Monday, April 4, 2011

Wedding CheckList

Here are Wedding Checklist brides to be should consider during planning your wedding...:)

10 - 12 MONTHS BEFORE:

- Set your wedding date. Pick a few dates, just in case your desired venues are not available.
- Discuss with parents and future in-laws on the style & size of wedding ceremony.
- set a budget.
- Book a wedding consultant or wedding planner.
- Book a date with the ROM (Registry of Marriage) and the ceremony venue.
- Begin your guest list.
- Source for reception venues that suit your taste and budget. Certain months/dates are more popular than others
and you need to book well in advance.
- Organize and file all important documents in a systematic order. Keep a separate file for payments and receipts.
This will help you keep track of what has been done, what needs to be done and also manage all your expenses.
- Begin shopping for your bridal gowns, headpiece and bridal accessories.

6  - 10 MONTHS BEFORE:

- Confirm and book your venues if you havent done so.
- Select your attendants bridesmaid, best man, ring bearer, etc. Inform them about their duties.
- Plan your CD music selection or ask for quotes, if you are planning to hire a band or string quartet to Provide entertainment.
- Select the bridal boutique/look for a designer,
- Decide on a wedding dress design
- Search for reputable hair & wedding makeup artist. Ask friends for recommendations.
- After confirming your bridal gowns and suits, start shopping for attendants attire.
- Shop for Hantaran .
- Research and book your photographer / wedding videographer. Ask friends for recommendations.
-Shop around for invitation card designs

3 -  6 MONTHS BEFORE:

- be sure deposits are paid and contracts signed.
-Confirm invitaion card design & sent it to print
- Confirm your tentative guest list
- Work on the final arrangements programs for wedding day, entertainment, etc.
- Order your wedding cake.
- Final confirmation on wedding venues and the officiant who is solemnizing your ceremony.
-Get the neccecary paperwork done (including marriage course)
- Visit your hair and wedding makeup stylist/s. Discuss and try out different looks.
- Have studio / outdoor wedding photography taken.
- Choose and buy wedding rings, order engraving.
- Start finalizing plans for your honeymoon.
- Arrange wedding transportation.
- Arrange out-of-town guest accommodations.
- If you and your fiance dont dance, begin lessons (if it applies to you).

2 - 3 MONTHS BEFORE:

- Reconfirm menu details. Remember to make arrangements for guests who are vegetarian
- Double check and confirm travel arrangements and hotel bookings for your honeymoon.
Check your passbook availability and obtain a visa (if required).
- Decide venue decorations details with the wedding planner or hotel.
- Choose wedding favors / gifts for attendants.
- Mail wedding cards
- Have a final fitting at the bridal boutique. Ensure your bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses will be ready on time.
- Finalize your transport, flower and music arrangements.
- Arrange for rehearsal if necessary at least one week before the wedding. Inform your attendants early.
- Prepare payment envelopes / ang pau for the fees and gratuities; or gifts for your wedding party.
Eg. Your attendants, religious official, clergy, organist, soloist, etc.
- Purchase bridal shoes. Practice wearing your bridal shoes (at home or indoors) avoid blister feet on your wedding day.
- Ask relatives....  for more click on our Songket Affairs Online Tips for Brides to be

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