Getting married is the beginning of a new life for any couple and before that much-awaited big day arrives; there are many decisions that have to be made by both the groom and the bride to be. There should be no stress involved when preparing for the wedding day. The wedding day must be fun and memorable, and putting together a wedding timetable is the best way to do this.
At The Time Of The Engagement
As soon as they can, the groom and bride to be should inform their parents of the happy news if they do not already know. If an engagement party is being organized, then close friends and relatives should be invited. All the appointments, payments and other activities related to the wedding that must be attended to can be kept track of by having a wedding organizer in handy. Engagement photographs are a wonderful keepsake of this memorable occasion so a photographer should be hired to have engagement photographs taken.
6 To 12 Months Prior To The Wedding Day
Once the wedding date is picked and decided by the couple, the couple should give themselves 6 to 12 months to make the preparations. The venue where they want to hold the ceremony and reception should be reserved during this time period. An appointment should be set with the wedding officiant. A budget should be established for the wedding and a wedding guest list should be prepared. Unintentionally leaving someone uninvited should be avoided. A caterer, florists, a photographer and florists should be sought out and estimated for these services should be obtained. A wedding dress and matching accessories should also be chosen during this period. During this period, couples can also sign up for wedding entertainment packages. The bride to be can also have the dress made by a seamstress. The bridesmaids should be selected and a date to order dresses for them should be set.
4 To 6 Months Prior To The Wedding Day
The invitations, stationeries and the thank-you notes should be ordered at least 4 to 6 months before wedding date. By now, the wedding-related services mentioned above should be chosen. The groom should select his attire during this period. The groom and bride to be should also make honeymoon reservations at this point. The delivery of the bridal gown should also be confirmed.
2 Months Prior To The Wedding Day – Planning The Rehearsal Dinner
Lodging should be arranged for any out-of-town attendants 2 months before the wedding date. An appointment should be made with the selected photographer who will shoot the bridal portrait. The wedding cake should be ordered.
1 Month Prior To The Wedding Day
A wedding band set should be chosen by the couple, the invitations should be mailed, the apparel for the wedding party should be selected and the showers should be attended by the couple 1 month before the wedding date.
2 Weeks Prior To The Wedding Day
The couple should apply for a marriage license at least 2 weeks before the wedding day. They should attend to other legal matters during this time as well, especially the bride since she has to get her name and address changed on bank accounts and other documents. The wedding hairstyle and make-up should be planned by the bride with her stylist.
1 Week Prior To The Wedding Day
The honeymoon packing should be done a week before the wedding date. Gifts for the attendants should also be wrapped and the wedding rehearsal should be scheduled during this time. The wedding party should be reminded of the precise place and time of the wedding day.
If all of the above things, such as booking wedding entertainment packages, are done in the correct time-frame couples will never face any problems on their big day and the wedding will commence smoothly.