Find and purchase D's attire Find and purchase D's ring Let everyone who is helping with the wedding know what we are expecting from them Have hair and makeup trial appointment Have engagement photos taken while we are still legitimately engaged Have a dry run for making bouquets (this one is a DIY effort)
- Make sure the bridal party has something to wear (this has been proving to be oddly difficult to check off the list)
- Make all the decorations (yeah, that's all on me)
- Figure out our ceremony and vows (almost done!)
- Make playlists for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dance party (work in progress)
- Order alcohol for the wedding
- Figure out where our guests are going to park (because our venue does not come with parking)
- Get marriage license (rather important!)
- Create a day-of schedule and panic after realizing how crazy it's going to be
- Make a seating chart
- Make wedding announcements
- Figure out our first dance (we have been practicing!)
We finally bought D's suit! He looks quite handsome in it, and I can't wait to see it all done after alterations. D also already purchased a potential shirt, and I found him a tie that perfectly matches my dress. D also figured out what kind of ring he wants, and finally bought it. We were told that resizing will take up to four weeks, which makes me a bit nervous, but let's hope we get the ring on time.
The hair and makeup trial went really well, and we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and have our engagement photos taken the day I was all dolled up. We went to a park, and D's dad (who is a photographer) did the photoshoot. I've never had to "model" for an hour worth of photos before! It was tiring but absolutely worth it. The photos came out great, and we are hoping to use some of them for our wedding announcements.
I just did a dry run of my wedding bouquet using this tutorial from APW, and honestly, it couldn't have been easier. It took me all of fifteen minutes to make, and the result is a simple and pretty bouquet. I am very happy with how it turned out, and I'll post some photos of it soon.