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Sunday, April 24, 2011

the countdown

the wedding season is approaching quickly...the timeline for the last few months typically looks something like this:

give the photographer a list of "important shots" you want included
Purchase your wedding rings
Purchase maid of honor gift, bridesmaids gifts , best man gift , groomsmen gifts
rent vintage furniture and accessories through marigold {vintage event rentals}
Purchase the groom's gift or the bride's gift , whichever applies
Groom: finalize tuxedo /formal attire and pass on rental/purchase details to groomsmen
Groom: finalize ring bearer attire and pass details on to the parents
Run engagement announcement in local newspapers
Bride: schedule your dress fittings
Bride: make sure your bridal party has purchased their accessories
Bride: book your hair and makeup appointments
Bride: if you're changing your name complete the proper documents
If your state requires it, have blood tests done
Bride: talk to your maid of honor about a bridal shower
Address and send out wedding invitations (invitations should be mailed at 2-month mark)
Groom: purchase your accessories including shoes, cuff links, handkerchiefs, etc.
Start writing wedding vows, especially if writing your own
Decide on whether to light a unity candle or honor past loved ones during the ceremony
Start working on wedding program

please follow me on the wedding countdown. i'll be posting ideas and inspiration for all the small details. {i.e., programs, guest book ideas, guest favors, etc.} the first post will be this coming wednesday!

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