Making a List, Checking it Twice!

*First, a disclaimer:  Dr. Groomy, do NOT read this post.  There are dress photos and talks about your gift in here!  Thank you, love you!*

Happy Friday, everyone!  Let’s take a look at the list and see what random projects got crossed off this week (I promise, if you make it through reading the list, you’ll see some fun pictures below!):

As of right now, the list stands as such:

Make-Up Trial.
Finalize Accessories.
Find something old, new, borrowed, blue.
Create song play and do-not-play lists.
Finalize music selections for special dances (first dance, mother-of-the-groom, anniversary dance, etc).
Make wedding favors.
Create out-of-town bags:
–Create labels and label water bottles
–Purchase snacks and treats to go inside bags
Purchase Guest Book.
Final meeting with the Cathedral Musical Director.
Finalize the menu for the rehearsal dinner.
Finalize, finish purchasing, and wrap the attendant & parent gifts.
 Create escort cards.
Apply for marriage license.
Meet with photographer to discuss day’s schedule and finalize shot list. 
Meet with DJ (our Emcee) to discuss day’s schedule.
Pick up dress from salon.
Pick up tuxes from salon.  
Final head count to caterer.
Drop off everything for reception at reception site—family pictures, wedding dresses, mannequins, escort cards, table numbers, day-of schedule, vendor contacts, favors, etc.
Confirm all wedding day beauty appointments.
Organize tipping envelopes.
Relax, enjoy the week, and spend time welcoming family and friends.

This was a busy and productive week for me.  I finished our table numbers, finalized our floral arrangements and finished the kids’ packs.  I also finished the aisle pomanders:

036 10 little pomanders, jumping on the bed…

And had my last dress fitting (she fits perfectly!  Hallelujah!)…sneaky peeky of the bustle:


Just last night, I think I finalized the bridesmaids’ jewelry:


And we’re pretty much D-O-N-E with the seating chart (which I fully intend to do an entire post on next week):


Also this week?  I finished up another cute-yet-unnecessary-but-I’m-gonna-do-it-anyway project:


Those, my friends, would be socks…which will be a part of my gift for the groom (the other part, as Em would say, rhymes with “shmudoir shmotos.”  I will post more about that experience after the wedding!).  I saw this idea in the blog world a long time ago and thought it was so cute.  And bonus, it’s a pack of 3 socks, so if any of the groomsmen forgets a pair, there will be extra to pass out!  Up close shot of the label:


Dudes, I did this in about 5 minutes on my lunch hour…20 minutes ago.  Cardstock, Microsoft Word, double-sided tape.  Go do it!  I could even see this translated to cute stocking stuffers (obviously you’d have to come up with a different slogan than something about cold feet, but you get the idea). 

So, all in all, I feel really great.  This weekend we are going shopping for & assembling  the out-of-town bags, and I will be going over our final details with the DJ.  I also hope to finish our day-of timeline and wedding weekend memo.  Yay!

And now, a quick plug:  I am looking for guest bloggers for posts the week after the wedding when we’re on our mini-moon.  It can be on any topic you’d like, and I am not limiting the number of bloggers.  If you are interested in guest blogging for me, leave a comment on this post or shoot me an email at, and I will get back to you with some general guidelines!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

*All pictures are mine.  Do not use without my express written consent.



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10 responses to “Making a List, Checking it Twice!

  1. Yay! You’re getting so much done! I did the sock thing too (because I wanted him in pink argyle socks) and he and his groomsmen got a kick out of it. Can’t wait to hear about your ‘shmudoir shmotos’ experience! 🙂

    And I’d love to return the favor of guest blogging!

  2. We’re doing pretty well with our list too. I hope to get a lot done this weekend, since last weekend I was out of commission at my bridal shower/bachelorette party.

    You’re dress is so pretty! I’m excited to see the whole thing on you 🙂

  3. Nicole-Lynn

    How fun! You’re getting so much done, yey for you! 🙂

    Loving the sneak peek shot of the dress, and the socks DIY is adorable. Definitely borrowing this idea!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I love the socks!!!! I did the same thing and my hubby still laughs about it! 🙂

  5. Love your bustle!

    I would be interested in guest blogging for you. Send me an email with what you’re looking for!

    brideonbudget (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. raincloudchick

    I love those socks, what an adorable idea. I hope you take pics of your make up trial.

  7. kjpugs

    I love everything!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it’s all perfect! And I will email you about posting!!!!

  8. love the sock idea! Your wedding is going to be absolutely fabulous!

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