Wedding planning update: 4+ months to go

25 April 2012

Less than five months to go!!

Photo by Lane Dittoe and florals by Oak & the Owl

Since my last update…
— We bought John’s tux and tuxedo shirt!
— We finalized our invitation design and sent it to the printer to see samples
— I designed, printed, and framed the first piece of signage for our reception
— I designed our marriage certificate and guest book cards
— I had my first wedding gown fitting!!
— We scheduled our first meeting with our pastor, our tasting with our caterer, and our site walk through with our florist and day-of coordinator
— Marget and I chose a veil designer, and I’m meeting with her tomorrow!
— We received our first wedding gifts! I’m shocked by how far people plan ahead!
— We booked the first night of accommodations for our minimoon

Next up on the list?
— John’s job is to lock down our rehearsal dinner venue, so I’m hoping he has that on his list for this month
— I’d like to book the rest of the minimoon accommodations
— I think we’re going to purchase our wedding rings!
— I would love to finish the crepe paper flowers… and share my tutorial with you!

More soon!

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April 25, 2012 9:37 am

Emily! Have you shared where you will be going on your minimoon? If you need New England suggestions, I’m happy to help! So exciting!

April 25, 2012 1:03 pm

It’s all coming together and the time will fly by! So happy to read you’re enjoying this process! :)

April 25, 2012 3:57 pm

I’ll see your 4+ months and raise you 2+ months. Crazy!

April 25, 2012 6:24 pm

ESPO…always a topper.

April 26, 2012 8:38 am

Emily, I’m dying to know more about you designing your marriage certificate?! That sounds so unique! Also, you found a local veil designer?! I’m in search of a veil because nothing at Nitsa’s did any justice! Congrats on all the progress, we still haven’t placed the order for our bridesmaid dresses for my November wedding.. Whoops! It’s a tough decision for sure!! I keep flip flopping about colors..

April 26, 2012 9:37 am

Hi Amanda! Definitely happy to share! I’m sending it off to be printed soon, and then I’ll photograph it and write up a little something for EFM! And for the veil, we’re actually not working with a local person, but with Annette from Chaviano Couture, who is based in Atlanta. I love her and know she’s going to do an awesome job!

May 7, 2012 3:39 pm


You’re getting married a week after me and have so much more done than I do. You’re giving me anxiety! Please stop your planning so I can catch up ;)

August 6, 2012 2:07 pm

You’re so lucky you have your fiance helping you. Mine didn’t do a dang thing. He said he wouldn’t know where to begin.