Wedding Planning Just Got Easier

Wedding planning just got easier with this little checklist. Let's journey through the process of wedding planning for the wedding you really want.

Wedding Planning at 12 Months

Most weddings are planned about 12 months in advance. Pick a date and get ready to plan! Scroll through social media and blogs. Attend bridal shows and open house events at wedding venues. Tour an all-inclusive wedding venue with in-house designers to create the vision for your magical day.

This is the time to pick your wedding party, count your guests, book your venue and build your wedding team. Consider hosting your wedding at an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team, planners and vendor connections that can save you thousands on wedding planning. You can experience all of the elegance and luxury in an affordable wedding package.

Wedding Planning at 9 Months

Nine months before the big day, purchase your dream dress and dapper tux. If you booked your wedding at an all-inclusive wedding venue, you will have extra in the budget to pick the dress of your dreams. This is also the time to purchase other wedding attire and have your wedding party fitted. Have fun and plan the registry with your partner. Create a personal website for your wedding. This will help keep the wedding party and guests in the loop about the date, wedding planning, registry information and travel details.

Wedding Planning at 6 Months

Things get busy during the last six months of wedding planning. This is the time to design your wedding invitations and plan your honeymoon. Hire the officiant that will create your unique ceremony. Think about your wedding vows and whether you will be creating your own or employing a wedding vow writer. Do not forget the limo and transportation for your wedding entrance and exit. Create your wedding timeline for the cutting of the cake, the first dance, toasting events and all of your unique traditions.

Wedding Planning at 4 Months

With only four months before your wedding day, you will need to book the venue for the rehearsal dinner, sample and order the wedding cake, provide your bridal shower host with your guest list, and create your music playlist for your deejay or band.

Wedding Planning at 3 Months

Three months prior to your event, you will finalize the floral arrangements, purchase favors, create a list for those toasting at your reception and giving speeches, purchase lingerie, schedule another fitting for your wedding dress, purchase rings, and purchase a veil, if you did not purchase one when you purchased your wedding dress. This is the time to ask your important people to make a speech and toast at your wedding. They will need a little time to prepare.

Wedding Planning at 2 Months

There is a lot to do in the last two months of your wedding planning. Follow up with your wedding vendors. Make sure you have discussed details about your wedding with your photographer and other vendors. Provide your deejay or band with a playlist. Mail out invitations about six to eight weeks prior to the ceremony. Arrange and attend a bachelor or bachelorette party.

The Last Month

About one month prior to your wedding, count and organize the RSVP’s. Obtain your marriage license. Schedule your last fitting. Stock the bar. Make sure all of your vendors are paid. Confirm the time and location for hair and makeup with your stylist. Assign guest seating. Purchase gifts for the wedding party to give at the rehearsal dinner. Write your vows. Cut and color hair, if you intend on doing this before the wedding.

The Final Week

In the final week, make sure your day of event coordinator has your timeline and list for who will be bustling your dress and carrying out specific tasks. Pick up the dress, tux and wedding party attire. Provide the final headcount to the caterer. Pack for your honeymoon!

Crystal Ballroom Brandon

Host your romantic ceremony and reception at the exotic and luxurious Crystal Ballroom Brandon. This all-inclusive wedding venue includes all of the furnishings, décor and services to create your fairy tale. Save all the stress of wedding planning, and meet the professionals at Crystal Ballroom. Walk the aisle on your wedding day in a venue designed just for you.

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