I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

LJO to LJK: Five Months to Go!

My Wedding

The fact that it is already time for another wedding planning update blows my mind–we started our engagement with 17 1/2 months till our wedding date, and while it felt like forever at the time, I can hardly believe how quickly it is going. I think the holidays are going to make this month speed right on by, and I get butterflies just thinking of putting up my 2015 calendar! I’m pretty happy with how much I accomplished this month, the major task being making a huge list of EVERY thing we need to do before May. Even though it’s pushing 120 items long, having it all organized and in one place is a huge relief!

striped bouquet ribbonSpindle Photography via Southern Weddings–one of my favorite recent weddings!

Completed in November:

  • I wrote our master to-do list and Dave organized it in a handy spreadsheet
  • We received our wedding monogram and invitation proofs!
  • I talked with my sister about bridal shower inspiration
  • We went on our church Engaged Retreat
  • I bought a few fun details and bridesmaid gifts, thanks to Black Friday sales!
  • We placed our lighting/draping order
  • We visited the venue for my Syracuse bridal shower
  • Mrs. Kirk bought her dress
  • My dad and Mr. Kirk bought their suits
  • I amped up my pre-wedding workout routine

On our list in December:

  • Go try on our wedding rings!!
  • Book our wedding night hotel
  • Book honeymoon hotels (we’ve booked one of four so far!)
  • Finish reading the book of possible ceremony readings from our church with Dave and choose the ones that mean the most to us
  • Order supplies for a DIY project
  • Work with our stationer on our invitations
  • Continue to collect small details (a few are on my Christmas list!)
  • Continue to work out regularly and eat healthily, even through the holidays
  • Schedule a big planning meeting with Fearrington for January






  1. Kyla Fetzner says:

    Yay Lisa! This is such an exciting season :)

  2. Dana says:

    Yay!!!! I’m so happy it’s getting closer and closer!


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