bride and groom.

Between Months 5 and 4, We:

Booked Caterer for Rehearsal Dinner 
Confirmed After Party Location

Confirmed Location for Day After Gathering
Booked Transportation for Guests 
Ordered Parent Gifts 

Ordered Part of Groomsmen Gifts 
Ordered Favors 
Updated Website 
Updated Registries 

We Still Need To: 

Bride: Attend Hair and Make up Trial 2 
Bride: Undergarments for Dress Purchased
Bride: Dress Alterations
Bride: Hair Accessories Purchased
Groom: Find a Suit
Write Ceremony Script
Write Vows
Order Ring-bearer Gift
Shop for and Stuff Welcome Bags
Write and Copy Note for Welcome Bags
Create invitations for wedding, response cards, invitation for rehearsal dinner, after party, and website card
Address and Mail Invitations
Create Programs for Wedding
Create Personalized Table Numbers
Create Escort Cards
Create Place Cards
Make Seating Arrangements
Walk Through Schedule with Day of Coordinator
Decide on Menu for Reception (after tasting)
Decide on Menu for Rehearsal Dinner
Bride: Purchase Groom's Ring
Groom: Purchase Bride's Ring
Bride: Purchase Groom's Wedding Gift
Groom: Purchase Bride's Wedding Gift
Purchase Alcohol for Reception/Rehearsal Dinner
Hire Bartender/Security for Rehearsal Dinner
Purchase Marriage License
Officiant: File Marriage License
Get Something "Old" (I asked my grandmother about this)
Get Sixpence for my Shoe (Supposed to bring us financial success in our marriage--worth a shot!)
Purchase Garter
Purchase Supplies for Exit
Get Cake Serving Set
DIY Signs
Photo for Guest Book Table
Purchase Pens for Guest Book

Get Favors Ready for Tables 
Find Card Box 
Get flower girl baskets
Confirm Plans With all Vendors Prior to Wedding Day 

Okay, I now officially think planning our wedding has been one of the most involved projects ever. Even outside of this list, I know there are things I am missing. Luckily, I'm pretty organized, so it all feels manageable. We also have lots of support and help from both sets of parents. Whether it's creative projects (Thanks, Tim!), hunting down decor (Thanks, Sharon!), or calling a million vendors and dealing with contracts (Thanks, Mom!), our parents have been with us every step of the way. We have 18, (18!) friends and family that have booked plane tickets (that we know of), the room blocks are filling up, and we're just so, so excited to celebrate with friends and family. 

The wedding is definitely feeling closer. Showers, bachelor, and bachelorette parties have been planned  by our sweet friends, and we continue to be in awe about the amount of love and support we've been shown. Our first wedding gift arrived on Saturday. Let the thank you notes continue! All in all, this has been the busiest year of my life (especially with the new job and so, so many students), but also the happiest. I wouldn't trade all this work for anything, as I know it is going to pay off and be a celebration we'll never forget. 

Hope our list making helps other and future brides and grooms! 
Happy planning! 
<3 S, B, L&Z 

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