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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wedding Checklist Part 2

Be sure to read Wedding Checklist Part 1


5 Months Before the Wedding

Finalize members of the entourage

Select mass readers and program hosts

Take a sample copy of missalette from your officiant. Decide on content and consult priest prior printing. Draft the ceremony program.

Order invitations, announcements, missalettes, and personal stationery.
4 Months Before the Wedding

Decide on other wedding suppliers. Finalize everything with them.

Make a directory of all pertinent persons and suppliers and keep it handy.

Finalize the guest list

Finalize guests from overseas.

Finalize honeymoon plans and book itinerary. Prepare passports, visas, etc. if necessary.

Order bridal accessories

Select wedding extras: the guest book, ring pillow, favors and of course, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

Create registry wish list for easy gift giving: register at a bridal registry

Confirm fitting schedules with the designer and inform all concerned
3 Months Before the Wedding

Check and secure marriage license requirements in your area

Obtain marriage license from your city/municipal hall

Meet with the officiant to discuss ceremony and any pre-marital counseling required

Make final arrangements for the ceremony: deposits, contracts, legal and church requirements.

Secure wedding bann certificate

Submit marriage license and all needed documents to the officiant or his assistant

Order the wedding cake (if not provided by the reception venue/caterer)

Make an appointment with the hairdresser and make-up artist of choice for trial session.

Arrange for the food tasting with caterer or reception venue

Organize calendar to accommodate all pre-wedding affairs

Finalize missalettes, invitations and other printed materials orders
2 Months Before the Wedding

Address and send out the invitations and announcements

Deliver or send invitations

Reconfirm honeymoon reservation

Pick up rings

Plan the Despedida de Soltera

Finalize the ceremony plans and reception program

Plan and schedule a time for the wedding rehearsal

Arrange transportation for the 2 of you, immediate families, and wedding party

Book a hotel room for wedding day, if required
1 Month Before the Wedding

Confirm attendance of guests. Make follow-up calls to those who did not respond to the RSVP

Notify caterer of final number of guests and confirm reception plans

Pick up the marriage license

Arrange final fittings for you and members of the entourage

Get final facial. Facials can cause breakouts or minor scarring so never have them done a week or two before the wedding.

Get a complete medical and dental check up

Delegate duties and responsibilities to friends and family who are not in the wedding party

Have gowns delivered
2 Weeks Before the Wedding

Call suppliers. Arrange a final meeting with them.
1 Week Before the Wedding

Reconfirm honeymoon plans

Pack for your honeymoon

Go over details with attendants such as accommodations, transportation, and the complete schedule of wedding events.

Attend wedding rehearsal and dinner

Attend bridal showers and Despedida de Soltera

Along with fiancé, write as many thank you notes as possible

Relax, rest, take vitamins and make sure to get enough sleep.

Get final trim and color but avoid radical changes
1 Day Before the Wedding

Greet out-of-town guests as they arrive or have someone meet them

Finalize reception seating arrangements

Pack everything you need for the church

Put together a "survival kit" for the ceremony with extra hosiery, nail polish, scissors, needle and thread

Splurge on a massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Indulge and relax by soaking in a tub of warm scented water.

Get your final manicure and pedicure. Do this before you turn in for the evening to keep it fresh for the next day
THE BIG DAY

Send a note of heartfelt thanks to both parents

Take your time. Give yourself enough time for hair and make-up. Remember to wear a robe so you don't ruin your hair-do and make-up when you undress

Have a light meal before the ceremony so as to avoid feeling faint

Savor and enjoy every special moment of your big day. Take pleasure in being the most beautiful bride ever!

I hope the checklist helped you with your preparations. If in case you are in the look out for a quality and yet affordable flower girl dresses, give us a call and we will be very happy to assist you.
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