Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Timeline Tuesday Part 4

Wedding season is beginning, and we only have two more Timeline Tuesdays to go!  Here's your wedding planning checklist for 2-3 months before the wedding:

3 Months Before:
       Finalize details with the caterer, photographer, videographer, etc.
       Make appointment for engagement pictures.
       Book your rehearsal dinner location and finalize a guest list.
       Consider legal options such as a will or prenuptial agreement.
       If required or preferred, attend a pre-wedding counseling session or program.
       Book wedding night accommodations.

2 Months Before:
       Send out invitations 6-8 weeks before the wedding.
       Mail out the invitations for your rehearsal dinner.
       If your reception is seated, start creating a seating chart and place cards.
       Put together a timeline for your wedding day details.
       Take care of wedding gown alterations
       If you’re publishing an announcement in the newspaper, contact the paper to find out details.
       Organize RSVP’s as they come in.
       Pick speakers for your reception
       Write your wedding vows if you plan to do so and finalize ceremony details.
       Record gifts as you receive them – write thank you cards as gifts come in.
       Order ceremony programs, or design them yourself.
       Plan a bridesmaids get together and start thinking about what gifts to give them; the groom should start thinking about gifts to give his groomsmen at the rehearsal dinner.
       Attend showers and bachelor/ette parties.
       Begin shopping for gifts for each other.
       Shop for toasting glasses, ring pillow, guestbook and pen, candles, etc.
       Gather “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

Check out Part 3 for your timeline for months 4-6.


Heidi - seed paper said...

This is a great resource for couples planning a wedding. May we share your links with our customers, perhaps in a blog post? I think they'd find the checklists really useful. ~Heidi

Jess Ehlers said...

Hi Heidi, I would love if you shared with your customers! Thank you very much. Below are the links to the 4 posts that I have so far (2 more to come). Please let me know if I can send anything else!
Thank you,