Choose a day or two to focus on wedding planning. Put thing to plan wedding together and do things one by one on schedule, end up with everything snowballing around you. Don’t stress yourself out in the beginning; you cannot make everyone happy; this is your day, a day about love, everything else is bonus.
Finish your to-do list early.
Reserve your wedding date first; don’t hire any vendors before you’ve confirmed your date;
Work out wedding budget: determine how much you would to spend include parent’s contribution and your own money;
Start the guest list: throughout your planning process, like number of wedding invitations, RSVP gifts; if you are in budget, the best way is to reduce your wedding guest list;
Book your officiant;
Reserve wedding venues: decide whether to have separate locations for the ceremony and the reception. If wedding venues doesn’t offer catering service, meet and book caterers as early as you can; once date and venue are selected, the rest will fall into place;
Research photographers, bands, and florists if needed, and be sure they’re open to doing thing you want; you don’t need to talk about details at this time just get their promise;
Search and order wedding dresses, wedding shoes and undergarments;
Reserve hotel room for guests who needed, as close as to the reception is important;
Register at least of 3 websites for wedding gifts, and you can add it on your wedding invitations;
Register a wedding website help to you get everything organized, the more organized you are, the less chance there is that something will go wrong;
Order wedding invitations card, if needed order response card, reception card, thank you card together, you will get a uniform wedding card, put your wedding website on it if you are already registered. Send out the wedding invites 6-8 weeks before the day.
Shop for bridesmaid dresses: decide who pay for the dress first. Look through cheap bridesmaid dresses from kissprom at cheaper price and free color and size customize service;
Send out save the date card, it is not important unless your wedding is destination wedding;
Consider wedding car: limos, minibuses, trolleys or town bus;
Select and taste wedding cake and desert, try to compare several bakers before settle down;
If you hire a wedding planner, send your guest list to the host of your wedding party after you get RSVP from them and confirm with telephone; and event schedule to the vendor, it can be draft, decide the schedule after discussing with vendor.
Check hair and makeup artists, the same, try to compare not just visit one place; confirm time with them again one month before your wedding day;
Choose wedding music together for announced, dinner and dance;
Time to settle down the menu and wedding flowers;
Choose and order wedding favors if needed and gifts for bridesmaids;
Discuss and decide who are going to speak on the party;
Order wedding ring together;
Get your marriage license;
Assign seating which is a hard and time-waste work;
Confirm vendors details again a week before the wedding and final wedding guest list.
Stay Organized, embrace the unexpected;