Sometimes I make lists just so I can cross things off...
I swear I have wedding checklists on 4-5 different platforms. Every online wedding place provides their member a checklist. I also have one in my bridal moleskin a friend of mine gave me after I got engaged (best gift ever!)
I check on the lists from to time to just to see if I'm on track.
Some of the major things I can cross off my list...
Venue for reception and ceremony
Caterer (comes with venue)
DJ who is also doing uplighting
Found out about Florida marriage licenses
Assembled guest list and asked for addresses
Got multiple florist/decor proposals (booking soon)
Got chair rental quotes
Went wedding dress shopping (several times....I think I found the one...I'm not sure...we'll see :)
Picked wedding party
Started wedding website (work in progress. trying to launch mid-August)
Made hotel room blocks
Narrowed down source for bridesmaids dresses
Inquired with multiple hair/make-up professionals to check availability (will be booking soon)
Touched base with cake baker (tasting and design will be sometime in September)
Looked at wedding stationary and other paper goods
Start planning Chinese Tea Ceremony (MOH/sister picking up a lot of things from Taiwan)
Researched rehearsal dinner venues
I remember when I first got engaged, my first thought was, "Crap. I have to plan a wedding now."
You'd think after dating for close to 8 years, I'd have some planning already out of the way but I'm a little silly. I thought it would jinx it so I didn't touch wedding planning at all.
We knew we wanted to marry at a very specific time in Florida which meant if we didn't get married beginning of 2015, we'd have to wait until 2016.
Jason was not a fan of waiting that long so I felt so much pressure to plan a wedding in a little over a year. I literally jumped right into it and looking back now, I realize it is possible. I just have to stay organized.
On that note, this is my Changuages vlog this week about my wedding planning gripe so far.