Tuesday, October 16, 2012

50 Shades Of Grey

 50 Shades of Grey....and yellow and navy. 
It's so hard to match wedding items together when there are just so many shades of the same color! I can't complain too much though :)
And yes, in case you couldn't tell by now, I'm referring to our wedding not the books! Now let's catch up on our wedding details, shall we?!
 Things We've Done....
Picked the date : May 18th 2013
Picked our bridal party!
Picked our colors!
Picked our ceremony and reception site!
Picked a caterer!
Picked a photographer!
Picked our ceremony and reception musician!
Had our engagement party!
Started the wedding website!
Picked our Save The Dates!
Had the Save The Dates printed!
Picked our Invitation suite!
Narrowed down the bridesmaid's dresses...
Working on the mother's dresses...
Picked the rehearsal dinner restaurant!
Finalized our guest list!
Started (85% done) our registry!
Picked our cake baker and style!
Purchased our wedding bands!
Finalized shower invitation list and bach party invitation list.
Picked our day-of point of contact.
Bought a few items for decoration (twine for bouquets, burlap for banner, etc.).

Things We Still Need To Do....
Take our engagement pictures (November 3rd!).
Finalize our reception menu.
Call the rental place to place official hold on tables, etc.
Finalize our wedding website before the save the date's go out.
Mail our Save The Dates.
Have our invitations printed.
Order bridesmaid's dresses.
Pick shoes for bridesmaids. 
Pick my ceremony shoes. 
Schedule one dress fitting/steaming.
Pick out ceremony accessories (the girls and I). 
Decide on my something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!
Finalize our ceremony music.
Decide on ceremony readings.
Pick the mother's dresses.
Order groomsmen suits.
Place the wedding flower order.
Speak with our officiant (this week!).
Work on wedding hair and makeup ideas (for everyone).
Book our honeymoon (we've picked it out, we just need to pay!).
Finalize our hotel plans (getting ready & guests)--50% done.
Pick rehearsal dinner invitation.
Finalize rehearsal dinner menu.
Decide on shower and rehearsal dinner decorations.
(I want them to be similar so we can use the same decorations for both--we're watching our $$$s)
Decided/order on bridal party gifts.
Decide/order groom gift.
Decided/order on parent gifts.
Print and assemble program fans.
Finalize/order guest book (alternative!).
Create banner for wedding reception.
Finish cake topper (twine wrapped E!).
Decode on cake/cupcake stand.
Yarn wrapped letters for reception decoration (initials and Mr. + Mrs.).
Finalize and work on reception table decorations. 
Finalize aisle decorations.
Work on aisle decorations (DIY!).
Finalize ideas/materials for ceremony/reception signs.
Decide and book day-of transportation. 
Marriage license! 
Finalize a day of schedule. 
Decide if we want special ushers. 
Decide on out-of-town guest goodies.
Purchase dresses for bridal events, rehearsal dinner and bach party weekend!
Did I miss anything? Please share any wedding planning tips you have!
&& Be sure to check out my Wedding Pinterest board here to see all of my wedding ideas!


Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

oh my word ashley - i forgot that so much planning went into a wedding.

I shared some wedding tips here:

i can't wait to see your engagements!

ps. i love your blog design - idk if i've told you before :)

My Life as A Plate said...

WOW you have done so much!!!! I am impressed :)