Wedding Checklist- Part Two
Now that you have taken care of the the bigger items on your to-do list, it’s time to focus on the smaller, yet equally-important details! Phase two of planning your wedding begins with choosing your wedding colors, which will set the theme for the decor, flowers and bridal party attire. The next step is finding that perfect wedding dress. Just remember that while your family’s opinions are important, your opinion is what really matters!
Now it’s time to focus on who you would like to share this very special day with! First, you need to decide who will be a part of your bridal party and what they will be wearing. Then you can determine how long can your guest list be based on your venue choice. As soon as you compile your guest list, it’s time to send out save the dates so all of your dearest friends and family can arrange to be there!
Wedding Colors – Choose your wedding colors carefully as they will set the theme for your entire wedding! After you choose your wedding colors you can move forward with the next few items on your checklist.
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Florist – Shop around to find a florist you love. When you meet with your florist bring pictures of arrangements similar to what you are looking for. This will help the florist envision what you would like for your wedding day.
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Wedding Dress – Say yes to the dress! This is one of the more exciting items on your checklist. Take your girlfriends out and let them gush over how lovely you look in that ball gown or mermaid style dress. Be sure to find your dress well in advance and get it ordered with plenty of time to spare. You want to make sure you have time to make necessary alterations and still have it in time to take bridal pictures before the day of the wedding.
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Bridal Party – Decide on who will be a part of the bridal party and what everyone will be wearing. Don’t be afraid to mix and match bridesmaid’s dresses which is becoming more and more popular. Again, if you have a certain vision in mind, be sure to perfectly illustrate that to your bridesmaids. Don’t assume they know what you are envisioning. Trust us, they don’t know.
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Bridal Registration – Complete your gift registry before you create your invites. Try to register at stores that will be convenient for your guests to access.
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Guest List – Decide who would like to be at your ceremony and reception and create a list. Use your resources, such as your mother or relatives, to help gather names and addresses.
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Wedding Invitations – Order your invitations a month or two before you plan to send them out. Double and triple check the dates and information to make sure everything is correct! Wedding invitations should be sent out six to four weeks before the wedding date.
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Other things you will want to remember:
Wedding Bands, honeymoon plans, the rehearsal dinner, marriage license requirements, ceremony programs, food menus, thank you notes, transportation to and from the venue, gifts for the bridal party, hairstyle, makeup and accessories.