Starting to plan your wedding can be quite intimidating! Right when we got engaged, my bestie gave me The Bride's Essential Book of Lists by Amy Nebens and the entire book narrows down each detail to plan and when to plan it based on your timeline.
We are about halfway there and I'm in the thick of planning and lemme tell you, this book has been such a help! It also has a spot for business cards which is nice because who actually keeps up with those but then still needs them later? ME!
Planning so far has been pretty fun for me. I've had my wedding Pinterest board going since I was in high school... literally. Austin is also very involved which I LOVE because I'm not the best at making solid decisions super fast and he's got the right amount of opinionated personality to balance me out.
Here's my list of to-do's I've got going on for October/Nov (Items you should be doing at least 6 months out if you have a slightly longer engagement. My plan is to hopefully have everything wrapped up by the time Christmas rolls around so that we can just chill and enjoy the holiday season.
1.) CAKE: We met with our bakery last week to taste test and figured out what we needed size and style wise.
2.) CATERING: I need to solidify this still. We've known what we want for a while but just haven't bit the bullet and booked them yet. Honestly if you are booking your catering through a non-caterer I think it's less of a big deal on how advanced you plan it.
3.) SEND SAVE THE DATES: Okay people, if you follow me on Instagram you have seen a sneak peek of our engagement pictures. I'm so excited to get the rest. There are sooooo many Save-the-date options on so many different websites that I'm trying to narrow them down. Right now I'm looking at Shutterfly, Minted, & Basic Invite
4.) FLOWERS: Scheduling a time to meet with the florist soon, now that we have an idea on things like if our cake needs it and the total amount of people that need flowers it will be a lot easier to have her plan everything we need.
5.) FINISH REGISTRY: Yeah.... this is hard for us. We both have a lot of things that we won't need to register for because we have lived on our own and needed things throughout college. I will probably do a whole post on what we are registering for and what not a little later on.
Starting to feel a bit more accomplished in planning and it feels so good!!