Thursday, June 25, 2009


Plurking is second nature to me now.
Everytime I get hold of the keyboard, I always see to it, to go OPEN my PLURK…
One of my PLURKFRIENDS will be getting married on 2010, I don’t know exactly when, and its been the focus of our PLURK TOPICS lately.
Somehow, I got obsessed
Thus this POST.
Here’s a guide on planning a wedding:
Wedding Checklist: 10 to 12 months before your wedding

_____Tell your parents, important family members, and close friends the good news! In short announcing your Engagement
____You might also want to announce your engagement in the newspaper, on a wedding website with an email sent out to all your friends, or in the most traditional way, with mailed engagement announcements
____Have an engagement party, if you'd like
____Envision the tone of your wedding: Formal or casual? Day or evening? Religious or secular?
____Consider having a wedding theme, which will help pull together the style, look, and feel of your wedding
Circle two to three words that you think will describe your wedding: 
Fun -- Romantic -- Classic -- Unique -- Loving -- Classy -- Tasteful -- Glamorous -- Elegant -- Funky -- Casual -- Relaxed -- Formal -- Themed -- Well-appointed -- Luxurious -- Decadent -- Old-fashioned -- Kitschy -- Preppy -- Sporty -- Morning -- Afternoon -- Evening -- Coordinated -- Cute -- Solemn -- Religious -- Secular -- Traditional -- Other _________________ 

____Choose your wedding colors, which will add visual unity.
Colors that might make good wedding colors (choose 3 or 4) 
Red -- Green -- Yellow -- Blue -- Purple -- Lilac -- Amethyst -- Eggplant --
Lavender -- Wine -- Bordeaux -- Burgundy -- Sky blue -- Teal -- Royal Blue -- Navy -- Midnight Blue -- Raspberry -- Light Pink -- Hot Pink -- Fuschia -- Coral -- Magenta --
Peach -- Tangerine -- Apricot -- Pumpkin -- Orange -- Curry -- Mustard -- Brown --
Chocolate Brown -- Camel -- Tan -- Beige -- Apple Green -- Grass Green --
Kelly Green -- Mint Green -- Lime Green -- Moss -- Sapphire -- Deep Aqua --
Gold -- Silver -- White -- Black -- Bronze -- Copper -- Cream -- Champagne --
Vanilla -- Marigold -- Electric Blue -- Neon Yellow -- Blue Grey -- Grey -- Other

____Set your budget.

____Decide who will pay for the wedding. Will your parents cover it all? Can you contribute? How will expenses be split?
____Start your guest list

____Select date and time. Have backup dates in mind, in case a key element is unavailable. 
I want to get married: (choose 1) 
___in the summer 
___on our anniversary 
___on a holiday (Valentine's Day, New Years, Etc.) 
___on my parents' wedding anniversary 
___on another special date _______________ 

____Select and reserve your ceremony and reception sites

____Hire a wedding consultant, if you're using one

____Choose and book your wedding officiant

____Choose bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers

____Meet with florists, caterers, and musicians.
             - CATERER : talk about the menu
                               type of reception
                               sit down or buffet type
                               number of expected guests
             - FLORIST : type of flower
                              type of arrangement
             - MUSICIANS :  soloist
                                   full band

____Arrange for a tasting with your caterer
____Shop for and order your wedding dress and accessories, including veil, gloves and shoes

____Sign a contract with your wedding caterer

____Book wedding florist and choose arrangements

____Book your musicians and/or DJ for both ceremony and reception

____Select and confirm your wedding photographer (and your videographer, if you're using one.)

____Plan your honeymoon

____Shop for and order your bridesmaid dresses

____If you're making your own wedding favors, start doing so now.

____Meet with wedding cake designers or bakers and arrange for a tasting (Yum!)
Wedding Checklist: Four to six months before your wedding
____Send save-the-date announcements or call out of town guests to let them know the final date, time, and location of the wedding.

____If you're purchasing wedding favors, do so now

____Start planning your rehearsal dinner. Give the host(s) your guest list

____Examine your beauty regimen.  You want to look your best on your wedding right?

____If your caterer isn't doing it for you, reserve any rental equipment you'll need, including dishes, tables, chairs, linens, tents

____Select your wedding cake designer, and order your wedding cake

____Arrange wedding transportation

____Order stationery

____Select the groom's tuxedo or other attire, what the groomsmen will wear, and arrange to purchase or rent

____Purchase your wedding rings

____Book wedding night accommodations and accommodations for out-of-town guests.
Wedding Checklist: Two to three months before your wedding
____Give a list of "Must Take" photographs to your wedding photographer

____Discuss your wedding menu with your caterer

____Meet with your officiant to discuss the wedding ceremony

____Write your wedding vows

____Attend any bridal showers

____Mail your wedding invitations

____Think about your wedding hair and makeup - If you're doing your own, try out hairstyles, purchase any extra makeup, think about having a "makeover party" with your girlfriends.

____Book your hairstylist and/or makeup artist, if you're using them. Meet with each of them to experiment with styles and colors

____Schedule your wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

____Send wedding announcements to local newspapers.
Wedding Checklist: The month of your wedding

____Apply for your marriage license.

____Have your final gown fitting. It's helpful to have a bridesmaid with you to learn how to bustle your train and fasten any tricky buttons (and help you go to the bathroom, if you've got a big wedding dress!)

____Check with your bridesmaids and groomsmen to make sure they've gotten their attire, confirm arrival times, and answer any last minute questions

____Contact your vendors (caterer, officiant, cake baker, photographer, videographer, florist, musicians, transportation, hotels) to confirm arrival and delivery times.

____Write and print your wedding program

____Create welcome baskets or bags for out-of-town guests

____Write thank you cards as you receive wedding gifts

____Ask your mother or maid of honor to contact any guests who have not RSVP'd
Wedding Checklist: One to Two Weeks Ahead
____Arrange seating plan, and write place cards

____Give your final head count to your caterer, and confirm any last minute details

____Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and reception

____Try on your wedding shoes, and wear them on carpeted surfaces around the house

____Pick up your wedding dress

____Attend your bachelor party or bachelorette party, if you're having them

____Finalize seating chart

Wedding Checklist: The Day Before Your Wedding
____Do something to relax and enjoy the company of your out-of-town friends

____Assign responsibilities to your wedding party (handing out corsages and boutonnieres, greeting and seating guests, checking on vendors)

____Confirm wedding day transportation

____Have a manicure and pedicure or other pre-wedding spa pampering.

____Give your wedding party gifts

____Rehearse ceremony

____Hold the rehearsal dinner
Your Wedding Checklist: Day of the Wedding
____Give thank you gifts to your parents or just simply say thank you. its going to be full of DRAMA doing so.

____Enjoy your wedding!

Try answering the next questions about the WEDDING you wanted:

Rate the following in order of importance (put a 1 next to the thing that is most important to you, through a 10 next to the thing that is least important to you): 

___Aesthetics/Appearance (flowers, decorations, centerpieces, ambiance) 
___Family and Friends

When I look back on our wedding, I want to most remember: (choose 1) 

___How exciting everything was 
___How romantic it was 
___How beautiful it was 
___How proper everything was 
___How smoothly and easily everything went 
___How happy my parents and family were 


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