The Pre-Wedding Checklist

• Consult with family, an officiant & ceremony & reception venue managers & set a wedding date/time
• Determine how many guests may attend
• Determine the type of wedding you want (colors, style, etc…)
• Establish a preliminary budget; find out who's contributing/how much
• Make a guest list 
• Book an officiant
• Book a ceremony venue
• Scout reception venues & reserve a site
• Choose your bridesmaids, groomsmen & ushers
• Interview/hire a wedding coordinator
• Get tickets to the next Wabash Valley Bridal Society event
• Announce the engagement
• Start shopping for a wedding dress
• Book a photographer
• Order a wedding cake
• Research & book a caterer
• Choose the bridesmaids' dresses & groom/groomsmen's attire
• Start getting in wedding day shape; book a personal trainer
• Shop wedding rings
• Book a videographer
• Book DJ/musicians
• Start planning honeymoon
• Finalize a guest list
• Order invitations & envelopes & wedding programs
• Order place cards for the reception (optional)
• Register a bridal gift registry at your favorite store
• Schedule engagement photo session with photographer
• Check requirements for marriage license
• Order flowers (buttonholes, bouquets, ceremony/reception flowers)
• Reserve wedding transportation
• Send invitations
• Finalize dance music with DJ/musicians
• Apply for new passport (if traveling out of country on honeymoon)
• Confirm reception menu food & drink with caterer
• Work out reception seating plan
• Finalize honeymoon plans
• Start planning bachelor/bachelorette parties
• As wedding gifts arrive, send thank you notes
• Purchase thank you gifts for the bridal party
• Buy a wedding guestbook
• Schedule date/time with officiant for rehearsal
• Plan rehearsal dinner, time & place
• Finalize guest numbers with caterer
• Try on entire wedding outfit to assure fit
• Get your marriage license
• Remind maid-of-honor & best man to prepare speeches
• Schedule wedding day hair/makeup appointment
• Touch base with wedding vendors
• Wear-in shoes at home
• Pack for honeymoon
• Have a rehearsal of the ceremony
• Make sure the wedding rings are accounted for
• Send honeymoon luggage to reception or first-night hotel
• Get hair/makeup done
• Enjoy the Big Day knowing everything is already taken care of!

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