Who Pays for What

 Wedding Time Line                

12 months before
_____engagement ring
_____wedding planner and date book
_____figure out budget
_____select attendants (at least one usher/50 guests)
_____select wedding and reception sites
_____book caterer, photographer, DJ, florist, consultant
_____make arrangements with clergy or justice of the peace
_____consult travel agent about honeymoon
_____select colors, dresses, tuxedos, accessories
_____begin guest lists

6 months before
_____plan details of honeymoon (plane tickets, inoculations, passports, visas, ...)
_____order flowers (bouquet, corsages, bridesmaid bouquets, decoration)
_____order invitations and stationery
_____set date for dress and tux fittings
_____plan rehearsal dinner
_____arrange transportation to and from ceremony and reception
_____book portrait photographer
_____arrange details with wedding professionals

10 weeks before
_____finish guests lists
_____plan honeymoon wardrobe
_____order wedding bands
_____blood test (if required)
_____reserve hotel rooms and make arrangements for out-of-town guests
_____make appointments for hairdresser
_____buy bride and groom's wedding gifts for each other
_____mail invitations
_____buy attendants' gifts
_____get legal papers in order
_____portrait taken and newspaper announcement
_____have final dress and headpiece fittings
_____plan bridesmaid party and/or tea
_____write thank-you notes as you receive gifts
_____discuss request list with photographer and entertainment

3 weeks before
_____pick up rings and check engravings
_____prepare announcements to mail on wedding day
_____check honeymoon and out-of-town reservations
_____bachelor and bachelorette parties
_____marriage license

1 week before
_____remind attendants of rehearsal dinner (give gifts that night)
_____traveler's checks
_____discuss seating arrangements with ushers
_____check all final details (ex. final count for caterer)
_____place final payments in envelope and give to best man
_____arrange to move belongings to new home
____arrange for gifts to be taken to new home

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