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#121 cocoluv

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    Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

    Send invites only 2-4 months in advance?  I thought most places suggest 6-9 months for invites and 9-12+ months for STDs? 

    I would truly like to know the answer to this question.... When should DW invites go out?? 9 months sounds good, but it also sounds too early... I don't know...

    #122 MelB2012

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      Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

      Originally Posted by SDSteph 

      Wedding TimeLine taken from Guide to Destination weddings

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

      Start Making Decisions (8-10 months)

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

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

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

      Invite everyone (2 to 4 months)
      ï§Mail invitations
      ï§Think about wedding day hair
      ï§Book hairstylist/makeup appointment
      ï§Record Final RSVPs
      ï§Make and or buy favors
      ï§Shop for gifts
      ï§Put together out of town bags

      Little Details (3-6 weeks)

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

      The countdown begins (2 weeks)

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

      Ready to go (1 week)

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

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

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

      Day before wedding
      ï§Have bride and groom pre-wedding breakfast
      ï§Throw attendant outing
      ï§Do a walk - through
      ï§Get manicure, pedicure, massage etc
      ï§Greet and enjoy your guests
      ï§Apply sunscreen!!!!!!
      ï§Wrap up details at rehearsal
      ï§Sort out receiving line
      ï§Sign the marriage license
      ï§Relay information
      ï§Go to bed early

      This is super awesome! Good job pulling this up! I've been looking for a destination wedding timeline, as our timelines don't really match a local wedding.

       

      Let's see if I missed anything (3 months left til mine.)



      #123 cocoluv

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        Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:10 PM

        This is super awesome! Good job pulling this up! I've been looking for a destination wedding timeline, as our timelines don't really match a local wedding. Let's see if I missed anything (3 months left til mine.)

        So so close.... Congrats...

        #124 pongyang2001

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        Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

        this is great. i need to print this out.



        #125 JenniferM

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          Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:11 AM

          I'm printing this right now. Thanks!!!

           

           

          Quote:

          Originally Posted by SDSteph 

          Wedding TimeLine taken from Guide to Destination weddings

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

          Start Making Decisions (8-10 months)

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

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

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

          Invite everyone (2 to 4 months)
          ï§Mail invitations
          ï§Think about wedding day hair
          ï§Book hairstylist/makeup appointment
          ï§Record Final RSVPs
          ï§Make and or buy favors
          ï§Shop for gifts
          ï§Put together out of town bags

          Little Details (3-6 weeks)

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

          The countdown begins (2 weeks)

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

          Ready to go (1 week)

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

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

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

          Day before wedding
          ï§Have bride and groom pre-wedding breakfast
          ï§Throw attendant outing
          ï§Do a walk - through
          ï§Get manicure, pedicure, massage etc
          ï§Greet and enjoy your guests
          ï§Apply sunscreen!!!!!!
          ï§Wrap up details at rehearsal
          ï§Sort out receiving line
          ï§Sign the marriage license
          ï§Relay information
          ï§Go to bed early


          #126 traylynn

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            Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

            Thanks for sharing this will be very helpful



            #127 Xarocas

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              Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

              Thank you for sharing! This is sooo helpful!

              #128 Tinkerbell82

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                Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

                Great list- I love the sunscreen part. Haha. :)



                #129 Tinkerbell82

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                  Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by cocoluv 


                  I would truly like to know the answer to this question.... When should DW invites go out?? 9 months sounds good, but it also sounds too early... I don't know...

                   

                  They say up to a year ahead is fine.  We sent our STD's at 10 months, which included the link to our wedding website with all of the travel info. Invites will be at the 6 month mark. 



                  #130 NJBride2014

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                  • LocationCancun, Mexico

                  Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

                  Great list!


                  43 guests plus bride and groom.... ;)

                   

                  Engagement Photos - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1827276

                   

                  Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...y/#entry1860630





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