Six Months to Go!!!

Y'ALL.  As of yesterday, we are SIX MONTHS from the wedding!!  I am managing to feel thrilled/terrified/nervous/stressed/giddy all at once and it's kind of fabulous!  To say that shit is getting real around here would likely be the understatement of the year.  

Since Day 1, I've had a pretty legit list that has kept me sane/pushed me towards the edge, but it's nice to be able to go back to something and physically check things off, and see what else I have ahead of me to take care of.  Let me introduce you to my personal crazy...

Set a date 
Book church 
Book venue 
Book photographer 
Book florist 
Book DJ 
Book videographer - debating on this one
Book makeup artist and hair stylist - have salon reserved; need to stop in
Book personal trainer 
Ask wedding party to be in the wedding 
Email groomsmen with details 
Create wedding website 
Take engagement photos - Saturday, May 17

Register (Macy's Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel) 
Book flight for TX shower in June 
Book flight for bachelorette party in September 

Buy THE DRESS and my veil 
Choose bridesmaids dresses 
Order bridesmaids dresses - by May 16 
Choose and order groomsmen suits and accessories 
Choose shirt, tie, socks we'll give as groomsmen gifts 
Choose and order ring bearer outfit and accessories (shoes, bow tie, socks) 
Choose and order flower girl outfit (bow, shoes, tights?) 
Buy ring bearer pillow 
Buy flower girl kissing ball (Etsy) 
Book ceremony musicians 
Book cocktail hour musicians 
Book cake baker 
Order save the dates 
Mail save the dates 
Order invitations 
Find pretty stamps (zazzle?) 
Address invitations (calligraphy) 
Mail invitations 
Finalize guest list 
Meet with Father Cannon 
Confirm wedding with Father Cannon or Deacon Maddie 
Schedule pre-cana classes in Duxbury for May 
Buy or register for cake knife and server 
Order cake forks from JessicaNDesigns 
Hotel room blocks 
Order guestbook map 
Buy non-bleeding pens for map 
Price how much/how long it will take to have framed/matted to set out at reception 
Engagement announcement in Temple Daily Telegram and Scituate Mariner - submit in June 
Cake topper 
Take bridal portraits / hair & make-up trial - October
Shop for Mother of the Bride dress 
Buy wedding shoes 
Buy garter 
Grooms Cake  
Buy wedding jewelery (earrings) 
Menu tasting 
Give final selections to Kim - May
Choose and ask three readers - two have been asked, deciding on  third
1st dress fitting 
2nd dress fitting 
Book hotel room to stay in Friday/get ready in Saturday 
Order cute clutch with new monogram (to use again and again!) 
Something Old lace from my mom's wedding gown sewn into mine
Something New my dress
Something Borrowed 
Something Blue 
DIY ceremony programs 
Research printer for ceremony programs/have printed
Custom map
Order thank you notes for shower 
Order thank you notes for wedding 
Book honeymoon 
Look into passport renewals, and vaccinations/travel requirements for HM destination
Collect family wedding photos
Book limo for wedding party 
Book buses for guest transportation 
Decide on wedding favors 
Finalize contents of welcome bags 
Make day-of emergency kit 
Put together bathroom baskets 
Make sign to hang/post on bathroom doors at BRCC 
Menu/thank you for table (DIY) 
Order monogram from Southern Proper for guest book table 
Make canvas with monogram (DIY) 
Buy candles for cocktail hour/reception 
Buy candle holders for tables 
Buy bridal party gifts 
Buy groomsmen gifts 
Order handkerchiefs for Mom, Daddy, Meredith 
Order striped straws for cocktail hour 
Buy wedding bands 
Apply for marriage license 
Put together must-have picture list for CoCo 
Gift for Brian 
Put together must-play and DO NOT play list for Nick/DJ 
Playlists for cocktail hour 
Finalize menu choices with Scarlet Oak Tavern 
Buy going away outfit 
Select music for ceremony 
Sort out final payments and tips for vendors (include note from Pinterest) 
Buy shower dresses, 2 
Buy rehearsal dinner dress - emailed Lula Kate
Hostess gifts for showers 
DIY sign for signature cocktail 
DIY sign for stationary displays 
DIY table numbers 
DIY card box 
DIY escort cards 
Pick-up marriage license in Boston!! (Thursday, 11/6)
Rehearsal dinner invitations (Minted) 
Bridesmaids luncheon for Friday 
Order koozies for reception 
Order pashminas for cocktail hour 
DIY signs for our chairs 
Wedding announcement in Temple Daily Telegram and Scituate Mariner 
Pack overnight bag for Saturday night/Sunday morning 
Wedding timeline for day-of 
Weekend timeline for welcome bags 
Order doorknob hangers for welcome bags 
Ask Jenna to be point-person 
Make and laminate vendor contact sheet (to distribute to Jenna, Kim at BRCC, Amanda, parents) 
Bring extra invitation suite for CoCo to shoot 
Create direction cards for guests driving to the reception 
Shoes to change into mid-reception 
Custom monogram 


Whew!  It makes me tired just reading that thing.  Tons of the little things are easy check-offs, just a matter of sitting down together and getting them done.  My plan is to tackle a few items every week so that it doesn't get too overwhelming, and so far, so good.  

As for tonight, we're ordering takeout Greek food and I'm planning on a nice, big glass of red wine, with a good long run tomorrow morning to start the weekend off right.  We have our pre-Cana class tomorrow from 9am-4:30pm, and dinner and drinks scheduled for after because WE'LL NEED THEM.  

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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