We are giving you an “ideal” timetable, the more organised you are the more relaxed you will be till the “Big Day”. Use the list as a guide and don’t forget to check when you have finished every job. Glam Events is ready to help you in any point of preparation! Enjoy your wedding organisation with your beloved half!
Discuss a budget & the size & style of the wedding with all parents if possible.
Decide who pays for what.
Consider using a wedding consultant.
Consider pre-marital counseling.
Reserve wedding and reception sites.
Choose a caterer (check references).
Register at local bridal registries.
Choose a photographer (get references).
Compile the guest list.
Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Choose engagement & wedding rings.
Send your engagement announcement to newspapers.
Select & order wedding gown.
Select the attendants (bridesmaids & groomsmen).
Choose & order bridesmaids dresses.
Choose a videographer (get references).
Make arrangements for the music at the wedding & reception.
Check out bakers for cake, etc. Get estimates. Book the date.
Bride makes plans for beauty preparation (nails, diet, hair, skin care & makeup).
Complete the guest list & confirm final details with the caterer.
Order invitations & personal stationary or “Thank You” notes.
Order napkins & purchase any other items needed for the ceremony & reception.
Check with the caterer to see what is included.
Visit the photographer again to discuss specifics. Use a “Photographer Checklist.”
Get estimates & order flowers & floral arrangements for wedding & reception.
Get estimates & order balloons, decorations & favors for wedding & reception.
Make all transportation arrangements to & from the wedding & the reception.
Consider hiring a limousine, party bus, trolley , horse-drawn carriage or any other transportation of your choice.
Book your room for the wedding night.
Make honeymoon plans.
Order wedding rings. Allow time for any final engraving.
Order tuxedos for the groomsmen & fathers.
Complete all honeymoon plans.
If traveling outside the country, check on visas, passports & inoculations.
Mail invitations (six weeks before the wedding; eight weeks to out-of-town guests).
Make appointments with the hairdresser for the bride & attendants or out-of-town guests.
Buy a wedding gift for your future spouse & gifts for attendants and helpers (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girls, ring bearers, etc.).
Finalize arrangements of accommodations for out-of-town attendants & guests.
Choose all accessories, shoes & lingerie for bridal gown.
Have final fitting for bridal gown & bridesmaids’ dresses.
Have beauty consultant do a trial run with bride’s hair & makeup.
Schedule this appointment on the day the bridal portrait is taken and/or a party is planned.
Register all tuxedo sizes with the formal wear store.
Check with the newspapers on wedding announcement requirements.
Finalize plans for rehearsal dinner.
Plan seating arrangements for the rehearsal dinner & reception.
Arrange bridesmaids’ luncheon. Often, that is when the bride gives them their gifts.
Complete name-change documents.
Complete change-of-address information for post-office.
Keep current with “Thank You” notes for shower & early wedding gifts.
Get the marriage license. Be sure to bring all needed documents.
Inform or send invitations including exact time & location to those who will attend the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner.
Inquire about where you & your attendants will dress for the ceremony.
Walk through the entire event in your mind. Consider things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc.
Confirm all transportation plans.
Check in with caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, etc. to confirm all arrangements.
“Break in” wedding shoes at home.
Appoint someone to act as an “organizer” to handle any last minute problems.
Give a final guest count to the caterer.
Review final details for those in the wedding party.
Confirm honeymoon arrangements.
Pack for the honeymoon. Know what you’ll wear from the reception.
Enjoy a day with your family and friends.
Visit a day spa, have a massage, a facial and relax.
Attend the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner.
Give the rings & clergy member’s fee to the Best Man.
Enjoy the day!