Wedding Planning Update: Less than 2 Months to Go!

We are less than fifty days to our wedding! My friends hosted the perfect bridal shower on Saturday – more on that soon! – and I have felt more like a bride ever since. There have been lots of important to-dos, family gatherings, and projects to be done over the past month. With that, I have not really sat down to blog and share our life happenings recently, but I have missed this! With less than two months until the big day, we are due for another wedding planning update with lots to report!

Wedding Planning Update - Less Than Two Months to Go!

source: Perry Vaile Photography

We have accomplished more in the past month than we have in all the prior months of engagement combined! We are going on a family vacation in early May, so we’ve made it our mission to finish as much of the planning as possible before we leave so we can soak up the much-needed rest. We’ve begun to delegate a lot more of the time-consuming projects to loved ones and continue to be blessed by the generosity of those around us. It takes a village to do lots of things, and making a wedding happen is one of them!

Since my last update we’ve:
— looked at possible bridal accessories (I think I’ve found my earrings and have a good idea of my desired shoe style!)
— decided on and reserved Dillon’s attire
— confirmed the attire for our flower girls and junior bridesmaids
— added another bridesmaid and groomsman to our bridal party
— secured all but two bridesmaids dresses and communicated the shoe choices
— finalized our rental plan
— chosen and ordered our bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts
— spoken with my sweet auntie who is making my veil
— begun to test out wedding day makeup products
— talked with two dear friends who will serve as our emcee and day-of coordinator
— completed a bouquet run-through to estimate the number of blooms to order
— brought my dress for the first round of dress alterations
— put a deposit on a tent in case of inclement weather
— chosen the groomsmen attire and communicated that to them
— discussed ideas for our wedding morning
— chosen a reading for our ceremony
— ordered ribbon samples for bouquets and a couple other projects… there are so many pretty colors to choose from!
— finalized and ordered our stationery suite
— ordered our envelopes
— gathered some vintage postage for our stationery to be photographed (we were blessed to be gifted my favorites from Little Postage House!)
— addressed and assembled our stationery suite (I’m taking them to the post office to be hand-cancelled and sent this week!)
— finalized our timeline and talked through it with our photographer
— ordered and picked up thank you cards

Our next action steps are:
— choose and order my bridal accessories
— make plans for our wedding morning
— plan our ceremony
— write our vows
— place floral order and purchase supplies
— do a cake run through and decide on our cake stand
— order dessert
— sit down with our day-of coordinator friend to talk through specifics
— create playlists for various aspects of the day (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception)
— order any specialty linens aside from the basic ones from the rental company
— go for my second dress fitting
— secure the last two dresses for my faraway bridemaids
— file for our marriage license
— plan our rehearsal dinner
— finalize our list of needs for the big day (down to every extension cord and trash bag… I’m big on details and preparedness!)
— purchase bouquet ribbon

We are getting so close! It’s really exciting to see the pieces come together of everything we’ve been imagining. I’m so very grateful!

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