Wedding Planning Check List
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can serve multiple clients on one day, which is
why you can wait a little longer to engage one. Plus, at this point, you’ll be
firm on what your wedding palette will be.
[removed]Select and order the cake. Schedule tasting.
[removed]Send your guest list to the host of your shower. Provided
you, know about the shower.
[removed]Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the
shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length
for your gown.
[removed]Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make appointments with
makeup artists. (954)599 3412
[removed]Choose your music. What should be playing when the wedding party is
announced? During dinner? To kick off the dancing? Keep a running list of
what you want—and do not want—played.
[removed]Three Months Before
[removed]Touch base again with your wedding planner.
(954) 822-7273 Finalize the menu and flowers and make sure any
questions you had on your first draft have been answered. You’ll want to wait
until now to see what will be available, since food and flowers are affected by
[removed]Order favors, if desired. Some safe bets: monogrammed cookies or a
treat that represents your city or region. If you’re planning to have welcome
baskets for out-of-town guests, plan those now too.
[removed]Make a list of the people giving toasts. Which loved ones would
you like to have speak at the reception? Ask them now.
[removed]Finalize the readings. Determine whom you wish to do the readings.
[removed]Purchase your undergarments. And schedule your second fitting.
[removed]Print menu cards, if you like, as well as programs. No need
to go to a printer, if that’s not in your budget: You can easily create these on
[removed]Purchase the rings. This will give you time for resizing and engraving.
[removed]Send your event schedule to the vendors. Giving them a first
draft now allows ample time for tweaks and feedback.
[removed]Two Months Before
[removed]Touch base again with your wedding planner.
Make sure any questions you have are answered.
[removed]Schedule engagement photo shoot.
Appointment for engagement session
[removed]Review the playlist with the band or deejay. Though you
probably won’t be able to dictate every single song played, you should come
prepared with a wish list.
[removed]Send out the invitations. The rule of thumb: Mail invitations six to
eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at five weeks after
the postmark date.
[removed]Enjoy a bachelorette party. Arranging a night out with your
girlfriends generally falls to the maid of honor.
[removed]One Month Before
[removed]Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.
[removed]Get your marriage license.
[removed]Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations
[removed]your last dress fitting.
[removed]final payments due to Marina Rieken (Affordable Dream Weddings and Events.
[removed]Confirm times for hair and makeup.
[removed]Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts.
[removed]Write vows, if necessary.
[removed]Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.
[removed]Week of the Wedding
[removed]Delegate small wedding-day tasks. Choose someone to carry
your things, someone to be in charge of gifts (especially the enveloped sort),
someone to hand out the officiant's donation/tip envelope.
[removed]Pick up your dress.
[removed]Set aside Tips envelopes.
[removed]Book the Master of Ceremonies (MC) One of the most important roles .
The MC's job is to make sure the evening goes as smoothly as possible,
keep the event moving forward in a timely manner & make the wedding a great success.
[removed]Break in your shoes
[removed]Pack for your honeymoon.
[removed]Provide the final payment and guest list to wedding
Wedding Ushers are the first to arrive, 45 minutes before the ceremony; They stand outside to greet and direct the guests to the appropriate seating arrangements, they hand out programs.
Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen are the next to arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony.
The best man is in charge to pay the pastor and any church fees on behalf of the groom, before taking his seat at the front of the ceremony venue on the right-hand pew with the groom, in front of the groom's family waiting for the bride to arrive.
All groomsmen wait outside for the bride and bridesmaids to arrive so they can walk down the aisle together.
Prelude Music is play, setting the mood for the arriving family
Wedding Seating Arrangements
The bride's family and friends are seated on the right side.
Groom's family and friends are seated on
the Left side.
Parents & Close Family
Should arrive 20 minutes early and take their place.
The parents sit at the 1st pew
Close family sit from the 2nd.
The bride’s father
Waits at the entrance of the ceremony site.
The Matron of Honor & Bridesmaids
Arrive with the bride' just before the start of the ceremony; they stand up outside the entrance of the ceremony site, and meet up with the Groomsmen.
The Bride's Arrival
The bride and her father; pause outside the ceremony site for a few moments with the bridal party.
The bridesmaids help with the bride's train.
(Optional) Just before the bride enters the church, The matron of honor helps cover the brides face with the veil – if it's a traditional veil and if it's part of your tradition.
The wedding usher assist groom and groomsmen with their boutonniers and provides the bride and bridesmaids with their bouquets.
The Usher then proceeds to inform the Music player when the bride is ready.
The processional music begins and the guest stands.
Groom & Best Man
The groom and best man move out of their pew to the front and turn to watch the bride walking slowly down the aisle with her father.
Adult Wedding Attendants
If you have bridesmaids and groomsmen, they are next to walk down the aisle, arm in arm and coupled. You can also have 2 bridesmaids and one groomsman in the middle if the numbers are uneven, they take up their positions at the front of the ceremony - before the bride enters the church with her father. If you have only four adults in your bridal party, eg: bride, groom, matron of honor and best-man; the next to follow is the matron of honor.
The Page boy or Ring bearer, followed by the Flower Girl enter the ceremony and walk down the aisle just before the bride enters the church with her father. The best man is already at the front of the ceremony waiting with the groom.
The Bride & Her Father
The bride enters the church, walking down the aisle with her right arm resting on her father's left arm.
Before the bride reaches the front; the father takes his daughter's hand and places it in the groom's right hand. He takes his seat next to his wife, his role completed.
Bride & Groom
The Bride is greeted by the groom.
Bride hands her bridal bouquet to the matron of honor, who can also help her lift back her bridal veil. The bride may prefer the veil be left in place until the minister pronounces them husband and wife, prior to the kiss.
The Ceremony Begins:
The Service Begins
The minister says a few introductory words to the congregation and the marriage ceremony begins. The minister says a few words on the significance of marriage and some advice on the correct approach to marriage, outlining its purpose. He asks if anyone present knows of any reason why the couple should not be married and gives a last chance for objections to be raised.
The couple then take their wedding vows in turn, repeating the words after the minister and answer, 'I will'.
The best man gives both rings to the minister to be blessed. The bride's ring is then given to the groom, who places it on the third finger of her left hand and repeats the words of the minister. The bride then repeats the same words as she places the groom's ring on his finger Husband & Wife
The minister will speak a few words to declare that the couple is now husband and wife: the bride and groom kiss.
Signing the Register
the final stage is to sign the register. This usually takes place with the bride and groom, their parents, the best man, matron of honor and their attendants present. A register entry copy is given to the bride by the minister for her to keep.
Exit Ceremony Venue
When the signing of the register has finished,
the bride and groom lead the way out, while the recessional music is play. Next to leave, are the best man and matron of honor, followed by the other junior and adult attendants and the bride and groom's parents, The congregation guests follows after the wedding party has passed by.
The Receiving Line
You may choose to have a receiving line after the wedding ceremony. If not, your guests and friends can mingle after the ceremony, leaving a receiving line at the reception instead.
RECEPTION WEDDING ITINERARY
(Wedding Package is based on four hour reception)
FIRST HOUR: Referred to as the cocktail
hour. Background music consisting of light
jazz, instrumentals, soft rock, country, pop and contemporary music. A careful blend of your light and easy favorites from yesterday and today.
Bride & Groom & Wedding Party are usually taking pictures during this hour.
Bridal Party Introductions.
Bride & Grooms First Dance.
Bridal Party Dance.
Best Mans Toast During Dinner.
Background music & dinner music while Guests are dining.
Cake Cutting Ceremony.
Father & Daughter Dance.
Groom & Mother Dance.
Dancing for everyone, Continuous blend of oldies to current music to include Ballads and up tempo popular dance music.
Bouquet & Garter Toss.
Dollar Dance and any other specialty dances. Bride & Grooms last dance and going away song.
the receptions final dance
* FIFTH HOUR: (Optional *Overtime)
* PLEASE NOTE: This schedule and timing of events is subject to change according to the needs and requests of the Bride & Groom.
THE WEDDING MC (MASTER OF CEREMONIES)
The Wedding MC has an important responsibility at the wedding reception,.the key elements to being an effective and entertaining wedding emcee is preparation.
1. Consulting with the Bride & Groom; together prepare a "run sheet" of what they would like to taking place throughout the reception, from start to finish.
From the run sheet the MC will be able to map out the material for the event., Request to Interview members of the immediate family, the bride and groom, and perhaps their close friends to get background material to use during the reception or for your Wedding MC Speech
The wedding is about emotion and these special moments and this makes it so much more fun,”
2. It’s important that the MC has plenty of material on hand. That includes jokes, anecdotes, amusing stories, and audience participation games to entertain the wedding guests and keep the wedding reception flowing smoothly.
3. Opening Welcome Speech
4. The Bridal Party Introductions
5. The introductions preceding the speakers. Interview
the speaker beforehand. Ask how they know the couple to tell before you introduce the person who
will be giving wedding speeches
6. The introductions Wedding Toasts
The Wedding Rehearsal
The wedding rehearsal usually takes place 2-7 days
before the wedding day.
Take advantage of our wedding planning check list to help you get organized for your big day!