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Wedding To-Do

We’re getting married in one week. Here’s how the To-Do List is looking:

Done:

  • Date set
  • Officiant booked
  • Venues reserved
  • Photobooth booked
  • Photographer reserved
  • Cake ordered
  • Cake flowers ordered
  • Cake topper ordered
  • Dress ordered
  • Guest list finalized
  • Engagement photos taken
  • Save the Dates printed & mailed
  • Spanish Announcements printed
  • Invitations printed
  • Bridesmaids dresses ordered
  • Jars / lanterns / candles acquired
  • Andrés’ gift purchased

To Do:

  • Sign contract on venues 
  • Finalize menu: food / alcohol
  • Sign contract with photographer
  • Book DJ (meeting 7/29)
  • Mail Invitations
  • Get marriage license 
  • Meet with minister 1 (7/28) / 2 (8/18)
  • Schedule events for ceremony / reception
  • Decorations
    • Lace & twine jars crafted
    • Candelabra 
    • White lights + drapery
    • Burlap table runners (14) (Mom making)
    • Aubergine napkins
    • Peony paper flowers
    • Sparklers / bubbles / matchboxes / galvanized pails
    • Chalkboard silver trays + stands
    • Photobooth props
    • Lavender in bags & cigar wedding favors
    • Guestbook tree (A making) + ink + pens + wipes
    • Escort cards (doillies, craft paper) (after 9/22)
    • Large chalkboards, chalk pen
    • Candleabra
    • Speaker
    • Bathroom baskets (A gathering)
  • Attire
    • Bride: dress fittings: 1, 2 / veil (A making) + hair flowers / shoes (ceremony + reception) / jewelry / faux fur wrap / clutch / lingerie
    • Bridesmaids: faux fur wraps / shoes / gifts
    • Groom:  tux /shoes / rings / gifts
    • Groomsmen: tuxes
  • Flowers (meeting 8/18)
    • Bride / Bridesmaids bouquets (1 + 3)
    • Groom / Groomsmen boutonnieres (4)
    • Mother / Grandmother corsages (5)
    • Baby’s breath decor bundles (20 for isles)
  • Reserve cabin for wedding night

My second dress fitting is on Monday (I’m bringing Andrés’ mom!). My mom has a few more runners to make. I need to check in with A about the guestbook tree, veil, & bathroom baskets. The escort cards are made, I just need to write the names & table numbers on them. Not too bad!

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Wedding To Do (Updated)

With the wedding 47 days away, here’s what my updated To Do List looks like.

Done:

  • Date set
  • Officiant booked
  • Venues reserved
  • Photobooth booked
  • Photographer reserved
  • Cake ordered
  • Cake flowers ordered
  • Cake topper ordered
  • Dress ordered
  • Guest list finalized
  • Engagement photos taken
  • Save the Dates printed & mailed
  • Spanish Announcements printed
  • Invitations printed
  • Bridesmaids dresses ordered
  • Jars / lanterns / candles acquired
  • Andrés’ gift purchased

To Do:

  • Sign contract on venues (meeting 8/18)
  • Finalize menu: food / alcohol (8/18)
  • Sign contract with photographer
  • Book DJ (meeting 7/29)
  • Mail Invitations
  • Get marriage license ( 8/20)
  • Meet with minister 1 (7/28) / 2 (8/18)
  • Schedule events for ceremony / reception
  • Decorations
    • Lace & twine jars crafted
    • Candelabra 
    • White lights + drapery
    • Burlap table runners (Mom is making)
    • Aubergine napkins
    • Peony paper flowers
    • Sparklers / bubbles / matchboxes / galvanized pails
    • Chalkboard silver trays + stands
    • Photobooth props
    • Children’s chalkboards (after 9/22)
    • Lavender in bags & cigar (Andrés getting) wedding favors
    • Guestbook tree (A is making) + ink + pens + wipes
    • Escort cards (after 9/22)
    • Bathroom baskets (A is gathering)
  • Attire
    • Bride: dress fittings: 1, 2 / veil + hair flowers / shoes (ceremony + reception) / jewelry / faux fur wrap
    • Bridesmaids: faux fur wraps / shoes / gifts
    • Groom:  tux /shoes / rings / gifts
    • Groomsmen: tuxes
  • Flowers (meeting 8/18)
    • Bride / Bridesmaids bouquets (1 + 3)
    • Groom / Groomsmen boutonnieres (4)
    • Mother / Grandmother corsages (5)
    • Baby’s breath decor bundles (20 for isles)
  • Reserve cabin for wedding night

The biggest things I need to take care of are the paper peonies, getting my dress fitting done (& finalizing my jewelry choices), and picking out alcohol for the reception.

After all the RSVPs are in, I’m going to make the escort cards and double check places/times/prices/details with all the vendors.

Wedding To Do

Last time I checked in about the wedding, it was one month after we got engaged. Since I got the dress, it’s crunch time.

WEDDING MODE. ENGAGE. beep. boop. beepbeep. boop. beep.

Done:

  • Date set
  • Officiant booked
  • Venues reserved
  • Photobooth booked
  • Photographer reserved
  • Cake ordered
  • Cake flowers ordered
  • Cake topper ordered
  • Dress ordered
  • Guest list finalized
  • Engagement photos taken
  • Save the Dates printed & mailed
  • Spanish Announcements printed
  • Invitations printed
  • Bridesmaids dresses ordered
  • Jars / lanterns / candles acquired
  • Andrés’ gift purchased

To Do:

  • Sign contract on venues (meeting 8/18)
  • Finalize menu: food / alcohol (8/18)
  • Sign contract with photographer
  • Book DJ (meeting 7/29)
  • Mail Invitations
  • Get marriage license ( 8/20)
  • Meet with minister 1 (7/28) / 2 (8/18)
  • Schedule events for ceremony / reception
  • Decorations
    • Lace & twine jars crafted
    • White lights + tulle
    • Burlap table runners (Mom is making)
    • Aubergine napkins
    • Peony paper flowers
    • Sparklers / bubbles / matchboxes
    • Chalkboard silver trays + stands
    • Photobooth props
    • Children’s chalkboards (7)
    • Lavender in bags & cigar wedding favors
    • Guestbook tree (A is making) + ink + pens + wipes
    • Seating chart frame + pins
  • Attire
    • Bride: veil + hair flowers / shoes (ceremony + reception) / jewelry / faux fur wrap
    • Bridesmaids: faux fur wraps / shoes
    • Groom:  tux /shoes / ring / gifts
    • Groomsmen: tuxes
  • Flowers (meeting 8/18)Wedding night fancy thingsReserve cabin for wedding nightReserve cabin for wedding night
    • Bride / Bridesmaids bouquets (1 + 3)
    • Groom / Groomsmen boutonnieres (4)
    • Mother / Grandmother corsages (5)
    • Baby’s breath decor bundles (20 for isles)
    • Lavender table bundles (8?)

Phew. Lots to do. Where to start?!

How To Be Happy

by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

  1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
  2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, & everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.
  4. You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.
  5. Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
  6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
  7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.
  8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
  9. Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.
  10. Don’t hold post-mortems. Don’t spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don’t be one who never gets over things.
  11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
  12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.