Wedding Checklist: One Month to Go

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You’ve already chosen the venue and set up the vendors. You’ve bought the dress, sent out the invitations, purchased the rings, and are so close to walking down the isle. Now that you’re only a month away from saying “I Do”, you might realize that there is still a lot that needs to be done. How can you keep panic from setting in?

By establishing a checklist, you can keep track of your tasks and accomplishments. Plus, it’s the perfect tool to use when delegating. Keeping a checklist will help you keep the stress down and act as the roadmap for your big day.

One-Month Wedding Checklist:

  • Get in touch with guests that have yet to RSVP. You can ask your mother or maid of honor to help you contact your guests. It is very important to get the final guest count so that you can finalize wedding plans.
  • Confirm all vendor bookings, and ensure that they have the most updated information.
    • Meet with your caterer and discuss finalized table designs. Determine which linens, napkins, chairs, glassware, cutlery, and décor you plan to use. Give the final head-count and the dietary requirements of your guests.
    • Provide your florist with the number of banqueting tables there will be as well as the final number of flowers required for the bridal party.
    • Make a list for the photographer of “Must Take Photos” that you expect to have by the end of the wedding.
    • Provide a preferred song list to your musician. Also provide a list of songs that you would like to avoid.
    • Finalize your hairstyle and make-up selections.
  • Send out all final payments.
  • Create the seating plan for the ceremony and/or reception. This should be one of the last things completed because guests will continue to RSVP or cancel at the last minute.
  • Place any printing orders you need completed. Examples of this are place cards, menus, etc.
  • Send out the rehearsal dinner invitations and double check that the venue and vendors have been confirmed.
  • Make sure that your honeymoon plans have been booked.
    • Confirm hotel dates.
    • Don’t forget to update your passport and identification so that you can travel!
    • Purchase your honeymoon outfits.
    • Have your mail held at the post office, and arrange care for any pets you have while you are away.
  • Finalize wedding outfits.
    • Wear your wedding shoes around the house to break them in.
    • Select the outfit(s) you plan to use for pre and post wedding events.
    • Contact the bridesmaids and ushers to make sure that they have their outfits and accessories.
    • Men’s suits have been purchased or rented by this point.
  • Send the wedding day itinerary to the maid of honor best man.
  • Take a premarital course.
    • By taking a premarital course, you will learn many skills that will help you get best prepared for marriage. Plus you’re bound to learn new things about your soon-to-be spouse!
    • By completing an approved premarital course, you will qualify for a marriage license discount.
  • Get your marriage license.
    • Without a marriage license, you can’t get married. Remember that there is a 3-day waiting period for the marriage license that is only avoidable by taking a premarital course.
    • A Florida marriage license must be used within 60 days of the effective date.