Disney Wedding Planning Journal #5: Sept, 18, 2014 (Wedding To-Do List & Timeline)

53008560063Josh and I have really been trying to get things moving on the wedding front, since next month is the 6 months until our wedding mark! That means we will be able to officially book our date and get things finalized! We spoke with Amanda from http://www.LivingWithTheMagic.com this past week (she’s also our official travel agent, if you’re interested!) about some questions we had about having a Disney FairyTale Wedding, since  she specializes in those and since we are going to be using her as our travel agent for booking our Honeymoon in WDW anyway! Here is the tentative schedule of things we need To-Do that we really hunkered down and wrote up this past Sunday, I wanted to share it with all of you in case someone else out there is in the process of planning their DFTW as well and needs help putting together their own list!:

September – 7 months

  • Call Wedding Planner to pencil in our date – April 24th, 2015
  • Create invitation list for CO and MA receptions
  • Come up with reception themes
  • Talk to my brother about officiating our wedding/asking his fiancé to be our videographer
  • Talk to our friends Holly and Ryan about using their house as our wedding reception venue and in return doing some yard work for them
  • Ask Keith if we can commission him to make us “Just Married” pins
  • Call/price dress steaming
  • Call/price hair & make-up (find out when to schedule)
  • Call/price photographer that can give us a digital archive of photos
  • Find out when to get my dress altered (adding a bustle)
  • Figure out and price favors for CO reception
  • Look at cake toppers
  • Look into making my own bouquet for bridal photoshoot
  • Look into gifts for wedding party
  • Talk to Angie’s mom and come out with a timeline and list of To-Dos and assigning rolls for planning the reception in MA
  • Look into Pinterest ideas for decor at CO and MA receptions

October – 6 months

  • Book at least 2 nights of vacation (required for Memories Collection Weddings) with Amanda
  • on Oct 24th – book wedding date with wedding planner and put down deposit
  • on Oct 24th – book bridal portrait shoot for EPCOT
  • Finalize dates for receptions
  • Come up with a vacation itinerary with our parents
  • Josh going shopping with his Grandma for shoes
  • Book MA reception venue
  • Figure out what to do for food at MA reception
  • Look into if we need to rent chairs and tables for MA venue
  • Take head count for MA reception
  • Book flights
  • Talk to Josh’s Mom about CO reception – Making cupcakes, guest list, mailing addresses, wedding shower, food, etc.

November – 5 months

  • Buy Envelopes
  • Finalize and mail out invitations
  • Update FB wedding page and Wedding Website
  • Finalize gift registries
  • Buy & engrave wedding rings
  • Figure out & purchase centerpieces for receptions

December – 4 months

  • Find out about renting chairs/tables for CO reception
  • Finalize CO reception menu & drinks
  • Put together guest book for people to sign at receptions
  • Figure out/possibly buy CO favors
  • Figure out CO reception activities

January – 3 months

  • Book haircut/shave for Josh (for wedding day & another shave for photo shoot day)
  • Finalize/confirm hair & makeup & dress steaming
  • January 24th – Make dining reservations
  • Call Cake Hotline @ WDW to get wedding cake delivered to restaurant
  • Ask people to do toasts at receptions
  • Start writing vows
  • Make reception seating charts

February – 2 months

  • Honeymoon registry ends
  • Book WDW tours
  • Start Finalizing vacation plans
  • Josh buy tux and accessories
  • Put together gift/welcome bags for wedding party
  • Book spa/mani/pedi for the girls
  • Buy the rest of the themed decor for receptions + plates, utensils, cups, etc.
  • Start working on CO reception venue set up

March – 1 month

  • Finalize reception plans
  • Confirm dining reservations with Disney
  • Make sure MA favors are ready to go
  • Make iPod playlist for receptions

April (prior to wedding)

  • Mail out marriage license application to Broward County in Florida
  • Separate cash tips into designated envelopes
  • Ship dress to get it steamed and delivered to Port Orleans Riverside Resort in WDW
  • Make a packing list (include marriage license and wedding rings!)





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