months or more before your wedding date...
a list of guests. Calculate the approximate number which will be
used to determine the size hall you choose.
a general budget.
an approximate date.
a list of reception sites you wish to visit. Contact each to find
out general availability for the dates you are considering. Find
out the best time for visiting the facility and set up appointments
if necessary. Request brochures, literature, directions.
your clergyman or officiant and discuss their time frames, fees, etc.
the reception sites you wish to and keep a good set of notes.
your date and book your reception site. Reserve your ceremony site.
and reserve a band or Disc Jockey.
and reserve a Photographer and/or Videographer.
date and location in mind, begin shopping for your bridal attire.
your bridal party and begin shopping for your gown and bridal dresses.
any engagement announcements in you local newspaper if you desire.
forget to start chatting about new living arrangements-apartment,
and reserve your florist. Discuss arrangements for both the ceremony
and the reception.
a formal wear company for the groom, best man and ushers.
& reserve your limousine service.
with the stores of your choice.
your guest list.
invitations. Obtain direction cards from the reception hall and the
fittings for bridal party attire.
with make-up professionals, discuss options.
with hair styles, discuss options with your hair stylist.
need for out of town guest accommodations. Contact a local hotel and
discuss reservation procedures.
responsibilities to bridal party members.
Visa/Passport if traveling abroad.
honeymoon, airline, rental car, hotel plans. Purchase luggage if
an appointment with your caterer to finalize your menu and discuss
up wedding rings.
final fittings for gowns & tuxedos.
on seating arrangements. Return to caterer 1-2 weeks prior with final
count and floor plan arrangements.
all time/location details with music, photo, video, florist, limo.
fitting/pick up gown, dresses, tuxes.
final payments for all services. Review with assigned bridal party
rehearsal at site (if necessary) and rehearsal dinner.
day - let
it go!!!! All details in place, relax and enjoy the day. Celebrate
life’s joys with family and friends....laugh, cry, eat, drink, dance,