If planning a wedding within
the next few months or so, it is advisable that you start to prepare and
plan early. Whether one prefers to have a grand ceremony or a private
intimate affair, you will still need to sort out your wedding checklist in
order to make that special day absolutely satisfying and perfect. The
following is a sample of the activities to carry out throughout
the course of the period before the actual ceremony.
first twelve months prior to a wedding, you should be considering what
type of ceremony you would like to have. This means that the you should
decide on the theme, style as well as the formality that will be involved
in their wedding ceremony. This is also where they decide if they will
have a garden wedding or in a hall. Secondly, fix the priorities so that
one is familiar with which attributes of the ceremony come first. This
will also help with setting the budget. Set the wedding date with a second
option in mind in case the first does not fit well into your preferred
vendors as well as with the bridal party or the clergy involved, if any.
Think about hiring a wedding planner to help with the plans. This makes
the process less tedious and can save a lot of stress (let them stress
Eleven months before the actual nuptials, you will need
to start interviewing the vendors:
Begin identifying banquet
halls, some fantastic reception sites as well as the site where the actual
ceremony will take place. By the time the calendar is hitting ten months
to the ceremony, you should have identified the people who you want to
grace as wedding attendants or members of the bridal party. It is also the
time to start working on the guest list. In the ninth month of
preparations the bride should identify a wedding gown and prepare the
engagement party as well as create and send any local announcements of the
wedding in the local daily.
During the next three months that
follow, the bride will have to narrow down their wedding gown choices as
well as deciding on the bridesmaids’ and flower girls dresses. Do the ring
shopping at this time as well as getting any legal requirements such as
pre-nuptial agreements completed. This is also when rehearsal dinner plans
are to be put into gear.
Within the fourth month you should
have located someone responsible enough to take care of any hiccups on the
actual wedding date, making sure it is someone you trust. Confirm with all
the vendors and put down your agreements in contracts. At the same time
start on your honeymoon getaway, sorting out passport and visa
requirements if making a trip abroad.
After this the last few
months and weeks are to be spent finalizing on the actual wedding
ceremony. The person should meet with the minister who will officiate over
the marriage and go through the ceremony details with them. Last minute
fittings, appointments with the vendors, transport for the day and sending
out the wedding invitations at least eight weeks prior to the day.