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Standard Wedding Checklist


Standard Wedding Checklist

1 Year to 6 Months Before

Decide Style of Wedding
Decide Date
Reserve Ceremony Site
Reserve Officiate
Reserve Reception Location
Choose Attendants
Gift Registry
Order Bridal Dress
Select Travel Agency
Contact Photographer
Contact Videographer
Contact Band or DJ
Contact Limousine
Begin Guest List

4 To 6 Months Before

Contact Florist
Contact Baker
Bridesmaid Dresses /Shoes
Music for Ceremony
Order Tuxedos / Men’s Attire
Coordinate Mother’s Attire
Make Honeymoon Plans with Travel Agency
Order Invitations
Contact Hairdresser
Select Favors
Order Rings
Gown Fittings
Decide Head Pieces
Send Pre-Payment To Facility
Choose Date / Menu Session

2 Months Before

Complete Final Guest List
Select Attendants Gifts
Make Arrangements for Rehearsal
Confirm All Professionals
Apply for Marriage License
Address and Mail Invitations
Select Music
Send Pre-payment to Facility

1 Month Before

Confer with Photographer
Confer with Florist
Confer with Band/DJ
Sitting for Formal Photographer
Review Duties with Wedding party
Confirm Rehearsal Plans
Wedding Announcements to Newspaper
Write Thank You Notes as Gifts Arrive
Record Invitation Responses
Arrange Seating for Reception
Consider Welcome Baskets for Guest Rooms and
Courtesy Baskets in Rest Rooms

3 Weeks Before

Final Apparel Fitting
Confirm Rental Attire
Final Confirmation of All Professionals
Final Count for Reception
Send Pre-Payment
Prepare Placecards
Confirm the Ceremony
Plan to Have Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue
Wear Wedding Shoes to Break In
(decorate sneakers for backup)

1 Week Before

Decide What to Do With Centerpieces After Reception
Pack for Wedding Trip
Make Sure Wedding Dress is Pressed
Confirm Services Contracted for and Determine Balances Due
Call Coordinator and Discuss Final Preparations Take Placecards, Glasses, Guest Book, Favors, Cake Cutter to the Facility

After The Wedding

Send Thank You Note to Both Sets of Parents/ Wedding Host
Gift Acknowledgments
Preserve Gown

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