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Wedding Planning Step-by-step

April - 14 - 2011

Rigorous wedding planning is essential if you want your wedding day to be perfect. The following is a step-by-step list of things you must take care of in the wedding planning process.

About a year before wedding day:

  • Spread the good news of your engagement
  • Pick the date and decide on the wedding theme
  • Choose the budget
  • Book the wedding location
  • Start writing the guest list
  • Decide on your bridal registry and bridal party
  • Opt for a wedding planner or join DIY classes and plan your wedding by yourself

About 10 months before wedding day:

  • Plan your honeymoon and make sure you have proper documentation (passports, visas)
  • Shop for your wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories
  • Book your professional photographer, videographer, caterer, cake designer, florist, and music provider (DJ, band, or musician)
  • Choose the invitations
  • Reserve hotel rooms for guest who are not from town

About 6 months before wedding day

  • Book you honeymoon
  • Talk to the wedding officiant
  • Pick the wedding menu
  • Book wedding transportation such as limos, wedding carriages, or party buses
  • Purchase bridal party and wedding party gifts
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner
  • Book a professional makeup artist and hairstylist for the wedding day

About 4 months before the wedding

  • Finalize the guest list
  • Decide who is giving the toasts
  • Discuss details with your suppliers and make sure you will have everything you need, from silverware to dishes, wedding beverage napkins, and so on.
  • Send the invitations
  • Order the wedding rings
  • Start writing your vows
  • Find out state requirement for blood tests
  • Attend the final dress fitting with shoes and all accessories

About one month before wedding day:

  • Send Thank You cards for gifts you have already received
  • Get the marriage licence
  • Get the final RSPV list and assign table seating
  • Do a checklist for the wedding day
  • Enjoy your bachelorette party with your closest friends
  • Send the rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Call and confirm all appointments you have made

About 1-2 weeks before wedding day

  • Confirm the menu with the caterer
  • Re-confirm arrival times with wedding suppliers and professionals
  • Write checks for the suppliers
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations
  • Confirm the venue and weeding time with your officiant
  • Confirm with your photographer, videographer, and music provider
  • Send Thank You cards for the presents you received
  • Provide the exact number of guests to your caterer
  • Get confirmations from your bridesmaids and flower girl

One day before the wedding day

  • Get a manicure and pedicure
  • Enjoy your rehearsal dinner

The wedding day

Enjoy your fabulous day!

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