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• Wedding timeline checklist: one year calendar - IFC • Wedding directory - P.06

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WEDDING TIMELINE CHECKLIST: ONE YEAR CALENDAR

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Many couples decided to spend the rest of life together on valentine day. The wedding timeline checklist is the main checklist most couples will look for when planning their wedding. Below is the one year countdown calendar which you can pick those that best suit your dream wedding. 9-12 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING Meet the parents Decide on bride price Consult and set a wedding date (consult with registry office too) Source for solemnization venue and set the date Decide wedding budget Source and book for restaurants and wedding banquet venue Officially announce your engagement and wedding date (especially for out-of-town guests) Decide on the type of wedding (formal, semi-formal or informal) Decide wedding theme Book for wedding planner if you wish Source for bridal package Estimate guest list head counts and start first draft of your guest list Arrange for pre-wedding checkup Hit the gym Decide whether you need/want pre-marital counseling 6-9 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING Tailor booking or start shopping for your wedding gown or suit Start shopping for shoes, jewelry and etc. Decide on bridesmaids dresses Look for make-up artist Organize (flower) decoration and bouquets Book for catering service Book for wedding photographer/ videographer Book for DJ/ live band if necessary Start thinking about registry gifts Reserve hotel rooms (in vary price ranges) for out-of-town guests Have an engagement party if you wish Book for honeymoon trip


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4-6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING Buy wedding rings Wedding gown/ suit fitting Pick wedding accessories Organize groom’s tux and decide what groomsmen will wear Make sure bridesmaids ordered their gowns and decide on accessories Set appointment with photographer for pre-wedding photo shoot session Select and order wedding invitation cards and stationery Discuss menu with restaurants or catering service Get the restaurant or reception hall floor plan and seating plan Arrange for bridal car rental Choose wedding cake (if necessary) Arrange for rental decoration items (if necessary) Get ideas for wedding hair and makeup Review guest list 2-4 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING Finalize registration with registry office and get marriage license Finalize menu and arrange for food tasting Book wedding tent and caterers Buy alcoholic drinks (for chinese wedding) Finalize and book for makeup artist and hairstylist Finalize tuxes for groom and groomsmen have been ordered Select music for ceremony, reception and etc Book for bridal car rental and wedding transportation (for you and your guests) Shop and order for wedding and ceremony favors Purchase bridal party and dinner gifts Purchase wedding accessories (candles, baskets, ring, pillow etc.) Arrange for joint bank accounts, insurance, merging of money and etc Start preparations for honeymoon 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING Betrothal day (Guo Da Li for Chinese wedding) Return day (Hui Li for Chinese wedding) Discuss on ‘gatecrash’ activities and games for actual day cremony (for Chinese wedding) Prepare for wedding Angpow (for Chinese wedding) Prepare for hen and stag night catering Prepare for hair-combing ceremony (for Chinese wedding) 1-2 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING Confirm hotel arrangements for out-of-town guests Call guests who have not responded to invitation _______________________________________________________________________ 1


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Provide guests with itinerary and maps Give caterer/reception site final head count Complete seating plan for reception Meet and discuss with makeup artist and hairstylist Have final wedding gown fitting Pick up wedding dress and make sure all accessories are ready Invitation ping to the invited guests Pack for items to be used on wedding day for bride and groom Reconfirm all wedding plans: schedule, ceremony, reception site, florist, photo/ videographer, musicians, DJ, honeymoon with attendants, parents and all vendors Prepare “ceremony and reception accessories Confirm all rental and floral delivery dates and times Confirm arrival times for attendants Pack for wedding night and honeymoon THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING Prepare angpow and payment envelopes and choose who is responsible for each one Give rings to groom Decorate bridal car Collect flower bouquets and corsages Have manicure, pedicure or massage session Gather wedding dress and all accessories Send out reminders to wedding helpers Hand out assignment lists and checklists to ensure everyone knows their tasks Compile an emergency list of all wedding vendors with phone numbers Confirm flight arrangements for honeymoon Perform hair-combing ceremony THE WEDDING DAY Confirm cameraman ready for photo or video shooting Have hairdo, makeup and dress up with wedding gown for ceremony Have a helper to follow you throughout day and night Get cameraman ready for DVD/ slide presentation for day time ceremony to be presented in the dinner AFTER WEDDING Get wedding gown cleaned and preserved Preserve bouquets Write and send thank-you notes to all helpers and attendants Meet with photographer/videographer to finalize albums or video

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Hotels (Klang Valley) Equatorial Bangi t 03-8210 2222 Equatorial KL t 03-2161 7777 Chinese Restaurants (Klang Valley) Ah Yat Abalone Forum t 03-2166 3131 Chuai Heng Restaurant t 03-2141 5666 Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant t 03-2145 1628 Golden Dragonboat Restaurant t 03-2148 6950 Hee Lai Ton Restaurant (Pudu) t 03-2148 8666 Imbi Palace Group t 03-2144 0862 Jaya Palace Restaurant t 03-7968 2000 Oriental Group of Restaurants t 03-2145 8822 Palace of the Golden Horse t 03-8946 4888 Restoran Oversea Group t 03-2144 9911 Sin Choi Wah Restaurant t 03-6277 1222

Eastin Hotel PJ t 03-7665 1111 Hilton Kuala Lumpur t 03-2264 2264 JW Marriott Hotel KL t 03-2715 9000 Le Meridien KL t 03-2263 7888 Mandarin Oriental KL t 03-2380 8888 Palace of Golden Horses t 03-8946 4888 Prince Hotel t 03-2170 8888 Renaissance KL Hotel t 03-2162 2233 Shangri-La Hotel KL t 03-2032 2388 Sheraton Imperial KL t 03-2717 9900 Sunway Hotels & Resorts t 03-7492 8000 The Saujana Hotel t 03-7843 1234

Tai Thong Group Of Restaurants t 03-7877 5432 _______________________________________________________________________


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Westin KL t 03-2731 8333

Slimming Body Perfect t 03-2938 8883

Western Restaurants (Klang Valley) Passion Road t 03-2166 7111

Marie France Bodyline t 1800-22-8222

The Courtyard Garden t 03-2093 9331

Mayfair Bodyline t 03-7982 2633

Clubs Bankers Club t 03-2142 4166

Slimming Sanctuary t 1800-88-7546

Kota Permai Golf Club t 03-5122 3700

Nails Bling Bling Nail t 03-2143 6000

KL Golf and Country Club t 03-2093 1111

Colour Culture t 03-2143 3300

Tropicana Golf and Country Club t 7804 8888

Creative Nails Boutique t 03-6204 9429

Convention Centres KL Convention Centre t 03-2333 2888 Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre t 03-8949 5500 Putrajaya International Convention Centre t 03-8887 6090 Setia City Convention Centre t 03-3345 2525

Perfect Nails Salon t 03-2284 5004 Spa Swasana Spa t 03-2147 1111 Spa & Wellness t 03-2179 8772 Mandara Spa t 03-2717 9900 Signature Spa t 03-8887 8888

Shah Alam Convention Centre t 03-5511 8858 Sime Darby Convention Centre t 03-2089 3688 _______________________________________________________________________

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Hair A Cut Above t 03-2938 3131 Albert Nico Boutique Salon t 03-2141 3807 Ridz Okumura Beauty Salon & Boutique t 03-5891 1402 The Backstage Salon t 03-2148 8959 The Met KL t 03-2148 1111 TONI&GUY Troika t 03-2168 8802 Jewellery Bulgari t 03-2382 0450 Cartier t 03-2303 5088 Diamond & Platinum t 03-2938 3478 My Diamond t 03-2148 0667 Poh Kong Jewellers t 03-7958 8999 Tiffany & Co t 03-2382 2233 TOMEI Gold & Jewellery t 03-2418 1653

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