Monday, November 26, 2012

November Wedding Chore Update

The month of December is more about holiday fun and family time than planning our wedding.  We have a meeting with the preacher for another pre marriage counseling session and we are hoping to finish our music list so we can meet with the DJ.  I was also going to purchase R's wedding gift and start addressing invitations.   I'm noticing each month that a lot of this list will be reserved for the month before our wedding....eek! there will be a crunch time no matter how well I've tried to plan.

Set a date
Book venue
Book photographer
Book Music and lighting
Decide on bridal party
Book caterer & bartender
Create wedding website
Register for shower
Book florist
Purchase wedding dress
Purchase bridal accessories
Rent linens
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select groom & groomsmen attire
Send bridesmaids ordering info for dresses
Book cake baker
wedding coordinator guidebook
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital counseling
Finalize guest list
Obtain guests addresses for invitations
Order cake topper
Decide on videographer services
Hotel room blocks
Rent hotel rooms for March 22 and March 23
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Reception menu tasting
Hair trim, nails, tan for bridal portraits
Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial
1st dress fitting
Bridal portrait bouquet
Final dress fitting
Make ceremony programs
Dance Lessons
Write out escort cards
Find 10 glass milk vases
Pay venue for ceremony chair set up
Order invitations
Address invitations
Mail invitations
Order wedding cake
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Buy Rehearsal dress
Buy sparkler for send off
 Find hair accessories for FG
Decide on bridesmaids shoes
make table numbers
make cake stand
Buy groomsman gifts
Buy FG and RB gifts
Reader and coordinator gifts
Bridesmaids gifts
Bachelorette party outfits
Bachelorette party
Buy gifts for mothers
Bridal shower attire
Bridal shower
Shower thank you notes
Shop for wedding bands
Purchase wedding bands
Create wedding day timeline
Put together picture list for photographer
Buy drinking straws
Buy mason jars
Bridal Makeup trial
DIY signs for reserved seating
Engagement photos framed for auxiliary table
Book a salon for day of wedding
Makeup for MOB
Decide on setup for cocktail table décor and purchase accessories
Purchase Candles / votives
Purchase Grooms Gift
Wedding Favors
Escort card display and welcome sign
Purchase alcohol for reception
Get marriage license
Create signs for sparkler exit and favor
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon
Honeymoon outfits
Bridal luncheon invitations
Bridal luncheon favor
Decide who will return reception rentals
RD invitations – FMIL
Plan rehearsal dinner
Final vendor payments
Final Music selections and do not play list
Order thank you notes
Hair, nails, tan for wedding
Ring cleaning
Pack for honeymoon
Wedding announcement in News and Observer
Walk down the aisle & say I do!


  1. Yay for 4 months away! Where do you plan on buying your candles? I have to buy some votives and am currently planning on buying them from $24.99 for 144. Have you found a better deal?

    1. Oh my - hadn't thought of using 144 candles! I was going to buy the prefilled votives from AC Moore using 40% off coupons because I'm frugal like that. I think the packs have 12 candles in each. I checked your site though and they sell them too so I might try and find a better deal online. I don't know why but I've really put off buying candles for some reason like it's a "dreaded" task. You've designed tablescapes at many candles are usually on each table?