Making a List, Checking it Twice

This week will mark three months until the wedding so after a bit of a hiatus in important decision-making, I’ve decided now is likely a good time to evaluate where we are and what major items are left to be accomplished between now and July. To be honest, I don’t typically like nor put much value on the prescribed planning timelines you’ll find on a lot of wedding planning websites, but I do think now perfect timing for me to be checking in on myself and getting organized again. So, with three months to go the list looks something like this…


  1. {Invitations} Mail invitations (scheduled for the first week of May) and begin cataloging RSVPs
  2. {Cake} Decide on to cake or not to cake and if not, what we’d like to serve instead
  3. {Ceremony} Finish selection of readings, readers, write vows, etc.
  4. {RSVP Info} Mail list of weekend events + reminder to make accommodation arrangements to confirmed guests
  5. {Itinerary} Mail list of weekend events/times/locations, suggestions for attire and other helpful information to wedding party
  6. {Groomsmen Attire} Finalize decision on what M and his groomsmen will be wearing, make rental arrangements
  7. {Wedding Party Gifts} Complete purchase of wedding party gifts for 7 bridesmaids, 1 bridesman, and 6 groomsmen
  8. {DIY Projects} Complete or scrap remaining DIY projects including favors, table numbers, escort cards, programs, photo guest book and whatever other little ideas I fall in love with between now and then
  9. {Rentals} Finalize details on what we’re renting and if it’s being delivered/setup or if we’re tackling that on our own to save money
  10. {Music} Finalize music selections and meet with our friend/DJ to cover the basics…otherwise it’s all up to him
  11. {Thank You Cards} Find/buy or design/print cute thank you cards so they are ready to go when gifts arrive
  12. {Flowers} Find a weekend to mock up some bouquets and centerpieces so I can convince myself I won’t go crazy doing it on our own


So, with three months to go, that’s how things are shaping up.  I feel ok about what we have left to do and honestly, I think I’ll be comfortable scaling back on the list to stay sane if need be. How are you June/July/August brides doing with your lists?