Fast forward almost two months and the venue is booked, the dress is purchased, and a photographer and caterer have been selected (I think). I still have a long ways to go, but I think I've made some decent progress. My biggest feat yet is tackling the organization of such an event. I need to make folders for each vendor with all e-mails and contracts. I also need to come up with a firm "To Do" list so I can see what I've accomplished and what's left to be tackled. At this point, next on the agenda is the selection of a bridesmaid dress and in return selection of the wedding colors. I thought this would be simple. I wanted a midnight blue for the bridesmaid dresses and for them to have reds and purples in their flowers/accessories (this was my inspiration). This whole idea came before purchasing my wedding gown, which is ivory. I learned in the bridal store that navy did not look so good with ivory, so my color palette may have to change. Luckily, this is a flexible point for me.
I plan on taking the weekend ahead to get my organization (or lack thereof) under control and put some plans in place. We'll see how it goes!
How have you organized your wedding plans? What have you found to be the most effective points of planning?