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Wedding Plan Checklist

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Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • May include some or all of the following:
  • Wedding organizers and/or calendar(s)
  • Invitations, Stationery and thank you cards
  • Candles and holders
  • Cake toppers
  • Wedding favor bags, boxes, tins or kits
  • Ribbon and/or tulle
  • Artificial flowers, streamers and other decorations
  • Wedding albums and/or scrapbook papers, embellishments, etc.
  • Veil and/or hair accessories

DIRECTIONS:

12 TO 18 MONTHS AHEAD

  • Determine your budget and the type of wedding (formal, informal)
  • Choose a location for the wedding (banquet hall, church, etc.)
  • Visit your officiant (church) with your fiancee. Select date.
  • Plan and attend several bridal shows for ideas
  • Choose your attendants (wedding party)
  • Write up a tentative invitation list, for number of guests
  • Select your entertainment: Band or Disc-Jockey
  • Choose your location for the reception. Call around to several locations and compare prices and services.
  • Plan the reception. Most services like the reception hall, DJ and photographer will require a deposit.
  • Pick your date, determine day or evening, color schemes, etc.
  • Enroll with a bridal registry at your local department store
  • Select your dress, veil, accessories. Select your bridesmaid's dresses. The Groom should also consult a formal wear specialist.
  • Select photographer and/or Videographer
  • Select a florist or floral supplier, determine fresh or artificial flowers

4 TO 6 MONTHS AHEAD

  • Order your invitations
  • Order napkins, matchbooks and personalized favors
  • Plan accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Arrange for your rehearsal dinner
  • Select a baker for your wedding cake. This is the best part! Go out and try samples of different bakeries and choose your baker. Then decide the configuration of the cake(s).

2 TO 4 MONTHS AHEAD

  • Address wedding invitations - Ask your wedding consultant or invitation supplier for correct protocol for addressing, stuffing, and sealing envelopes.
  • Draw up a seating plan for invited guests
  • If you're planning on a custom-made wedding cake top, order at this time.
  • Select music for your church service (if any)
  • Choose and purchase gifts for your attendants (bridal party)
  • Buy wedding rings
  • Make a date to get your marriage license
  • Make a map to the church and reception hall, for local and out-of-town guests

1 TO 2 MONTHS AHEAD

  • Buy wedding gift for your future spouse
  • Make appointment with hairstylist, manicurist, etc.
  • Have final dress fitting for bride and bridesmaids
  • Groom should verify all groomsmen have been fitted for their outfits
  • Mail invitations - before stamping bring one "finished" invitation to your local post office and verify the cost.
  • Have formal wedding portrait taken
  • Pick up wedding rings
  • Confirm correct dates and times with all hired professionals (DJ, Photo,Video, Reception)

2 WEEKS AHEAD

  • Send your wedding announcement and photo to local newspaper.
  • Review seating plan for reception
  • Meet with DJ to select music and special events during the reception. Remember the DJ will be the coordinator.
  • Confirm your honeymoon arrangements.

1 WEEK AHEAD

  • Have final consultation with caterer and florist
  • Write out checks (or withdraw cash) for hired professionals; give to best-man for distribution.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.
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