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Real Weddings Planning Guide 2014

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Planner WEDDING 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING 6 - 7 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING DATE: DATE: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Announce the engagement! Choose your wedding date (have a few dates in mind) Hire a professional wedding planner Determine your budget (and confirm who will pay for what) Contact wedding insurance provider Decide on the style of your wedding (formal, traditional, casual, dinner/dancing, lunch, etc) Book ceremony location Confirm ceremony start time Book your wedding officiant Book your reception venue Book caterer if the venue doesn't provide that service If desired, send save-the-date cards Start your wedding guest list ○ ○ ○ 5 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING DATE: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 10 - 11 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING DATE: wedding planner checklist ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Book your photographer Book your videographer Purchase bridal gown, veil, accessories Choose attendants Obtain a passport and any visas required for honeymoon travel 9 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING DATE: ○ ○ Choose your colour scheme Book your florist Book your decorator DATE: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ DATE: ○ DATE: ○ ○ ○ ○ Book musicians for the ceremony Book musicians for the cocktail reception Book musicians for the reception ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 62 Complete your guest list Order invitations and accessories Choose your master of ceremonies Choose your ushers Choose your ring bearer Book men's formal wear Enroll in pre-marriage course Decide on and order guest favours Enroll with one or more gift registries 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING 8 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING ○ Purchase bridesmaids' dresses and accessories Purchase flower girls' dresses and accessories Order your wedding cake Continue working on your guest list Select and plan your honeymoon destination Shop together for your wedding rings Help both mothers co-ordinate and find their wedding-day clothes 4 MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING ○ ○ Book your makeup artist Book your hairdresser Book rental equipment (chairs, tables, tents, dishes, etc) Address the wedding invitations Mail invitations to out-of-town guests Purchase gifts for attendants and family Obtain your marriage license Book transportation for wedding day Book time and date for a wedding rehearsal Complete the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner guest list Plan your rehearsal dinner Book accommodations for wedding night Book accommodations for out-of-town guests real weddings planning guide 2014 p62-67_Wedding Planner.indd 62 13-11-26 12:10 PM

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