Howdy, y'all! I can't believe I am 5 months out from my WEDDING! Insert panic attack here. I kid, I kid, kind of. So, where are we in the wedding planning process? Well, I feel like I've booked a lot but still have a lot of details and finessing to finalize.
Here is what I've accomplished/booked so far:
- Wedding Cake
- Wedding Dress
- Bridesmaid Dresses
- Ask bridesmaids/groomsmen
- Wedding Website
- Wedding Registry
- Wedding Coordinator
- Wedding Night Hotel Room
- Save the Date
- Wedding Invites (finalizing design)
- Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist
- Purchased wedding rings
- Hotel room block
I still need to work on the following:
- Finalizing florals
- Finalizing rentals
- Finalize Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedos
- Transportation (bus from hotel to venue)
- Welcome Favor Gifts
- Signage/Decor (i.e. Welcome sign, table numbers, seating chart, monogram cocktail napkins, koozies, etc)
- Plan/book honeymoon
- Order ceremony programs
- Exit Car
- Fun dance floor items
- Band playlist, first dance song, father daughter dance song, etc
- ...and I'm sure I'm missing other details.
So to say I've been a little stressed wedding planning on top of just starting a new job while balancing blogging deadlines is an understatement. It's not only booking all of these things it's doing so within budget constraints. As I'm sure every bride knows, it's hard to cut back on things you really want and not see your vision fully come to life. But it's moments like these where you need to remember that at the end of the day you're marrying your best friend and that's all that matters. And as long as you got some booze and a good band, your guests will have fun - haha!
To help keep me mentally sane, Warren and I have been finding ways to de-stress through doing fun activities together like exploring parts of San Francisco or trying a new restaurant for date night. We've also have started going on walks together which has been so nice to get outside and get our bodies movin'! If you've been a stress-case like me, check out Wedding Wire's post that has some awesome ideas on how to de-stress from the insane stress that wedding planning can bring!
PS: Do you like my save the date?!