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Brides Checklist

12 - 18 months

_____ Purchase Engagement Rings
_____ Take Engagement Photos
_____ Send Engagement Announcement to Newspaper
_____ Send Engagement Announcement by email to friends
_____ Set Wedding Budget
_____ Set Wedding Date
_____ Decide type of Wedding ( Informal or Formal)
_____ Interview Wedding Consultants
_____ Determine number of guest to be invited
_____ Select Ceremony Site
_____ Select Reception Site
_____ Choose Caterer
_____ Choose Photographer
_____ Choose Videographer

6 - 12 months

_____ Final Selection on Wedding Rings
_____ Open joint bank accounts
_____ Take dancing lessons for first dance if you wish (start practicing)
_____ Choose and order Wedding Gown
_____ Reserve Limousine/ Wedding Transportation
_____ Choose color theme for wedding
_____ Choose bridal party
_____ Select Bridesmaid Dresses
_____ Plan details of decorations ( Balloons, Flowers)
_____ Select Florist
_____ Select Musicians ( Live Band, DJ, Harpist)
_____ Select Officiant (Pastor, Judge) for wedding ceremony
_____ Select Hair & Make-up Artist
_____ Shop for Trousseau & Going away attire
_____ Select Baker (Wedding Cake)

4 - 6 months

_____ Consult with Attorneys ( Prenuptial Agreement and other legal matters)
_____ Select Bridal Registry items
_____ Select Music for Wedding Ceremony and Reception
_____ Reserve rental equipment if needed
_____ Prepare accommodations for Out of Town Guest
_____ Plan Bridal Shower Party
_____ Plan Bridesmaid luncheon
_____ Purchase Veil and Bridal Accessories ? See Bridal Accessories Checklist
_____ Purchase gifts for Bridal Party ? See Gift Ideas
_____ Make appointment for practice session for Hair & Make-up
_____ Order Wedding Favors
_____ Review plans for Wedding Ceremony & Reception
_____ Have Mothers choose their own dresses
_____ Make Honeymoon Plans

2 ? 3 months

_____ Pick-up wedding rings ? make sure they fit and are engraved correctly
_____ If changing your name ? Order name change kit ? See Name Change Checklist
_____ Update Immunization for out of country travel
_____ Send out Invitations to Out of Town Guest
_____ Make out a photographer ?s Checklist ? See Photographers Checklist
_____ Purchase Gifts for each other
_____ Apply for Marriage License
_____ Address & Send out Invitations
_____ Select & Coordinate Wedding Ceremony Program
_____ Appoint Guestbook Attendants for Wedding Ceremony & Reception
_____ Confirm Out of Town Guest accommodations
_____ Get your Hair Trimmed
_____ Confirm & Finalize details with Florist
_____ Confirm Rehearsal Program Officiant
_____ Confirm Guest count with Caterer/Restaurant
_____ Final Fitting for Bridesmaids Dresses & Wedding Gown
_____ Select Tux Styles for Groomsmen & Fathers
_____ Finalize Wedding Day Schedule (Itinerary)
_____ Confirm Transportation Schedule
_____ Reserve restaurant for rehearsal dinner
_____ Have Bridal Shower
_____ Have Bachelor Party (Groom)
_____ Change mailing address if moving
_____ Have Formal Wedding Portrait taken
_____ Review Checklist for Wedding Day Ceremony & Reception
_____ Make reservations for Bridesmaids luncheon
_____ Complete Trousseau shopping
_____ Purchase Floater Insurance for wedding gifts (if necessary)
_____Hire security for wedding reception (if necessary)

1 Month

_____ Call guests that have not yet RSVP'd
_____ Get your teeth cleaned/whiten
_____ Confirm honeymoon plans & pick-up airline tickets
_____ Assign Wedding day helpers
_____ Keep track of gifts received and start on thank you notes
_____ Arrange for a professional to preserve and heirloom your Gown & Bouquet
_____ Pick-up Bridesmaids Dresses & Wedding Gown (Already Pressed)
_____ Start seating arrangement & prepare seating name cards
_____ Confirm final details with Florist
_____ Confirm final details with Photographer
_____ Confirm final details with Officiant
_____ Confirm final details with Videographer
_____ Confirm final details with Baker
_____ Confirm final details with Restaurant/Caterer
_____ Confirm final details with Coordinator
_____ Confirm final details for Wedding Transportation
_____ Confirm final details with Bridal party
_____ Confirm final details with Wedding Helpers
_____ Confirm final details with Rental Equipment Company
_____ Confirm final details with Musicians
_____ Double Check Attire and Accessories for Bridal Party & Yourself
_____ Confirm schedule for Hair & Make-up Artist
_____ Plan and create Wedding Day Itinerary (15 minute interval)
_____ Get a Facial

1 Week

_____ Final Guest count with Caterer/Restaurant
_____ Arrange for Postal Office to hold or forward your email during your honeymoon
_____ Relax ? take a long leisurely bath
_____ Re-confirm with Travel Agent or Airlines
_____ Review all seating arrangement with ushers and helpers
_____ Pack for Honeymoon Trip
_____ Arrange for Bridal Party, Parents & Family and Photographer and Videographer to all meet at a designated location (when taking pictures prior to the Wedding ceremony)

1 - 2 Days

_____ Get a Manicure & Pedicure
_____ Get a Massage
_____ Attend Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
_____ Pick-up Rental Tux for Groomsmen (Groom or Bestman)
_____ Prepare Final payment in individual envelopes for each Professional

Wedding Day

_____ Nice long bath or shower - Relax
_____ Go to Hair & Make-up appointment
_____ Get Dressed
_____ Have Fun ? It?s your Wedding Day!