Sunday, February 21, 2010

To Do List, Version 2.0

Just over a month ago, I posted my first tentative list of things to do.  Here it is again with hopefully some lines crossed through it and things accomplished.  But there will be many add-ons now too I'm sure.

(From January 18th, changes in red)
-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 It's now picked up and waiting for the big day!
-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 I have about 80 of the 140 completely finished.  The rest should be done in the next week hopefully.
-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 We have all the money for them now, and we're going to alter them first, and then get them dry cleaned so they're nice and pressed for the wedding.  The girls will be getting altered as they're in town.
-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 They're all cleaned, and organized in new tupperware containers.  It's labeled for the reception.
-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. I picked them all up from Jane.  We put all of the votives inside of the holders and pulled up the wick so they're ready to light.  They're also organized in new containers and labeled to go.
-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.
Right now we have Josh, his brother, his dad, and two of our ushers in.  Still 7 to go.
-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
We've taken the test and it's getting graded.
-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 I have 13 people left to get them from, but I did buy all of the frames to put them in.
-Call the hotel and see how the blocked rooms are doing
-Make invitations for the rehearsal dinner and decide on any decorations The design is finished on my computer, they just need to be printed.
-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 She can't do it, so I need to find someone new.
-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 These are done! A nice trip to Dollar Tree solved this one.  A post will be coming shortly!

(Updated since then)
-Figure out what Mr. T is doing for his guys' gifts 
-Get the favors for the rehearsal dinner into cello bags with tags
-Make the wraps for the bridesmaids
-Do a hair trial so I know what I want
-Sew in my wedding dress label
-Buy stamps for the invitations
-Get/make pens for the guestbook
-Song request cards to fill out during cocktail hour?
-Get the fleece and make the blanket for Liam, to match Ella's
-Figure out and make the flower girl basket/purse/pomander
-Make the cosmetic bags I got fabric for
-Find wood and paint signs for directions

That's where I'm at for now, and I know there's a whole lot more that I can't even think of!

1 comment:

  1. Nice long to do list. You'll get it all knocked out pretty quickly.


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