Ken Martin Photography Tampa Florida Phone 813-286-2670

Wedding Timetable

Six to twelve months before the wedding:
      Announce engagement
      Choose type of wedding, size, formal, informal
      Set wedding date & time
      Choose color theme for wedding
      Plan budget & who will pay for what
      Choose and reserve wedding location
      Select officiant, pastor or judge, for ceremony
      Choose and reserve reception location
      Select wedding rings
      Select & order wedding dress & accessories
      Select a caterer, florist, limousine
      Select a photographer, videographer
      Select entertainment, band or DJ
      Begin guest list
      Send save the date cards and emails
      Select members of the wedding party
      Register gift choices at bridal registries

Four months before the wedding:
      Determine rehearsal time
      Determine rehearsal dinner location
      Select bridesmaid's dresses & accessories
      Select groom's attire
      Select groomsmen's attire
      Plan the bridal shower, bachelor party, etc.
      Order shower invitations
      Order wedding invitations

Two months before the wedding:
      Finalize guest list
      Mail wedding invitations
      Mail announcement to newspapers
      Arrange lodging for out-of-town guests
      Get marriage license
      Purchase guest book & pen set
      Order wedding cake & cake top
      Order favors, cake knife & server
         Flower girl basket - ring pillow
         Toasting glasses - unity candle
         Place cards - garter, etc.
      Order wedding programs
      Purchase gifts for wedding party
      Plan details of wedding & reception

One month before the wedding:
      Finalize details of rehearsal dinner
      Mail invitations for rehearsal dinner
      Prepare maps and directions if needed
      Arrange for final fitting of gown
      Arrange for final fitting of bridesmaid's dresses
      Schedule appointment with hairdresser
      Schedule appointment with make-up artist

Two weeks before the wedding:
      Record RSVPs
      Prepare seating arrangement & name cards
      Record wedding gifts received
      Write thank you notes
      Contact people who did not respond
      Break in wedding shoes
      Confirm times, locations & details with:
         Wedding party - rental services
         Florist - caterer - cake - officiant
         Photographer - videographer
         Entertainment - limousine
         Hair stylist & make-up artist
         Wedding & reception sites

One week before the wedding:
      Pick-up rental tuxes for groom & groomsmen
      Try on all wedding attire before the wedding
      Pack for honeymoon
      Confirm honeymoon reservations
      Prepare wedding day fees
      Arrange for rental returns
      Give final counts to caterer


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