Monday, October 13, 2008

5 Months and 29 Days To Go!!!

Well, time is winding up and I need to be doing something almost every day. Let's see where I am on my list.

  • Contact newspapers to announce your engagement (you may need to have an engagement photo taken as well). I still have not done this. I will check this week to see how much it is to put it in the paper.

  • Finalize the guest list. I am pretty much done with this, but I still need to review it.

  • Book reception band or DJ. We are going to have a DJ and I just need to finalize things with him and get the contract.

  • Start looking into registering for gifts. We probably will not do this until after the holidays, we pretty much know where we are registering.

  • Choose your florist and send a deposit to reserve their services. I have visited a florist for my bouquet and will be making the rest of the floral arrangements with a friend.

  • Register for your wedding gifts, and don't forget to include some choices appropriate for your upcoming bridal shower or engagement party as well. I have not do this yet. My bridal shower is not until March so I probably will not do this until January.

  • Set aside blocks of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Have been looking into this since my fiance's family lives out of town, should have this done my the end of the month since I want the information on my save-the-dates.

  • Purchase and send guests save-the-dates if your celebration is over a holiday weekend or at a faraway locale. I will be ordering these by next month since I making into Christmas card and want them out before the holiday rush.

  • Book ceremony musicians and send deposit. We will be using out DJ and we need to talk my fiance's sisters about singing at the wedding.

  • Start planning the rehearsal dinner. We are having the rehearsal dinner at the same place that we are getting married at. I just need to decided if I want to have it catered or just cook.

  • Start working on your invitation wording and design. I just spent this past Saturday looking for wedding invitations and how I want them worded.

  • Finalize menu and service details with caterer. Still working on this.

  • Finalize your invitation wording. Still working on this.

  • Order your invitations and announcements (don't forget plenty of extra envelopes). Will try to have this done before the end of November.

  • Research and purchase wedding insurance, if necessary. Probably not going to get this. Is anyone getting this?

  • Decide on a floral scheme, choose flowers, and negotiate prices with florist. Be sure to sign a contract outlining what you agreed upon. I have pretty much worked out what I want the scheme to be with the person who is doing my floral design.

  • Start thinking about flower arrangement styles you like, and figure out what flowers will be in season on your wedding day. Per previous posting..I have this part figured out.

  • Grooms: Decide what style of formal wear you will be wearing. The men will be wearing brown suits. Actually they are going this weekend to pick them out.

  • Reserve tables, chairs, and/or other rental equipment you'll need (unless caterer or site is taking care of it). I need to reserve tablecloths, chairs and some table. I will have to work on this with my mom.

  • Grooms: Start looking to buy or rent tux suit, or other formal attire. He will be buying a suit like the groomsmen.

  • Book a calligrapher. Probably will not have one of these, too costly.

  • Book rehearsal dinner site. The site will be the same as the wedding site.

This is a long list. I will check in a few weeks to let you know where I am in the process.


mrs. mary mack said...

"Research and purchase wedding insurance, if necessary. Probably not going to get this. Is anyone getting this?"

-the idea of this sounded really nice especially since we were getting married outside with no rain-plan, but I don't know anyone who's ever purchased it. DOn't think it's very necessary.

African-American Brides said...

Looking good! To be five months away, this is a good list. Looks like you have all the must-dos done and now you're looking at the "do I really need thats" As for wedding insurance, I didn't do it and I don't know anyone who did. :)