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Your Wedding Planning Timeline, Part 3: A Helpful Guide

By Lisa Beth Miller Let’s now look at some tasks that should be taken care of four to six months before your wedding. At this point, you should go ahead and schedule/plan your rehearsal with your officiant. Be sure to let your attendants and close family members know if you will need them to attend the rehearsal so they may make their travel plans early! Also reserve the site for your rehearsal dinner and decide upon the menu. If you plan to host a morning-after brunch, that should be planned now as well. Book your hotel room for the night of the wedding. Arrange day-of-the-wedding transportation for you and your groom, your attendants, and others who will need it. Prepare directions to the ceremony and reception for guests. If you plan to travel abroad for the wedding or honeymoon, secure passports …

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Your Wedding Planning Timeline, Part 2: A Helpful Guide

By Lisa Beth Miller Okay …we left off with nine to twelve months before the big day on our last installment of “Your Wedding Timeline,” so let’s continue with the things you should be doing six to nine months before your wedding! At this point in the planning stages, you should select and order your wedding invitations and other personalized stationery items such as save-the-date cards and thank-you notes. At this time, you could also begin to arrange airline deals and group hotel accommodations for your out-of-town guests. Some people love to plan ahead, so it is absolutely not too early to start providing this kind of information to your friends and family members! It would now be a great time to sign contracts with your caterer, photographer, band or DJ, and any other vendors you have decided upon. It …

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Your Wedding Planning Timeline: Part 4

By Lisa Beth Miller Here are some important tasks that you should take care of two months before your big day! Mail wedding invitations. Check your guest list twice to be sure you have not forgotten anyone! And of course, be sure to purchase pretty stamps! Schedule a tasting with your caterer and finalize menu plans. Be sure you LOVE everything that is being served. If not, ask about alternatives! Arrange any wedding weekend activities you are planning for your guests. Don’t overdo it! Everyone needs some downtime as well. Select ceremony music with musicians. Don’t be afraid to be a little bit creative; your ceremony should reflect your tastes and preferences. If there is a song that is part of your “love story”, request to have it included in the ceremony music! Select reception music with your band or DJ. Be sure …

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