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Wedding Checklist

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There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding that it can be very overwhelming. A wedding checklist is the key to ensuring that not one detail is missed! Today’s article is a continuation of the Wedding Planning article previously posted in the Alternative Custom Weddings section of our blog. In today’s article we discuss those important details for the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception that occur in the weeks preceding the big day!

Two weeks out

  • Final wedding dress fitting along with lingerie and wedding shoes
  • Start to work on seating plan and place cards
  • Address announcements
  • Find a pet sitter and house sitter if need be
  • Notify caterer of estimated head count
  • Write toasts
  • Coordinate delivery of welcome baskets to out-of-town guests

One week out (wedding checklist)

  • Finalize the seating plan
  • Pick up dress or have it delivered after final alterations
  • Pack for the honeymoon (or for destination beach wedding)
  • Confirm final head count with the caterer
  • Confirm honeymoon arrangements and provide itinerary to family or friend in case of emergency
  • Assign duties to honorary attendants such as passing out wedding programs for the wedding ceremonies, dispersing bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.

One day before (wedding checklist)

  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Ceremony rehearsal with wedding officiant and rehearsal dinner
  • Give gifts to wedding party, parents, grand parents, children, etc.
  • Prepare money envelopes for tips and final payments to vendors
  • Confirm transportation to and from ceremony, reception, and airport.
  • Give wedding announcements to someone for mailing after the wedding

Wedding Day

  • Relax and enjoy yourself!
  • See our Wedding Day Checklist article for those items that should be taken care of on or before your wedding day

While no wedding is alike there may be items on this list that you won’t do or more items that you will do, depending on the wedding ideas and ceremony options that you have planned for. Hopefully, however this list provides a detailed itemization of those items that you may need to prepare for on your big day.

For more information on how to create the perfect wedding ceremony or if you are in need of a wedding officiant, please contact us at Minister Services or continue to view other articles in our Minster Services blog.

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