Wedding Announcement and Invitations
41. First Dance
Pick a meaningful song for your first dance and plan any special dances. Consider taking dance lessons and coordinate with the DJ or band for smooth transitions.
42. First Dance Lesson
Add some fun to your wedding prep with a first dance lesson. Work with an instructor on your chosen song and dance with confidence on your big day.
43. Finalize Wedding Menu
Schedule tasting sessions with your caterer and confirm if they can accommodate dietary needs and preferences. Finalize all the finer details of your menu ahead of time to allow sufficient time to source your menu cards.
44. Wedding Cake
Choose a cake design that matches your wedding theme. Consider colors, decorations, personal touches, and pick a flavor you both like.
45. Toast and Speeches
Coordinate with speakers to plan reception toasts and provide guidance on tone and topics to cover.
46. Gift Drop-Off Area
Designate a secure area for guests to place their cards and gifts, such as a basket or box.
47. Timeline/Itinerary for The Day's Events
Distribute timelines or itineraries to your wedding party, vendors, etc., to ensure everyone is on the same page.
48. Emergency Contact List
Prepare a list of emergency contacts for vendors and the wedding party to ensure swift communication in case of any issues.
71. Ceremony Altar Flowers
Select ceremony altar flowers with consideration for the season, theme, and overall wedding ambiance to enhance the ceremony setting.
72. Ceremony Aisle Flowers
Consider the season, wedding theme, and ambiance when selecting aisle pathway flowers to complement the altar and enhance the ceremony setting.
73. Ceremony Pew Flowers
Choose pew flowers that match the season and wedding theme, attaching them to ends or along the side of seating rows for a cohesive look with altar and aisle flowers.
74. Reception Table Centerpieces
Select flowers that complement the wedding's color scheme and season, enhancing the tablescape for a memorable and cohesive reception atmosphere.
Gifts and Favors
Photography and Videography
80. Photographer and Videographer
Start researching for photographers/ videographers whose work resonates with your vision while staying within your budget. Communicate your needs and preferences and create a detailed wedding day timeline together.
81. Engagement Photoshoot
If you plan to use your engagement photos for save-the-dates or invitations, review your timeline carefully and schedule ahead of time.
82. Pre-Wedding Photoshoot
Typically scheduled 3 to 6 months before the wedding day. Choose a location that aligns with your style and wedding theme, and communicate your preferences to your photographer for the perfect shots.
83. Wedding Day Photoshoot
Communicate with your photographer prior to your wedding day to ensure that they capture all the special moments throughout the day.
Beauty and Grooming
107. Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Pack items such as safety pins, a sewing kit, stain remover, phone chargers, extra makeup, hairpins etc, for a well-prepared wedding day emergency kit.