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FIVE STAR ENTERTAINMENT'S WEDDING CHECKLIST
Six to twenty-four months before the weddingContact Five Star Entertainment to secure your Date. Determine your wedding style or theme (formal, informal, etc.). Set a date and decide on time of day.
Reserve a location for the ceremony.
Reserve a location for the reception; select a caterer, if necessary.
Visit your officiant to select a service.
Determine your budget.
Select a bridal party.
Plan color scheme.
Select and order bridal gown, headpiece and shoes
Select and order attendants' attire.
Start compiling your guest list.
Select florist, photographer/videographer, and DJ or musicians.
Enroll at bridal gift registry.
Discuss transportation to ceremony and reception; select and reserve limousine service, if desired.
Four to six months before the wedding
Select and order invitations.
Complete guest list.
Contact officiant regarding ceremony (vows, music, readings)
Select and order wedding rings.
Have mothers select and order their dresses.
Select and order cake.
Plan your honeymoon.
Make doctor appointment for complete physical examination; select date for blood test (Ohio - valid for ???)
Shop for your trousseau.
Two to four months before the wedding
Address wedding invitations.
Confirm details with officiant, caterer, florist, photographer, DJ/ musicians, limousine service, etc.
Select and order men's wedding attire.
Confirm bridal dress delivery.
Rent items for reception.
Make reservations for honeymoon.
One to two months before the wedding
Mail all invitations at least four to six weeks before wedding; allow enough time for R.S.V.Ps.
Finalize wedding ceremony details with officiant.
Arrange to get marriage license (Ohio License is valid for thirty days)
Make appointment with hair stylist.
Arrange for final dress fittings.
Buy wedding gift for bride/groom.
Pick up wedding rings.
Select accessories; guest book, unity candle, ring pillow, garter, toasting goblets, etc.
Arrange for accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests.
Choose gifts for attendants.
Two weeks before the wedding
Prepare and send wedding announcement to newspapers. Call guests who have not responded to invitation.
Prepare seating plan for the reception.
Confirm honeymoon reservations and pick up tickets.
Obtain and complete necessary forms for name and/or address changes for bank accounts, driver's license, Social Security card, post office, and other personal forms.
Confirm reservations for out-of-town attendants and guests.
Choose family member/close friend to make a toast at rehearsal dinner and reception.
One week before the wedding
Call all wedding services to finalize arrangements: give photographer a list of pictures that you want taken; finalize number of guests with caterer; contact florist, videographer, cake decorator, drivers, DJ/musicians, and rental company.
Arrange for photographer and attendants to arrive two hours before ceremony to have prewedding pictures taken.
Confirm rehearsal plans with clergy and attendants.
Finalize seating arrangements.
Make a list of details to remember (tips for bartenders, clergyman's fee, place cards for seating at reception, etc.).
Begin packing for honeymoon.
On your wedding day
Have your hair, make-up and nails done at least three to four hours before the ceremony.
Be sure to eat something, and try to relax.
Start dressing one to two hours before the ceremony unless you are having prewedding pictures taken; adjust your time accordingly.
Arrange for the music start thirty minutes before the ceremony.
Have guests seated.
Five minutes before the ceremony have the groom's parents seated.
Bride's mother is escorted to her seat immediately before the processional. Optional: both mother and father can escort their daughter. The aisle runner should be rolled out prior to the processional.
After the wedding
Send announcement and wedding picture to newspapers. Mail announcements.
Write and send thank you notes.
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