Welcome To Our Planning Bio
Here is what we've been doing leading up to our wedding day! July 9, 2011

Wedding Checklist

Things to book:
Church (check)
Venue (check!)
Florist (check!)
Baker for wedding cake (check)
Make-up artist (check)
Hairstylist (check!)
Honeymoon (check!)
Photographer (Check)
DJ (Check!)
Transportation (check)
Videographer (check)
Linens (check)
Photobooth (check)

Things to Decide:
Budget (Check)
Date (Check)
Guest List (Check)
Bridal Party (Check)
Color Scheme (Check)
Wedding Cake Design (check)
Bouquets (check!)
Centerpieces (check!)
Reception Decorations (check!)
Ceremony Decorations (check!)
Readers (check!)
Ceremony Readings and Script (Check)
Ceremony Music (check!)
Formal Dances Music (First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Groom) (check!)
Wedding Day Timeline (check!)
Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (got my something new, and blue waiting on old and borrowed!)
Photography locations (check!)

Things to Order:
My Gown (Check)
My Accessories  (Check)
Bridesmaid Dresses (check!)
Tuxedos (check)
Wedding Bands (half-check)
Favors (check!)
Bridal Party Gifts (half-check)
Parents Gifts (check!)

Things to Do:
Registry (Check)
Block Hotel Rooms (Check)
Plan Rehearsal Dinner (check!)
Finalize Menu and Service Details (Check!)
Get Engagement Photos Taken (Check)
Schedule and Attend Dress Fittings (check!)
Attend Final Dress Fitting (check!)
Confirm Reservations for Out-of-Town Guests (check!)
Apply for Marriage License (check!)
Schedule Hair & Make-Up Trial (check)
Write Thank-You Notes for Shower (check)
Make List of Must-Play (and Must-Not Play) for DJ or Band (check!)
Confirm Honeymoon Reservations (check!)
Seating Plan (started assigning but not done with the actual Chart)
Wrap Bridal Party Gifts
Change of Name Paperwork
Prepare Thanks to Guests
Give Wedding-Day Directions, Schedule and Contact List to Parents, Bridal Party and Vendors (check)
Give Final Head-Count to Caterer (check)
Confirm Final Payment Amounts with Vendors (check)
Confirm Delivery Locations, Times and Final Arrangement with Florist (check)
Confirm Location, Date and Time with Photographer (check)
Confirm Date, Location, Time and Play list with DJ (check)
Pack Bags for Honeymoon
Leave Honeymoon Itinerary with Parents (check)
Rehearse Ceremony
Drop Off Required Materials to Venue

Things to Send:
Save-the-dates (check!)
Invites (check!)
Thank-You Notes for Shower #1 (check!)
Thank-You Notes for Wedding

Color Board

Our Colors are Navy and Apple Green. We're using Granny Smith Apples in a lot of our decorations throughout the ceremony and reception. I can't wait to see how it all plays out!
We are going for a crisp, clean, classic look for the reception. All white flowers, navy linens. Almost preppy.

What your wedding colors say about you


Soothing, compassionate and cool, blue is the color of tranquility and royalty. Blue belles are deliberate, introspective, conservative and patient, tending to be sensitive and wise. Serene and cool, blue denotes cautious partners who are faithful but require a calm and harmonious existence. From watery aqua to a deep shade of midnight, blue can be soft and sweet or strong and bold.

(From Projectwedding.com)


Green shades symbolize life, freshness, nature and fertility. A common choice for eco-friendly brides, green shows that you value your health and the environment. A harmonized and balanced color, green is a mixture of warm yellow and cool blue, just like its admirers. A calming and tranquil hue, brides who select green are affectionate, frank and responsible. You seek stability and balance, yet remain fiercely principled and refined.