This is a guideline of steps to take before your wedding.
6 MONTHS BEFORE: Pick up bride’s engagement ring FROM your jewelry store. Start making out your guest list. Arrange visit WITH clergy judge, OR justice OF the peace TO discuss ceremony. If you’re sharing wedding expenses, discuss with your Fiancé, and all parents. Discuss with fiancé number of ushers needed (one for every 50 guests.), and select them. Discuss honeymoon plans with the fiancé, and visit with travel agent for preliminary plans.
3 MONTHS BEFORE: Complete your guest list. Visit Top Hat and order tuxedos for wedding party. Arrange transportation (limousines) for wedding party to ceremony and reception. Complete honeymoon plans: buy tickets. Order wedding rings. Arrange to pay for bride’s bouquet; order boutonnieres FOR men AND corsages FOR mothers. See your doctors FOR CHECK-ups AND blood test.
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE: Plan rehearsal dinner WITH your parents. Arrange lodging FOR relatives AND ushers FROM out OF town. SELECT gifts FOR bride ushers; make sure ALL legal, medical AND religious documents ARE IN order. Pick up wedding rings, CHECK engraving.
2 WEEKS BEFORE: Make a DATE WITH fiancé TO GET marriage license. DOUBLE CHECK honeymoon reservations. Arrange WITH best man FOR transportation FROM reception FOR you AND bride.
1 WEEK BEFORE: Remind the best man AND ushers OF rehearsal AND rehearsal dinner. Explain TO head usher ANY special seating arrangements FOR family, disabled guests. Purchase travelers checks. Give OR attend bachelor party. Put clergy OR judge’s fee in envelope for delivery after ceremony.
2 DAYS BEFORE: Go to Top Hat with men in wedding party for pick-up and final fitting of tuxedos.