December Wedding Checklist: 6 Months To Go!

Wedding Checklist: 6 Months To Go!

And we’ve hit the 6 month countdown!!

Tasks Completed in November

Ordered Our Save The Dates / Invitations. The slash is because our Save The Date postcards are also our invitations and our guests will be RSVPing online. This is helping us to cut down on 1) paper waste, and 2) monies.
Bought Wedding Dress. Yay yay yay!

Previously Completed Tasks

Picked A Date. 200 Days until we’re married!
Selected the Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Reception, Brunch Site.
Picked Wedding Colors.
Started Making A Playlist.
Started Wedding Website.
Finalized Guest List.
Booked our wedding coordinator.
Booked our photographer.
Asked Our Officiant.
Asked Our Wedding Party.
Started Registry.

December Wedding Checklist: 6 Months Before The Wedding

Book Caterer. We have an idea of who we want to work with but we just need to commit. I’ve also been saying this for the last 3 months.
Research Bridesmaid Dresses. Because I have some fabulous, wonderful women that agreed to help us celebrate and I want them to look good (not that they need any help with that, duh) and wear a dress that they love.
Book DJ. AKA the life of the party.
Send Save The Dates / Invitations. And let people know that we’re getting married, or something.
Start Thinking About A Honeymoon? Not sure if it is going to happen right after our wedding but we should at least start thinking about it.

Anything not on this list that you would recommend addressing 6 months before a wedding?

[link with Linked with  Random,  Whims,  Whimsy, and Wedding Weddings (Kristyn, Mary, Meredith, & Nancy]

Makes Me Smile

Bluth Family
Happy December! When I first started this blog, on Mondays I would share four or five things that made me smile. I haven’t done a Makes Me Smile post since before we left for South Africa so I thought that it would be fun to bring it back.

This weekend was fantastic. I was originally a bit nervous since it was pretty travel-heavy: Southern California –> Northern California –> Portland –> back to Southern California, all in 5 days. But in addition to it being so wonderful to see so much family, the weekend was surprisingly relaxing even though we were on three flights. The weekend was spent sitting in front of a fire place, reading (I finally finished Yes Please), playing games, drinking homemade wine, and reconnecting with family. The weekend also got me incredibly excited about the first time all of our family will be in one place: our wedding!
Northern CaliforniaSonoma Valley - KenwoodThanksgiving DinnerMaggie

Favorite mugs | Bay Area from above | Sonoma Valley | Thanksgiving appetizers | My uncle’s sweet dog
Have was your holiday weekend?

Weekly Treasures: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving TreasuresOriginal photo via Scott Robinson.

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Just because I don’t eat turkey (but take double helpings of vegetables and mashed potatoes) doesn’t mean that I don’t love the holiday. Below are some of my favorite Thanksgiving-related links.

1. Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel.
2. How To Host Thanksgiving on a Budget.
3. 21 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving.
4. Six Ways to Host a Better Thanksgiving.
5. A Modern Guide to Thanksgiving Etiquette.
6. 10 Etiquette Commandments for Hosting Holiday Dinners.
7. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Course.
8. Thanksgiving Calculator.
9. 12 vegetarian and vegan thanksgiving recipes.

You can see all these links (and more) on my Pinterest account.

Follow Nicole @ Treasure Tromp’s board Thanksgiving on Pinterest.

And for fun (warning: language makes this video nsfw)