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6-12 Months Before:
  • Announce your engagement
  • Pick a style for your wedding
  • Plan a budget
  • Meet with your officiant to set a date
  • Choose a location for your reception
  • Prepare your guest list
  • Decide on a color scheme for apparel, flowers and reception
  • Interview caterers and bakers
  • Visit with photographers and videographers
  • See florist and decide on flowers for ceremony
  • Draft and sign contracts
4 Months Before:
  • Order invitations
  • Plan rehearsal dinner
  • If moving, look for new home or apartment
  • Sign up at bridal registries
  • Hire transportation for your wedding day
  • Plan honeymoon
  • Register with formalwear specialist and get fitted for tuxedo
  • Get measurement forms for all out of town groomsmen
2 Months Before
  • Order invitations
  • Plan rehearsal dinner
  • If moving, look for new home or apartment
  • Sign up at bridal registries
  • Hire transportation for your wedding day
  • Plan honeymoon
  • Register with formalwear specialist and get fitted for tuxedo
  • Get measurement forms for all out of town groomsmen
1 Month Before
  • Get your marriage license
  • Double check all contract details with wedding vendors
  • Adjust insurance policies, bank accounts, utilities, etc.
  • If needed, get change of address forms from post office
2 Weeks Before
  • Make-sure all men have been measured for tuxedos
  • Catch up on thank you notes
  • Review reception seating plan
  • Wrap gifts for bride and groomsmen
  • Relax, take a deep breath
1 Week Before
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Get cash for gratuities and issue checks to vendors
  • Enjoy bachelor party and rehearsal dinner
  • Pick up tuxedo and have final fitting
  • Give caterer final head count
  • Present bride with her special gift
  • Get haircut and manicure
  • Give groomsmen gifts at rehearsal dinner or reception
The Big Day
  • Double check details
  • Wedding bands
  • Ring pillow
  • Garter, etc
  • Get to the ceremony in plenty of time
  • Relax and enjoy your wedding