wedding_checklist by zhangyun


									                              Wedding Task List
Wedding Date     11-Oct-12

 Due Date      Notes         Action Item
 12-Oct-11                   Find the engagement ring.
 12-Oct-11                   Propose.
 12-Oct-11                   Set an initial budget.
 12-Oct-11                   Select a wedding date and time.
 12-Oct-11                   Announce your engagement.
 12-Oct-11                   Determine the type of wedding you want (day/night, indoor/outdoor, balcktie/formal).
 12-Oct-11                   Research availability of reception locations.
 12-Oct-11                   Select and book your reception location.
 12-Oct-11                   Research availability of ceremony locations, if not included with your hotel wedding package.
 12-Oct-11                   Select and book your ceremony location.
 12-Oct-11                   Determine who will officiate at the ceremony, if not provided with the ceremony location.
 12-Oct-11                   Determine how many guests you wish to invite.
 12-Oct-11                   Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
 12-Oct-11                   Get a band or DJ, get one early because they can get booked quickly.
 12-Oct-11                   Decide if you want a bridal party, and if so, then how large.
 12-Oct-11                   Start to research your bridal gowns.
 12-Oct-11                   Start to research the grooms formal wear/tuxedo.
 12-Oct-11                   Start to research bridesmaids' dresses.
 12-Oct-11                   Start to research formal wear for the groomsmen.
 12-Oct-11                   Compare and find a photographer.
 12-Oct-11                   Compare and find a videographer.
 12-Oct-11                   Find local florists and set appointments to look at their work
 12-Oct-11                   Create a bridal registry, and/or an engagement registry.
 12-Oct-11                   Visit bridal shows. Check the schedule of upcoming bridal shows in your areas.

                             9 months
 15-Jan-12                   Start compiling the guest list (inform your families to do the same).
 15-Jan-12                   Select the attendants for your wedding party.
 15-Jan-12                   Purchase the bride's gown.
 15-Jan-12                   Purchase the groom's suit/tuxedo.
 15-Jan-12                   Purchase bridesmaid's dresses.
 15-Jan-12                   Arrange for you groomsmen to be measured and reserve the tuxedos.
 15-Jan-12                   Shop for the wedding dress, headpiece, veil, and other accessories.
 15-Jan-12                   Start planning for honeymoon, research you destinations.
 15-Jan-12                   Choose and reserve your florist.
 15-Jan-12                   Order the wedding cake, if not privded by the caterer or reception hall.
 15-Jan-12                   If you choose to have a Rehearsal Dinner, reserve a restaurant or make other arrangements.
 15-Jan-12                   Arrange for transportation for the wedding. Limousines, Horse & Carriage, Vintage cars, etc.

                             6 months
14-Apr-12   Check requirements for a marriage license.
14-Apr-12   Shop for wedding rings
14-Apr-12   Select and order the invitations and stationery.
14-Apr-12   Make sure all the men's attire has been ordered.
14-Apr-12   Complete the guest lists.
14-Apr-12   Inform mothers to select their dresses.
14-Apr-12   Select and order the men's attire.
14-Apr-12   Finalise honeymoon details and make the necessary reservations.

            3 months
13-Jul-12   Confirm the menu and catering details with the hotel.
13-Jul-12   Prepare all maps and directions for the ceremony and reception.
13-Jul-12   Select your wedding rings.
13-Jul-12   Buy a wedding guest book.
13-Jul-12   Set the dates and times with the officiant for the rehearsal.
13-Jul-12   Determine your resources for designing and printing the program for the ceremony.
13-Jul-12   Finalise the florist details, photographer, videographer, musicians, etc.
13-Jul-12   Arrange the ncessary accomodations for out-of-town guests.
13-Jul-12   Plan your rehearsal dinner, time and place.
13-Jul-12   Confirm the wedding cake details with the baker.

            6 weeks
30-Aug-12   Post invitations.
30-Aug-12   Confirm the Car Hire or other forms of transportation for the wedding.

            4 weeks
13-Sep-12   Confirm your menu for the reception. Estimate the expected number of guests.
13-Sep-12   Buy a gift for the groom.
13-Sep-12   Schedule a final fitting for your gown so it can be ready for your formal bridal portrait.
13-Sep-12   Purchase a going away outfit.
13-Sep-12   Pick up your wedding rings.

13-Sep-12   Purchase (borrow) all wedding accessories such as the ring pillow, goblets, garter belt, candles, etc.
13-Sep-12   Confirm florist details and delivery times.
13-Sep-12   Plan the seating for the reception as well as other details for the ceremony and reception.
13-Sep-12   Start writing placement cards.
13-Sep-12   Make sure all bridesmaids' attire has been fitted.
13-Sep-12   Buy a gift for the bride.
            Choose the music for your ceremony, first dance and party and give information to band, dj, or other
13-Sep-12   musicians.

            2 weeks
27-Sep-12   Handle business and legal details such as name changes, address, changes, etc.
27-Sep-12   Reconfirm your guests' accomodations.
27-Sep-12   Make sure all clothing and accessories for you and the bridal party are ready.
27-Sep-12   Get your marriage license.

            1 week
 4-Oct-12   Review any seating details with the ushers.
 4-Oct-12   Make sure all wedding attire fits.
 4-Oct-12   Finalise the seating arrangements.
 4-Oct-12   Reconfirm your honeymoon reservations. Ensure you have any necessary plane tickets.
 4-Oct-12   Start packing for your honeymoon.
 4-Oct-12   Call any guests who have not responded yet.
 4-Oct-12   Finish all the place cards for the reception.
 4-Oct-12   Review all the final details with your photographer, videographer, etc.
 4-Oct-12   Give a final head count to the hotel.
 4-Oct-12   Confirm the availability of the musicians and vocalists.
 4-Oct-12   Delegate responsibilities to reliable individuals on your wedding day.
 4-Oct-12   Wrap and present the wedding party gifts.
 4-Oct-12   Finalise your wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner arrangements or other plans.

            1 day
 4-Oct-12   Get a manicure or massage to relax yourself.
 4-Oct-12   Stay with your family the night before and sleep early.
 4-Oct-12   Review and rehearse all the details of your participants.

            The Big Day
11-Oct-12   Make sure the best man and maid of honor sign the wedding certificate
11-Oct-12   Allow yourself plenty of time to get dressed.
11-Oct-12   Be sure to eat properly.
11-Oct-12   Rest and relax with a good bath.
11-Oct-12   Prepare for your hairdresser and makeup appointments.
11-Oct-12   Enjoy your wonderful wedding and cherish each and every moment!

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