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Here Comes The Bride! T

he moment has finally arrived — the day you have been dreaming about since you played dress-up with your grandmother’s white chiffon scarf as your veil and the plastic bunch of flowers from the living room coffee table in hand as you were walking down the aisle humming “here comes the bride” while admiring yourself in your mother’s full-length mirror. It’s your wedding day! Whether you are a traditionalist, or outside-the-box gal, there is no doubt that you’ll want your wedding to be exactly as you envisioned. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and carry traditions dating back thousands of years. Then again, weddings of yore were often simpler affairs — not the meticulously planned “events” we have grown to expect today. Some traditions are older than others. For instance, wearing a bridal veil dates back centuries, while alternative colors in bridal gown selections have only become accepted in more recent years. It wasn’t until the 1970s when brides became daring enough to take a stand away from the traditional and turned to an edgier and creative wedding ceremony and wedding attire. From then on, the cookie-cutter standards of the 1950s went out the window.

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Who could forget the royal wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles back in the early 1980s, when millions of eyes, young and old, were glued to their televisions? That moment sparked the return of the “fairytale” wedding, which still continues through today. Although on this day, and every day to come, couples

make decisions together, wedding planning still usually comes down to what the bride wants. Even in our modern age, brides still make most of the decisions for the big day — much to the relief of most men we’ve spoken to. Generally, the groom chooses his groomsmen, but rest assured, the bride will have a say in what they wear!

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The bride has an abundance of decisions to make, starting with her dress. Should it be formal, traditional, off-the-shoulder, strapless, bow, pearls and the list goes on and on. But whichever dress the bride chooses, it usually is the one that made her feel special the moment she slipped it on. Next, it’s on to selecting the ladies who will be by her side that day — the all-important

bridesmaids. They are often women who have been on this journey with you and deserve to share in the most magical moment of your life. Keep in mind, your wedding party should fit the size and budget of your wedding. As a bride, if you can remember to maintain “you” throughout your planning stages,

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then when the big day arrives, and you look around to see all of your invited guests sitting at tables stylishly decorated with the gorgeous silk covers you have chosen, adorned by the exquisite floral arrangements, while walking down the aisle to music selection you finally agreed upon, there will be no surprises, and you truly will have the time of your life!

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With so many things to do, and so many options upon you, Wellington The Magazine has put together this special Palm Beach Brides section. Join us as we speak to local wedding experts and learn about some of Palm Beach County’s finest wedding venues you might want to consider when planning one of the most important days of your life.


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Wellington The Magazine extends a very special thank-you to Thompson Photography Group for providing all of the professional imagery throughout our special section.

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hoosing The Perfect Location Story by Deborah Welky  Photos by Thompson Photography Group


verything is going to be perfect on your wedding day. The day will dawn with not a cloud in the sky, and all your friends will have cleared their calendars to be there. You’ve chosen the perfect dress, cake and music. So, exactly where is this perfect celebration going to take place? For many couples, this is the most difficult question — and one that needs to be addressed early on in the process. In fact, “Will you marry me?” might best be followed with “Where?” In fact, that’s often more important than “When?” Few couples are in the habit of renting a hall, securing a beach or plunking down a deposit for an event that isn’t happening until a year or more in the future. And there are so many things to consider. Is travel going to be a problem for guests? Is a destination wedding in your future? Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same venue? Do you want to get married outdoors or indoors?

marriages and more mixed marriages, responsibilities have become blurred. Whatever your financial situation, establishing a budget for the reception is imperative. Discussions about this early help keep the bride and groom on track during the planning process.

How many guests are you expecting?

Will there be dancing? If so, will you need room for an entire band, a DJ or just a boom box?

Does the venue have a dance floor or will you need to rent one? If so, how many people can the venue support? Who is going to put it together? Do they recommend a particular type — or have ties to a particular rental company?

The reception is a different story. Traditionally, it is the bride’s family that hosts the “afterparty.” But with more and more women postponing marriage until they’re older, with more second

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What about chairs and tables? Are they provided, or is this another rental situation? What about chair wraps, tablecloths, napkins?

Does the venue have any decorative elements on hand — vases, candleholders, mood lighting, waterfalls? If so, are they included or is there an additional fee? When can you see samples to see if they fit your party’s theme?

What about flowers? Will they be on each table, at the entrance, near the band, in the restrooms? Fresh or silk? Owned, loaned or rented?

Will alcohol be served? If so, will it be an “open bar” (meaning you pay for all your guests’ drinks), a “cash bar” (meaning they each pay for their own drinks) or something in between (for example, you provide soda, juice, beer and wine; they pay for mixed drinks)? What

Here are the things you’ll want to consider when choosing the right venue for you:

If you have a favorite officiant in mind, the decision of where to have the ceremony may depend somewhat upon them — their availability, schedule and willingness to travel.


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For Your Special Day about ice sculptures, martini bars, etc.? If guests are given bottles of wine to take home, who handles this? •

What about bartenders? How many do you need? Where will you get them? Should tip jars be allowed? What is the security situation? Food is another key variable. Can you bring in your own caterer, and if so, what type of kitchen equipment will be at his disposal? Does he need to follow any special rules? If the venue prides itself on its culinary expertise, it may require that you use its own chef and resources. If so, what are your menu options? Will it be a sit-down dinner, a buffet or a combination? Can hot and cold hors d’oeuvres be passed? What about guests with food allergies or special dietary restrictions? When can you schedule a tasting, and who can you bring along?

Sound overwhelming? It can be. The search for a reception venue may be one of the most daunting a new couple will have to make. Bride-to-be Shelley Taylor has been researching locations for nearly a year now and has learned a lot along the way. “I’d like the ceremony outside, preferably in November, but I don’t want to interfere with people’s plans for the holidays,” she worried. “And I’ve checked into getting married on the beach, but that’s not so easy anymore. I’d also prefer something fairly close by so people don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.” Fortunately for Taylor, there are experts to help. When we spoke with Susan D’Andrea, director of catering at the Madison Green Golf Club, we asked why a couple might choose the Madison Ballroom in Royal Palm Beach. She replied, “The catering and culinary

team at the Madison Green Golf Club takes great pride in creating a magical, memorable and magnificent event for your wedding. Every wedding at Madison Green is personal and unique. We provide no less than sensational cuisine, superb service and spectacular golf and lake views. We offer a variety of wedding packages to get you started, or we will be more than happy to customize a menu specifically for your wedding.” Accommodating up to 150 guests, the newly renovated Madison Ballroom features majestic windows that allow a flood of natural light as well as sweeping views of the top-rated golf course. A neutral décor allows unlimited linen and floral choices. Madison Green is also home to two of the most beautiful outdoor ceremony locations in South Florida, right on the manicured golf course, overlooking lush fairways and tree-lined, shimmering lakes. “We welcome the opportunity to host your special day,

Heather and Kurt Hamilton celebrate their special day with their bridal party.


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and we are confident you will be happy that you selected Madison Green Golf Club for the start of your new life,” D’Andrea added. In Wellington, the Binks Forest Golf Club offers a venue that caters to those wanting an intimate event, a grand affair and all parties in between.

Chris and Kathy Medvidofsky

“Binks is the perfect place to celebrate the perfect day,” Catering Director Whitney Buchanan said. “With our magnificent ballroom and courtyard settings and our attention to detail, we are wonderfully equipped to provide exactly the atmosphere you desire — from formal or playful to intimate or grand. Your day will always be a joy to remember. We will ensure that every minute of this precious experience is managed with elegance, efficiency and ease. There is no such thing as an ‘ordinary’ wedding at Binks Forest. Everyone is special — not so much

tailor-made as haute couture, each event is uniquely lovely and put together with infinite care. We believe that the time planning a wedding should be a time of joyous anticipation rather than anxiety and stress, so our first step is to assign your own personal catering director.” With this expertise at their disposal, couples can relax with the confidence that every detail will be perfect and nothing will be overlooked. “We can advise you on services and menus,” Buchanan said. “We can help you with color schemes by matching flowers, linens, candles or chair covers to the bridesmaids’ dresses. We can help you carry through a specific theme, from appropriate music or entertainment to a specially designed ice sculpture… We will be with you every step of the way and will be here on your special day to welcome you and your guests, and to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.”

The Perfect Place for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, Holiday Parties & Business Events A Spectacular Indoor Atrium Setting Romantic Fountains and Natural Palm Trees 2,000 Sq. Ft. Canopy-Covered Dance Floor Atrium Space for up to 240 guests Private Grille Room for up to 60 guests Customized Menus

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The Wanderers Club has a professional staff ready to assist in helping make the perfect occasion for you. Its private party space may be just what you’re looking for in planning a wedding celebration. This private golf club hosts celebrations of all sizes. Outside events take place from May to October with selected nights also available during the fall and winter months. A top-notch staff, a talented chef, great views and a full array of classic tableware make this venue a go-to location for those wanting an unforgettable event. Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton is renowned for its exquisite ambiance as well as its delicious cuisine and

excellent service. Pledging to make any occasion memorable as well as affordable, its event planners can customize menus and event packages to fit any budget. Pavilion Grille can accommodate virtually any occasion for any size crowd. For intimate get-togethers, the elegant Grille Room seats up to 60. For couples expecting up to 220 guests, the spectacular indoor atrium — with its tropical fountains, palm trees and canopy-covered 2,000-square-foot dance floor — is the perfect venue. The motto of co-owners Jean-Philippe and Anne Gaudrée of Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach is, “the promise of excellence starts here.” “Anne and I know that you are planning an event to be remembered, and no matter what the occasion, you’ve come to the right place,” Jean-Philippe said.

Monday - Fri. 10am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm

We offer same day service

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Originally built in 1926 by acclaimed architect Addison Mizner, the facility is steeped in Old World elegance and charm. The grandeur of this 1920s estate makes the Addison a one-of-akind venue. It offers many unique features, from its historic architecture and world-class cuisine to a courtyard featuring 100-year-old banyan trees and a cascading fountain. A variety of private settings includes rooms for chic dinner parties, stylish luncheons and corporate meetings. Especially ideal for wedding receptions, there is a grand ballroom perfect for hundreds of guests. It is one venue that has to be seen to be appreciated.

The Wanderers Club, on Aero Club Drive in Wellington, stands at the ready to host your “moment to remember.” Its experienced staff is ready to fulfill your dreams, whether you want memories made indoors or out.

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Start it all off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Tower Room bar or under a beautiful Florida sky in the European courtyard. Then, have your guests ushered into one of seven elegantly appointed banquet rooms where they will dine on exceptional continental cuisine served by whitegloved professionals trained to cater to their every need.

An exquisite wedding cake created by Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More in Wellington.

“Our weddings are the talk of South Florida,” Jean-Philippe said. “Whether you are married here or come to us to celebrate, you will be amazed by the knowledge and experience of our event-planning staff. From the walk down the aisle to every minor detail, we know just how to make everything run perfectly. We wish you and your families every happiness and look forward to making your celebration the best that it can be.” Also in Boynton Beach is the Indian Spring Country Club. With a spectacular main dining room as well as the more intimate Tapestry Room, they can accommodate you on your special day. Indian Spring offers a warm, inviting atmosphere for every special occasion, whether you have a party of 10 or 300. They invite you to come and experience the warm ambiance and fine cuisine that are the hallmarks of the Indian Spring County Club. In the end, every couple must find the right venue to fit their needs. It’s a combination of pleasing as many people as possible, while also making sure you stay true to your own wishes and the dreams you have for your wedding day. Just remember, the biggest gift will come in the form of extraordinary memories to be cherished for a lifetime!


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Wedding Checklist Nine to Twelve Months Before Your Wedding 

Choose your wedding date. If you are to be married in a church or temple, clear the date & time with your officiant.

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Announce Your Engagement Consider local & out of town newspapers when appropriate. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Newspaper: ________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Set Your Budget Keep in mind the style of your wedding, type of reception, wedding related parties, & who pays for what. Budget: __________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Consider Hiring a Bridal Consultant Don’t have the budget for it? Don’t worry; ask relatives and close friends to help you, especially in areas where you feel you need some guidance. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ____________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ Email: ____________________________________

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 Compose Your Guest List As soon as possible, let our of town guests know your wedding date so they can make travel plans. Budget: __________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Reserve Your Reception Site Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Date: _____________________________________ Location: __________________________________ Contact: ___________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ Email: ____________________________________  Choose your Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids & Wedding Attendants Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Begin Planning Your Bridal Registry Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Select Your Wedding Gown, Shoes & Accessories Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Location: __________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Palm Beach BRIDES  Select Bridesmaid Dresses Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Location: __________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Decide theme & colors you want to use for table settings, flowers, food & entertainment. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Start interviewing caterers, florists, musicians, DJ’s, entertainers, photographers, videographers & cake bakers. Always get written estimates & keep for reference. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________  Contact Your Travel Agent Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Travel Agent: _______________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Begin Planning an Engagement Party Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ___________________________________ ________________________________________ Location: __________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Six Months Before your Wedding  Choose Your Caterer Begin planning your menu. Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Book Your Photographer Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Book Your Videographer Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Select Your Baker & Order Cake Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Wedding Checklist  Select Your Florist & Begin Picking Your Floral Arrangements Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Decide Your Color Scheme Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Shop for Wedding Rings & Choose Engravings Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Choose Your Honeymoon Destination Check with travel agent regarding passport & visa requirements. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Select Your Wedding Invitations Don’t forget to purchase personal stationery Thank-you notes. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Complete Your Bridal Registry Process Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 How do you want your hair to look on your Wedding Day? Schedule color changes, hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, & massages as necessary. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Secure Your Musicians for the Ceremony Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Secure Your DJ, Musicians & Entertainment for Your Reception Always get a written agreement/contract. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Secure Your Master of Ceremonies for Your Reception Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Palm Beach BRIDES Four Months Before Your Wedding  Assist both Mothers to coordinate & shop for their wedding day attire. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Select music for the ceremony & reception. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Select readings for your wedding & write wedding vows. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Plan Rehearsal Dinner & Reserve Location Traditionally this takes place the day before the wedding. Include members of your wedding party, families & out of town guests. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Investigate hotel rates for members of the wedding party who live out of town. Reserve a block of rooms for out of town guests & let them know where the rooms are available. Remember to ask for group discounts or special packages. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

 Secure your limousine, antique car, horse & carriage wedding day transportation. Don’t forget transportation for parents. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Schedule appointments for gown fittings. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Check the requirements for a marriage license. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Begin searching for your new home together. Keep in mind moving costs and furniture buying. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Make sure all contracts & arrangements are complete with all of the professionals/vendors you hired for your Wedding Day. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Three Months Before your Wedding  Prepare directions for your guests to the ceremony, reception & hotels. Include maps that are easy to read. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Wedding Checklist  Assemble information packets of fun things to do and see in the area for out of town guests.

 Groom: Purchase wedding present for your Bride. Jewelry is traditionally chosen.

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

 Invitations should be mailed six to eight weeks before your big day. Begin addressing invitations & announcements. Select your special stamp at the post office or custom make them online. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Furnish your caterer or Banquet Manager with an approximate number of guests to expect. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Check that all reservations are in place for honeymoon travel. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Make sure Bridesmaids have ordered their gowns & arranged fittings. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Select gifts for your bridesmaids. Help your fiancé select gifts for his attendants. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

 Shop for clothes needed for honeymoon & special items for your trousseau. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Secure appointments to have your hair done for your rehearsal dinner & the day of your wedding. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Plan a “spa day” with bridesmaids for manicures, pedicures, massages & makeup consultation. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Palm Beach BRIDES  Plan a luncheon on your “spa day” & for a memorable experience. Don’t forget to have someone take a camera. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Grooms: You, your Best man, the Fathers, Ushers & Attendants need to have tuxedos measured, fitted & coordinated. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Two Months Before Your Wedding  Mail your wedding invitations & track your RSVP’s. Finalize your seating arrangements. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  It’s time to get your marriage license.

One Month Before Your Wedding  Finalize music selections for the wedding ceremony. Indicate when each selection is to be played. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Plan meals & activities for out of town guests to enjoy the day after your wedding. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Purchase accessories for your wedding day attire. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Plan a special thank you event for your bridesmaids. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Confirm appointments with your hairdresser, makeup consultant & manicurist.

 Finalize plans for the rehearsal dinner.

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Double check your honeymoon reservations. Check again that your passports are current & you have the necessary visas.

Wedding Checklist Three Weeks Before Your Wedding  Get your marriage license & put it in a safe place. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Check your wedding day transportation plans. Confirm addresses, times & number of passengers with provider. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Go for a final fitting of your gown & confirm that your bridesmaids and attendants have had their final fittings as well.

 Complete change of address forms at the post office. Inquire about change of name/address applications to update official documents after the wedding; credit cards, driver’s license, Social Security, etc.

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Finalize your menu selections & all other details with your caterer.

 Confirm with the photographer any formal or candid shots to be taken & any special locations preferred. Review the video plans with your videographer.

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

 Record your wedding gifts as they arrive. Use a guest list to stay organized. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Write thank-you notes on a daily basis. Record them in your guest list. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  It’s time to finalize your seating plan & print guest placement cards. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Double check the floral arrangements & delivery times with your florist. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Two Weeks Before Your Wedding  Pick up your wedding rings. Check to make sure engravings appears exactly as you requested. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Begin packing for your honeymoon. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

One Week Before Your Wedding  Bride & Groom: review all final plans with your wedding consultant or adviser(s). Finalize any last minute details with your wedding professionals/vendors. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Palm Beach BRIDES  Make arrangements to have a friend or family member deliver to your home or a safe place, wedding gifts that are brought to the reception. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Confirm plans for the rehearsal dinner. Don’t forget to wrap & bring gifts for your attendants.

Two Days Before Your Wedding  It has been traditional, that this is the day bachelor & bachelorette parties take place. Today, a combined party is hosted, creating one big party for all! Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Buy travelers checks & speak with your bank regarding conversion of dollars if traveling out of the country for your honeymoon. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Name: ___________________________________ Contact: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________  Prepare checks to be written & ready to pay vendors per your contract/agreement. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Finalize with your caterer the total number of guests per the RSVP’s received and the seating arrangements. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________  Check that all guests visiting from out of town are set with hotel accommodations & transportation. See that everyone has maps & any phone numbers they might need. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________

The Day Before Your Wedding  Relax & enjoy a massage, manicure & pedicure with your bridal party. Budget: ___________________________________ Notes: ____________________________________ ________________________________________ Make sure to go to bed early & get a good night’s sleep!

Your Wedding Day      

Don’t forget your marriage license! Remember to bring the Wedding Rings! Don’t forget the airline tickets! Bring the travelers checks & money for your honeymoon. Don’t forget your passports and visas. Remember your birth certificates, drivers license, credit cards, medications & anything else you may need.  Allow plenty of time for dressing, makeup & hair styling.  Allow ample time before the ceremony if you planned on having the photographer take pictures so that you are not rushed. Remember, this is your day, the result of all your dreams & plans. So relax & enjoy yourselves. Don’t worry about the little things. Cherish every moment & bask in the love and joy around you. This is the beginning of your new journey as Husband & Wife. Congratulations from all of us at Palm Beach Brides!

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Palm Beach Brides 2012  

Vol 2 Annual Edition of Palm Beach Brides