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Bride's 6 Month Checklist

Guest Author - Susan

6 MONTHS OR MORE PRIOR

Buy your wedding planner or a good organizer.

Discuss the style of the wedding and the budget with your fiancée and ALL parents.

Interview wedding consultants, advisors and coordinators.

Speak with your clergy - speak with other family members' clergy - ask questions.

Begin looking for locations - ceremony - rehearsal dinner - reception - other planned events.

Begin interviewing Caterers, Bakers, Photographers, Videographers, Florists, Musicians.

By the end of the Month select three of your key players: advisor/consultant - caterer - photographer.

By the end of the Month select the site for the ceremony.

By the end of the Month select the site for the reception and rehearsal dinner.

By the end of the Month select the remaining key players: Baker, Florist, Musicians, Videographer.

By the end of the Month decide on a menu.

By the end of the Month schedule engagement photo session.

By the end of the Month select and order attendants' apparel.

3 TO 6 MONTHS PRIOR

Begin review of details with all of your wedding professionals - don't be put off!!!!
Finalize honeymoon plans with fiancée and book with travel agent.
By the end of Month 6 shop for and order invitations and announcements.
Finalize music selection for wedding and reception.
By the end of Month 5 book calligrapher.
By the end of Month 5 shop and order the men's formal wear.
Book wedding transportation - limousines, horse drawn carriages, hot air balloons, boat, etc.
By the end of Month 4 have the rehearsal dinner plans in place (make sure you coordinate this with your fiancée).

2 TO 3 MONTHS PRIOR

Order the wedding rings!!!!!!!!!!!
Finish the guest list.
Shop 'til you drop
Finalize catering, bakery, and floral arrangements. (be a little flexible)
Reserve a block of rooms for your out of town guests. (Good work for you fiancée.)
Finalize arrangements for any rental items you may need.
Make appointment with your hairdresser (trial run-through for the next month - also good for the bridal portrait). Have her help you with your veil.
Make the final appointment with your hairdresser. Make sure she helps you with your veil!
Make appointment for your nails.
Make appointment with a makeup artist for the day of your bridal portrait.

3 TO 8 WEEKS PRIOR

Mail your wedding invitations and send either your pre-planned special itinerary for early arriving out-of-town guests or an activity sheet from area chambers.
Final fittings(For you and your attendants).
Plan the bridesmaids' luncheon and confirm location and instructions.
By week 6 have the bridal portrait taken.
Send local paper and area wedding publications your announcement & photograph.
Notes! Notes! Notes! Write Thank You Notes as you receive bridal and wedding gifts.
Reconfirm rehearsal events and rehearsal dinner reservations.
For you own peace of mind personally touch base with every key professional you and/or your coordinator have working on all the upcoming events.
By week 4 pick up Wedding Rings.
Get marriage license with fiancée.
Reconfirm honeymoon reservations and (if leaving the country go to bank and exchange at least $100 into foreign currency).
Submit request lists to your musicians, photographer, and videographer.
Formally invite wedding party and guests to the rehearsal dinner.
Confirm all transportation for ALL events.
Address announcements to mail on your wedding day.
Prepare all the necessary forms for name and address changes on social security card, credit cards, bank accounts, post office, driver's license, et al.
Arrange to move belongings to new home.

1 WEEK PRIOR WEEK PRIOR

On the very first day of the last week begin packing for your honeymoon.
Check final details with all your wedding professionals - early in the week
Give (or attend) the Bridesmaids' luncheon
Give final guest count to the caterer
Create a wedding day schedule with your fiancee'
Reminder Day (3 Days Prior)
Remind wedding party men to pick up tuxedos
Remind attendants of rehearsal dinner agenda
Remind finance to double check rehearsal dinner plans
Finish packing for your honeymoon
Rehearsal Dinner (give wedding day schedule to all)
Schedule the day prior to the wedding as a free day - and a day to visit with a few close friends


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