Well, it has been one hell of a hiatus. This blog wasn’t the only thing that has been neglected throughout the past few months. Some deep personal stuff came up, and the wedding planning itself was even on the back burner of my mind. However, I’m back, and the wedding planning is in full swing…with only 7 months remaining! Yikes.
Once again, I’ve added my To Do list below, and scratched off what has been accomplished since last time I’ve shared it with you (back in June). It seems like every time I cross something off the list, 3 more things get added! It is getting done, nevertheless.
Set the date Set a budget Create wedding planning binder Choose bridal party make bridal party proposal gifts Choose color scheme Research ceremony venues Research reception venues Choose ceremony and reception venues
- Rent necessary equipment (tent, chairs etc)
Book photographer Book officiant/commissioner
- Choose music for ceremony
- Choose bridesmaid dresses options
Create a guest list Order the Save the Dates Make wedding dress appointments Decide on the wedding dress!
- order Wedding dress
- decide on Groomsmen attire
- purchase Groom’s reception attire
Send out Save the Dates
- Plan floral bouquets
Plan DIY Décor Order invites
- Send invites
- Order wedding cake
Make hair and makeup appointment
- Dress fittings
- Obtain marriage license
- Make wedding décor (guest book, centre pieces etc)
- Write vows
- purchase wedding bands
- Make final payments
- Make bridal party gifts
- Plan bridal shower
- Schedule Ceremony rehearsal
- Schedule Rehearsal “dinner”
- Book plane tickets
A good friend of mine (who is also my photographer) reminded me just weeks ago that regardless what gets done and what doesn’t get done, or what goes wrong on the big day – its still going to be perfect! I’m not going to stress a single minute over this and I’m really going to enjoy the process. The goals I would like to accomplish this week are to narrow down my bridesmaid’s choices for their dresses, and the same for the groomsmen attire, and to choose the rest of the music for the ceremony. My goals for the month of January is to order my dress (non-negotiable), rent my tent and chairs, and order the wedding cake. Once those big items are completed by the end of this month, there will be a lot less to worry about in terms of getting it done in time. It is all coming together…despite the hiatus!
Another thing I want to share is our Save the Dates that we sent back in October! We wanted to do something really pretty and rustic…and cost efficient. The fact is, postage is not cheap at all anymore! To send 100+ Save the Dates now, and 100+ wedding invitations to follow just didn’t feel very budget friendly. I wanted to have a physical Save the Date, for keepsake purposes, as I assumed some people close to me would want too. So, while in Newfoundland visiting, I took to Vista Print and found a design I adored, and simply ordered 10 cards, at 49 cents each, and because I wasn’t at the North Pole, shipping costs were completely reasonable and it only took 5 days to arrive! I took a great quality photo of the Save the Date and sent them electronically to everyone on my list! It was quick, simple, and easy on the budget, and we got to keep one for the scrapbook!
Things are definitely coming together, and while my head and heart have been preoccupied with other things lately, it feels so good to be planning our special day again, and I’m so happy to be excited about it again. I know there’s a lot of amazing things coming to me and Kyle this year – 2018 is going to be one for the books!
As always, thanks for reading!