Wedding To Do List

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but this week just flew by for me.

Whew, it's been a while! I feel like I owe you guys some {wedding} updates, but guess what, not a lot is going on.. until last weekend that is. Thankfully, winter term ends in a few weeks so I'll be able to focus more on every single detail I've put off.

For my own sanity, I have decided not to take any classes this spring term because I think it would set me up for failure and stress me out to the max.

What's on our to do list?
  • Manfriend's ring - Did some research...
  • Manfriend's suit/tux  - Purchased last weekend!
  • Finish registries
  • Colors - Too many to choose from
  • Wedding shoes!
  • Flowers
  • Rehearsal dinner - Did some research and contacted a few restaurants
  • Invitations
  • Music - The manfriend researched and contacted a DJ
  • Ceremony
  • Cake
  • Table scapes/centerpieces - Stress me out more than they should
As you can see, we still have a LOT of important things left to do (and this isn't the entire list). After last weekend, I'm not freaking out as much. I know that once we make a few decisions, we can easily check certain items off in a matter of a few hours.

We are opting to have a registry through Macy's and probably one other store (TBD), as well as a registry. allows the couple to register for pieces of their honeymoon, like a dinner, guided tour, night at a hotel, etc. and guests to purchase those things.

This is a nice option for those who prefer to give cash anyway, but in a more focused direction. Our dream is to go on a European honeymoon the summer of 2014, but we'll see. A tropical destination is sounding pretty perfect right about now...

Areas I'm doing more research/waiting on: flowers & shoes

I'm leaning toward either having pretty bright flowers or something more pastel and vintage feeling. As I've yet to talk to a florist, or decide what I'm willing to commit to flowers budget wise, this is on hold.

Image: Chelsea & Co

In a few areas I feel like I'm holding back on decision making because I know how spendy things will be. In the end, I know it will all turn out fabulous no matter what, but it's easy to agonize over every little detail and dollar.

For shoes, I'm looking for something with a pop of color that I can walk in (as in 3" or shorter). Feel free to include links of your favorite dressy shoe brands or retailers!

In the last few weeks, we sent out our save the dates and I've had a few moments where I've had to remind myself that we have to do what feels right in our hearts and not necessarily what pleases everyone else. This is by FAR the hardest part of wedding planning. I hate disappointing others, but chances are people understand and after all, this is our big day!

What's the biggest thing you stress out about when throwing a party?

Random thought: It's hard to even imagine that in four months the Pete and I will be getting hitched. YIKES! Let the wedding planning get rolling...

Something to try: Katie McGregor's Maintenance Routine with Carrie Tollefson (great hip/core strengtheners for runners)


Lindsey said…
My list looks pretty much the same as yours does right now! And I just realized the other day that the wedding is in about 4 months. How did that happen? It seems like we just got engaged and still have months and months to plan...
J said…
I wore Nina shoes for my wedding (2.5 inches) and loved them. I still wear them all the time when I dress up. I also bought them on Zappos and bought a size 9.5 and 10 and then sent the 10 back cause Zappos has the free return shipping.

I registered at Macys and Pottery barn. I DO NOT suggest pottery barn at all. My plates have chipped (thankfully pottery barn replaces them) and my silver ware has turned a funny color on a few spoons. So weird. I hate how the quality of stuff now is not as good as it used to be! Those dishes and silverware were NOT cheap!
Leigh said…
Maybe I missed it, but what is the date of your wedding? There is so much planning that goes into a wedding, but remember what you want most out of it and stick to that. We wanted a fun, casual wedding and that's exactly what we had
Redhead Running said…
The hardest part about planning, for us, was that everyone had an opinion of what we were doing because we weren't doing things "traditionally." Stick to your guns and your budget, it's your day, not anyone else's.
Tasha Malcolm said…
My girlfriend just got married and she had a very vintage feel for her ceremony and reception and it was so beautiful. Her flowers were actually made out of fabric. It was really cool, I loved it. My flowers were super bright, but that is kind of my style. :-)

I wore really nice gold sandals that I bought at Nordstrom. I think they brand was Report (sp). My bridesmaids had the same sandal, but in black.
I think the different opinions people will share in not so polite ways is one thing that will bother me the most. Just continue to stay true to what you and Pete want. You are such a rational, down to earth couple! I know you'll pull off a fantastic event!

My biggest concern when I throw a party is that the food won't be good or there won't be enough food. I am having a going away party next weekend which is obviously not a major event to plan but I just had to send in the menu choices for the appetizers and I am just hoping I ordered enough but not too much as I don't want any leftovers!
I love what you wrote about doing what's right in our hearts. My fiance and I are getting married this November, and it is so hard to balance what we want with what is good for everyone else. It's a major juggling piece, and unfortunately can get really stressful.
Amber said…
It will all come together beautifully I just know it! I agree with Leigh just remember what you want most out of the day and stick with that!

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