Wedding Wednesday: Checklist

I was planning on linking all of you readers to my second post for blog.theknot.com - but it hasn't gone live yet, so that plan will have to wait until later this week.

In lieu of that I've decided to show you my progress of planning so far. Style Me Swanky posted her check-list and I'm going to use the same for now. I'm sure as the date inches closer, certain things will be added and removed - but for now, it's a good base point.

And a reminder that I've got a lot of things to do.

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer We've hired our engagement photographer
Book videographer Not sure if we will hire one
Book band - In the process, hopefully 2 weeks away!
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website
Book florist
Buy wedding dress Plan to next week
Book ceremony musician Same as band
Book rentals
Take engagement pictures September 8th!!
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Purchase veil and accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Hire coordinator Only hiring a Day Of coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates   
Finalize guest list    
Send save the dates 
Book officiant  
Pre-marital counseling
Order guest book
Hotel room blocks Need to add 1 additional hotel
Hire a calligrapher
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
                Find garter  
Book makeup artist & hair stylist 
Menu tasting
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial
1st dress fitting
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Book rehearsal dinner venue  Almost love it more than the actual reception! Almost.
  Rehearsal Dinner music/activities
Buy Rehearsal Dinner dress
Transportation for Rehearsal Dinner bridal party   
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party
Bachelor party
Bridal showers
Purchase wedding bands
Put together picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Order wedding favors
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon 
Honeymoon shopping
Gift for Groom
Rehearsal Dinner  invitations
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
 Walk down the aisle & say I do!
I'm going to plan on checking in on this checklist at least monthy to keep track of the progress I'm making - but getting married ain't no easy task!

Vegas, anyone?


  1. That list makes me exhausted. Weddings are hard work for sure! By the way. Are you still planning to be in Chicago for labor day weekend?

  2. you are so on top of things!! I had nothing done that quickly:)

  3. If you need any tips or invitation ideas, stop by Elizabeth Grace when you're back in Chicago! I'm working as a bridal coordinator there :) Looks like you're having fun with all of the planning!

  4. Copy and paste. I think it's time to buy a binder. Although I did beg Mr. RH to buy me a tote bag I saw earlier this week, except I think it was a grocery bag but it was reallly cute.

  5. That list brings back memories! The wedding part was fun but the planning part tired me out. Looks like you are very on top of things though. Can't wait to follow along!

  6. Ever the optimist, as overwhelming as that list is, I saw the amazing amount of things you HAVE crossed off rather than the tasks you still need to tackle. I'm astounded at the amount you've been able to complete (not that I didn't think you could) in such a short time of being engaged.

  7. If you don't hire a videographer, I definitely would have someone in your family or someone you know tape the getting ready, the ceremony, grand entrance to the reception, the toasts and special dances at the reception. My husband and I watch it and it reminds you of the special day and things you don't remember because it all is a blur at the end of the day!