A 1-Year Plan

Your wedding is one of the most important and exciting days of your life. It also will require a great deal of planning and attention to detail to fulfill your expectations. Here's a checklist to help you remember all the details:

9-12 Months Before the Wedding:

Decide on the type of wedding. How big? How formal?
Choose the date and time of ceremony and reception
Select the locations and make reservations
Make an appointment with the person who will perform the ceremony.
Plan a guest list with names and addresses.
Shop for your wedding rings
Shop for your dress and accessories.
Pick your colors for the ceremony and reception.
Choose your attendants, their dresses and accessories.
Select photographer, transportation and caterer (if separate from reception location).
Plan your honeymoon.
Select Twilite Music Services Ltd. For your Disc Jockey Services.

6-9 Months Before the Wedding:

Announce your engagement.
Register your gift preferences with various Bridal Registries.
Choose a floris; consult with florist on floral needs and preferences.

3-6 Months Before the Wedding:

Order invitations and personal stationery. (Allow four weeks for delivery.)
Keep a record of all gifts received. (See the guest and gift lists in this section)
Send thank you notes immediately.
Help mothers select their dresses.
Check that all bridal attire has been ordered.
Shop for your trousseau.
Choose a baker for the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Meet with DJ to arrange events at the Reception (first meeting).

2-3 Months Before the Wedding:

Start addressing the wedding invitations.
Shop for such wedding accessories as toasting goblets, ring pillow and garter.
Confirm all ceremony and reception reservations.
Arrange for the wedding rehearsal. If your DJ is playing the music for your ceremony, contact them to go over the details.
Ask friends to help at the reception with the guest book or gifts.
Confirm honeymoon plans; get passport or visa if needed
Confirm flower orders with florist.

1 Month Before the Wedding:

Mail the invitations.
Have the final fitting on your wedding attire.
Have our portrait taken; send announcement to the newspaper.
Choose gifts for attendants.
Arrange lodging for out-of-town guests.
Purchase wedding album, guest book.
Select the groom’s wedding gift.
Apply for marriage license with fiancé and witness.
Meet Your DJ to review Reception plans.

The Week of Your Wedding:

Give the final estimate of guests to the caterer.
Check all final details: Baker, Florist, and photographer.
Have your bridesmaids’ luncheon; present bridesmaids’ gifts.
Pack for your honeymoon.
Provide maps for out-of-town guests.
Final meeting with the DJ to cover all remaining details. Everything should be done at this point.

The Day of the Wedding:

Have your hairdresser style your hair.
Begin dressing 1½ hours before the ceremony.
Parents of the groom should be seated five minutes before the processional and before the aisle runner is rolled.
Relax… and enjoy your special day!

After the Honeymoon:

Finish thank you notes.
If you are taking your husband’s name, change driver’s license, bank accounts and credit cards.
Make an appointment with your bridal consultant to make and needed exchanges.

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