Congratulations! You just got engaged and are beginning the exciting journey of wedding planning. It is never too early to begin the planning process and to gain inspiration for your magical day. Planning begins here, with your wedding venue and this little timeline. Let's journey through the process of wedding planning for your fairy tale come true.
Twelve Months of Wedding Planning
Most weddings are planned about 12 months in advance. This is the time to get inspired. Pick a date and get ready to plan! Scroll through social media and blogs. Attend bridal shows and open house events at wedding venues. Tour an all-inclusive wedding venue with professional designers to help you create the vision for your magical day. This is the time to pick your wedding party, count your guests, book your venue and build your wedding team. You should always book your wedding venue first. Booking your wedding venue will start the clock and set the plan in motion. Consider hosting your wedding at a venue with wedding planning services, designers and a preferred vendor list.
Nine Months Before Your Wedding Day
Nine months before the big day, purchase your dream dress and tux. If you book your wedding at an all-inclusive wedding venue with bundled packages, you will save more in the budget for the dress of your dreams. This is also the time to purchase other wedding attire and have your wedding party fitted. Have fun and plan a wedding registry with your partner. Create a personal website for your big day. This will help keep the wedding party and guests in the loop about the date, wedding planning, registry information and travel details.
Wedding Planning with Six Months to Go
Things get busy during the last six months of wedding planning. This is the time to design your wedding invitations and plan your honeymoon. Hire the officiant that will create your unique ceremony. Do not forget the limo and transportation for your wedding entrance and exit. Create your wedding timeline for the cutting of the cake, the first dance, toasting events and all of your unique traditions.
Four Months and Almost There
Four months before your wedding day, you will need to book the venue for the rehearsal dinner, sample and order the wedding cake, provide your bridal shower host with your guest list, and create your music playlist for your deejay or band. Three months prior to your event, you will finalize the floral arrangements, purchase favors, schedule another dress fitting and purchase the rings. Ask important people to make a speech and toast at your wedding. Two months prior, follow up with your wedding vendors and make sure they are paid. Make sure you have discussed details about your wedding with your photographer and other vendors. Provide your deejay or band with a playlist. Mail out invitations about six to eight weeks prior to the ceremony. Obtain your marriage license. Schedule your last fitting. Purchase the alcohol to stock the bar. Create a seating chart. Purchase gifts for the wedding party to give at the rehearsal dinner. Write your vows. Cut and color hair, if you intend on doing this before the wedding.
The Final Week
In the final week, make sure your day of event coordinator has your timeline and list of who will be bustling your dress and carrying out specific tasks. Pick up the dress, tux and wedding party attire. Provide the final headcount to the caterer. Pack for your honeymoon! Attend a bachelor or bachelorette party. Do not forget to find time to relax.
Crystal Ballroom Clearwater
Plan a wedding from fantasy with Crystal Ballroom Clearwater. Meet with the professional planners and designers to help you bring your dream wedding to life. Bring imagination to the design studio and select your colors and décor. The master designers will decorate your entire ceremony space and reception ballroom according to the way you envision it. All of the furnishings, designs and services are included. Create unforgettable moments at Crystal Ballroom Clearwater. Let us plan with you, imagine with you, and create the wedding of your dreams.