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A Year Out | To Do List

 

12 MONTHS BEFORE
Consult all responsible parties about budget
Select attendants
Decide on sites; confirm officiator
Plan reception: book consultant

9 MONTHS BEFORE
With partner, see clergy member or judge
Shop and purchase attire for wedding day 
Register for gifts, china, linens, etc. 
Consult travel agent about honeymoon

6 MONTHS BEFORE
Plan wedding details with florist, etc.
Book limousines, portrait photographer, DJ or band
Order invitations and announcements
Order attendants' outfits
Discuss rehearsal dinner plans


3 MONTHS BEFORE
Finalize guest lists

Order rings
Confirm delivery dates of all attire
Hire stylist for hair and makeup if needed

6 TO 8 WEEKS BEFORE
Mail your invitations
Choose gifts for attendants
Schedule final fittings
Take engagement photos 
Pick up rings; check engraving
Submit photo, music request lists
Schedule appointments to pamper yourself

ONE-TWO WEEKS BEFORE
Get marriage license
Finish addressing announcements to mail
Check honeymoon reservations; pack
Purchase travelers checks
Give final guest counts to the caterer
Check final details with florist, etc
Arrange to move belongings to new home
Keep up with gift acknowledgements
Remind attendants of rehearsal dinner
Eat for energy fruits and vegetables (no salt and fat) and keep on the workout routine to stay in shape and deal with stress

ONE DAY AND COUNTING!
Enjoy a professional pedicure and manicure
Indulge. Be it a bubble bath by candlelight or a five-mile run, do something the day before that soothes your soul.

THE DAY OF
Give your emergency items to your closest attendant to handle

Set aside a good two hours for hair and makeup; much more if you have a complex "do"

Relax if something hasn't been done it probably won't be noticed anyway.

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