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Planning Checklist for the Bride

Check list for the groom

There is a lot to do during the engagement. You can use our checklist to organize the details.

THE ENGAGEMENT
Say Yes!
Go with fiance to choose ring
Select a date and place
Decide wedding budget

3 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE
Get binder to organize info & receipts
Select & reserve location for reception
Arrange person performing ceremony
Select & reserve location for reception
Choose your wedding dress & veil
Decide number of guests
Plan the color scheme
Choose a theme
Plan reception
Choose bridesmaids and attendants
Select bridesmaids dresses
Coordinate mothers dresses
Engagement photos taken
Compile your guest list
Order invitations/announcements
Consider hiring wedding planner
Delegate tasks to family and friends
Select & schedule decorator
Choose a caterer for reception
Plan menu
Select & schedule photographer
Select & schedule videographer
Select & schedule florist
Order your wedding cake
Arrange reception music
Start song list of music wanted
Transportation arrangements
Review budget
Doctor appointments
Decide on honeymoon plans
Get passports & vaccinations
Time off work scheduled
Finalize contracts & pay deposits

1 TO 3 MONTHS BEFORE
Address announcements
Arrange out-of-town attendants lodging
Reception help assignments
Discuss shower date with attendants
Select grooms ring
Gifts for attendants
Gift for fiance
Bridal portraits taken
Bridal registry selection
Mail invitations (arrive 2-3 weeks early)
Select guest book or guest registration
Purchase cake knife, toasting glasses, garter, etc.
Plan hairstyle and skin care
Set appointment with hair stylist
1 TO 3 WEEKS BEFORE
Get marriage license
Confirm reservations & arrangements
Deliver announcement to newspaper
Arrange to change name
New address change
Follow-up on delegated tasks
Final estimate to caterer
Pack for honeymoon
DAY BEFORE
Have manicure, pedicure, & massage
Enjoy & relax
Put things together (clothing, license, rings, etc)
YOUR WEDDING DAY
Relax in a luxurious bath
Eat breakfast
Hair appointment or style hair
Allow plenty of time to dress
Arrive early and enjoy
AFTER YOUR WEDDING DAY
Return rental items (designate person)
Bridal gown cleaned / preserved
Freeze cake top
Review photos & purchase wedding album
Send thank-you notes within 2 months
Live happily ever after!