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THREE TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING


Determine budget with parents
Type of wedding (very formal - formal - semiformal)
Date, time and place for ceremony
Visit officiating clergy for consultation
Choose bridal consultant if desired
Type of reception
Reserve facility for reception
Wedding dress
Bridal attendants
Attendants dresses and mothers gown
Guest list
Wedding invitations and announcements
Thank you and personal stationery
Choose photographer and videographer
Registry for gifts - china, silver, crystal patterns
Buy a wedding album, gift and guest record file
File a new home and plan furnishings
Start your make-up lessons, skin care, hairstyling program
Ceremony and reception music
Order flowers - Arrange for preservation of bouquet
Make appointment for premarital examination
Consult caterer
Discuss honeymoon with groom
 

TWO MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

 

Check state requirements for marriage license
Order wedding and grooms cake
Address invitations
Arrange for display of gifts
Wedding gown fittings
Attendants gowns fittings
Shop for trousseau
Coordinate men's formalwear attire
Select attendants' and groom's gifts

 

ONE MONTH BEFORE WEDDING

 

Mail invitations
Set appointment to have make-up and hairstyling for portrait
Check groom on wedding ring(s)
Final fitting of wedding dress and all gowns
Have wedding portrait taken
Send portrait to newspapers
Complete arrangements for reception
Arrange transportation and accommodations for out of town guests
Arrange for moving (if necessary)
Arrange for party rental equipment
Arrange transportation to ceremony and reception
Arrange for your joint or new checking accounts
Have all charge accounts changed
Acknowledge each gift as it arrives
Arrange for insurance on wedding gifts

 

TWO WEEKS TO ONE DAY BEFORE WEDDING

  Arrange final seating for the reception
Check all gowns and accessories
Complete trousseau
Arrange going away clothes
Arrange for rehearsal
Give caterer final estimate of attendance at reception
Discuss specific shots with the photographer
Finish addressing announcements
Present gifts at and attend bridesmaid's luncheon
Arrange any last minute transportation
Put all wedding clothes in one place
Arrange wedding day time schedule
Get lots of beauty rest
 

WEDDING DAY

  Relax - Have leisurely breakfast
Take time to bathe and dress leisurely
Make-up by an artist, manicure, hair styled
Leave all details to those responsible
This is your day - Enjoy it