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Planning Guide

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Wedding Planning ChecklistWe have created this comprehensive checklist to help aide you in the planning process. If your engagementtimeline is shorter than twelve months, condense the schedule. 12 monthsDetermine your budgetMake a guest listBook your venueDecide overall themeFill out and submit questionnaire to TWPSelect your caterer10 monthsBegin making cabin assignments for cabinguestsCreate your wedding website and compileinformation regarding your wedding for yourguestsTake engagement photosStart looking at invitations8 monthsRegister for giftsSelect the Bridesmaids' Dresses andSchedule Fittings Within the MonthReview floral options andbook florist11 monthsChoose colors and narrow down themeStart shopping for your wedding dressBook your vendors that book up quickly suchas photography, Band or DJ, and videographer9 monthsSend Save the DatesPurchase your wedding dressUpdate wedding website with newinformation7 monthsBook rehearsal dinner venueSelect or order linens, dinnerware,drapery, etc.Fill out and submit tastingquestionnaire to The Waters PointSelect or hire your officiantAppraise and insure wedding ringsFinalize guest listHaving an engagement party? Set a date,draft a guest list, and order invites6 monthsGo to catering tasting eventhosted by TWPFind inspiration photos for yourwedding cakeBook bakery for wedding cake/dessertBook Rehearsal Dinner VenueMake sure passports are up to dateHave engagement party5 monthsBook your honeymoonLook into options for speciality vehiclesfor your ceremony/receptionBuy or tent the groom’s attireSelect groomsmen attirebegin premarital counselingasting questionnaire submitted (120 days out)

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4 months2 monthsSubmit food & drink questionnaireto TWP if applicableSend wedding invitations with RSVPsdue one month before weddingSong selections for band/DJ for specialdances3 monthsFirst planning meeting with TWPApprove table layouts from TWPReview, fill out, and submitRentals Brochure to TWP1 monthSend final details to TWP, such asfinal guest count or any changesFinal Phone call with TWP to tie up anyloose endsPay Vendors in fullMake tip envelopes for vendors (you can givethese to your coordinator to disperse)Fill out and submit cabinquestionnaire to TWP Fill out and submit 90 dayquestionnaire to TWPSchedule first meeting with day-ofcoordinatorBuy wedding bandsHair & Makeup TrialReview and make final linen andadd-on selections to TWPSend finalized cabin assignmentlist to TWPBook any remaining vendors & notifyTWP of new vendors bookedPurchase the small items, like yourcard box, ring bearer & flower girlaccessories, reserved signs, etc.Final planning meeting with TWPPurchase event insurance and send toTWP17Attend catering tastingSubmit catering menu questionnaireSubmit rehearsal dinner questionnaireResearch local marriage licenserequirementsOrder invitationsIf you're planning to host a bridesmaidluncheon, finalize details and let yourbridesmaids knowFinalize floral designsHave bridal showerBuy wedding veil, shoes, thank you cards, etc.Decide on something blueSchedule hair and makeupHave bachelorette partyHave 1st dress fittingFinalize cake designsApprove "must take" photo lists with photographerBook all beauty appointmentsSubmit final table and decor selectionsto The Waters PointFinalize ceremonyCreate ceremony programs if desiredPurchase gifts for parents, attendants, andeach otherOrder welcome baskets

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Photo credit: Holly Marie PhotographyPhoto credit: Ashley Eubanks Photography2 weeksApply for marriage licenseFinal dress fittingPrepare wedding toastsPractice walking in your wedding shoes1 weekPack for honeymoonPack overnight backs for wedding weekendand separate back for wedding night1-2 daysManicure and PedicureGive marriage license to officiantCeremony rehearsalGive attendants their gifts at the rehearsaldinner Day ofIf purchased, present parents and each other with giftsGive the best man and/or maid of honor your wedding ringsPost weddingMake a note of any stains on dress and send off forproper cleaning and preservationReturn tuxedo rentalsFreeze top layer of your cakeIf preserving bouquet, send it to a preservation serviceSend your vendors a thank-you noteWrite online review of your venue and photographer sothat future brides know what to expectKeep a gift log and send out those thank-you notes assoon as possibleWhen you return from your honeymoon, call and thankeach of your attendants one more time