how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 16

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Week 16… That means we are 4 months in! Crazy. Two thirds down, one third of the way to go! That feels nice to say, I have to admit. I love being engaged, but I’ll also admit I don’t necessarily love wedding planning. Now, don’t get me wrong – it can be really fun. But it can also be pretty stressful balancing all there is to do with, well… you know, life!

Without further ado, here’s what we did this week!

how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 16

  • buy wedding shoes: now this was fun. who doesn’t like a one-time occasion to splurge a little on shoes?! am I right, or am I right? I took them to the dress shop to try them on with the sample dress just to make sure I liked them. I wanted to make sure I did before I took them to my dress fitting!
  • final catering tasting; finalize menu: we had our second catering tasting this week, and man was it delicious! LA Roots has some seriously amazing food, and the presentation is just as great. They serve their food on these cool rustic wooden planks which go with the theme of our wedding perfectly!
  • start deciding on other paper goods: place cards, name cards, table numbers, etc! Now that we finally got our invitations in the mail, this past week I was able to start thinking about all these other paper items. It can seem a bit daunting, but my advice is to take it one item at a time.

Place cards: Clay and I bought these rustic wooden frames at a flea market, and he added a few strings of twine to them. (He’s pretty handy!) We had some leftover paper scraps from our invitations, so I cut them into little name cards and strung them along the twine with these adorable mini clothes pins  from Amazon. (They come in all different colors!) I will then have our calligrapher write each guests’ name and table number once our RSVPs come in.

Name cards: As far as our seating chart, we are simply putting the guests at a table and allowing them to choose their specific seat. However, we are doing individual name cards for the head table. I ordered these rustic wooden place card holders from Etsy, cut some other scraps from our invitations, and will have our calligrapher write each name on them.

Table numbers: I started playing around with – you guessed it – more leftover paper from our invitations to see what size table numbers I want, border or no border, etc. Our friend who did our invitations and I are emailing back and forth regarding fonts and colors now. More to come on these!

It feels good to get going on all these other little details that were looming. Next up, it’s menus and ceremony programs, but as I mentioned… one thing at a time!

Happy wedding planning!

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