The Ultimate Wedding Prep Guide

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  • Design and purchase wedding bands

  • Discuss wedding plans with both families

  • Pick a wedding date & location

  • Get marriage license

  • Discuss with your fiancé/fiancée invitation lists for both the reception and wedding day

  • Finalize rehearsal dinner location, food, decoration & slideshow

  • Plan Honeymoon, and prepare passports (if traveling abroad)

  • Book an officiant for the big day

  • Create a room block at a near by hotel for your guests

  • Prepare wedding night accommodations

  • Choose wedding attire with your partner for bridesmaids and groomsmen

  • Contact local florists for bridal bouquet/corsage, flowers for mothers & bridesmaids, boutonnieres for groom & groomsmen, and floral decorations at ceremony/reception

  • Consider a wedding gift for your fiancé/fiancée

  • Create welcome baskets for out-of-town guests

  • Select music to be played during the wedding ceremony

  • Select a DJ or band to play at your wedding reception

  • Buy gifts for bridal party (groomsman, bridesmaids, ushers)

  • Hire a care service for the wedding party if necessary (for transportation from wedding prep > ceremony > reception)

  • Keep track of wedding gifts as the arrive and to whom thank you notes should be written

  • Prepare beauty routine with any makeup/hair technicians for day of wedding, and/or get haircut

  • Pack for Honeymoon (if leaving right after the wedding)

  • Prepare a toast to your future wife/husband

This checklist was created by weddingbuzz

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