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Planning with a Wedding Checklist

Wedding Checklist

Contrary to what many brides believe, choosing your wedding party and dress shopping are not the first items on the wedding checklist. Make sure you document your engagement with engagement photography. You might have a few selfies of the moment it all happened, but you should take professional images for your engagement announcements and save-the-dates. Before you even begin planning, you will make the big announcement, celebrate with an engagement party and pick a wedding date. Take the time to create your budget, create a total guest count, and tour wedding venues. This wedding checklist will help you plan the rest.

Next on the Wedding Checklist

Book your wedding venue before you plan any other details on the wedding checklist. After you have secured a venue, you can start picking your wedding party. Hire your caterer, photographer and entertainment. These are extremely important vendors that will define your entire event.

Wedding Checklist

Nine Months Before the Wedding Day

Start shopping for important wedding fashion details about nine months before your wedding day. Shop for the wedding dress and tux. You probably need to schedule a couple fittings before the wedding. This is also the time to reserve a hotel block for out-of-town guests. You might want to reserve a room to enjoy with the wedding party on the night before and on the morning of your wedding day. You should also create a gift registry.

Six Months Until the Big Day

There are a few things to accomplish at this point on the wedding checklist. Start shopping paper, fonts, techniques and embellishments for your wedding invitations about six months before your wedding day. Plan the honeymoon. Hire your officiant. Shop for the bouquets and floral arrangements. Arrange transportation, limos and cars. Create your day of event timeline. About six months before your wedding day, you should design your wedding cake.

Wedding Checklist

The Last Few Months of Wedding Planning

The rehearsal dinner occurs a couple days before the wedding, but the details will need to be planned in advance. Provide your bridal shower host with your guest list. Create a playlist for your deejay or band. Purchase favors for your guests. Schedule another fitting for your wedding dress and bridal party. Purchase the wedding rings. Secure your hair and makeup artist. Connect with your vendors and make sure they have your day of event timeline. Mail out invitations six to eight weeks prior to your wedding day. During the last month of wedding planning, you will be counting RSVP’s, giving a final headcount to your caterer and venue, applying for your marriage license, scheduling a last fitting, making sure all of your vendors are paid, creating a seating chart, preparing your wedding favors and writing your vows. You will probably attend the bridal shower a couple months before your wedding day.

The Last Week on the Wedding Checklist

The last week on the wedding checklist is all about you. Relax, go to a spa with your wedding party and take the time to reflect. You will need to follow up with vendors during the final week. Make sure your day of event coordinator has your timeline and list for who will be bustling your dress and carrying out specific tasks. Pick up the dress, tux and wedding party attire. Pack for your honeymoon. Attend the rehearsal dinner and bachelor or bachelorette party. Make sure everything is laid out and packed the day before your wedding.

Wedding Checklist

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa makes wedding planning for the fairy tale a simple process. The all-inclusive wedding venue combines all of the furnishings, designs, and services to make dream weddings come true. Take all the stress out of wedding planning, and let the professional designers and planners at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa create your wedding day from fantasy. Schedule your VIP tour and begin planning.


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