A Bride's Guide: List of Responsibilities and Timeline of Events
November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023
1. Set a Budget: Work with your partner and families to determine a realistic budget for the wedding.
2. Create a Guest List: Compile a list of potential guests, keeping in mind your budget and venue capacity.
3. Select a Venue: Choose a ceremony and reception venue that suits your style and fits your guest count.
4. Hire a Wedding Planner: If you're enlisting a wedding planner's help, do so at this stage.
5. Choose Your Bridal Party: Select bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other members of your bridal party.
6. Research Vendors: Start researching and booking essential vendors, such as photographers, caterers, and florists, Band and DJ.
7. Wedding Dress Shopping: Begin the hunt for your dream wedding dress, and don't forget about accessories like shoes, veil, and jewelry.
8. Send Save-the-Dates: Send out save-the-date cards to give your guests a heads up about the upcoming wedding.
9. Plan Transportation: Arrange transportation for the wedding day, such as limos or buses for the bridal party and guests.
10. Register for Gifts: Create a gift registry at your chosen stores.
11. Order Invitations: Design and order your wedding invitations, and ensure they are mailed out at least two months before the wedding.
12. Finalize Details with Vendors: Confirm all details with vendors, including menus, timelines, and décor.
13. Bridal Shower: Attend or have your bridal shower.
14. Write Vows: Start writing your personal vows if you plan to recite them.
15. Marriage License: Obtain your marriage license.
16. Final Dress Fitting: Schedule your final dress fitting.
17. Seating Chart: Create a seating chart for your reception.
18. Confirm with Vendors: Confirm all details and timelines with vendors one last time.
19. Pack for Honeymoon: If you're leaving for your honeymoon immediately, start packing.
20. Beauty Appointments: Get any final beauty treatments, such as a manicure or spa day.
21. Rehearsal Dinner: Attend the rehearsal dinner and give thanks to your bridal party and family.
22. Getting Ready: Start your day by getting ready with your bridesmaids.
23. Ceremony: Walk down the aisle and enjoy your beautiful ceremony.
24. Reception: Celebrate with your guests during the reception.
25. Thank-You Notes: Send out thank-you cards to express gratitude for the wedding gifts.
November 28, 2023