CONGRATULATIONS! You are getting married. The excitement levels must be high and the spirits must be flying up in the sky. But do you have any idea that wedding planning process can be daunting and stressful? If you are the person who would make several endless checklists in mind only to forget most of the things later on, this checklist is surely for you.From deciding the venue, menu to the guests lists and the members of the wedding party we have it all covered in the following checklist. Have a look.
SOON AFTER ENGAGEMENT
This step to step guide is based on the period of 12 months engagement or planning duration. Soon after you get engaged, get your horses running by sitting down with your other half and discuss the tidbits like budget, venue, number of guests in order to determine if you are on the same page with them. Discussing the number of guests will allow you to alter or adjust your budget as well as help in choosing the venue that has the capacity to accommodate that many guests.
12 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
It is ideal to book your venue or ceremony location at least 12 months before the wedding day. So you can reserve the place of your choice and dreams. Essentially the wedding services vendors should also be consulted that earlier so you can discuss the décor plan with the florist, caterer, photographer, hair, makeup dress designer etc. get your wedding insurance options sorted.
Start searching for the bridal dress, call and book appointments with the designer you wish to dress up in. only once you will head out then you will get to know what is in vogue, what does the price tag say and what customizations you really want.
8- 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
The time is ticking fast and you still have a lot to arrange. Now it’s about time that you start booking the entertainment options at the wedding like the musicians, DJ, singers or any other thing you may have in your mind. Similarly the invitations cards should be chosen by now and the printing dates be reserved. Consider your options for the wedding cake and consult the bakers in town to have the best cake for your wedding.
6-4 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Order the wedding dress now, if you would delay anymore then you might be charged an extra fee as many boutiques consider 6 months as quite a short time. Head out with your mom for mother of the bride dresses. You can take advices from the bridesmaids for their dresses, colors and styles which will suit the wedding theme. If you wish to, then make consultations for the mother of the groom dresses for the wedding and after wedding parties too. She might appreciate your concern.
Arrange for the wedding transport as well organize the legalities which may include issuing a notice to tour priest or the registrar.
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
Its high time now that you check with your dress designer for dress fittings, choose and order the wedding rings, choose for gifts for the bridesmaids, groomsmen etc. but accessories, shoes, headgears and other essential tiny items.
3 MONTHS – THE WEDDING DAY
Send out invitations. So that people who are invited adjust their commitments long before your event. Finalize all the craft work that might be pending because of your approval. Just a week before stop worrying for the chores and get into the phase of being THE BRIDE or THE GROOM. Visit the salon for your manicures and pedicures, facials and other grooming services. Get dress rehearsals done from zero to hero. Pack an overnight bag for the day.
And there you are. All good to go for enjoying the fruits of 12 months long hard work. GOOD LUCK!Tags: mother of the bride dresses