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This checklist is intended as a tool to help you get started with your wedding plans. There are many excellent wedding planner books and etiquette books available in major bookstores which can provide you with even greater detail. We recommend that you start planning your wedding at the soonest possible time. Keep in mind that it is not uncommon for ceremony and receptions locations, as well as vendors, to be booked up to one year or more in advance. Quick action on your part will help ensure you get the date, location, and vendors you desire!

TASK

PRIORITY / CONSIDERATIONS

BUDGET


Reserve Wedding Location

(church, synagogue, temple, other)

As soon as possible after the engagement

$________


Book Wedding Officiate

(priest, minister, rabbi, notary, etc.)

Usually at the same time the location is being lined up

$________


Determine Number of Guests

Needed to determine reception location, and food budget and selection for caterer

$________


Establish a Budget

This should be done in conjunction with determining the number of guests and before proceeding so that you will be able to determine the facilities and services you can afford. Do you want 200 people, hors d'oeuvres and no honeymoon, or 100 people, a nice buffet, and a weekend trip? You should have a firm idea of what you can spend before talking to the following vendors. Most of them will have different options for different price ranges.

$________


Determine Attendants' Attire

Formal, semi-formal or informal.

$________


Choose Attendants

 

$________


Choose Guest List

Have each set of parents/family make out their guests lists.

$________


Reception Location / Caterer

Be sure to investigate at least three before booking a date. Depending on your choice and budget, this may end up being two separate entities (e.g., reception at Philippi Mansion being catered by The Waterside Room).

$________


Hair & Make-Up

Be sure to book a date with your hair and make-up artist for you and your wedding party.

$________


Photographer / Videographer

It's usually a good idea to interview three or four to see how they work, what they offer, and what they charge. Depending on your budget, you'll have to decide if you want photography, videography, or both.

$________


Florist

Again, talk to at least three different florists. Reserve your date - coordinate specific bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, etc. based on your florist's recommended timetable.

$________


Baker

Reserve your date - coordinate details of wedding cake and other items as appropriate.

$________


Musicians, DJ, etc.

Reserve your date - coordinate details one-to-two months in advance.

$________


Appointments: Hair, Medical, Dental

 

$________


Select Bride's Gown

 

$________


Select Attendants' Gowns and Accessories

 

$________


Select China, Crystal and Silver Patterns

 

$________


Register with Gift & Department Stores

 

$________


Record Gifts and Write Thank-You Notes

Plan to do this as they arrive, to avoid accumulating a large glut after the ceremony.

$________


Plan Seating

Account for the bridal table, parents' table and other tables, if applicable.

$________

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