Many people feel that wedding is a complicated affair to manage and to organize. Often majority of the planning for wedding will be done by the bride and groom and their family. It may be difficult when family plans wedding themselves. So they can use wedding coordinator or wedding planner to organize the wedding. Use this check list with time line based on average U.S engagement to plan the perfect celebration.
9 to 18 months before wedding: In this period you can set the budget and decide on a theme, decide a wedding date and select wedding and reception location. Wedding sites are booked before one year for wedding. You should choose the venue as early as possible. It also time to pick a wedding coordinator. Search for florists, DJs and caterers. Start the making list of guests.
6 to 9 months before wedding: Here photographer, videographer, caterer, musician for wedding and reception and DJ, florist can be booked. Start finding out wedding party’s responsibilities and registering the gifts.
2 to 6 months: In this time bride should complete the any dress fittings and she has to consult the beautician for make up and hair style for wedding day. Order for wedding can be given. Wedding location can be booked. Order for invitations can be given. Here cake flavor, design, size and menu with caterer are finalized. Marriage license and also all accessories, guest book, toasting glasses are purchased.
2 to 8 weeks before wedding: This is the prime time to announce the wedding in the local paper. Gifts for wedding attendants, groom and parents are purchased. Confirmation with final details with vendors.
The week of the wedding: Wedding dress is picked up from store. Packing for honeymoon. Preparation for final payment envelopes. Confirm the dress accessories fittings and have the wedding rehearsal.
This is the detailed check list, it will help you to organize the wedding properly, it gives the idea to what to do on which day.