How to Make a Simple Wedding Checklist

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Whether you are getting married in a year or in a few months, here is a simple checklist of things that will help to assist getting you down the aisle.  If they helped my friend wrap everything, and I mean “everything” up, then they can help you.  The first step when you find out is to tell everyone and decide what items you will be taking care of yourself.  For instance, will you be catering the food yourself.  What party favors will you be taking care of or will you ask the caterer to do it?  Will you have a family member take pictures or hire a photographer?  These are all questions that need to be considered.  Do not wait until the last minute to think about them.

1804126_Thumb.jpg Decide on wedding details — *religious or secular* — *formal or casual* — *day or evening ceremony*

Select wedding date and time (set alternative day/time, just in case)

1436028_Thumb.jpg Select ceremony site and make reservation for date and time

Select rehearsal site and make reservation for date and time period

Decide on and ask: bridesmaids, groomsmen, and ushers (don’t forget best man and maid/matron of honor)

72886814_Thumb.jpg Make guest list and mail invitations to parents, important family members and close friends

Register for gifts

Figure out who is paying/ contributing to cost of wedding

u19760022_Thumb.jpg Pick and meet with vendors: florist, caterer, musician, photographer

Choose a wedding officiant and book for date/time

u14371305_Thumb.jpg Pick wedding dress, bride maids dresses and rent tuxedos

wedding-car1788225_Thumb.jpg Arrange wedding transportation

Write wedding vows

78427-76dg_Thumb.jpg Purchase wedding rings

Book accommodations for wedding night and/or honeymoon

0687178_Thumb.jpg Apply for marriage license and make appointments for blood test if your state requires it 

Set date for rehearsal dinner and ceremony: plan and have rehearsal dinner and rehearsal ceremony 

Walk down the aisle 

1804126_Thumb.jpg Say ‘I do!’  

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