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Your Wedding Checklist: essential wedding tasks month by month

Easy Wedding Checklist

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Your Wedding Checklist: The month of your wedding

It's finally here! There's just a few more things to do to make sure everything's perfect

____Apply for your marriage license.

____Have your final gown fitting. It's helpful to have a bridesmaid with you to learn how to bustle your train and fasten any tricky buttons (and help you go to the bathroom, if you've got a big dress!)

____Check with your bridesmaids and groomsmen to make sure they've gotten their attire, confirm arrival times, and answer any last minute questions

____Contact your vendors (caterer, officiant, cake baker, photographer, videographer, florist, musicians, transportation, hotels) to confirm arrival and delivery times.

____Write and print your wedding program

____Create welcome baskets for out-of-town guests

____Send change-of-address information to post office

____Write thank you notes as you receive gifts

____Ask your mother or maid of honor to contact any guests who have not RSVP'd

____Read Top Tips for Perfect Wedding Day Beauty

Your Wedding Checklist: One to two weeks ahead

____Arrange seating plan, and write place cards

____Give your final head count to your caterer, and confirm any last minute details

____Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and reception

____Try on your wedding shoes, and wear them on carpeted surfaces around the house

____Arrange for a plant waterer/pet sitter/babysitter while you are on your honeymoon

____Pick up your dress

____Attend your bachelor/bachelorette parties, if you're having them

____Send your travel plans and contact information to a family member and your house sitter (in case of emergency)

____Finalize seating chart

Your Wedding Checklist: The day before your wedding

____Do something to relax and enjoy the company of your out-of-town friends

____Assign responsibilities to your wedding party (handing out corsages and boutonnieres, greeting and seating guests, checking on vendors)

____Confirm transportation

____Have a manicure and pedicure or other
pre-wedding spa pampering.

____Give your wedding party gifts

____Rehearse ceremony

____Hold rehearsal dinner

Your Wedding Checklist: Day of the Wedding

____Give gifts to your parents

____Enjoy your wedding!

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