I seriously cannot believe we're more than halfway to my wedding- Brian & I got engaged in June 2017 and we're getting married in June 2018! Time has been flying by- being engaged is fun but planning a wedding is a whole different ball game. Up until this point, the wedding day has felt like a distant thought but now that the new year is here, it's time to kick wedding planning mode into high gear. Yesterday on my Instagram and Instagram Story, I asked if you were interested in a more consistent #WeddingWednesday series! It seems like you are so I am so excited to give you some updates! For anyone who has never planned a wedding before or for anyone just curious about the planning process, here's where we're at 6 months out! I also wanted to give a shameless plug to all of my incredible vendors that I've had the privilege of working with.
✔️Location & Date: Buffalo, NY - June 29, 2018
This was one of the first things we needed to figure out in order to set a date! We toured a few places and decided on a location and date. It will be a one stop shop, so ceremony & reception all in one place! For privacy purposes, I'd like to keep the location on the down low until after the wedding. But I cannot wait to share with you!
✔️Photographer: Colin Gordon Photography
✔️Florist: Buds & Blooms Floral Studio
✔️Wedding Planner: KC You There
Karina has been incredible to work with! I feel incredibly grateful and lucky that we are able to work with a wedding planner to make sure everything goes smoothly. Check out the post I did on why you need to hire a wedding planner!
✔️Desserts: B Sweet Designs
Marisa at B Sweet Designs is a visionary! I've never met anyone so passionate and good at desserts! I'm so excited to see what she creates for our wedding.
Other things we've been able to cross off the list:
✔️Selected Our Bridal Party
✔️Got The Dress!
✔️ Booked our music
✔️Created a wedding website
✔️Created first few drafts of guest list
✔️Set up our gift registry
✔️Selected the menu at our food tasting
✔️Created our wedding website with guest information
✔️Booked hair & makeup
✔️Set up guest hotel accommodations
✔️Figured out theme/ decor
✔️Set a bridal shower date
This may seem like we have a lot done but when it comes to wedding planning, there's always SO MUCH more to do! Here's what we'll be working on within the next few months and I will definitely be able to share more with you as I do it:
🔲 Mail our Save The Date's
🔲 Cake tasting
🔲 Decide on bridal party attire
🔲 Rehearsal Dinner location
🔲 Wedding day transportation
🔲 Start planning honeymoon
🔲 Wedding rings
To any fellow brides to be out there, my biggest token of advice right now is to not take those typical "wedding schedule trackers" too seriously. They will give you heart palpitations and stress you out. Instead, use them as a rough guideline of things you'll need to do but don't stress about them too much. I've been doing my best to be positive about everything, but I won't lie- it's definitely overwhelming and stressful at times. You just have to keep reminding yourself that ideally you'll only do this once so try to enjoy it as much as possible. At the end of the day, it's about marrying your best friend and that's all that matters to me!
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