~Decide on a budget. When deciding on this budget discuss with parents or anybody else who will be paying for what that way you know upfront.
~Decide style, date, and also the size of wedding you want.
~Decide on a date and send save the dates!
~GET A VENUE they book up very fast.
~Look at dresses.
~Look into vendors (caterers, florists, DJ, photographers, ect)
~Choose who you want in the wedding. You want to make sure that they have enough time to be prepared for all it takes being in a wedding.
~Start to get together a guest list…. do this in advance it will change many times.
~Book all vendors. You want to make sure that you get the vendors that you want the most.
~Once you have booked the vendors make sure you adjust your budget as necessary.
~Order your wedding dress. Make sure and put the deposit down. Deposits are important to put on a CC because then you have records of the deposit.
~Have a meeting with vendors to start to iron out the details.
~Order all of your invitations. Decide if you want someone to print them or if you want to DIY.
~Decide on bridesmaids dresses.
~Begin to start the process of registering for gifts.
~Make sure that the wedding rings are ordered.
~Make sure bridesmaids dresses are ordered.
~Get a final guest list.
~Make sure you have figured out what you are going to do for the rehearsal as well as the rehearsal dinner.
~Make sure what the groomsmen are wearing is figured out.
~ Go over all the details about the ceremony such as vows, type of ceremony, songs, ect… Make sure you speak to the officiant about this and that they are secured.
~If you are going to have favors make sure you decide what they are and make sure they are ordered.
~Make sure you have a hair and make up trial. Take pictures at this so you can attempt to get an exact replica on your wedding day.
~Invitations should be mailed by now.
~Know requirements for getting marriage license.
~Make sure programs are printed.
~If you are going to want announcement in newspaper, send it to them at this point.
~Get the gifts for attendants.
~Put together a shot list (a list of all the pictures you want from the photographer) and send it to them.
~Get a final dress fitting.
~Count all of your RSVP’s and if someone has NOT RSVP’d call them immediately.
~Make sure the gift registry is done and that there are many options in many different price ranges.
~Get your marriage license.
~Write out escort and place cards.
~Give playlist to DJ
~Give the final guest count to your caterer.
~Make sure you have your dress.
~Confirm everything with vendors.
~Make sure your shoes are broken in.
~Get programs and favors all together.
~Manicure and Pedicure (you wanna do any waxing or facials 4 days before the wedding)
~Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner will take place.
~Make sure all pick up and drop off times are confirmed.
~Make sure all money for vendors and tips are in separate envelopes.
Day Of Wedding-
~ Make sure you ahve the photographer there in plenty of time.
~Make sure you eat a light meal and drink some fluids.
~Go out there and show everyone how beautiful you are!!!!
Certified Wedding Coordinator