moniquaa

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Wedding Checklist!

Exactly four months to go until the wedding!! To-do list:

  • Find the dress!
  • Find the venue
  • Create the guest list
  • Send out Save the Dates
  • Register
  • Book the rehearsal dinner
  • Make pre-wedding hair appointments
  • Order invitations
  • Send out invitations
  • Food tasting at the venue
  • Get dress altered/fitted
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Purchase a veil
  • Purchase a garter
  • Find Nick’s wedding band
  • Hire an officiant
  • Hire a photographer
  • Hire a florist
  • Hire a DJ/MC
  • Create/buy table numbers
  • Create photo book or slideshow
  • Decide on/create/purchase centerpieces
  • Cake tasting
  • Take engagement photos: May 12, 2012
  • Find the shoes!
  • Choose/order Nick’s tux/suit
  • Choose/order groosmens’ tux/suits
  • Design/order programs
  • Choose/order favors
  • Hire a makeup artist
  • Hire a hair stylist
  • Bridesmaid gifts
  • Groomsmens’ gifts
  • Bachelorette Party: July 6-8, 2012
  • Decide on/order a “guestbook”
  • Create seating chart
  • Get marriage license
  • Change my last name!

To be continued, as I figure out what other madness I need to attend to…I will be relieved once the BM dresses have been ordered, we hire a DJ & officiant, and find Nick’s wedding band. Everything else will fall into place. It has to! 

Wedding Dress.

Every time I see a picture of my wedding dress I love it more.

I can’t wait to get that thing on.

Honeymoon.

UGHHH, I am so tempted to book a honeymoon trip to New Orleans right now. I just found an amazing deal!! I wish funds were unlimited! Damn you, money!

I definitely just ordered a Kindle Fire!! I missed out on the $139 refurbished deal when they had it last time, so I couldn’t pass it up! Great deal!

I definitely just ordered a Kindle Fire!! I missed out on the $139 refurbished deal when they had it last time, so I couldn’t pass it up! Great deal!

Oh really, Chase? All I have to do to get $125 is find $10,000 to put into a savings account? Is that all?

Oh really, Chase? All I have to do to get $125 is find $10,000 to put into a savings account? Is that all?

Wedding Stuff

Last night Nick and I went to our wedding venue to do our first food tasting! It was really good and we are super happy with our choice.  We may go back another day to sample appetizers and signature drinks. We are still unsure of what we want to do for appetizers since they are charged per-piece, the cost really adds up to a lot. Time to explore options!

My dress that I bought for engagement photos came in and it fits like a glove. However, I did just find out that it’s now an additional 30% off, which is annoying.

Also, advice for all you future brides out there…YELP IS YOUR FRIEND. I spoke with a DJ on the phone the other day that sounded pretty good, I got his price and it was extremely low in comparison to others and checked him out on Yelp. He has some good reviews, but about 3/4 of his reviews are HORRIFYING. Yelling at the bride on her wedding day, being unaccommodating, rude, snapping at guests…BARF, I felt sick after reading those reviews.

Thank God for Yelp.

I love you, Regina.

(Source: Spotify)

I love Khaleesi. 

And I’ll be damned if Daenerys Targaryen is not the coolest name of all time. 

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