Once we started the planning process, I was determined to be as organized as possible (a little organization saves a whole lot of stress). I went through a bunch of wedding websites, consolidated their wedding task timelines and created my own. I thought that it might be fun to post monthly wedding planning tasks / goals and hear your feedback, suggestions, and recommendations. So, here we go:
Completed Wedding Tasks
Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Reception, Brunch Site: Check! And we're in love with it.
Date. 353 Days until we're married!
July Wedding Checklist
Pick Wedding Colors. We have an idea of a color theme but we're going to solidify the colors this month.
Start Wedding Website. This task is not my responsibility and I'm slightly scared of what it is going to look like. Kidding (kind of …)
Start Making A Playlist. It would be an understatement to say that Matt and I love music. So we're going to spend a year creating a few different playlists. This might be my favorite wedding task.
Start Our Registry. I'm actually kind of nervous to start our registry because I don't know where to start. I feel like we need some sort of plan before we start running around stores with those cool little registry guns.
Finalize Guest List. I'm a little nervous about this, actually. We're shooting for 150 but are already closer to 175-200. Gah.
Research Save the Dates. We've already picked out a few that we like, but we still haven't decided if we want to include engagement photos (hello, budget!)
Research DJs, Caterers, and Photographers. We're getting married in a small town that is apparently also a top destination wedding location (boo!) and I'm a little worried that we'll have trouble finding and booking vendors within our budget. So we're starting to research (and hopefully book) these vendors 10-11 months before the wedding.
Research and Book Wedding Planner / Coordinator. Since we're both full-time students, part-time employees, we don't have time to take on a wedding by ourselves. So we're going to find someone who can help us with some of the details a couple of months before and the day of the wedding.