We’re now under 60 days in the wedding countdown! That means we’ve got a lot of details to manage so our big day is not a big disaster. I also want things done in advance and organized so that I can enjoy our wedding day. I thought it would be fun to share a breakdown of my wedding planning ABCs, aka the Alphabet Game, Wedding Style.
A- Appointments need to be made for manis/pedis and hair for myself and all my bridesmaids.
B- Bridesmaid gifts need to be completed. I can’t reveal these gifts, but they are handmade by yours truly and a bit more time consuming than I imagined (possibly due to procrastination on my part.)
C- Ceremony order has to be decided, including the who walks with who in the processional.
D- Dress is being altered and needs to be picked up in 10 days. Yay!
E- Emotional… that would be me, the bride upon seeing/hearing any wedding related show, music, etc.
F- Flowers are decided and out of my hands. Luckily I trust our florist so this is the least of my worries.
G- Gifts for parents and groomsmen need to be decided and purchased.
H- Hairstyle has been chosen and needs a trial run whenever I find a hair salon.
I- Invitations to the rehearsal dinner/baptism of Baby need to be ordered or made and sent STAT.
J- Jubilation is what I feel when I think about the fact that we are actually going to be married in less than 2 months!
K- Kiss, as in the first kiss… do we practice? Do we just go with the moment?
L- Lingerie for under my gown needs to be purchased.
M- Map of the country club needs to be put together for the welcome bags for out-of-town guests.
N- Nails- will I go with fakes for the wedding so that my hands look extra pretty in the pictures??
O- Officiant is going to be wonderful. I’m so happy that we already know him so we don’t have to worry about whether he will make our ceremony special and meaningful.
P- Payment schedule needs to be mapped out so we know when vendors need final checks.
Q- Quiche… not on the menu. Quail… not on the menu either.
R- Rehearsal order needs to be written and sent to officiant and wedding coordinator at the club.
S- Shoes are ordered and need to be picked up for modifications to be shown later.
T- Topper for the cake needs to be found if I think that would be cute and kitschy and old school and kind of fun.
U- Uphill… the direction I need to be walking on a regular basis to keep shaping up for the wedding.
V- Vows need to be determined. Traditional? Yes. But what version?
W- Welcome bags need to be designed and necessary items need to be purchased/made.
X- eXactly what was I thinking when I decided to wait until the last minute to finish the rest of the bridesmaid gifts?? I claim temporary insanity.
Y- Yummy dessert or cake needs to be decided on ASAP.
Z- ZZZs… I could use some!