Wedding Wednesday: Checking things off the list!

8:55:00 AM

Happy #WeddingWednesday everyone! So I am not sure if I have ever mentioned this before but both my best friend (Crystal) and I are planning our weddings for 2017! Her wedding to the lovely Mr. T is in April 2017 in Savannah, GA and Zach and I's is in May 2017 in South Florida. So between determining bachelorette parties, bridal showers and extra events, things have been a little hectic on both ends. But over the past few weeks, we have both figured out all of our dates and we are thrilled!
Cue cheesy bestie pic below - eek!

But let's be honest, the best part about both of us getting married is that we honestly get to "over" celebrate and that is exactly what we plan to do!

I wanted to add an "extra" list to this post... it's really sort of checking off what has already been accomplished on the showers/bachelorette efforts and yay for accomplishing SO MUCH!

Crystal's Couples Shower - November 2016 - GA! This weekend!
Crystal's January Bachelorette Party - BOOKED! 01/2017
Crystal's Bridal Shower Date - Determined! 02/2017
My Bachelorette Party Weekend Date - Determined! 03/2017
My Bridal Shower Date - BOOKED! 03/2017
Crystal & Whit's Wedding 04/2017
Jess & Zach's Wedding 05/2017

Phew! We are going to be quite the busy bees in 2017!

Also..HOW CUTE IS THIS SHIRT?! Props to my friend Katherine for surprising me with it! I mean I plan to wear the heck out of this thing - be prepared ha!

Pop! Shirt | Earrings

Now on to the good stuff because I know everyone is dying for an update...

Set a date
Order bridal party proposal gifts
Order groomsman proposal gifts
Send out engagement party invitations (these were our fav!)
Order flower crown for engagement party
Order engagement party dress
Order Z's shirt for engagement party 
DIY Farmhouse decor for engagement party
Order engagement party favors
Fill engagement party favors 
Throw adorable engagement party - Check!

Try on wedding dresses!
Find "the one" wedding dress
Select bridesmaid dresses (we have a theme people!)
Book photographer (pretty excited about this!)
Book Ceremony Band (in the works)
Book Additional Music/DJ/Band (Helllp, this is SO hard)
Decide on Buffet or Plated Options - Plated it is!
Create wedding website (started!)
Send wedding website live
Create Honey Fund
Book florist (Giordano's - our fav!)
Book Rentals
Book makeup artist (in the works)
Book hair stylist (in the works)
Makeup Trial #1
Hair Trial #1
Order engagement dress for pics
Take formal engagement pictures (November 13th!)

Dress Measurements
1st dress fitting
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire (November 17th!)
Discuss cookies (Future MIL, yay)
Visit Jeweler to talk about bands/customization

Hire Month Of Coordinator
Buy cake knife & server
Order save the dates (Deciding between 2 designs!)
Finalize guest list
Send save the dates
Book officiant
Pre-marital getaway
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 earrings
Find wedding bracelet (this one makes my heart happy!)
Order wedding sash 
Find garter
Discuss signature drink
Take bridal portraits / hair & makeup 2nd trial

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, matching stationary and thank you cards
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
Pick up 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

Get engagement ring cleaned
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

xo, Jess

If you see anything missing or have any recommendations please feel free to share!

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