Wedding Guide

Wedding Guide

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6-12 Month Before the Wedding

    • Announce engagement
    • Decide on the kind of wedding
    • Decide the time of day
    • Decide location
    • Set a date
    • Set a budget
    • Select bridal party
    • Plan color scheme
    • Select and order bridal gowns
    • Select and order headpiece
    • Select and order shoes
    • Select and order attendance gowns
    • Start honeymoon planning
    • Go to bridal gift registry
    • Start compiling the guest list
    • Go to bridal gift registry
    • Select caterers
    • Select musicians
    • Select florists
    • Select photographers
    • Start planning reception
    • Reserve hall
    • Plan to attend premarital counseling at church
    • Select wedding rings

3 months before the wedding

    • Complete guest list
    • Make doctors appointments
    • Plan to have mother’s select attire
    • Select and order invitations
    • Start compiling trousseau
    • Finalize reception arrangements
    • Make reservations for honeymoon
    • Confirm dress delivery
    • Confirm time and date with florist
    • Confirm time and date with caterer
    • Confirm time and date with photographer
    • Confirm time and date with musicians
    • Confirm time and date with church
    • Discuss transportation to ceremony and reception
    • Order cake
    • Select and order attire for groomsmen
    • Schedule bridesmaid dress and shoe fittings

2 months before the wedding

    • Mail all invitations to allow time for RSVPs
    • Arrange for appointment to get marriage license
    • Finalize honeymoon arrangements

1 month before the wedding

    • Schedule bridal portrait
    • Reserve accommodations for guests
    • Begin to record gift received and send thank you notes
    • Plan rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
    • Purchase gifts for bridal party
    • Purchase gift for fiancé if gift are being exchanged
    • Schedule final fittings, including accessories and shoes
    • Schedule appointments at beauty salon for attendants
    • Schedule bridesmaids luncheon or party
    • Arrange for placement of guest book
    • Obtain wedding props: pillow for ring bearer, candles
    • Get marriage license

2 weeks before the wedding

    • Mail bridal portrait with announcement to newspapers
    • Finalize wedding day transportation
    • Arrange to change name on license, social security card
    • Confirm accommodations for guests
    • Prepare wedding announcements to be mailed after the wedding

1 week before the wedding

    • Start packing for the honeymoon
    • Finalize number of guests with caterer
    • Double check all details with those providing professional services
    • Plan seating arrangements
    • Confirm desired pictures with photographer
    • Style your hair with headpiece
    • Practice applying cosmetics in proper light
    • Arrange for one last fitting of all wedding attire
    • Make sure rings are picked up and fitted properly
    • Confirm receipt of marriage license
    • Rehearsal dinner
    • Arrange to have the photographer and attendants arrive two hours before ceremony if there are to be prewedding pictures
    • Arrange for music to start one half hour prior to ceremony
    • Arrange to have the mother of groom seated 5 minutes before the ceremony
    • Arrange to have the mother of the bride seated immediately before the processional
    • Arrange for the aisle runner to be rolled out by the ushers immediately before the processional
    • Arrange and attend the bridesmaids luncheon

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