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Timeline/To Do List - from the Guide to Destination Weddings

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#1 SDSteph

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    Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:09 PM

    Wedding TimeLine taken from Guide to Destination weddings

    Do your research (10+ months)
    Think about destinations
    Think about honeymoon too
    Figure out budget
    Consider what size wedding you want
    Select destination and look at locations
    Research wedding consultants
    Choose your timing
    Start Gown shopping

    Start Making Decisions (8-10 months)

    Invite your attendants
    Book wedding location
    Reserve rooms for your guests
    Create a wedding website
    Organize the guest lists
    Plan your scouting trips
    Begin selecting your vendors
    Book caterer if needed
    Book entertainment if needed
    Book photographer
    Book videographer

    Focus on fun Stuff (6-8 months)
    Send out save the dates
    Book wedding travel
    Book florist
    Register for gifts
    Choose officiate
    Order your gown
    Pick bridesmaid dresses
    Book honeymoon

    Finalize details (3-6 months)
    Find cake provider
    Pick out invitations
    Plan grooms attire
    Confirm local marriage requirements
    Get papers in order
    Shop for wedding rings

    Invite everyone (2 to 4 months)

    Mail invitations
    Think about wedding day hair
    Book hairstylist/makeup appointment
    Record Final RSVPs
    Make and or buy favors
    Shop for gifts
    Put together out of town bags

    Little Details (3-6 weeks)

    Arrange other wedding events
    Pre-wedding info packet
    Finalize ceremony
    Make a list of details you need to attend to

    The countdown begins (2 weeks)

    Get hitched if not doing legally in destination
    Confirm all travel reservations
    Organize wedding insurance papers
    Ship any wedding gear ahead
    Get gifts ready
    Finalize head count
    Pick up rings
    Call hotels
    Update wedding website
    Print programs or needed information

    Ready to go (1 week)

    Pack (see packing list)
    Finalize photo schedule
    Confirm Final vendor Meetings
    Pack up gifts and favors
    Update transportation providers
    Pick up your dress
    Have final beauty treatments
    Finalize seating plan
    Assemble trouble shooting kit
    Confirm guest reservations

    The day before you depart ( 3-4 days before the wedding)Touch base with point person
    Be in touch with wedding party
    Pick up tuxes
    Call airline
    Finish packing
    Get cash
    Create reception rundown

    Upon arrival (2-3days before the wedding)Meet with wedding coordinator
    Inform key players
    Check in with hotel
    Have final tasting with caterer
    Touch base with officiate if possible
    Finalize party plans
    Have hair and makeup trial
    Get dresses steamed
    Have family dinner
    Organize final payments

    Day before wedding
    Have bride and groom pre-wedding breakfast
    Throw attendant outing
    Do a walk - through
    Get manicure, pedicure, massage etc
    Greet and enjoy your guests
    Apply sunscreen!!!!!!
    Wrap up details at rehearsal
    Sort out receiving line
    Sign the marriage license
    Relay information
    Go to bed early
    Steph and Kel Mayan Riveria - February 2011http://www.stephnkelwedding.com

    #2 The Mandy in Chandy

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      Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

      this is a great list! Thank you! It's easy to forget some of those things when you are busy planning the fun parts! :P

      #3 Hoosierfan

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        Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

        This is a great list - it goes along with my other 3 very well! I actually feel a bit better on how much I have done!
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        #4 Love3

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          Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:47 PM

          apply sunscreen LOL ummm ya

          #5 KLaBate54

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            Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:52 PM

            Great list! Thanks for posting!

            #6 autjo

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              Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

              Thanks for posting this :)

              I started laughing at go to bed early because I know everyone is going to want to party all night before the wedding and they are going to give my hell for sleeping

              #7 sperger

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                Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:42 PM

                great post!

                #8 SunPrncss85

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                  Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:54 PM

                  Great list of to-dos! Thank you for posting it. It makes me feel better to see that I am not as behind in planning as I thought I was. :)

                  #9 Paige2010

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                    Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:02 PM

                    Thanks soo much for adding organization to all my planning!!

                    #10 Ashley0802

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                      Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:15 PM

                      thanks for posting this!!

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