Sara & Keith's Journey Down the Aisle!

  Master To-Do List                                        Sara things |Keith things | Together things

      Now – end of March

 book ceremony venue                                                                               Things left to do in Minneapolis
book reception venue                                                                                List for Day of Coordinator
book caterer                                                                                                   Must take Pictures
email photographers   do telephone conference & book                                           
email florists
email day of coordinator
ask bridesmaids
ask groomsmen
ask flower girl
ask ring bearer
make guestlist
collect coupons for centerpiece items
print off STDs &  Mail
Try to order wedding dress
book DJ
book Day of Coordinator

End of March - end of April

book videographer
email candy buffet rental place
choose bridesmaids dresses
book minister/start ceremony planning
ask Keith’s parents if they want to do rehearsal dinner
  order mock-ups of invite materials
collect coupons for centerpiece items
book ceremony musicians - included in cost of Church :)
order aisle runner
order rhinestones, mylar & clothing
order vinyl stickers from ACJ
order wine glasses


start registry
start making bridesmaids jewelry
start making your bracelet
order bridesmaids dresses if not already done
reserve block of rooms
order new brooch
finish design of invites
order invite materials
book wedding makeup artist
book hairdresser
order wedding bra + cups
order clutch
finish registry
groom/groomsmen decide on formal wear decide on place to rent from
email Pastor for 1st apt for pre-marriage counseling
check on wedding dress order
order wedding announcement thingy from Etsy seller
make bridesmaids wine glasses

May – end of June

collect coupons for menu & bathroom picture frames buy
start addressing invites
finish making bridesmaids jewelry
finish making your bracelet
decide on gifts for bridesmaids & groomsmen
buy wedding bands
check on bridesmaid dress order
make aisle runner
contact transportation vendors

July - August

start program design
middle of July start assembling invites
finalize ceremony order →  send to minister &ceremony musicians
start reception music
make sure groomsmen have been measured & fitted
ship "I spy" game cards & cameras to Keith's parents
ship corrected OOT brochures to Keith's parents
pick up wedding dress
finish addressing invites
paperwork for time off for wedding Keith’s too
arrange transportation
groomsmen accessories
paperwork for changing name
get garter and arrange for something blue and something borrowed
make unity candle
finish assembling invites
make/order ring bearer pillow- Grandma P is giving me hers :)
design print assemble menu cards

August- September

send Lake of the Isles Pre-Marital Counseling certificate!!! (By September 1st)
finish program
order flower girl dress
finish assembling invites
make sure ring bearer is outfitted
order program materials
make list of candy to get
newspaper wedding announcement (?)
1st wedding dress fitting
get gifts for bridesmaids write nice note
get gifts for child attendants
get gifts for groomsmen
solidify music for reception (including a “do not play” list)
make sure you have all your accessories (stockings, shoes, earrings, bracelet, necklace, clutch, hair pieces)
wrap all gifts for wedding party
get votives
start making seating chart (so all you have to do is fill it in)
confirm photographer has list of “must take” pictures
make sure to have pics of Mom & Dads wedding, GG Pinholt’s wedding, GG Michael’s wedding, Keith’s parents wedding, Keith’s GGs (???)
get frames for those pics??
send invites by middle of September

End of September – October

assemble program materials
give photographer list of “must-get pictures”
order boxes for candy or cookie buffet
give Chinese takeout boxes with stickers on them, aisle runner & rest of table numbers to Keith's parents when they come visit
 1st bridesmaid dress fitting
confirm headcount send to caterer, transportation, reception site, ceremony site, day of planner
send day of coordinator your idea and plan for centerpieces, tables, candy table, cake table
confirm cake apt (date, time, location)
confirm delivery date, time, location with florist
2nd dress fitting
confirm menu (including EtOH) with caterer
confirm ceremony plans with minister and ceremony musicians
√  confirm appointments with photographer, videographer, baker (date, time, location)
ship OOT boxes and materials??
(find out how many go to each hotel)
confirm bridesmaids travel times & plans
buy wedding insurance (at 35 days) fax to Semple
finalize seating chart →  give to caterer, reception site, day of coordinator

End of October – early November

final dress fitting
confirm headcount send to caterer, transportation, reception site, ceremony site, day of planner
finalize seating chart →  give to caterer, reception site, day of coordinator
confirm appointments with photographer, videographer, baker (date, time, location)