Wednesday, March 2, 2016

4 month LDS wedding checklist

4 Months Ahead
o   Set  a date
o   Schedule temple time
o   Determine a budget and how expenses will be shared
o   Decide on a color scheme
o   Select and reserve a place for reception
o   Select wedding consultant (if you are going to have one)
o   Begin compiling guest lists (temple guests, wedding breakfast guests, and reception guests)
o    Take engagement photos
o   Select wedding gown, veil, and accessories
o   Select attendants for bride and groom
o   Select caterer menu
o   Arrange for photographer
o   Arrange for wedding breakfast location

3 Months Ahead
o   Determine sizes of bridesmaids and select dresses and accessories
o   Book reception entertainment
o   Arrange for florist
o   Have dress altered and temple ready
o   Arrange for necessary rental items
o   Order invitations and thank you cards
o   Begin shopping for trousseau
o   Have mothers shop for their dresses
o   Make arrangements for transportation
o   Finish compiling guest lists including addresses
o   Plan accommodations for out-of-town guests
o   Select grooms ring and order engraving
o   Find a place to live
o   Order cakes and candies
o   Make doctor’s appointments for complete physicals
o   Make bride an OBGYS appointment for premarital examine
o   Plan honeymoon and make arrangements (get passports, if necessary)

2 Months Ahead
o   Arrange for health, life, auto and renters insurance
o   Register for gifts
o   Ask people to help at reception (i.e. guest book, take gifts, serve cake etc.)
o   Order favors
o   Arrange for videographer
o   Address invitations and announcements
o   Have bridal portraits taken
o   Arrange for tuxedos
1 Month Ahead
o   Buy accessories such as cake knives and servers, garter, guest book and pen
o   Arrange for time off work
o   Purchase gifts for fiancĂ©
o   Make appointment with hairstylist (if doing own hair, practice with veil)
o   Mail invitations
o   Buy gifts for attendants
o   Get married license (no sooner than 30 days in advance)
o   Shop for furniture for new home
o   Check newspaper for announcement deadlines
o   Write thank you’s for gifts as soon as you receive them
2 Weeks Ahead
o   Meet with photographer and videographer to discuss special shots you would like
o   Provide reception entertainment with a list of music
o   Double check reservations with florist, caterer , photographer, videographer, entertainment and honeymoon accommodations
1 Week Ahead
o   Plan seating arrangements, if used
o   Change address with post office
o   Pack for honeymoon
o   Get manicure, pedicure
o   Arrange for utilities, etc. for new home
o   Groom’s haircut
o   Provide cater with final guest count

On Your Wedding Day
o   Don’t forget  breakfast
o   Give yourself a lot of time to get ready
o   Be sure to have rings and marriage license
o   Take a fix-it-kit with you  (include safety pins, needle and thread, aspirin, bobby pins, breath mints, panty hose, make up, etc.)