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BernieMcMahon Posts: 17
Does anyone have a full checklist on everything that needs to be bought/prepared/organised etc for The Big Day? We have just over 6 months to go and haven't got very much done. I have bits of lists and things to do scribbled down everywhere. Does anyone have a full list of everything that I can tick off as I'm going along?? My email address is Much Appreciated! :thnk
Sunbeam Posts: 2721
off the top of my head: Ceremony Venue Celebrant Reception Venue Transport Wedding Dress Veil/ tiara Lingerie Shoes for Bridal party Jewellery for Bridal party BM dresses FG dresses Groom's suit BM suits Groomsmen's suits PB suits Rings Reception Drinks Reception Meal Evening Food Chocolate Fountain (?) Chair Covers (?) Fireworks (?) Balloons (?) Photographer Videographer Florist Hairdresser Make-up Artist Favours (?) Wedding Cake Band/ DJ (or both) Magician (?) Comedian (?) Caricaturist (?) Gifts for attendants Honeymoon Accommodation I think this is most of it. The ones with a (?) after them are the little extras that some couples will want but others won't. There are probably more, but as I said, this is just off the top of my head. HTH
BernieMcMahon Posts: 17
Thanks Sunbeam. Anyone else anything to add to this list? Or even if anyone has a list that is broke down into, 12 months to go, 6 months to go.. etc etc Cheers
Drummerswife Posts: 3497
You can buy little planning books. I bought one for my friend who is getting married. It goes through a time checklist but also has place for a budget and tips etc. Mine cost €20 and I got it from Marks and Spencers. Prob gone know but you could try amazon.
Christmas B Posts: 6191
Someone post this months ago and I've found it great. Just chop and change to suit: [b:2rdq5k3w]FOUR MONTHS [/b:2rdq5k3w] Choose and buy wedding rings Facial Buy veil, shoes and underwear Get garter Buy jewellery Buy accessories for bridesmaids Buy unity candle Get stationery printed Meet with musicians to pick out music Get addresses for guest list Register with gift lists Decide about drinks for reception Choose & order cake Book beautician & hairdresser Get marriage license Order Favours Book some accommodation for honeymoon Ensure mothers start shopping for outfits Discuss menus and reception details with Hotel Book music for reception - optional Confirm hotel colours etc [b:2rdq5k3w]THREE MONTHS[/b:2rdq5k3w] Try dress again with all accessories Book formal wear for groom and arrange fittings Ensure guestlist incl. evening guests final Finalise order of service with priest incl. Readings Organise printer to print order of service Choose readers & others to be part of ceremony Organise hair trial Organise make-up trial Buy honeymoon outfits Organise flowers for the church Choose flowers for bouquets, buttonholes, etc. Get car ribbon Call band to get playlist Finalise stag/hen details and lists of people attending Send out invitations [b:2rdq5k3w]TWO MONTHS[/b:2rdq5k3w] Get injections Decide on certain music choices for band/disco Facial Get papal blessing Set up list of acceptances and refusals Buy presents for bridesmaids Organise present for mothers - flowers, voucher? Consult with mothers re. outfits Organise trial for tan Buy presents for best man & groomsmen Shoes, socks, underwear, cufflinks for groom Check with priest that all documentation is in order Buy outfits for day after for bride & groom Outfit & shoes for flower girl Arrange accomodation for out of town guests Get a guestbook & wedding album Print & collect mass booklets HEN WEEKEND [b:2rdq5k3w]ONE MONTH [/b:2rdq5k3w] Select music for ceremony Organise suitcases, bits & pieces & start packing for honeymoon Collect bridesmaid dresses Cake decoration? Organise seating plan Visit hairdresser Arrange for final fittings for groom and best man Fitting for bm dresses FIRST DRESS FITTING Confirm menu with hotel Collect wedding rings & coin, get engagement ring cleaned Something old, new, borrowed, blue Finalise photographer arrangements & agree photo list Finalise videographer arrangements Record gifts and write thank you letters Chase up late replies to wedding Arrange wedding rehearsal & dinner afterwards? Organise guests to do readings and prayers of the faithful Buy portable cameras for each table at the wedding - optional Confirm timings with all the bands and DJ Send music list to DJ Visit Priest (3rd time) Finalise vows, readers, altar servers, other ceremony details Organise passports for honeymoon [b:2rdq5k3w]TWO WEEKS[/b:2rdq5k3w] Arrange holiday money SECOND DRESS FITTING & COLLECT DRESS Collect BM dresses Facial Confirm: church - hotel (table plan, decorations, rooms, wine, etc.) - cars -beautician -hairdresser -photographer (and make appointment) -videographer -florist -cake -honeymoon -band -DJ Organise travel arrangements for guests and bridal party Prepare speeches Finalise seating plan [b:2rdq5k3w]ONE WEEK[/b:2rdq5k3w] Meet with sacristan Organise something for day after wedding? Pack for wedding night Print extra copies of directions to reception Ensure all suppliers have a contact telephone number for the day Pick up suits Call transport company with pick-up times & locations Final numbers of guests give to hotel Pick up cake Attend beautician Prepare nails Prepare false tan Check attendants know all duties - write lists for each Arrange cheques/envelopes for people paid on the day (incl altar boy) Arrange for clothes to be brought to hotel Pick up guests from airport Pick up flowers and buttonholes Give order of service to priest, organist and singer Give mass booklets to musicians Talk to band re: set-up Write thank you notes Bridesmaids gifts Groomsmen & Best Man gifts Get ribbons for cars etc [b:2rdq5k3w]DAY BEFORE[/b:2rdq5k3w] Deliver cakes & favours to reception venue Write a to-do list for morning of wedding Drop mass booklets, candelabra, etc. to church Drop favours, decorations etc. to hotel Church rehearsal Put out child of prague Orgnanise signs to church Pack emergency bag for wedding day Give payments to best man for the day Assign a bm to be photographer's contact on the day [b:2rdq5k3w]POST WEDDING [/b:2rdq5k3w] Arrange someone to pick up & return suits Arrange someone to collect gifts from gift lists Get bride's dress cleaned Write & send thank you notes to guests Get photographs Get video/DVD
minnieminx Posts: 249
:ooh Jesus have to say that just freaked the head off me. So much to do so now i see where the bms ,family, friends ect.. come in they will def be getting lists of todo from me :o0