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LJO to LJK: Two Months to Go!

My Wedding

I am getting married in TWO MONTHS!!!  I have sometimes struggled a little bit during our engagement with not “feeling like a bride” (I don’t know exactly what that entails, but all I knew was that I wanted it!), but now that RSVPs are showing up from across the globe, my mom and future mother-in-law are in full-on bridal shower-planning mode, and this to-do list of mine is dwindling by the day, it really is starting to feel real. With the things on my list this month, I think this will be one of the craziest and most fun months of planning yet, and I want to soak up every bit of it!

chic coupleBy Kate Murphy via Ann Street Studio

Completed in February:

  • We mailed our invitations!!
  • We met with our reception florist to discuss ideas and inspiration.
  • We found and purchased a bunch of details for our reception.
  • We worked on our timeline.
  • We found a first look location!
  • We chose desserts for our dessert table.
  • My veil arrived!
  • I sent my bridesmaids all of the wedding weekend information.
  • I started brainstorming for my bridesmaid brunch.
  • We sent the text for our menu to our stationer.
  • I did my hair and makeup trial!

On our list for March:

  • Figure out my wedding jewelry.
  • Finalize our ceremony readings and music.
  • Meet with our church music director.
  • Write the text for our programs.
  • Make a playlist for our cocktail hour.
  • Decide on our signature cocktails.
  • Order some reception signage.
  • Make our escort card display (this is on Dave’s list!).
  • Collect family photos.
  • Finish our play/do not play list for our DJ.
  • Meet with our videographers.
  • Go to my first dress fitting!
  • Eat super healthy and exercise like crazy in anticipation of said dress fitting :)
  • Celebrate at my Texas bridal shower!
  • Celebrate at my bachelorette party!
  • Celebrate at my New York bridal shower!






  1. Dana says:

    With 3 parties this month you should feel very much like a bride!!!

  2. Mary W says:

    Hi Lisa! Can’t believe that there’s two months to go. How crazy! So excited for you and Dave. I found your blog from Instagram a while back and it’s been fun to read about your wedding plans! I wanted to offer that if you need help writing your program–I found some templates for nuptial Mass programs that made it so much easier for me. Let me know if you’d like me to send them!

  3. lena says:

    Serious squees over here, but I know just what you mean about not feeling like a bride. I think Dana’s right though, and all those parties will definitely have you feel like one!

    • Lisa says:

      I am glad I’m not the only one! Between bridal showers and dress fittings, I definitely think this is the month it’ll hit me :)

  4. Allie says:

    I just found your blog, and I love reading your wedding updates! I can relate pretty well :) I moved to North Carolina this past fall to join my fiancé. We’re planning a Texas wedding from here, and we’ll be engaged 17 months before the big day. My wedding’s not until April 2016, so I’m living vicariously through you as you countdown the last few months!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Allie! So exciting! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying my updates, and I hope they’re helpful to you planning your wedding! It will FLY by! :)


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