Wedding Planner Checklist from LIWeddingPackages.com
12 – 18 MONTHS PRIOR
[ ] Choose the date. Have a 2nd choice, just in case.
[ ] Pick where you want the ceremony, meet the Matre D', and book caterer.
[ ] Shop for your bridal gown.
[ ] Start assembling guest lists…tell your fiancé’s family to do the same.
[ ] Check out reception sites and reserve one.
[ ] Discuss the wedding budget with all parties concerned.
[ ] Pick your wedding song and the songs you and your new husband should dance to with your parent.
[ ] Decide where you want to go for your honeymoon
6 – 9 MONTHS PRIOR
[ ] Choose Metro Limousines for all your transportation needs
[ ] Choose your attendants and inform them.
[ ] Start your Bridal Registry. Don’t pick very expensive stores that you know your family can not afford.
[ ] Book honeymoon
[ ] Shop for your Bridesmaid’s dresses.
[ ] Select musicians or DJ
[ ] Talk to florists and compare prices
4 – 6 MONTHS PRIOR
[ ] Complete your guest list and Order the wedding invitations and guest book.
[ ] Shop for Wedding Bands.
[ ] Arrange group pricing at nearby hotels for out-of-town guests.
[ ] Shop for cake.
[ ] Order tuxedos
2 – 4 MONTHS PRIOR
[ ] Book honeymoon-make sure you have an up-to-date passport, visa, vaccination, etc.
[ ] Go for marriage license. Check before if you need a blood test.
[ ] Arrange the rehearsal dinner,
[ ] Discuss menu and other details with caterer.
[ ] Buy thank-you gifts for bridal party.
4 – 8 WEEKS PRIOR
[ ] Mail invitations at least eight weeks before the wedding. Make the envelopes clear if you want the entire family, or just the husband and wife.
[ ] Select hair and makeup professionals and do trial runs (with headpiece)
[ ] Call jeweler to see when rings will be ready for pick up.
[ ] Write your own Wedding Vows.
[ ] Think of your “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue”
2 – 4 WEEKS PRIOR
[ ] Start seating arrangements. This takes a long time to work out, so do this at the 4 week mark.
[ ] Call caterers, DJ or Band, travel agent, etc. and all service providers to confirm details.
[ ] Send your wedding announcement to local newspapers
1 WEEK PRIOR
[ ] Give caterer the final head count. Make sure you tell them how many children if any, there might be a discount.
[ ] Pack for your honeymoon.
[ ] Make envelopes labeled with all final payments due for the wedding day so you are ready to pay.
[ ] Treat yourself to a massage, manicure, pedicure or facial
[ ] Try to have the Bachlor/Bachlorette parties sometime this weekend. It’s not wise to have it the day before.
THE DAY BEFORE
[ ] Make sure you don’t let the groom see you! (ok, a little old fashion superstition)
[ ] Wedding rehearsal and dinner
[ ] Ask a friend to stay over your house just to talk and de-stress you.
[ ] Get a good night’s sleep, you don’t want bags or dark circles under your eyes.
THE BIG DAY!
[ ] Have a great time, enjoy, the day flies by!