8 weeks ahead
Prepare a budget Still working on it
Talk to family members about any date conflicts check
Meet with the in-laws to discuss date and how expenses will be shared ummmm, still working on it
Set a date April 19th everybody- that is 48 days from now
Schedule temple time and endowment time, if necessary I can't schedule an endowment until I have that recommend, so no.
Select and reserve a place for reception check
Decide on a color scheme still fail
Schedule a photographer for engagement photos (immediately), bridals, wedding day (we used 3 different people) engagements=done; wedding...we have options
Schedule hair dresser, if using dude, I pro-braid my hair myself.
Schedule invitation appointment. Order invitations as soon as possible what the heck is an invitation appointment? i did talk to BYUH Print Services, and cousin Aprihl is willing to get me cheaper paper if can. Megan has somewhat agreed to design them
Shop for wedding dress and all accessories avoiding like the plague
Schedule temple preparation classes as needed check, but who 'schedules' these things?
7 weeks ahead
Begin compiling guest list and addresses (determine temple, luncheon, and reception guests) this is a today thing.
Arrange for a florist Patti's petals. Spencer's mom is a florist.
Take engagement photos CHECK!
Order cake ummm...cupcakes anybody? or TED's pie....or...sheetcake...or... I really don't wanna
Reserve caterer, if using dude, I have to know the guest list first
Determine bridesmaids and bridal party, invite them CHECK- go sisters!
Determine what the wedding party will wear (including groomsmen) and begin shopping CHECK- hooray for brothers.
6 weeks ahead
Select and purchase groom's ring still deciding....haven't looked at it in a while
Reserve rental items (backdrops, decorations, etc.) this means absolutely nothing to me.
Find a place to live when married square 1.
Make appointments for premarital exam, dental work, eye doctor, etc. before insurance runs out assuming you have fantastic insurance anyway, and now marriage doesn't kick you off your parent's insurance. thank you Obama.
Order or purchase supplies for favors and for decorating: tablecloths, centerpieces, everything! umm....no idea, delegating that out to anybody who wants it.
By March 7th I need to have all the facts ready for invitations and have a set design for invitations
Planning to go dress shopping here
5 weeks ahead
Finish compiling guest lists
Start addressing invitations I would like to have the invitations in hand by March 12th; and all addresses finalized and in my possession by the 14th.
Plan honeymoon and transportation and make arrangements haven't even looked at it.
Arrange for health and auto insurance no car! health insurance...crap
Purchase temple clothes
4 weeks ahead
Have bridal portraits taken n/a I think.
Finish addressing invitations
Register for gifts I have no idea how to do this.
Determine menu and order supplies if needed wouldn't this be done with the caterer?
Determine what help you need on wedding day (servers, table clearers, kitchen help, pick up food), ask people right...um. well, it's a good thing I have visiting teachers.
Schedule temple recommend appointments aka, camp in front of Hannemann's office and then MacArthur's
I can get a marriage licence starting the 20th.
3 weeks ahead
Mail invitations early in the week- I would like the invitations to be mailed by the 21st, and absolutely no later than the 28th.
Make sure wedding party clothing is completely purchased (jewelry, shoes, etc.)
Arrange for time off work- assuming you have jobs
Get marriage license absolute last day to do this is the 12th of April, because it has to be done at least a week in advance apparently.
Purchase or order accessories such as cake knives and servers, garter, guest book and pen plastic-ware; ordered a picture guestbook yesterday.
Evaluate the tables and decorations at the reception, make sure you have EVERYTHING
2 weeks ahead
Talk to photographer/videographer about special shots you need
Make sure music playlist is ready PANDORA ALL THE WAY
Complete anything you are making, framing, or sewing for the special day or just focus on my recital
Double check all reservations (temple, place of reception, florist, hair stylist, caterer, photographer, cake, rental items, honeymoon)
Gather any borrowed items
Make freezer meals to feed out-of-town guests during wedding week
1 week ahead
Pack for honeymoon assuming we're going somewhere for an extended period of time...which, in all likelihood, we're not
Get manicures, pedicures, wax your eyebrows nude colored nail polish, hopefully borrowed from my roommate
Arrange for moving in to your new place easy, my contract ends on the 15th
Groom's haircut- ah, good point.
Final guest counts
Compile fix-it kit-safety pins, needle and thread, ibuprofen, bobby pins, mints, nylons, makeup