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                                    □Your 12-MonthWedding Use this handy checklist to help you plan a wedding filled with wonderful, stressfree memories!12+ months □ Announce your engagement.□ Set a date for your wedding.□ Decide on budget and expense sharing.□ Identify your wedding style and color palette.□ Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. □ Determine number of guests.□ Research and book your photographer and videographer.□ Consider hiring a wedding planner.□ Begin shopping for your wedding gown.□ Have engagement pictures taken.10-12 months□ Choose your wedding party.□ Book your DJ or reception band, and ceremony musician.□ Register for wedding gifts.□ Research airline, hotel and rental car reservations for out-of-town guests.8-10 months□ Select and order bridesmaids’ gowns and groom's/groomsmen’s attire.□ Taste a variety of wedding cakes and select a baker; place cake order and arrange for delivery.□ Book your florist.□ Book your caterer.□ Decide on food and beverage to be served at reception.□ Coordinate with vendors to incorporate your theme/style into all aspects of your wedding.□ Reserve rental items for ceremony and reception.□ Select music for ceremony and reception. □ Purchase wedding invitations, stationery, table and escort cards and thank-you notes.□ Purchase bridal accessories: jewelry, lingerie, etc.□ Discuss the type of honeymoon you want, and research potential destinations.6-8 months□ Purchase your wedding rings. Order engraving.□ Negotiate rates and book a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.□ Arrange wedding-night accommodations for the two of you.□ Send save-the-date announcements.□ Select ceremony readings and write personal vows.□ Ask relatives and friends to help at wedding and reception.□ Determine order of wedding day events.□ Have programs printed for the ceremony.□ Book rehearsal dinner venue.□ Book a stylist for your wedding day hair and makeup.□ Update or add items to your bridal registry, if needed.□ Purchase wedding shoes; begin breaking them in.□ Finalize honeymoon plans.2-4 months□ Purchase gifts for all wedding party members and your parents.□ Arrange transportation for bride and groom from the ceremony site to the reception.□ Purchase ceremony accessories (unity candle, guest book, ring pillow, etc.).□ Shop for wedding favors.□ Create hotel information cards and maps to include with wedding invitations.□ Start addressing envelopes.6-8 weeks□ Go to final gown fitting; arrange for pickup or delivery.□ Mail wedding invitations.□ Get your marriage license.□ Send rehearsal dinner invitations.□ Write thank-you notes as you receive gifts.□ Purchase a gift for your spouse-to-be.4-6 weeks□ Confirm floral order and arrange for delivery times.□ Give photographer and videographer your \□ Arrange for transportation to and from the airport.□ Create welcome bags for out-of-town guests.□ Finalize honeymoon plans.2-4 weeks□ Contact guests who have not RSVP’d.□ Submit final guest count to the caterer.□ Review final details and timetables with all vendors.1 week□ Pick up your wedding dress.□ Write and mail a note to both sets of parents, thanking them for their love and support.□ Put together wedding day emergency kit (aspirin, bobby pins, safety pins, mints, etc.).□ Begin packing for the honeymoon.1 day□ Get a manicure and pedicure.□ Pack things to take to the wedding site.□ Give your marriage license to your officiant now so you don’t have to worry about it in the morning.□ Rehearse the wedding and attend the rehearsal dinner.□ Give attendants their gifts at the rehearsal dinner.□ Find a quiet moment to exchange wedding gifts with your fiancé.□ Eat a good breakfast.□ Get your hair and makeup done.□ Hand off your rings to someone you trust and make sure they arrive at the ceremony safely.□ Relax and enjoy your day!Wedding DayPlanning Guide beforebefore4-6 months beforebeforebeforebeforebeforebeforebeforebeforebefore60  A l a s k a B r i d e & G r o o m  2024
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