May 15, 2010


:To Do List for DW and AHR:

*6 months - 1 year before

Decide on a wedding budget

Find your wedding style

Announce your engagement 

Choose a wedding date

Choose a wedding location. You might also want to read about beach wedding tips and how to have a perfect outdoor wedding

Research the location

Look into local marriage license requirements, and confirm them with the local tourist board or resort

Find a local wedding coordinator resorts often have someone on staff or you may be able to find someone through the tourist bureau

Start researching wedding dresses and decide on one

Start considering the groom's attire

Consider your Bridal Beauty

*4 - 6 months before

Find a hairstylist, makeup artist, and/or nail salon for AHR

Finalize location for wedding ceremony, reception, cake & arrange for signed contracts to be sent to me (AHR)

Buy wedding rings. Consider having your wedding rings engraved

Buy plane tickets for DW

Caterer: Discuss and choose menu for AHR. Select other services to be provided

Start wedding registry and distribute

Create and distribute a wedding website or newsletter to share wedding information

Finalize the groom's attire

Choose & finalize location for AHR

Put together guest list for AHR

*2 - 4 months before

Begin choosing or writing your wedding vows

Shop for shoes and other accessories (jewelry, wedding undegarments, hair flower)

Reserve accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests for AHR

Make an appointment with hairdresser and makeup artist for AHR

Complete your guest list for AHR

Start work on favors (bamboo)

Finalize details with florist, photographer, videographer, musicians and baker (DW and AHR)

Obtain necessary legal documents, including, if necessary, passports, divorce certificates, visas, identification, birth certificates, notarized declarations of never having been married

Fiance's gift - B-PICS BOOK *APPT SET*

Ask both mothers to coordinate and select their dresses

Set the date and time for ceremony (rehearsal?) with the officiant (AHR)

Purchase cake topper for wedding cake

*1 - 2 months before

Have your final dress fitting

Select song list (processional, recessional, photo slideshow)

Shop for vacation wear

Confirm travel arrangements with resort/airline

Engage a calligrapher to address invitations, envelopes and write place cards

Select baker and order wedding cupcakes/cake and groom's cake, if applicable

Send out invites for AHR

Mail thank-you notes for shower gifts

Finish all DIY projects (wedding and AHR)

Purchase toasting flutes, wish bowl, manzanita trees

*2 weeks before

Confirm all details with hotel, chef or caterer, florist, photographer, officiant, musicians and/or DJ, and others involved in the wedding

Pick up wedding gown (AHR)

*1 week before

Check in with vendors as needed (AHR)

Confirm seating plan and give caterer final guest count for AHR

Finish writing seating and place cards for AHR

Assign wedding-day duties to your attendants and helpers (AHR)

Create a checklist of all items you will be bringing to the ceremony and reception for AHR

*Upon Arrival at DW

Meet with your wedding coordinator

Meet with your officiant

Visit the ceremony site

Go over last minute details

Relax and enjoy the beach! (Doesn't hurt to work on your tan for the wedding)

If time allows, have a couples massage

*Wedding Day

Do your best to relax, enjoy yourselves, focus on each other, and have fun!

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