A Rough Wedding Countdown
6 to 12 Months
*Announce your engagement and set the date.
*Orchestrate a meeting with your parents and future in-laws.
*Discuss the budget with both families
*Reserve the ceremony site, reception site and officiant.
*Select members of the wedding party.
*Select your gown and schedule fittings.
*Interview and sign contracts with vendors such as the photographer, the caterer and the florist.
*Select the bridesmaids’ attire.
3 to 6 Months
*Meet with the officiant to discuss your ceremony and pre-marital counseling required.
*Meet with musicians to select music for the ceremony.
*Get your guest list started.
*Order your wedding cake.
*Order your invitations and personal stationary from Beautiful Wedding Announcements.
*Make reservations for honeymoon plans.
*Select different stores for your gift registry to make gift giving easier.
*Check marriage license requirements in your area.
*Together, order your wedding bands.
*Visit a formal wear specialist with your fiance.
2 to 3 Months
*Discuss the menu with the caterer.
*Select the wedding accessories such as the ring pillow, the guest book and feather pen and little party favors.
*Purchase your attendant’s gifts.
*Address the invitations and announcements, Beautiful Wedding Announcements has a service for that.
*Arrange transportation such as limo service to the ceremony and the reception.
*Schedule a time and place for the rehearsal dinner.
4 to 6 Weeks
*Print your wedding programs, also available at Beautiful Wedding Announcements.
*Mail your invitations.
*Select a gift for the groom.
*Select a gift for the bride.
*Schedule your appointment with the photographer to take your bridal portraits.
*Submit wedding announcements to local newspapers.
*Choose a hairstyle that compliments your headpiece and schedule a time with a make-up artist.
*Assist grooms’ family with rehearsal dinner plans.
*Notify caterer of final number of guests.
*Review final details with the florist, photographer, ceremony musicians and the reception musicians.
*Confirm honeymoon reservations and begin packing.
*Confirm final rehearsal dinner arrangements.
*Plan a meeting with attendants to discuss wedding details such as accommodations, transportation, and the *schedule of wedding events.
*Along with the groom, write ‘thank you’ notes for gifts already received.
*Confirm hair and make-up appointment for wedding day.
*Secure the marriage license with fiance.
Your Wedding Day
*Send a note of thanks to both parents.
*Enjoy your wedding day!