To Do Till We Do

Today marks the nine-month mark. Yup, in 276 days we’ll be tying the knot! I made a to-do list of all that I could think of that I need to take care of before the wedding, so I thought I’d share it. Feel free to let me know if I’m missing anything!

The Look:

  • Dress DONE! (Brides by Demetrios)
  • Engagement Ring: DONE! (Blue Nile)
  • Veil:
  • Garter:
  • Ceremony shoes:
  • Bride accessories (earrings, necklace, etc.)
  • Bridesmaid dresses:
  • Flower girls dresses:
  • Groomsmen suits/tuxes:
  • Rehearsal dinner dress:
  • Something old
  • Something new
  • Something borrowed
  • Something blue
  • Talk to custom jeweler about creating my band:
  • My wedding band:
  • His wedding band:
  • Find MUA:
  • Find Hairstylist:
  • Makeup trial:
  • Hair trial:


  • Wedding website DONE!
  • DJ: DONE! (my brother @ Tuffersound
  • Photographer: DONE! Kim Jackson Photography
  • Pre-wedding photographer:DONE! Don James
  • Videographer DONE! my cousin @ Kiko Productions
  • Engagement pictures DONE! (ask for link)
  • Wedding Planner: DONE! Karen with Celebrations! Style
  • Get e-ring insured
  • Check with fire marshal to have candles at reception
  • Guest list
  • Design Save The Dates (Laura)
  • Make/print Save The Dates
  • Send Save The Dates
  • DIY Invitations
  • Send out Invites
  • Registries
  • Block rooms at hotel
  • DIY Programs
  • DIY Guestbook
  • Have our Tasting
  • Find a florist
  • Decide on Honeymoon
  • Rehearsal dinner location
  • Book Honeymoon
  • Pickup Marriage License
  • Gifts for BM and parents
  • Family must-take photo list


  • Ceremony location: DONE! (Hotel Albuquerque in chapel)
  • Ceremony music:
  • Pick “readings”:
  • Find faux petals:
  • DIY Pomanders for aisles:
  • DIY flower girl baskets
  • DIY Table Runners
  • DIY Labels for wine bottles (if venue allows it)


  • Reception location: DONE! (Hotel Albuquerque in the Franciscan)
  • Music
    • First Dance:
    • Father/Daughter:
    • Mother/Son:
    • Bouquet Toss:
    • Garter Toss:
    • Cake Cutting:Sugar Sugar, Pour Some Sugar on Me, How Sweet it is (to be loved by you), Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Get coffee beans for centerpieces:
  • Get square vases for centerpieces
  • Get flowers for centerpieces
  • Cake:
  • Groom’s Cake:
  • Cupcakes:
  • Photobooth (?)
  • DIY cupcake/cake flags
  • DIY crossword puzzle:
  • DIY photo upload cards:
  • DIY Centerpieces
  • DIY Napkins (?)



  1. Great list! If you want to save yourself some time and stress, Bottle Your Brand does a great job with custom wine labels. Their labels don’t smudge, and are super easy to apply. I used them for my wedding and I highly recommend!

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