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• Finalize your wedding professional choices and secure with a deposit:
• Address and mail all local invitations. Begin RSVP counts. Include maps to all event sites with invitations.
• Begin addressing wedding announcements.
• Finalize all attire fittings. Pick up wedding rings.
• Select and purchase attendants’ gifts and a wedding gift for
your new spouse.
• Obtain your marriage license.
• If you are moving finalize all moving details.
One to Two Weeks Prior
• Confirm all appointments.
• Confirm all ceremony and rehearsal details.
• Confirm all counts with food and beverage caterers.
• Plan seating arrangements.
• Finalize all rehearsal dinner details.
• Finalize all song lists and entertainment details.
• Finalize photographer and videographer details.
• Finalize arrangements for all professional services and trans-
portation needs. Confirm guest acccommodations.
• Plan honeymoon wardrobes and luggage needs. Obtain all
travel tickets and confirm reservations.
• Arrange for gowns, bouquet and/or cake preservation.
The Last Week
• Arrange for pickup of bridal ensemble. Best Man should con- firm final fittings for the Groom and Ushers; and schedule return of Groom’s tuxedo and rental equipment.
• Assign post-wedding tasks to wedding party.
• Prepare envelopes for payments or donations to ceremony
officials and musicians.
• Give gifts to wedding party, family and fiancé.
• Attend the rehearsal dinner and attendants’ party.
The Day Before
• Finish packing for the wedding night and honeymoon.
• Gather all wedding day items. Entrust payment envelopes
to the Best Man for tomorrow.
• Assure that “getaway” car will be at reception site – packed
and ready to go.
Your Wedding Day (This Is It!)
• See hairdresser and make-up artist early.
• The Bride should transfer engagement ring to the right
hand. Be dressed and ready about two hours before
ceremony for picture-taking.
• Relax ... if you followed your planned schedule,
the rest of the day should be easy.
After The Wedding
• Write&mailthnankyounotes.
• Take care of business, banking, change of
address, etc. A CW
• Photographer •
• Caterer •
Videographer
Florist
Reception Entertainment Stationer
• Ceremony Music
• Party Rentals
• Other
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• Select Groom’s attire. Set up fittings, alterations and deliv- ery or pick up dates.
• Select and order the Groom’s attendants attire. Schedule fittings and delivery or pick up dates, and notify the attendants.
Four to Six Months Prior
• Meet with each of your vendors and continue to plan each event. Finalize ordering and reservations for all your event needs.
• Meet with your florist and complete your selections for bou- quets, boutonnieres, table arrangements, etc. and confirm delivery times.
• Finalize guest list.
• Choose and reserve accommodations for all of your out-
of-town guests. Compile a list of local activities during
their stay.
• Finalize selection and order your invitations and all
related stationery.
• Set-up and maintain records of gifts and begin sending
thank you notes.
• Select a baker, order wedding cake, groom’s cake and any
other confectionery needs.
• Shop for and purchase trousseau.
• Help parents select and coordinate their formal attire.
• Don’t forget ... begin your beauty regimen early.
Two to Three Months Prior
• Make a list of who you want to speak at each event and in what order, and contact each person.
• Order favors and gifts. Purchase cake knives, ring pillow, toasting goblets, and other accessories.
• Address invitations and announcements and mail out-of- town invitations. Continue writing thank you notes.
• Finalize honeymoon and travel plans. Four to Six Weeks Prior
• Reserve wedding day appointments with your hair stylist for you and your attendants. Get any perms, color, cut or new style done early.
• Make pre-wedding beauty appointments for you and your attendants for manicure, massage, spa, etc.
• Select a make up artist for your wedding day and your bridal portrait session.
• Get bridal portrait taken and framed for reception.
• Make plans and reservations for an attendants’ party.

















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