It’s time to put the final finishing touches to your plans.
While some things could go wrong on your wedding day, remember your attitude matters. Laughter, not tears, will make your day that much more memorable and unique.
Here is your final checklist that will take you to a smooth and well-planned day void of any last minute hiccups!
ONE TO TWO MONTHS AHEAD:
___Mail the invitations
___Create hotel information cards
___Plan the rehearsal
___Send rehearsal dinner invitations
___Purchase wedding favors and attendants’ gifts
___Purchase a gift for your fiancé
___Buy guest book
___Have legal and other requirements in place
___Have your hair and makeup trial
___Finalize details with the photographer and videographer
___Confirm floral order
___Arrange for the getaway car
___Finalize all deliveries
___ Confirm delivery and pick-up times for all attendants’ attire.
___Make delivery arrangements for your wedding cake.
___Choose/write your wedding vows
___Finalize the details of your ceremony with your officiant
___Meet with ushers and assign them duties.
___Secure a dressing room for your bridesmaids for your wedding day.
___Finalize your honeymoon plans and confirm all reservations.
___Arrange for transportation to and from the airport (if flying) or car to your honeymoon destination.
___Write thank-you notes: It is best to do this as you receive or open your gifts.
ONE TO TWO WEEKS AHEAD:
___Have your final dress fitting.
___Arrange for pickup of the bridal ensemble.
___Update the registry.
___Research gown preservation companies
___Coordinate final fittings for the groom, groomsmen, and ushers
___Go in for a dry run with a professional makeup artist and schedule your day-of-the-wedding appointment.
___Schedule a manicure/pedicure for the day before your wedding.
___Pick up your marriage license.
___Finalize and memorize your wedding vows.
___Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.
___Finalize arrangements with your catering manager and liquor representative, if needed.
___Submit a final shot list to your photographer and discuss positioning with your videographer.
___Send your final playlist to your DJ or band.
___Arrange for preparation, storage, and break areas for the musicians/DJ at the reception venue.
___Review RSVPs and contact guests who have yet to reply to your invitation.
___Finalize the list of reception guests.
___Confirm the final headcount with your caterer and review details, preferably in writing.
___Finalize the seating chart.
___Arrange for table cards to be set up at the reception venue.
___Determine the placement of programs at the ceremony venue.
___Give last-minute requests to the vendors.
___Prepare the fee or donation for the officiant and tips for the vendors in labeled envelopes
___Confirm your honeymoon travel arrangements.
___Start packing for your honeymoon.
___Pick up your wedding dress (if you haven’t already).
___Break in the wedding shoes at home
___Prepare announcements to be mailed immediately after the wedding.
___Designate someone to look after your home while you are on your honeymoon.
___Find out where guests will be staying
THE DAY BEFORE:
___Finish packing for the wedding night and the honeymoon.
___Reconfirm transportation arrangements for the ceremony and reception.
___Do last-minute primping
___Rehearse the ceremony and attend the rehearsal dinner.
___Give gifts to the bridal party
ON THE DAY:
___Give wedding rings to the best man and maid or matron of honor to hold.
___See hairdresser and makeup artist: Beautify.
___Remember important items
___Load your luggage
___Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
___Bride should transfer her engagement ring to her right hand.
Relax and enjoy yourself!
Above are bullet points taken from the bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams
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Due to the many differences between weddings, you may find some of the reminders listed don’t really apply to you. Or, perhaps a few particular details that are part of your special plans are excluded from this list. Modify the checklist as you go along until you’re satisfied it’s tailored to your needs.
© Rani St. Pucchi, 2018
Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning Couture Bridal Fashion Designer, Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, an Inspirational Speaker, and a Success Coach and Trainer. Her TEDx talk: Is Your Body Image Holding You Back? has received worldwide acclaim. Rani’s#1 International Bestselling Books, Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter Your Body Type ; The SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams; and Gold in the Cracks: Move from Shattered to Whole and Reveal Your Light are available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles.
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