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Put responsibilities on your calendar

Daily Staff Report

Although the exact timing may vary according to lead time, wedding size and personal priorities, engaged couples should adopt some kind of schedule to ensure that everything gets done. Wedding guidebooks and bridal magazines often offer some variation of the following timeline:

BRIDE:

Eight to 12 months



– Decide budget, style and date of wedding

– Decide on wedding site and type of ceremony (civil or religious)



– Select caterer

– Choose attendants

– Determine guest list



– Order wedding dress and accessories

Six months

– Select florist and plan details

– Order invitations

– Select and order bridesmaids’ dresses

– Hire photographer and videographer

– Choose music for wedding and reception

Four months

– Register for gifts with fiance

– Choose and order cake

– Schedule wedding rehearsal

– Finalize honeymoon plans

– Shop for trousseau

– Mothers should choose their wedding-day outfits

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