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Comanche Trace

Wedding Checklist

9 to 12 Months Before:

  • Determine type of wedding you want 
  • Select a wedding date and time
  • Check with officiant to determine premarital requirements
  • Reserve date and time for wedding and rehearsal
  • Set a tentative budget
  • Determine the size of the guest list
  • Call Comanche Trace to book wedding reception
  • Select and book wedding consultant, caterer, photographer, videographer and entertainment
  • Choose ceremony music
  • Select and book transportation
  • Compile guest list
  • Select wedding attendants and determine sizes
  • Choose your dress and headpiece
  • Schedule fittings and delivery date
  • Select color scheme
  • Select color scheme
  • Begin planning honeymoon

6 to 9 Months Before:

  • Announce your engagement in the newspaper
  • Register your preferences at the bridal registries of your choice
  • Maintain records of all the gifts received and send thank you notes immediately 
  • Select florist, balloonist, and/or ice sculpture
  • Begin shopping for men’s wedding attire
  • Reserve rental supplies for the ceremony and reception

4 to 6 Months Before:

  • Order invitations and related stationery
  • Complete guest list
  • Help mothers coordinate dresses
  • Ensure bridal attire is ordered
  • Shop for trousseau
  • Check state marriage license requirements
  • Select baker and order wedding cake, groom’s cake and mints
  • Order favors

2 to 3 Months Before:

  • Select and reserve men’s attire
  • Draw map to ceremony and reception site for guests
  • Address invitations and announcements
  • Mail out-of-town invitations
  • Purchase accessories such as ring pillow and toasting glasses
  • Confirm ceremony details
  • Arrange rehearsal details and plan rehearsal dinner
  • Plan attendants parties
  • Reserve beverage caterer
  • Make wedding day appointment with hairdresser
  • Finalize honeymoon plans

1 Month Before:

  • Address and mail local invitations
  • Get blood test for marriage license
  • Final dress fitting
  • Purchase gifts for participants and fiancée
  • Complete trousseau shopping
  • Have attendants party 
  • Finalize rehearsal dinner details
  • Finalize beverage and rental details
  • Arrange for gown, bouquet and/or cake preservation

Two Weeks Before

  • Finish addressing announcements
  • Contact non-responding guests
  • Pick up wedding rings
  • Meet with photographer, videographer, and entertainer

One Week Before Wedding

  • Provide guest count to Comanche Trace for meals
  • Review details and timetables with vendors
  • Plan seating arrangements
  • Confirm honeymoon plans, pick up tickets and travelers checks. Pack for Honeymoon.
  • Assign tasks to wedding party
  • Practice applying makeup and styling hair
  • Pick up attire and check fit
  • Finalize transportation, cake, and floral details
  • Give officiant’s fee to best man

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