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

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#131 sky186

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    Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

    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

    Excellent idea I'm saving this thank you

    #132 sharmer

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    • Wedding Date:June 3, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana
    • LocationKitchener, Ont, Canada

    Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

    I love the timelines, keeps things in perspective, I think I'm jumping the gun on somethings, I love the creative aspects (oot bags, programs etc.,) so I'm already workig on those and the wedding is 8 months away.. woops! How often do we get to do crafts as adults?? 

    #133 Make2dayAmazing

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    • Wedding Date:February 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Melia Caribe Tropical
    • LocationDominican Republic

    Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

    Love lists, thanks for sharing!

    #134 JenniferM

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      Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

      ugh I am way behind on my planning. To Work! :)

      #135 kbride2014

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        • LocationRiviera Maya, Mexico

        Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

        Great list!

        #136 nursemorgan

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        • Wedding Date:May 6, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Trunk Bay, St John USVI
        • LocationCape May, NJ

        Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:42 PM

        thank you for posting this! It's hard when you have to get to 150 before you can open links so I am so happy that you posted in out for all to see!

        #137 amandab36

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        • Wedding Location:Varadero, Cuba
        • LocationOntario, Canada

        Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

        Thanks for sharing!

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        #138 pandahugs

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        • Wedding Date:November 13, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Seven Stars, Turks & Caicos

        Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:17 AM

        Very helpful list! Thank you for posting.

        #139 crspoon10

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        • Wedding Date:June 7, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Sandals Grande Riviera, Jamaica
        • LocationOklahoma, USA

        Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:51 AM

        Thanks for sharing!!

        #140 CurlyKristen

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        • Wedding Date:January 31, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Now Sapphire
        • LocationPuerto Morelos, Mexico

        Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

        @sharmer I am the same way!

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