​​2 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Alert your wedding party to the rehearsal.  The rehearsal-dinner host should send rehearsal dinner invitations
  • At your final gown fitting, bring a friend to learn how the bustle will be tied
  • ​Check on your hotel room blocks to ensure important guests have made their lodging arrangements
  • ​Confirm number of bouquets, boutonnieres, and center pieces with your florist
  • ​Create a wedding day schedule.  Send information to your wedding party and vendors
  • Design your ceremony programs and print them.  Create menu cards for the reception tables, if you'll be using them
  • ​Finalize any special preferences, readings, or other ceremony details

​​1 Month Before Wedding:   

  • If you have a ​DJ, work on a list of 'must-play' and 'do-not play' songs
  • ​If you have a  band, work on a list of 'must-play' and 'do-not play' songs
  • ​Order alcohol (wine, champagne, liquor) if they are not included in the catering contract
  • Pickup wedding rings and check the inscriptions before you leave the store
  • ​Purchase the guest book and a few nice pens
  • Purchase or make gifts for your bridal party and close family.  Don't forget ushers, flower girls, ring bearers, and readers
  • ​Shop for all additional accessories like undergarments, jewelry, headpiece, bridal purse etc.
  • Track gifts received from guests and send thank-you notes
  • Write your vows if you choose to personalize them.  Send a copy to your officiant
  • Have Fun! 

​​5 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Book your hair and makeup appointment
  • ​Check your gift registry
  • Choose grooms attire
  • ​Finalize the text for you invitations and place the order
  • ​Plan and book your honeymoon, including travel, accomodations, and activities
  • ​Purchase accessories for your gown such as a vail, shoes, undergarments, and jewelry
  • ​Schedule ceremony rehearsal/evening dinner and notify attendants, officiant, and ceremony musicians of date and time
  • Inform transportation (281 Wine Tours) rehearsal location and evening dinner date & time  

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​​​4 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Address the invitations (they should be mailed 8 - 12 weeks before the event, so leave yourself plenty of time if you're using a calligrapher)
  • ​Book accommodations for your wedding night
  • ​Choose groomsmen's and ring bearer's attire
  • Choose your bridesmaid's accessories
  • ​Discuss and confirm party plans for bachelor and bachelorette parties (Wine, Distillery, and/or Brewery) as well as any shower that is offered with your maid of honor and best man
  • ​Provide guest list to your maid of honor and best man for your shower, bachelorette party, bachelor party, and other social events
  • ​Book transportation (281 Wine Tours) for bachelor and bachelorette outings

​​​​​7 Months Before Wedding:   

  • ​Book your DJ
  • Book your Officiant
  • Book your band
  • Book your ceremony musician
  • ​Book your invitations vendor
  • ​Search for a rentals supplier if you need to rent chairs, chair covers, a tent, etc
  • Search for a venue for your rehearsal dinner  
  • ​Search for a wedding stationer for invitations, plus place cards, menus, announcements and thank you stationery
  • ​Select your wedding dress and place the order

​​​​6 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Contact hotel rep and adjust room block to number of RSVP responses from out-of-town guests
  • Update transportation (281 Wine Tours) ref number of out-of-town RSVP's (one hotel room = four seats on transport vehicle)
  • ​Finalize your order for event rentals
  • ​If your venue requires wedding insurance, start researching now and look to purchase insurance soon
  • Rehearsal-dinner host should finalize venue
  • Search for a vendor to help with your hair, makeup, or any pre-wedding pampering
  • Select your bridesmaid dresses and flower-girls dress, and have the attendants place their orders

​​​10 Months Before Wedding:   

  • ​Begin working on a menu
  • ​Book your caterer
  • ​Book your ceremony venue
  • ​Book your photographer
  • ​Browse your favorite wedding dress gallery to get ideas for your own dress
  • ​Search for a DJ
  • ​Search for a band

​​​​​12 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Announce your engagement to family and friends
  • Reserve transportation only $75.00 deposit (Rehearsal/Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding sold separately)
  • ​Book your wedding planner
  • Choose a color scheme
  • Decide on a budget
  • Determine a time (sunset) for your wedding date
  • ​If you're having an engagement party, set a date, choose a location, create a guest list, and mail invitations
  • ​If you're having an engagement party, start a small gift registry now
  • ​Search for a ceremony & reception venue
  • Start your guest list and determine how many out-of-town guests you plan on inviting

​​​​9 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Inform transportation (281 Wine Tours) of reception & ceremony venue locations
  • Book your florist
  • Book your videographer​
  • Finalize your guests list and estimate how many out-of-town guest may attend
  • ​Search for ceremony musician
  • ​Search for an officiant
  • ​Setup your registries

​​3 Months Before Wedding:   

  • ​Select music to be played for a final dance with your Father and first dance with your future husband
  • ​Finalize transportation (281 Wine Tours) support & movement timelines for Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, and Wedding Day
  • ​Finalize the menu and service details with your caterer
  • ​If you are handling the bridesmaid dress order, confirm the delivery date
  • ​Mail out wedding invitations
  • ​Purchase your wedding bands
  • ​Schedule gown fitting appointments

​​11 Months Before Wedding:   

  • Book your reception venue
  • Search for rehearsal dinner location
  • Search for caterer
  • Search for a florist
  • Search for a photographer
  • Search for a videographer
  • Search for a wedding cake maker​​

​​​​8 Months Before Wedding:   

  • ​Choose the members of your wedding party
  • ​Order your wedding cake
  • ​Reserve blocks of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests
  • ​Inform transportation (281Wine Tours) of hotel location
  • ​Send save-the-date cards, email or web posting preferred.  Include hotel information for out-of-town guests, set RSVP for out-of-town guests within 30 days from receipt of save-the-date cards
  • ​Start shopping for bridesmaid gowns and flower-girl dresses
  • ​Start shopping for your gown
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