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WEDDING TIMELINE

GREAT EVENTS CAN HELP YOU FLAWLESSLY EXECUTE YOUR WEDDING TIMELINE

Our wedding planners at Great Events can assist you with every detail of your wedding plan. Planning your wedding is important but should not add to the stress of the occasion. Contact us today for a free wedding event consultation and get started with planning your great wedding day!

9-12 MONTHS

• Establish contract with Great Events • Select engagement ring • Set date of wedding • Set wedding budget • Select and book photographer and videographer • Arrange for engagement photo • Submit engagement announcement to local newspaper • Select ceremony location • Book officiate • Select reception location • Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests • Contact private event director to review menu and coordinate vendor selection • Select wedding attendants (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girl, ring bearer) • Determine preliminary guest list • Order new passport if necessary for honeymoon • Order new birth certificate if necessary for marriage license • Hire florist / Arrange sample showing

6-9 MONTHS

• Select and register gifts • Book entertainment • Choose and order wedding gown, veil and other accessories • Order bridesmaids and flower girl dresses • Schedule delivery dates for all wedding attire • Select men's formalwear • Select bakery, order wedding and groom's cake • Book accommodations for wedding night • Research and determine a honeymoon location • Meet with officiate to discuss ceremony details

4-6 MONTHS

• Order special rentals - linens, chairs, etc. • Reserve transportation for wedding party • Complete guest list • Select and order mother-of-the-bride dress • Check state requirements for marriage license • Schedule menu planning and tasting • Out-of-town guest invitation

2-4 MONTHS

• Purchase attendants' gifts • Write or confirm wedding vows • Make an appointments with hair stylists • Purchase wedding favors, if needed • Purchase guest book • Confirm honeymoon details • Confirm delivery dates and cost with vendors • Order place cards, menu cards, beverage napkins, wedding favors and other related items

4-8 WEEKS

• Address and mail wedding invitations • Compose and print wedding program • Obtain marriage license • Mail rehearsal invitations • Plan a bridesmaid luncheon or dinner

ONE MONTH

• Final wedding gown fitting • Arrange for formal bridal portrait • Make seating arrangements • Finalize schedule with entertainment/entertainer • Shop for honeymoon attire • Purchase accessories such as toasting goblets, cake knives, garter, etc. • Draft photo list for photographer

ONE WEEK BEFORE

• Finalize all payments for outstanding invoices • Notify reception venue of final guest count

ONE DAY BEFORE

• Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

THE WEDDING DAY

• Allow time for hair and nail appointments • Give the bride and groom rings to the proper attendant • If photos are to be taken before ceremony, arrange for two hours prior

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SPECIAL WEDDING DAY SUCCESS



Our wedding planners are there to guide and assist you every step of the way. Contact us today for a FREE Wedding Planner E-Mail Consultation and get started with planning your great wedding event!