The long-awaited day has finally arrived. With all the hoopla and excitement, don’t forget a single, little thing.
Put all these things in a large plastic container with a lid, except for the dress of course, and hang it beside the box.
__ Marriage license
__ Rings, hers and his
__ Wedding dress.
__ “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
__ Hose (two pair)
__ Nail polish
__ Hair spray
__ Extra hair ribbon
__ Hair pins
__ Hair brush and comb
__ Hair dryer
__ Curling iron
__ Wash cloth
__ Cotton balls
__ Spot remover
__ Needle and thread
__ Safety pins
__ Scotch tape
__ Bridal bouquet
__ Bridesmaids flowers
__ Check on cakes
__ Photographer’s list
__ Musicians list
(Clip this list from your Clarksdale Press Register and check off these items.)
Getting married is stressful. The plans that are to be made and finalized can seem overwhelming.
Make sure that day doesn’t catch you by surprise.
Here’s a handy checklist to help tie down the details of a formal wedding.
Announce your engagement
Discuss the formality, size and location of the wedding and reception with both families.
Set wedding date and time.
Meet with clergyman and judge to confirm date and time.
Reserve ceremony site
Discuss wedding budget with your parents.
Determine the approximate number of guests.
Select and invite attendants.
Select wedding and engagement rings.
Have engagement party.
Begin making your guest list.
Discuss honeymoon plans.
Begin shopping for wedding attire.
Talk to the wedding official and organist about music, decorations and procedure.
Select readings and music for the ceremony.
Select music for the reception.
Schedule rehearsal dinner.
Get a list of services and menu possibilities from the caterer or other reception contact.
Register at gift and department stores.
Meet with caterer or club manager to plan reception details.
Meet with florist.
Meet with photographer.
Meet with baker.
Complete honeymoon plans and make travel reservations.
Make doctor and dental appointments.
Shop for your trousseau.
Order invitations, announcements, thank-you notes and other stationery.
Select attire for groom and groomsmen.
Confirm delivery dates of all attire and schedule fittings for bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns.
Purchase wedding album and guest books.
Schedule wedding portrait.
Select bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’ gifts.
Have formal portraits taken.
Make lodging arrangements for out of town guests and attendants.
Arrange transportation for bridal party to and from the ceremony and reception sites.
Coordinate menu plan for the rehearsal dinner with groom’s family.
Finalize the arrangements for flowers, menu, wedding cake(s) and music.
Change insurance policies, charge accounts, bank accounts, will, driver’s license and Social Security listing to reflect name and/or address change.
Write wedding announcement for newspapers.
Make appointment with hairdresser for the day of or day before your wedding.
Have blood tests done, check your blood types, apply for marriage license.
Send maps to out of town guests
Set up table for wedding gifts.
Record all gifts a nd write thank-you notes as gifts arrive.
Notify the wedding party of rehearsal time and invite guests to the rehearsal dinner.
Make rice bags for throwing as you leave the reception.
Make arrangements for dressing place for bridesmaids.
Make household check for home furnishings still needed.
Double check everything.
Pick up marriage license.
Have final fittings for all attire.
Check all accessories for wedding outfit and for bridesmaids’ outfits.
Provide photographer with a list of desired photographs.
Send wedding announcement to photographer.
Draw up a seating plan for reception.
Make place cards for bride’s table.
Give caterer or reception contact a final estimate of number of people attending.
Pack for the honeymoon.
The day before
Have your hair done
Have a manicure, pedicure and facial.
Attend bridesmaids’ luncheon: give gifts to attendants.
Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
Make sure everything you need for wedding day is packed in one place.
The wedding day
Arrive at church three to four hours before the wedding.
Take all photos you can before the wedding.
Take photos with groom after the wedding.
Relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy your wedding day!