Friday, September 16, 2011


Now that you’re engaged, you need to start planning the big day. Here is a list of what one needs to prepare for a wedding broken down into categories.

1. Work Out a Budget
2. Pick Your Wedding Party
3. Make a Guest List
4. Choose a Date
5. Pick a Color Story/Theme
6. Register
7. Compose a "Day Of" Timeline
8. Pick the First Dance Song & Songs for a Play List
9. Finalize the Menu
10. Finalize a Seating Arrangement

1. Buy a Dress, Veil, Shoes, & Accessories
2. Pick out Brides Maids Dresses
3. Select the Cake
4. Choose the Floral Arrangements
5. Pick out Party Favors
6. Buy Undergarments
7. Purchase the Rings
8. Select Brides Maid Gifts
9. Get a Gift for the Groom

To Do
1. Take Dance Classes
2. Write Your Vows
3. Print Menu Cards and/or Programs
4. Get your Marriage License
5. Break in your Shoes
6. Stock the Bar

1. Send out Save the Dates
2. Create a Wedding Website
3. Send Invitations
4. Place Newspaper Announcement

1. Find a Wedding Planner
2. Pick a Venue
3. Decide on a Photographer and/or Videographer
4. Book Transportation (Limo)
5. Reserve a Block of Hotel Rooms for Out of Town Guests
6. Choose an Officiant
7. Pick a Band/DJ
8. Book a Florist
9. Select a Caterer
10. Choose a Hair & Makeup Artist

1. Throw an Engagement Party
2. Plan the Rehearsal Dinner
3. Plan the Honeymoon
4. Enjoy the Bachelorette Party
5. Treat Yourself to the Spa the Day Before