On top of that, we have received our official paper orders to Hawaii AND have been pre-approved for a VA loan! We have been in contact with a realtor on Oahu and have also been busy reviewing the listings that she sends us each day. Craziness!
Luckily, there is quite a bit that I have been able to get done lately and I have updated my list below accordingly.
Months Four, Five, and Six....
Choose groomsmen's attire
Place suit orders
Buy wedding bands
Shop for bride/ groom rehearsal outfits
Pre-marital counseling - In process
Buy gifts for wedding party
Compile ceremony/ reception music
Order monogrammed cocktail napkins
Bridal portraits/ hair & makeup trial - March 3!
Bridal shower - March 9!
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Gifts for out-of-town guests? koozies? (southern state of mind)
Create final schedule of events for all vendors
Final dress fitting - March 1!
DIY photo guestbook - process
Print programs/ menus?
Meet with photographer/ list of must-do photos
Meet with videographer/ list of must-do shots
Bachelorette party/ Girls' weekend - March 28-30!
DIY signs for reserved seating & seat yourself
DIY monograms for front door of venue
DIY signs for Rte 162 & Trexler Ave. DIY table signage (menu, etc.)
Frame bridal portrait
Order sparklers for send off
Rehearsal dinner groom's cake
Final vendor payments
Music selections to band and ceremony artist
Order thank you notes
Last two weeks...
Thank you dinner @ Halls w/ parents & siblings
Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner/ welcome reception
Organize tip envelopes for vendors
Get dress steamed
Walk down the aisle & say, "I do!"
I'd like to think that I'm sticking to the schedule pretty well. Shaun still has to pick out suits for himself and the groomsmen. Hopefully we'll get that done soon.
Other than that, invitations are out, my dress is almost done at the seamstress and I'm really looking forward to my hair & makeup trial and bridal shoot next Monday!
I think the next big thing is going to be buying our wedding bands. We know which ones we want, it's just a matter of going out and getting them.
Hope you all are doing well! More wedding updates soon!