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Perfect Wedding YOUR

2021

WEDDING PLANNER & GUIDE

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PLANNING AND ORGANIZING THE PERFECT WEDDING


START PLANNING YOUR EXPERIENCE TODAY!

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Introduction y

So you’re going to the chapel, the church, the barn, the lake, the beach... Congratulations! We know there are many details that go into planning your perfect wedding and our goal with the Wedding Planner is to assist you in that planning process. We wish you a memorable and beautiful wedding day — more importantly, we wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Index

PLAN AHEAD CHECKLIST.............................................................................6 CEREMONY.........................................................................................................8 REGISTRY TIPS................................................................................................10 CATERER............................................................................................................ 12 WEDDING EXPENSES................................................................................... 14 PHOTO/VIDEOGRAPHY................................................................................ 18 WEDDING GUEST LIST................................................................................ 20 QUESTIONS FOR THE OFFICIANT.......................................................... 22 QUESTIONS FOR THE PHOTO/VIDEOGRAPHER....................... 22-23 INVITES/CAKES/PARTIES........................................................................ 24 QUESTIONS FOR THE CATERER.............................................................. 25

DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

FORMAL ATTIRE......................................................................................26-28

511 Washington Avenue • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218.847.3151 • www.dl-online.com

WEDDING DRESS FITTING........................................................................ 29

PUBLISHER: MELISSA SWENSON DESIGNER: JAMIE HOYEM MAGAZINE COORDINATOR: BRITANIE RENTZ 4 | YOUR PERFECT WEDDING 2021

FLOWERS..........................................................................................................30 Supplement to The Detroit Lakes Tribune, Park Rapids Enterprise, Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer Journal


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Plan Ahead ENGAGEMENT  Announce engagement.  Engagement photo. This can be used with engagement or wedding announcement for your local newspaper.  Set the date and choose a location for the wedding.  Create a budget.  Choose attendants.  Start shopping for your gown and bridesmaids' dresses.  If you wish to, hire a wedding coordinator. 6 TO 9 MONTHS  Start compiling a list of guests. Ask your mother and the groom's mother to do the same.  Book the photographer, band/D.J., caterers, florist, videographer, caterer, etc.  Begin a list of favorite music and requested songs to give to the band or D.J.  Choose an officient.  Go with the groom to a formalwear store or tailor. After the groom's attire has been chosen, the ushers and groomsmen should go in and get fitted as soon as possible. 4 TO 6 MONTHS  Order invitations, napkins, programs and anything else that requires a certain amount of time for printing.  Choose your wedding bands.  The mother of the bride should shop for her dress. When she has chosen what to wear the groom's mother should do the same.  Discuss whether you should reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guests with your parents.  Set a time for the wedding rehearsal.  Plan rehearsal dinner.  Plan honeymoon. If traveling meet with a travel agent.  Book accomodations for wedding-night. 2 TO 4 MONTHS  Finish up with alterations and try it on with all of the accessories to make sure everything looks good.  Book a final fitting and start breaking in your shoes.  Final alterations on bridesmaids' dresses.  Confirm contracts with florist, photographer, D.J., caterer, videographer, etc. Make sure all is in order.  Set up appointments for hair, manicure, make-up. It might be a good idea to set up a pre-wedding appointment to make sure you are satisfied with the style and it works with the dress. 6 | YOUR PERFECT WEDDING 2021

 Shop for bridesmaids' gift and groomsmen's gifts.  Register for wedding gifts.  Start addressing invitations. Ensure proper postage by bringing one to the post office and have it weighed.  Take a day off from all the wedding planning to pamper yourself. This is a day just for you to relax, have a massage, take a day off of work. 6 TO 8 MONTHS  Mail invitations.  Go over rehearsal dinner details and finalize them.  Confirm reservations at hotels for out-of-town guests and also your reservations for your wedding-night.  Confirm travel plans for your honeymoon.  Ask the Maid of Honor and your attendants for help with small tasks.  Pick up wedding rings.  Have your gown pressed and make arrangements for pick-up date and time.  Marriage license. 3 TO 6 MONTHS  Plan seating arrangements.  Start packing for the honeymoon.  Meet with the D.J./Band and go over any special music requests.  Meet with the coordinator at the reception site to go over all details, such as the time when the cake and flowers can be delivered and where on the day of the wedding.  Set up time for pictures with the photographer. Make sure all parties who need to be there know this information ahead of time...don't forget to tell grandma and grandpa, brothers and sisters in case you are having family pictures at this time.  Check over all contracts thoroughly. When they need to be paid and if all requirements are met.  Take some time for the two of you...it's good to get away from all the stress of planning for awhile. 2 WEEKS  Call the newspaper for information on placing a wedding announcement in the paper.  Take care of life insurance beneficiary, health insurance plans that best suit both of you. If you are changing your name contact the DMV, bank, credit cards and Social Security.  If possible start writing checks for those needing to be paid. The officient, photographer, videographer, D.J./Band, etc.

 Assign some friends or family to be responsible for getting gifts to reception and transporting them at the end of the evening. 1 WEEK  Contact the caterer with the final guest count.  Take care of any last minute details with florist, musicians, etc.  Write a note to your parents and his parents for their love and support.  Put together a bag of everything you will need for the wedding day. Things to include...jewelry, extra pair of pantyhose, aspirin, bobby pins, safety pins, mints, undergarments. And don't forget something old, new, borrowed and blue! 3 DAYS  Talk to the head usher about special seating arrangements or guests with special needs.  Don't forget the marriage license. You may want to give it to the Maid of Honor or Best Man to bring to the ceremony.  Notify attendants and parents on when they should arrive at the rehearsal. Give bridesmaids and groomsmen their gifts at the rehearsal dinner.  Get plenty of rest and eat right and drink your water. THE WEDDING DAY  Eat a sensible breakfast.  Give the Maid of Honor the groom's ring.  Drink plenty of water.  Get your hair and make-up done.  Don't forget your "everything you need" bag.  Get to the church on time.  Relax and enjoy your day! NOTES: ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________


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CEREMONY MUSIC SELECTIONS:

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OFFICIANT/PHONE__________________________________

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REHEARSAL DATE/TIME ______________________________

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FEE___________________________________________

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MUSICIAN_______________________________________ ORGANIST/PIANIST__________________________________ SINGER/SINGERS____________________________________ _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

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RESERVED SEATING

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ROW 1/PEW 1 ____________________________ ROW 1/PEW 2_ ROW 1/PEW 3____________________________ ROW 1/PEW 4 _

DOES THE FACILITY PROVIDE:

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AISLE RUNNER? _____________________________ CANOPY?_

ROW 2/PEW 1 ____________________________ ROW 2/PEW 2_

CANDLES?____________________________KNEE CUSHIONS?_

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RICE/BIRDSEED?_______________________DRESSING ROOMS?_

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WEDDING REGISTRY TIPS

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uilding a wedding registry is a task unlike any other couples may encounter during their lifetimes. Wedding registries are invaluable resources that provide engaged couples’ loved ones with gift suggestions. In spite of that value, couples may find it daunting and even a little uncomfortable to build their wedding registries. Building a wedding registry can feel like walking a tightrope. Couples likely won’t want to ask for too much or for gifts that are too expensive, but a poorly built registry can be a major inconvenience for guests. The following tips can help couples build adequate registries that benefit them without asking too much of their guests. Register with more than one store. It’s important to register

with more than one store. Doing so makes things as convenient as possible for guests and increases the chances they will be able to shop at stores they’re familiar with. Unless your guest list is predominantly local, try to register with at least one national chain so guests who live in different regions can shop for gifts in-person if they prefer to do so. Make a large list. Some couples are hesitant to make large wedding registries, feeling that doing so gives the impression that they’re asking for too much. But large registries simply give guests more options to choose from. Many industry insiders advise registering for two to three gifts per guest. That might seem like a lot, but guests will appreciate having all of those options.

Don’t hesitate to include expensive items on your registry. Couples also may be hesitant to include especially expensive items on their wedding registries. However, the couples’ parents and other close relatives may be honored to purchase more expensive items, so couples should not feel embarrassed to include them on their lists. It’s also important to note that many retailers, after couples’ wedding days have come and gone, discount registry items that weren’t purchased. So even if no one purchases the more expensive items, including them on a registry may significantly reduce their cost for couples who want to buy such items themselves after tying the knot. Vary the prices of items on the list. In addition to

including more expensive items on the registry, make sure to include moderately priced and inexpensive items. This gives guests more options and ensures guests who might be spending a lot to travel to and from the wedding can still purchase gifts without digging too much deeper into their pockets. Periodically update the registries. Periodically update your registries to remove items you have already received and to add items if many of the less expensive ones have already been purchased. This also makes things more convenient for guests. Building a wedding registry is a unique task that couples can embrace as their wedding day draws near.

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Caterer CATERER______________________________________

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ADDRESS______________________________________

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PHONE #______________________________________ SERVICE DATE/TIME _______________________________

COST COVERS:

CONTACT______________________________________

ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT?_________________________

RECEPTION LOCATION______________________________

ROOM SETUP?__________________________________

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CHINA/FLATWARE?_______________________________

PRICE________________________________________

CAKE CUTTING?__________________________________ SERVERS (HOW MANY)?____________________________

COST

SETUP & CLEANUP?_______________________________

PER PERSON __________________________

TAXES & GRATUITY? _______________________________

X # OF GUESTS __________________________

OTHER?_______________________________________

+ (ANY ADD’L COST) __________________________

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= FINAL COST $__________________________

____________________________________________ MENU ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

LIQUOR/BEVERAGES SUPPLIER_____________________________________ ADDRESS______________________________________ PHONE #______________________________________ CONTACT______________________________________ PICKUP OR DELIVER?______________________________ ICE__________________________________________ OPEN BAR FROM ________________ TO_______________ CASH BAR FROM _______________TO________________ CHAMPAGNE FOR TOAST____________________________ WINE(S) FOR DINNER______________________________ PUNCH _______________________________________

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SOFT DRINKS___________________________________

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Wedding Expenses

BRIDAL CONSULTANT RINGS Engagement Ring Her Wedding Band His Wedding Band

Estimate Deposit Paid Balance Paid

WEDDING ATTIRE Bride's Dress Headpiece Shoes Hair/Make-up/Manicure Groom's Tux/Suit Shoes Hair Stylist Bride's Attendants Groom's Attendants PRINTING Invitations Reply Cards Postage Programs Announcements Thank-You Notes Napkins CEREMONY Marriage License Location Fee Officiant Rentals Other RECEPTION Location Fee Food/Caterer Beverages Cake Servers Rentals Other

FLOWERS Ceremony Bride's Bouquet Attendant's Bouquet Flower Girl Boutonniere's Corsages Reception Site

Estimate Deposit Paid Balance Paid

MUSIC Ceremony Reception PHOTOS Engagement Wedding Photographer Videographer Other TRANSPORTATION Limo Out-Of-Town-Guests GIFTS Attendants Groomsmen Favors Other PARTIES Engagement Rehearsal Dinner HONEYMOON Transportation Accommodations Expenses MISCELLANEOUS Expenses

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Guest List NAME _____________________ ADDRESS____________________ __________________________ INVITATION SENT  GIFT ______________________ THANK YOU SENT 

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QUESTIONS TO ASK THE OFFICIANT w Do we have to be a member of this church?

birdseed, rose petals or blow bubbles?

w Are we required to attend pre- w Is there wheelchair access? marital couseling? w To what extent can we personalize the content of w If so, how many sessions? the ceremony? w What is the cost to book w Are there music restrictions? the church? w Are there restrictions w How far in advance do we need to make a booking?

w How many people can the church hold?

regarding the day of the week, or the time that the ceremony can take place?

What is the church policy w Are we allowed to take photos wregarding interfaith and video the ceremony?

w Are there restrictions

regarding flowers, candles and other decorations?

w May guests throw rice,

marriages?

w Is there another wedding booked on the day of our planned ceremony? If so, what time?

QUESTIONS TO ASK THE PHOTO/VIDEOGRAPHER w Will you personally be taking

the photographs/video at our wedding?

w How many years of

experience have you had? How many weddings have you done?

w Have you had any formal training?

w Can we see your portfolio? w How far in advance should we book?

w Do you have another job on the day of our wedding?

w What are your criteria for choosing what you will photograph/video at a wedding?

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w Are we able to give you a list

of the photographs we would like?

w Are you available before and after the ceremony, at my home and at the reception?

w Have you previously worked at our ceremony and reception site?

w How do you charge: A flat fee or by the hour? Will you stay longer if required? If so, what are the rates for overtime?

w Do you have back-up

equipment if something goes wrong?

w Will there also be an assistant?

w Do you have a list of different w Are there any other costs locations that may be suitable for our wedding photos/ video?

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w Do you have package deals?

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If so, what is included? (albums, CDs)

w What is your payment and cancellation policy?

w Do you offer any type of guarantee?

w On average, how long does it take for the proofs of the pictures to be ready?

– Once we have ordered the photos, how long will it take before we receive them?

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Invites • Cakes • Parties PRINTER/STATIONERY__________________________

RSVP CARDS/ENVELOPES/QTY. _____ PRICE__________

CONTACT__________________________________

GUEST/GIFT RECORD BOOK______________________

PHONE ___________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS____________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________

CEREMONY PROGRAMS_________________________

ORDER DATE_______________________________ READY DATE _______________________________ NO. OF CEREMONY GUESTS______________________ NO. OF RECEPTION GUESTS ______________________ INVITATION INFORMATION/ RECEPTION CARD INFORMATION DATE/TIME_________________________________ TIME_____________________________________ LOCATION/ADDRESS __________________________

BAKERY ADDRESS _________________________________ PHONE___________________________________ CONTACT__________________________________ WEDDING CAKE NUMBER OF SERVINGS/PERSON___________________ DESCRIPTION_______________________________ CAKE TOP OR FOUNTAIN________________________ MINTS ___________________________________

RSVP CARDS & ENVELOPES INFORMATION

CELEBRATIONS

RESPOND BY_______________________________

DATE/TIME_________________________________

RECEPTION CARDS____________________________

EVENT___________________________________

NAME____________________________________

HOST/HOSTESS______________________________

THANK YOU NOTECARDS________________________

PHONE___________________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________

LOCATION/ADDRESS __________________________

EMBOSSED NAPKINS__________________________

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QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CATERER wAre you a full-time caterer? wHow much experience have you had with weddings?

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wDo you work with fresh or frozen food?

w If we choose a buffet style, is

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you accommodate special wHave you handled events of my wHow many menu selections do wCan dietary requirements? type and size? you have? wDo you specialize in a wWhat are the cost differences wDo you provide alcohol and particular food or service style?

per person?

to book?

utensils included or are they an extra cost and how much?

wHow far in advance do we need wAre china, glassware and wCan you arrange a tasting of the dishes we’re interested in serving?

wDo you have a special menu for children?

other beverages?

w If so, do you have a flexible wine list?

wIf you don’t provide beverages, when should we get them to you? Is there a corkage fee?

wDo you have the correct wWill you provide wait staff? wIs food provided for the glassware for the beverages videographer, being served? wWhat is the staff-to-guest ratio? photographer, band or DJ? much time is needed to wCan you provide a list of wWhat type of food items do you wHow set up? references? recommend for my budget and the number of guests? wWhat kind of kitchen facilities wWhat deposit is required?

wIs there an overtime charge? What about breakages?

wWhen is the final payment due?

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Formal Attire FITTING DEADLINE___________________________________ BRIDAL SHOP______________________________________ CONSULTANT______________________________________ FITTING DATE______________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________ PHONE #_________________________________________ PICK-UP DATE_____________________________________ PACKAGE INCLUDES:_________________________________ GROOM STYLE/COLOR______________________________________ SIZES: COAT________ TROUSER_ ____ SHIRT_____ SHOES ___ GROOMSMEN TUXEDO RENTAL____________________________________ CONSULTANT______________________________________ FITTING DATE______________________________________ ADDRESS________________________________________ PHONE #_________________________________________ PICK-UP DATE_____________________________________ ATTIRE DESCRIPTION_________________________________ ACCESSORIES/UNDERGARMENTS _________________________ SHOES__________________________________________ NOTES__________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

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Formal Attire BRIDE BRIDAL SHOP_________________________________________ CONSULTANT_________________________________________ FITTING DATE_________________________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________ PHONE #____________________________________________ PICK-UP DATE________________________________________ DRESS DESCRIPTION____________________________________ HEADPIECE__________________________________________ ACCESSORIES/UNDERGARMENTS ____________________________ SHOES_____________________________________________ BRIDE’S ATTENDANTS BRIDAL SHOP_________________________________________ CONSULTANT_________________________________________ FITTING DATE_________________________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________ PHONE #____________________________________________ PICK-UP DATE________________________________________ DRESS DESCRIPTION____________________________________ HEADPIECE__________________________________________

MAID OF HONOR PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______ BRIDESMAID_________________________________________ PHONE #___________ SIZE _______ FITTING ______ PICK-UP______

ACCESSORIES/UNDERGARMENTS ____________________________

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ADDRESS/PHONE #_____________________________________

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DRESS FITTING GUIDE

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ecause fashion preferences were once ornate and dependent on precise fits, ready-to-wear clothing really did not become widely available until the early 20th century. Such attire is now available in just about any retail store. Because ready-to-wear clothing is so readily available, the average person may be unfamiliar with custom-made or tailored items. In fact, a couples’ wedding may be the only instance in their lives when they require the services of a seamstress or tailor. Fittings are a part of wedding planning, and here’s how brides-to-be can navigate the process of finding and being fitted for a dress. Try on sample gowns. The first step is to make your rounds to various gown shops and try on the samples they have available. Most sample sizes will not be the size you wear every day, so expect them to be illfitting. Do not be discouraged. Once a gown is chosen, the dress shop will take your measurements and order the gown according to the manufacturer’s sizing guide. Again, this can be shocking, since the size will likely be larger than what you wear in street clothes. Some shops will also order a little larger to allow for adequate tailoring. Schedule the first fitting. The first fitting should be anywhere from eight to 12 weeks before the wedding date, according to experts at WeddingWire, an online wedding information provider. This is the time it takes to complete most standard alterations. Complex customizations can take even longer. Brides

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should also budget a minimum of $500 for alterations, which may or may not be included in the price of the dress. Bring shoes and undergarments. Remember to bring along the exact shoes and undergarments you will wear with your gown. A change in shoes or bra/corset can result in the alterations fitting poorly the next time. Bring these items along to all subsequent fittings. Speak up. Martha Stewart Weddings suggests speaking up at fittings if anything is uncomfortable or needs tweaking.

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Seamstresses are masters at their crafts, but only if they understand the desires of the bride. Check the details. The second fitting is designed to check that all issues from the first fitting have been addressed, the gown is comfortable and you can move freely. At the last fitting, ask the maid of honor to come along so that she understands how to bustle or help you handle complicated straps or closures. Open communication with a seamstress and bridal shop can ensure brides-to-be get a dress that fits like a glove.

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CEREMONY FLOWERS

CONTACT____________________________________________

DELIVERY DATE/TIME_____________________________________

ADDRESS____________________________________________

WHERE:_____________________________________________ FRESH SILK PRICE

PHONE #_____________________________________________ SILK FLORIST__________________________________________ CONTACT____________________________________________

ALTAR FLOWERS ________ _______ _________ AISLE & PEW DECORATIONS ________ _______ _________ OTHERS ________ _______ _________

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RECEPTION FLOWERS DELIVERY DATE/TIME_____________________________________

WEDDING PARTY FLOWERS

WHERE:_____________________________________________

DELIVERY DATE/TIME_____________________________________ WHERE:_____________________________________________

FRESH SILK PRICE HEAD TABLE ________ _______ _________ GUEST TABLES ________ _______ _________

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MAID OF HONOR’S BOUQUET ________ _______ _________ BRIDESMAID’S BOUQUETS ________ _______ _________

REHEARSAL DINNER FLOWERS

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