Post # 1
Ok, if anyone has been following my posts lately, they have had pretty much NOTHING to do with the fact that Fiance and I are getting married in November. The house, job interviews, etc. etc. has all detracted from us really paying attention to the wedding! How sad. Here’s what I have done so far, can you guys spitball the things that I’ve forgotten about?
1.) Ceremony venue
2.) Reception venue (and thus, catering/booze…it comes with the venue)
4.) My bouquet (but not the bridesmaids’)
6.) Bridesmaids dresses
What else should I have done at this point? Thanks!
Post # 3
Has the groom picked out what he is wearing? I had a Victorian wedding, so my husband’s tux was…fun to find. He wanted a top-hat and tales. Really now it’s the details. You have all the key pieces down, now it’s the little details. The next thing, in my opinion that you should look into are the centerpieces/favors. What I did, so that I remembered everything I needed, was I played the night out in my head, and filled in from there. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
The only other things I would say are book your officient, and if you are having any kind of live music I’d book that too….basically I tried to make sure I had booked everything where the vendors could only do ONE wedding on that day (for example, a florist can do several, but your officient can only do one).
Post # 5
Go to theknot.com! If you sign up for an account they give you an itemized list broken down per month of things to do!!
You can be sure you will not miss anything with their list!!
Post # 6
I see you have your bouquet on the list, are you having other flowers? If yes, I’d say talk to a florist sooner rather than later so you can properly budget. I had no idea flowers were going to be so expensive and such a large part of my budget.
Oh and if you’re doing an engagement session (to use pictures on things like STDs) you may want to do that now too. 🙂
Post # 7
You’re way ahead of me and my wedding is in November as well. I don’t have anything with flowers, catering, cake, bridesmaid dresses yet. The only things that I have done that you didn’t mention are a DJ and rental company booked (my venue doesn’t include placesettings, etc. and we’re also have them do some lighting).
And theknot.com checklist is a pretty intimidating list. If you haven’t signed up there yet, take their timeline with a grain of salt. I signed up the THE DAY after I got engaged – hadn’t set our date yet, just choose a date 1 year after our engagement – and I had 15 past-due items already! That caused a little bit of a freak out. It’s a very comprehensive list, but don’t freak out if you don’t do everything on their timeline! Good luck!