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My Comprehensive Wedding Checklist

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At Wholesale Wedding Flowers, we strive to help make your wedding preparations as easy and enjoyable as possible. We’ve provided you with this comprehensive wedding checklist so that you can enjoy each step of the way and relax with the knowledge that you’ve taken care of everything in the right time. Follow this wedding checklist, and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the wedding of your dreams- exactly how you planned it!

6-12 Months Before the Wedding

  • Decide the date
  • Think of what type of wedding you want (formal, informal, themed, etc.).
  • Set the budget
  • Meet and book an officiate or clergyman
  • Compile guest list
  • Set time and location for the ceremony, rehearsal and reception.
  • Shop for wedding gown
  • Call Wholesale Wedding Flowers and speak to a flower expert about the flowers that can make your special day perfect. Order in advance for delivery before your big day.
  • Book photographer and videographer
  • Plan and book honeymoon
  • Book caterer
  • Order wedding cake
  • Choose members of the wedding party
  • Set date to order dresses for bridesmaids
  • Register for gifts (note: bridal registries often “expire” after the wedding. It may help to list a later date for the wedding, so that the registry remains open longer. This can help with gift returns, exchanges or those who are late in purchasing gifts).

4-6 Months Before the Wedding

  • Finalize the guest list
  • Order stationary, including invitations and thank you cards
  • Buy or reserve the groom’s attire
  • Reserve rental equipment if necessary (chairs, chair covers, room decorations, etc.)
  • Organize and arrange transportation for the wedding day
  • Confirm the details of the wedding dress such as delivery and alterations
  • Plan the reception
  • Choose gifts for wedding party
  • Reserve accommodations for out of town guests

2-4 Months Before the Wedding

  • Discuss menu details with caterer
  • Discuss details ad service with clergyman or officiate
  • Finalize guest list, last draft
  • Plan rehearsal dinner
  • Try out makeup and hairstyle
  • Mail out invitations
  • Write wedding vows, if you choose
  • Write thank you notes as gifts come or keep a diary of gifts

1-2 Months Before the Wedding

  • Choose wedding rings
  • Finalize reservations and accommodations for out of town guests
  • Buy guest book
  • Obtain marriage license and request certified copies
  • Schedule hairdresser and makeup artist for the wedding day
  • Confirm the band
  • Attend showers
  • Confirm clothing for wedding party

2 Weeks Before the Wedding

  • Final gown fitting with shoes and accessories
  • Contact newspapers about publishing wedding announcement
  • Prepare seating plan for the wedding based on responses received
  • Send change of address information to post office
  • Check in with the caterer about last minute details
  • Finalize detail of wedding party clothing

1 Week Before the Wedding

  • Remind guests about rehearsal dinner time and location
  • Finalize seating plan
  • Start packing for honeymoon
  • Finalize the detail of the ceremony and reception with all parties involved
  • Update caterer with final guest count
  • Remind the wedding party of the exact time and location for all events
  • Delegate smaller jobs to family or friends
  • Make arrangements for dress to be picked up or delivered

1 Day Before the Wedding

  • Confirm transportation
  • Have a manicure and pedicure
  • Rehearsal ceremony and dinner
  • Give gifts to wedding party
  • Give ushers guest list
  • Prepare envelopes for payment of officiate and vendors and make arrangements to have someone distribute them
  • RELAX!

WEDDING DAY

  • Eat (make sure to eat in moderation so that you don’t feel sick or woozy)
  • Get hair and makeup done
  • Check wedding dress
  • Relax and enjoy!!

 

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