Things To Do - A Bridal Checklist
12 to 24 Months Ahead 4 to 6 Months Ahead • Subscribe to the Wedding Day Sourcebook • Reserve accommodations for your out-of-town guests • Attend every Bridal Show you can! • Select and order your invitations and thank- you cards Check www.weddingsourcebook.com • Arrange your honeymoon travel • Announce your engagement • Order rings and engraving • Decide on the atmosphere you’d like at your wedding • Have a menu tasting and finalize food selections • Talk to family & fiancé about budget 2 to 4 Months Ahead • Decide the size of your wedding • Address and assemble wedding invitations • Talk to clergy or J.P. and arrange • Buy enough postage for invitations and RSVP envelopes ceremony location & date • Mail invitations • Find a reception location available on your date • Make hair and makeup appointments including a trial • Plan wedding theme and colors 1 to 2 Months Ahead • Choose your wedding party •Finalize all arrangements with all vendors • Compile your guest lists and set up • Have final dress fittings a system to track RSVP’s. • Attend showers and send thank-yous • Select all your formalwear • Plan a get-together with your bridesmaids • Select bridesmaids dresses • Marriage license (fewer than 30 days • Select tuxes and accessories before the ceremony) • Set up a wedding registry •Finalize meal counts with venue or caterer • Choose a wedding planner 2 Weeks Ahead • Choose a photographer • Plan to change your name on your Social Security info, • Choose a videographer driver’s license, credit cards, & bank accounts -- you will • Choose a cake need a certified copy of your wedding certificate. • Choose musicians for ceremony • Make a seating plan for the reception; write placecards • Choose musicians /DJ for reception 1 Week Ahead • Choose a florist • Pack for honeymoon • Choose lighting and decor • Pack an emergency kit for the wedding day containing • Reserve any rental equipment needed a sewing kit, comfortable shoes, hairspray, touch up kit, • Send deposits to all your vendors, bobby pins, kleenex, Pepto Bismol, etc. keep all your contracts with your payment schedules. • Arrange transportation from your house to the ceremony, from the ceremony to the formal photography location, from there to the reception, and from the reception to 50 Wedding Day Sourcebook Fall 2017 - Winter 2018 the honeymoon night location.
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