Friday, April 22, 2011

April 2011 - Six Months To Go!

Mr. C and I are going to be married in six months! After being engaged now for over a year, I can't believe that we've hit this mark in our countdown. There were times when it seemed like the wedding would never come, and now, I'm not nervous, but anxiously excited for the time to come when I will become Mrs. C.

Realizing how close we were coming to the Big Day, Mr. C and I sat down this week and made a list of the things left to do. It's not a complete and total list, but it was a good way for us to think about the projects, both big and small, that we hope to accomplish and think about what they might entail. We had some disagreements (he's still not sold on our faux-tobooth) and we surprisingly easily agreed on other things (no cake topper? oh! ok!) and busted this out. Here's what we're looking at that's left:

Sorry if the formatting's funny, I copy/pasted from Excel

Project Components Source
Jen Preparation Hair, nails, space, photographer, makeup Kip
Flowers Melissa
Wagon for Jordan Perrones
Programs Design, paper, ?ribbon
Ring Presentation ?Pillow, bowl
Unity Candle Candle
Music Songs, singers, organ
Venue St. Catherines
?Receiving Line
Cocktail Hour Place Setting Orange votives, tea lights X-mas Tree
Escort Cards Cards
Table numbers Paper, printing/stamping
Centerpieces Birdcages, flowers, ?votives/candles
Candy bar Candy, bags, utensils, jars, sign Economy candy
     Candy Jelly beans, reese's pieces, rock candy, taffy, grape heads, orange slices, chocolate
     Bags Bag, sticker, stamp
     Utensils Scoops, tongs
     Jars Marshalls etc
     Linen Gibbet Hill
Music Band Guilty Pleasure
     First Dance
     Don't play list
     Parent Dances
Cake Cake, ?topper, flowers Konditer Meister
Bathroom Baskets Baskets, Ribbon, sign, lotion, hairspray, spray deodorant 10/21
Photo Booth PVC piping, fabric, props, lighting, computer, TV
Speeches Julie, Malcolm, ?Dads
Photographer Shot list, combinations 4/18
Food Appetizers, entrees, extras, cocktail hour, bar, signs
Favors Cookies vs ???
Gift Table Card holder, ?sign
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal party gifts
Parent gifts
Book space Bamboo Bamboo
After Party Food, drinks, karaoke machine
Out of Town Bags Bags, water bottles, bag of chips, maps, letter
B+G gifts
Return address stamp
Mini-moon Newport, RI
Cake Tasting
Dinner tasting
Meeting with Photog
Meeting with Melissa
Meeting with Band

As you can see, we've included some big stuff, some small stuff, and probably not even everything that needs to be done. We broke some things down (for example, the bathroom baskets are going to require us to buy up a few things), made a column for where or whom we would get it from, a column for cost, a column for when it should be done by, and then a column for checking things off! We're no where near being close to done, but having a list certainly makes things feel more manageable.

Also, I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I have a new page in progress up on top of the blog. I'm going to keep this list, include some of the bigger things, and keep that as a constant reminder for both myself, and you (if you care!) about what is done and what is left to be done. If I get my act together, I'll also link to the post where I wrote about each project.

So I had a list at 9 months, and some of you guys left great reminders of things I left out. Did the past three months give me enough time to get my act together? See anything missing on my new list?


  1. The list instantly overwhelms me but I have mush brain. I'm so impressed with your organization! Let me know when you want to make a supplies run and I will provide iced coffees, a mix CD, and all the help I can give!!

  2. Hahaha - I keep using organizing as an excuse to not actually get the projects that bad?

    I'll let you know as soon as I need that ice coffee and mixed CD <3