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I think that seeing this thread has actually calmed me down b/c I think I have a lot under control! Here's what I've done and have yet to do for my April 2008 wedding and May 2008 AHR:




Create Schedule of Events

Review and Confirm all Resort Details

OOT Bags

Reception Music

Centerpieces / Flowers

Informational Letters about Resort

Book Mariachi Trio

Discuss Photographer Issue w/ TA

Book Hair, Make-Up, Spa Appointments

Hang Tags for OOT Bags

Buy Clothing for Trip

Microderm Abrasion Facial

Save the Date - DONE

Garter - DONE

Book Photographer and Videographer (Claudia Rodriguez) - DONE

Confirm Ceremony, Welcome Reception and Private Reception Locations - DONE

Confirm Reservation for Resort and Flights - DONE


Engrave FI's Ring

Lose 30 Pounds

Prepare text for Invitations and Stationery

Purchase Guest Books

Dress Fitting

FI's Wedding Band - DONE

Wedding Dress - DONE

FI's Tux - DONE

Guest List

Wedding Website




Order Cake

DJ Playlist

STD Magnets / Envelopes

Finalize Menu

Block Additional Rooms


Seating Chart

Prepare text for Invitations and Stationery

Send STDs and Inviations

Order Inviations - DONE


Flowers - DONE

Book Photographer - DONE

Location - DONE

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Is there a list you are all working from? I am thinking of just copying all your stuff and editing it it as needed, but was wondering how you got to be so thorough to beging with. "You" isn't directed at anyone in particular, just everyone tha tlooks better organized then me!!

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Ok, now I am really starting to freak out!!! I knew I had a lot to do because I did NOTHING from August through December while I was in school... Now I have one week until I return to my nursing classes and I am really worried I will not get everything done in time!! Luckily the most of it requires just being at home working on some crafty things but I still have A LOT TO DO!!! smile41.gif




What I have done:

- bought dress, veil, & accessories

- purchased FI's suit, just need my mom to do a few alterations

- booked our trip

- ceremony location reception confirmed

- boarding pass invitations done and sent out

- purchased Aaron's wedding ring

- purchased flowers (using artificial ones) for BM's

- applied for passports, have Amy's, waiting for Aaron's

- purchased OOT bags and most of items for them

- purchased parent's gifts

- figured out seating for tables at reception

- Aaron bought all of his clothes for trip

- booked pig roast/ caterer for AHR

- AHR invites just arrived, need to put them together and mail in April



Need to do:

- decide on and purchase my wedding band

- get Aaron's ring engraved

- write vows

- decide on and purchase BM/GM gifts

- finalize bridesmaids dresses

- find more pics of what I want for my bouquet

- order flip flops for guy's OOT bags and decide what else we need for bags

- make hang tags for OOT bags

- finish programs

- buy cake topper

- decide on groomsmen attire

- book BD session

- printed out list of required photos for wedding photographer

- buy starfish bouquet jewel

- plan welcome dinner

- make welcome letter

- make wedding day timeline

- decide on my hair & makeup

- decide on my shoes

- decide what to do for guest book

- decide on what we want for centerpieces

- finish fans

- finish tissue holders

- decide on what to do for place cards/ table numbers

- finalize menu for reception

- book hair appointments

- download a ton of music for reception and make playlist

- decide on excursion for guests

- buy more clothes for me :)

- find more pics of cake

- go register for bridal shower gifts

- finalize AHR guest list and start getting everyone's address

- book DJ for AHR




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My done list is much shorter then i thought. And my not done list is way too long. I'm glad its written though so I can get moving.



•Dress (needs fitting in March)

•Bridesmaid dresses


•Hotel Booked

•Cake topper

•Hair Accessory

•Booked photographer

•Booked DJ

•Completed registry


In Progress

•Invitations (DIY) send out week of 1/21

•OOT bags



Chap stick



•Fans (12 left to finish)


Not Done

•FI and Groomsmen Outfits


•Bridal Accessories (shoes, veil, jewelry)

•Bridesmaid accessories

•Wedding bands

•Decide on flowers (decided on florist)

•Pick a cake (decided on bakery)

•Determine hairstyle and makeup

•Seating arrangement/cards/table #s

•Decide on Rehearsal

•BM/GM gifts

•Make hang tags for OOT bags and fans

•Decide on Menu

•Decide what to do for guestbook

•Determine music for reception

•OOT Bags



oWelcome letter

oWedding day timeline

•Determine Centerpieces

•Decide canopy/arch for ceremony

•Plan possible group activity

•Sand ceremony


•Starfish bouquet jewel

•Book hair/nail appointments

•Ceremony Chair ties

•Sand ceremony

•Purchase Ecofetti and make holders

•Trash the dress, dress

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Ok, it took my a while, but I think I finally combined my previous lists with what you all listed and I came up with a frigging long list! I have some done, lots in progress and even more to do!!!



Hotel/honeymoon booked

Wedding booked

Purchase plane tickets

Book MOH, FG and RB hotel (parents booking airfare)

My dress

BM dresses

STDâ€s sent

Bought Parasols

Bought Fans

Bought/made luggage tags

Photog for AHR booked (using resort photog for wedding)

Videographer contacted for AHR (might use him)


Using resort photog in Jamaica

Hair flowers

Guest book

Buy starfish bouquet jewel


Sand Ceremony vessles

Boarding Passes created



Boarding Passes need to be printed

Finish Sewing OOT Bags

Decide what I am making for OOT Bags (salt scrub, lip balm, sun soother, etc)

Buy the shit to make the stuff for in the OOT Bags

Buy other random stuff for OOT Bags

Need to make my veil (fabric bought, but haven't started it yet)

Choose & Order Rings

In contact with woman about wedding bands and BM gifts

Find Groom/GM's Attire

Find shoes for me (orange are hard to find!)

Ring bearer shell

Decorate Flowergirl bucket

Sand Ceremony Sand

Laser Hair Removal

Bridal party still needs to book

Finalize payments - March 3rd (I think)

Follow up with guests by phone to get a general head count

Get paperwork from Matt to send to Jamaica



Lose frigging weight

Make appt for fittings

Confirm guestlist for Jamaica

Finalize menu for Jamaica - after rsvps

Figure out centerpieces for Jamaica, if reception

Figure out Reception/Cake/Flower info for wedding

Sister needs to make FG dresses

Need ring bearer clothes

List of pics for photogs

Hair and makeup

Petals for aisle

Make FI find out for sure who will actually be a GM!

My jewlery

Make veil

Groomsman gifts


Decide on Cake for Jamaica

Organize playlist for Jamaica

Steel Drums for Jamaica

Figure out hair

Figure out Reception Plans for Jamaica

Verify with TA transportaion from airport for us and guests

Plan welcome dinner

Plan beach wedding (chairs, petals, etc.)

Flower girl and ring bearer gifts

List of required photos for photogs

Table Numbers

Place Cards

Seating arrangements for Jamaica

Shell for ringbearer

Purchase clothing for Jamaica

Purchase clothing for Matt for Jamaica

Videographer for Jamaica

Go shopping with my parents for their clothing

Decide on Vows

Verify Bridal Party's Travel Arrangements

Verify marriage license is in order

Sand Ceremony wording

Dog sitter

Book hair/makup/spa

Microderm Abrasion Facial (great idea!)


Parents Gifts

Welcome Dinner

Postcards for OOT Bags

Decide on arch/canopy for ceremony



Write Welcome Letter

Wedding Day Timelines

BD photos

Plan excursions



Photog for AHR booked (using resort photog for wedding)

Videographer contacted for AHR (might use him)

Confirm guestlist

Finalize menu

Make table runners

Favors - lucky bamboo

Choose Cake

Choose flowers

List of pics for photogs

Hair and makeup

Organize playlist

Table Numbers

Place Cards

Seating arrangements

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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have more to do than I thought --and to think originally, I thought a DW would be super uncomplicated- just show up!!fryingpan.gif


Lizz- yah!! we have the same wedding date!!! :):)


I'm going to have to wait and make my list when I get home from work and can do it with a glass (or bottle!!) of wine!!


Thanks for this, though girls!! This will definitely get me moving and help get organized!!

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Wow, I feel like I haven't done anything. I'm glad I found this site b/c there's so much I didn't even think of!!


I have:

bought a dress (coming in 2 more months)

bought a bridesmaid dress

booked wedding and honeymoon

(I know all guests are booked-there's only 10!)

started a registry


I need to:

design/print invitations

make OOT bags

decide on entertainment

buy FI's wedding band (I'm not getting one)

finish registering

buy FI's wedding attire

buy undergarments and accessories for myself

get necessary documents notarized and sent

lose 10 lbs.

plan at home reception

pick out flowers/centerpieces

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