Wedding Wednesday: We booked our venue!

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Hi everyone! I hinted at this last week about how I plan to start posting wedding updates every Wednesday or every other Wednesday until the big day arrives. We have finally made some headway and I am so excited to share that we have booked our venue and finalized our date! We decided to go with Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery, a local winery near us. I am so excited, I can't stand it! May 2017 can't come quick enough!

Wedding planning is no joke. There is honestly so much to consider and organize and now that we are a little more than 10 months out, it is go time! Here's what we have accomplished so far and what we have basically left to do...good thing there is time.

Set a date
Take themed engagement pictures
Order bridal party proposal gifts
Order groomsman proposal gifts
Send out engagement party invitations
Order flower crown for engagement party
Order engagement party dress
Order Z's shirt for engagement party (hoping to do this today!)
Order engagement party favors
Engagement announcement in The TC Palm (emailing this week!)

Book photographer (we have options!)
Book videographer
Book band (planning to check out a few in the next few weeks)
Ask bridal party to be in wedding (coming soon - shh!)
Book caterer & bar
Decide on Buffet or Plated Options (why is this so hard?!)
Create wedding website
Book florist
Buy wedding dress
Book ceremony musician
Book rentals
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Makeup/hair trial #1
Take formal engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses

Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Purchase accessories for dress
Book cake baker
Discuss cookies & cupcakes (Future MIL, yay)

Hire coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates
Finalize guest list
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital getaway
Pre-marital classes
Order guest book

Hire a calligrapher – Good thing there is one in the family!
MOB & MOG dress shopping
Sister dress shopping
Find wedding shoes
Find wedding jewelry
Find garter
Menu tasting
Discuss signature drink
Take bridal portraits / hair & makeup 2nd trial

Dress Measurements
1st dress fitting
2nd dress fitting
Order ceremony programs/Menus
Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Z is getting ready
Create wedding-day timeline
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Create wedding seating chart
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Buy RD dress
Order wedding favors
Order custom cocktail napkins
Order bridal party gifts
Order MOB and MOG gifts
Bachelorette party
Bridal showers
Order wedding bands
Put together shot list for photographer
Get marriage license
Book honeymoon
RD invitations
Music selections for band and ceremony
First dance songs
Book wedding night hotel room
Order thank you notes
Get engagement ring cleaned
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

If you think I am missing any key points, feel free to share! Would love to hear of any tips or tricks for keeping organized. (besides using my super cute Kate Spade planner)

xo, Jess

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