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Wedding Day Timeline & Checklist

                          8 - 12 months before your Wedding day

Agree with your  spouse-to-be and your family on your Wedding date.

Decide on a Preliminary Wedding Budget.

Hire a wedding planner/coordinator, if you choose to.

Prepare a guest list.
Agree to meet with your Officiant or Clergyman/woman

Agree on the Ceremony  location and time

Agree on the  Rehearsal & Reception Site.
Shop for a Professional Videographer &  Photographer
Shop for a  Caterer, Florist and Music (Band, DJ, etc.)

Look  for a Wedding gown and allow time for alterations and  fittings
Agree on a bridal  registry.
Call up and Select the bridesmaids.

Agree on a date to order bridesmaids' dresses
Choose a beautiful place for your  Honeymoon

Apply for  passports, if needed


6 months before your Wedding day

Make airline & hotel reservations for the Honeymoon

Fine tune the guest list.
Shop for and order invitations, calligraphy, announcements & thank you notes.

Shop for and order wedding favors.
Draw a time line for the Wedding Reception.
Agree on a caterer, a florist and place an order for the wedding cake.
Call the Photographer to set up a time for the bridal portrait.
Book a Limousine Company for transportation on your wedding day

Share and discuss the reception timeline all parties involved.
Shop for a Party rental place and make reservations for any rentals


8 weeks before your Wedding day

Discuss with the Officiant the specifics of the Wedding Ceremony.
Finalize the guest list.
Set a date and time for  the rehearsal dinner.
Choose gifts for  the groom and the attendants
Make final alterations and fittings for the Wedding Gown
Visit your Photographer for the Bridal Portrait


1 month before your Wedding day

Fill out and submit application  for the marriage license

Buy your wedding bands.
Mail invitations.
Contact out of town guests and make necessary Hotel reservations
Finalize music list and no-play list with band or DJ
Make reservations for bridesmaids' luncheon.
Attend showers

Mail wedding announcement to guests living abroad


2 weeks before your Wedding day

Schedule the rehearsal a day or two before your  wedding day

Make an appointment  with a Beauty Salon for day of wedding.

Discuss with the hairstylist your hair style for your wedding day 
Verify the bridal party clothing
Send a wedding announcement to the local  newspapers, if you wish.
Make necessary arrangements for  name & address change, if any.
Agree with the reception Site and the Caterer on final details


1 week before your Wedding day

Send reminders to the rehearsal dinner attendees about the location.& time

Mail wedding announcements to guests in the U.S.

Start packing for your Honeymoon
Discuss final details of the ceremony and reception with the pertinent parties

Get final guest counts to caterers, wedding cake company, party rental company and/or reception site coordinator.


The day before your Wedding day

Visit your Beauty Salon for  manicure and pedicure
Attend the rehearsal and dinner.
Make sure the ushers have the final guest list.


Your Wedding Day

Make sure you eat something
Visit your Beauty Salon for Hair styling  & make-up. (bring veil & headpiece).
Make sure the Wedding Gown is pressed and steamed.
Bring a change of clothes if you are  leaving for your honeymoon
Try to relax... unwind yourself... and savor the unfolding of your Special day



Our best wishes for a married life filled with

 good health,  happiness, and fortune


Post Wedding & Honeymoon

Contact a Flower Preservation Vendor to preserve you Bouquet

Contact a Gown preservation Vendor to hand clean, press and preserve your bridal gown



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