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7/14/2010 08:36:00 PM

So are you have a hard time putting together a timeline? Do you not know where to start? Here is a little help to move you in the right direction:

12 Months Before
* Announce your engagement to family and friends
* Sign up for a wedding website (a service that you offer to you) which will help keep everyone informed on the details of your special day
* Choose a wedding date
* Figure out your budget
* Choose and reserve a location for the ceremony and reception
* Begin a rough guest list so that you can begin collecting current address information
* Decide on who you'd like to have as your attendants, including your maid of honor and best man
* Purchase a wedding planning book/journal, or a simple calendar to keep track of important dates and appointments (fittings, showers, etc.)
* Begin shopping for your wedding gown

6 to 9 Months Before
* Research and choose one or more bridal gift registry
* Begin shopping for bridesmaids dresses
* Find an officiant who will perform your ceremony
* Choose and book your DJ/musician, photographer, caterer and florist

4 to 6 Months Before
* Select and purchase wedding favors
* Purchase any desired ceremony and reception decorations - candles, vases, aisle runner, etc.
* Book accommodations for out-of-town guests
* Compile a list of area information and things to do for out-of-town guests
* Finalize your guest list and send out save the dates
* Book your honeymoon and verify that you have any necessary travel documents including passports and visas

2 to 4 Months Before
* Find out what your state's requirements are for obtaining a marriage license and get blood tests done, if required
* Order tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen
* Meet with your caterer to discuss the menu and wine list
* Meet with your officiant to discuss ceremony details, wording and wedding vows
* Select wedding readings
* Order your wedding cake
* Buy thank-you gifts for your attendants
* Select and purchase wedding bands
* Coordinate and choose a location for the rehearsal dinner
* Contact party-rental companies for tables, chairs, tents, etc. if necessary

4 to 6 Weeks
* Mail invitations out eight weeks prior to the wedding date and send accommodation info to your out-of-town guests
* Compile and complete name change documents or purchase a bridal name change kit online which contains all of the necessary forms to file
* Pick up your marriage license
* Purchase a guest book and other wedding accessories including toasting glasses, cake knife, ring pillow, etc.
* Keep your wedding website updated with directions and event details
* Choose your hair and make-up stylists and schedule a trial for both; also book appointments to have your hair, make-up and nails done on the day of the wedding

2 to 4 Weeks
* Create a seating chart for the reception and make place cards ]
* Contact your caterer with a final guest count
* Meet with your photographer and florist to finalize details
* Finalize your ceremony and reception music and song list for your wedding band or DJ
* Pick up wedding bands and make sure the fit is good
* Schedule a final dress fitting

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