Let’s see, I’m hyper-organized when it comes to our wedding so here’s what I’ve done.
Venue – nailed down the Destination Wedding location/lodging, contacted to find out prices; found and recorded prices for our hometown reception venue as well.
Budget – made up a projected budget as well as an ‘actual’ budget for both Destination Wedding ceremony and home town reception
Invitations – Purchased DIY invitation kits/all paper, including guest book
Dress – Picked out the dress but haven’t tried it on yet (I have some options as far as shape/skirt/neckline, etc.)
Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses – picked out a style that my sisters approved of years ago
His Suit – picked out a style that will work on the beach and that he likes
Guest List – Made up my side and most of his
Menues – Made up three to four sample menus for both Destination Wedding and Reception
Flowers, Decor, Hair, Shoes, etc. – Separate files for images of each on my computer. Favorite websites are bookmarked in the ‘W’ folder.
Odds and Ends – I’ve been researching music for the ceremony and thinking about our reception play list. I’ve started investigating passages for readings. I’ve been practicing my calligraphy for the invitation addresses.
I have our theme (eyelet and sand dollars/starfish), our venues, our date, EVERYTHING picked out. He just has to ask. He’s aware of all of this too. When we opened up the invitiation kits I looked at him and said, “Now you just have to ask!”