Nearly to Newlywed: Wedding Update

I realize that I haven’t really written a lot of posts about my wedding, so today I’m going to give you a rundown of where my planning lies.  This is supposed to be a blog about my becoming a newlywed, after all!

After getting engaged last May, I feel like I haven’t spent too much time planning… but maybe because I actually enjoy looking at photos on Pinterest for inspiration.  Now I have roughly 4 months to get everything pulled together and I’m really, really excited to dig in!

Wedding Details Completed:

Wedding Date:  August 17, 2013
Venue and Catering: Golf Club in St. Paul suburb
Photographer: Sarah Blesener Photography
Photobooth: Mobile Photo Booth
DJ: Instant Request
Wedding Dress: Heartstrings Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Florist: TBD
Men’s Attire: TBD

Colors: Primary: Navy blue and lime green; Accent: White, tan and gold
Style (elegant, classic, playful/fun, destination, DIY, rustic, etc.): playful/fun with some DIY elements
Must Haves:  Bags [also known as cornhole], good cocktails, great music, lots of love and memories, and fun had by all
Favorite Part So Far: Determining the feel of our wedding, finding so much inspiration around the internet and meeting our vendors
Least Favorite Part So Far:  Determining the guest list and doing magic with our budget because of it

Upcoming To-Do’s:

  • Meet with florists for bouquets, corsages and boutonniere’s
  • Buy accessories for myself [veil, shoe clips, necklace and earrings]
  • Meet with hair and makeup artists to determine day-of look
  • Figure out wedding party gifts and purchase
  • Buy candy and jars for candy buffet
  • Finalize centerpiece ideas
  • Meet with officiant
  • Determine ceremony plans [readings, vows, music, etc]
  • Finalize bridal party look
    • Groom and Groomsmen/Ushers’ suits
    • Bridesmaids shoes and accessories
  • Determine music playlist [and do not play list]
  • Determine mini-moon location; book reservations
  • Purchase wedding bands
  • Create/purchase invitations, RSVPs, information cards
  • Update wedding website
  • Update registry
  • Maintain workout schedule and eating healthier [this one is tough…]
  • Make appt for first dress fitting
  • Order flower girl dress and ring bearers suit


There’s a longer list than what I’ve given here, but I started getting a little stressed as it grew so we’ll stop there!  Can you think of anything that I’m desperately missing?!  I better get started on some of these… good thing my Vegas trip is behind me and I’ve got nothing but free weekends ahead to plan, plan, plan!  Plus, it’s freezing here so it’s not like I’ll be enjoying good, warm weather anytime soon!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I’m off to do some wedding research.  Catch some new posts this week – we’ll be around! 🙂




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  2. You’re doing a mini-moon too? So funny! I just did a TON of research about mini-moon locations because there are so many places you really shouldn’t go in August because of hurricanes… so stay tuned! Are you planning a bigger trip later on? We are… GREECE!

    • We are planning on taking a bigger trip later – just not sure when! I’m thinking like January sometime. Location is TBD since we don’t have a definite date set, but I’d love a nice, secluded beach with some pretty turquoise water and a daiquiri!

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