Planning a wedding can be a daunting and very stressful task. We highly recommend you take six months to a year to plan your wedding and will outline for you an easy-to-follow schedule. Get yourself a binder with paper and dividing tabs.
Discuss with your fianc� and his/her families, plus your own, to determine a
How to plan a wedding - a Step-by-step guide ...
Twelve months before the Wedding
Decide on your wedding theme e.g. Christmas, Fall, Snowflakes, Black and
Select a wedding date with your fianc� and families.
Decide on your wedding attendants.
Book a ceremony and reception location(s).
Book your professional wedding photographer, florist, caterer, videographer, and
DJ or wedding musicians.
Nine months before the Wedding
Make an appointment with your officiant. For most religious ceremonies, you may
be required to attend pre-wedding counseling. For civil ceremonies, your officiant
may require a meeting to discuss your
Wedding gown shopping and first fittings should be looked after at this time.
Shop for your wedding accessories, wedding veil or head piece, and wedding
Begin preparation of the guest list. Be sure to include both sides of the family as
guest lists are often a contentious issue. It will take time to decide on long lost
cousins, work friends, neighbors, etc.
Decide on gift registry locations and register.
Begin your search for your honeymoon location. If you are getting married during a
peak holiday season such as Christmas, you may need to book your honeymoon
up to nine months in advance.
Six months before the Wedding
You need to meet with the wedding professionals who will assist you on your
special day. The menushould be mapped out with your catering company, a
review of requested wedding photos with your photographer, a discussion with
your videographer on the amount of footage and locations for videos,
preference for music with your DJ or wedding musicians.
Limousines and/or other wedding transportation should be booked. Wedding
carriages or winter horse drawn sleighs should be booked and pricing confirmed.
If you are ordering wedding invitations and/or save the date cards and wedding
announcements, you need to decide on a provider. If you are making your own
wedding invitations and other wedding stationery, you should choose a wedding
invitation kit template package. Announcements should be sent out to those friends
and family who you have not included in the ceremony.
Honeymoon trip should be booked and final budget plans for the honeymoon
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl dresses should be decided upon and ordered.
Start shopping for wedding rings.
Three months before the Wedding
Guest list needs to be finalized by you and your fianc� and BOTH families. We
can't emphasize enough that you need to have the blessing of all concerned
when it comes to the guest list.
Final decisions and ordering of wedding rings.
Visit hairstylist for a consultation and have your first wedding day
hair run through.
Make wedding day appointment with hairstylist. Don't forget to include your
bridesmaids if they are having their hair professionally styled for your wedding.
Research and review state requirements for blood tests.
Research, review and book hotel rooms for out of town guests who may require
Follow up on your wedding gown and confirmation of delivery dates for your
gown and those of our attendants.
Attend your first wedding gown fitting including all accessories and shoes.
Six to eight weeks before the Wedding
Prepare your wedding invitation kit templates for printing, including the Thank You
If you have ordered your invites from a commercial business, be sure they are
ready for you.
Address and mail the wedding invitations.
Shop for and purchase any wedding gifts for your fianc�, attendants, parents
Attend your final dress fitting including wedding accessories.
Spend time wearing your wedding shoes so that you are not crippled before the
wedding dance starts.
Test a spray on tan if you plan to tan for your wedding.
Make final decisions on your wedding hair style and any hair color changes should
Pick up your wedding rings from your jewelry shop.
Print out your personalized Thank you cards from your wedding invitation kit
templates or purchase generic Thank you cards.
Send any Thank you cards for wedding or shower gifts received over the past
10 - 14 Days before the Wedding
Confirm with your caterer with one final review of the menu.
Confirm with your officiant the venue and time of ceremony.
Confirm with your photographer, videographer, DJ and/or wedding band.
Confirm your honeymoon reservation and any special requests for the wedding
Address any wedding announcements, stamp and set in preparation of mailing on
your wedding day.
Final visit to your hairstylist to review any last minute concerns or changes.
One Week before the Wedding
Attend any last minute parties or bridal showers in your honor.
Write any Thank you cards for gifts received at these functions.
Give the caterer your final number of guests expected to attend.
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl confirmation of the time they are expected to arrive.
Purchase travel insurance for the honeymoon if you are leaving the country.
Purchase travelers checks for the honeymoon holiday.
Double check to be sure that travelers checks are accepted and easily cashed at
your final destination.
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