Monday, January 18, 2010

A Tentative List of Things To Do

This has been a long time coming, and it probably won't be 100% complete because somehow I've managed to misplace my wedding binder with everything important in it.  Don't ask me how I did it, because the thing is like 3" thick and has an obnoxious front cover on it.  My only guess is that it's somewhere logical and not really lost at all.  But between my apartment at school, my parents' house, and our house in Minnesota I can't seem to locate it at the moment.  So this list happens to be coming from the top of my head.

-Decide on a DJ We have already signed with our DJ company, but we missed a couple "Meet the DJ Nights" already and have yet to pick out who we want
-Go and talk to the florist We have a deposit down, I just want to finalize what is in season, see what I've changed my mind about since last spring.  And I need her opinion on how to make my hurricanes work as vases.
-Get Mr. T to pick out a wedding band so I can buy it
-Start looking and maybe hopefully book our honeymoon At first we didn't think we could do one, but I've been home working and will do so again in Feb. and March so I've decided to devote that money, plus a large graduation gift to it.
-Finish the invitations and get them mailed out
-Finish the coasters I started I'm about 1/3 of the way through them
-Finish the table squares I have 20 of 30 ironed and the edges are ready to be sewn.  I need to iron the rest and then sew around them all.
-Finish the favors I believe around 200 of the 300 are done
-Put the handles on the totes I made for the girls
-Finish the felt flowers as the finishing touch on the clutches
-Pick up my dress and have Zan alter it
It fits perfectly but it needs to be hemmed still
-Get the bridesmaids' dresses dry cleaned and altered
-Finish my guestbook
-Buy and personalize the aisle runner
-Make all of the bows for the tulle swagging at the reception
-Get the rest of the hurricane tops for the vases/candle holders for centerpieces from Jane
They're in the basement of the store somewhere, I need to find them
-Get the votive holders and votives from Jane She found tealights for $0.20 when she was at the gift show last week, so I'm going to do that instead of tealights like I originally planned.
-Go and talk to Yvonne about the cake My mom's friend, who is an amazing cake person is doing our cake and I need to talk with her about what I'm thinking.
-Get all of the guys in and get them fitted for tuxes by the beginning of February
We're getting them from a local shop in town and our wedding falls during Prom season so we need to get in there early.
-Finish the flower girl dress I'm working on or find an alternative if it fails
-Take the "compatability test" our pastor wants us to do and then go through the counseling with him in MN 

-String the letters inside of the wreaths
-Make more of the escort cards for the people I already know are coming for sure
-Do up some mock wedding programs so I know what I want when it's time
-Get cocktail napkins from the reception I talked to the guy and he said I can get some ahead of time to stamp on and place at the bar.
-Gather the rest of the wedding pictures from all of the family members
-Call the hotel and see how the blocked rooms are doing
-Make invitations for the rehearsal dinner and decide on any decorations
-Finalize the music for the ceremony and reception
-Call the lady who plays the organ at the church and see if she can do our wedding
-Make the pocket squares for the guys
-Get everything together for the out of town bags We have been collecting maps of the downtown shopping area and the town and such from our Chamber of Commerce.  I still want to put together a list of the churches in the area and their service times in case anyone wants to go on Sunday morning.  And then I need to make a trip to Sam's Club and stock up on things to put in their bags.
-Put together the kids' favors
-Finalize transportation plans for the day of My aunt's ex husband owns a bus and he is going to let us use it for the day of.  It fits thirteen so it  could take the wedding party back and forth.  We're also looking into renting a larger bus from my parents' friends that can act as a shuttle to and from the hotels.
-Gather the rest of the supplies for the bathroom baskets
-Figure out what Mr. T is doing for his guys' gifts

That's all I can think of for now.  I'll be adding to it as I remember.  Hopefully it can help you guys remember some of the little things you might be forgetting or didn't think of.

p.s.  Sorry for the lack of posting, and the boring posts when I actually do.  I don't have my computer with me so I don't have any of my pictures.  And I don't have my computer cord for my camera, so I can't share the ones I've been taking while I'm home either.  But after next week things should get back to normal!!

1 comment:

  1. It amazes me that in the midst of all you have to do you keep tackling so many DIY projects...and you are not having a simple/small wedding - 300 favors? WOW! You go girl!


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