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Every Girl Deservers a Bel-Aire Wedding



16 – 9 Months Before

  • Decide on a wedding date
  • Work out your budget.
  • Pick your wedding party.
  • Reserve your date and venues.
  • Book Church/Officiant
  • Research photographers, bands, florists, and caterers.

8 Months Before

  • Hire the photographer and the videographer.
  • Book the entertainment.
  • Meet caterers.
  • Purchase a dress.
  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
  • Register for gifts

7 – 6 Months Before

  • Select and purchase invitations.
  • Start planning a honeymoon.
  • Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses.
  • Purchase a dress.
  • Meet with the officiant.
  • Book a florist.
  • Arrange transportation.
  • Start composing a day-of timeline.

5 – 4 Months Before

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues.
  • Check on the wedding invitations.
  • Select and order the cake.
  • Send your guest list to the host of your shower.
  • Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings.
  • Schedule hair and makeup artists.
  • Choose your music.

3 Months Before

  • Finalize the menu and flowers.
  • Order favors, if desired.
  • Make a list of the people giving toasts.
  • Finalize the readings.
  • Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception.
  • Print menu cards, if you like, as well as programs.
  • Purchase the rings.
  • Send your event schedule to the vendors.

2 Months Before

  • Touch base again with all the vendors.
  • Meet with the photographer.
  • Review the playlist with the band or deejay.
  • Send out the invitations.
  • Submit a newspaper wedding announcement.
  • Enjoy a bachelorette party.

1 Month Before

  • Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations.
  • Visit the dressmaker for (with luck!) your last dress fitting.
  • Stock the bar.
  • Send out as many final payments as you can.
  • Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors.
  • E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles.
  • Assign seating.
  • Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts.
  • Write vows, if necessary.
  • Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.

Week of the Wedding

  • Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
  • Delegate small wedding-day tasks.
  • Send a timeline to the bridal party.
  • Pick up your dress.
  • Check in one last time with the photographer.
  • Set aside checks for the vendors.
  • Send the final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding-related events.
  • Break in your shoes.
  • Assemble and distribute the welcome baskets.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.