___Purchase the bride's engagement ring ___Discuss the style, size and budget of the wedding with your fiancee' and all parents ___Select your best man and ushers ___Together with your fiancee', begin to compile your guest list ___Begin looking at honeymoon options with your fiancee' and visit a travel agency specializing in leisure travel. If you are planning your honeymoon out of the country, check on your passports. ___If requested, help your fiancee' in the selection of the reception location, caterer, disc jockey, photographer, videographer, etc ___Choose your officiant with your fiancee' (check to see if there are pre-marriage classes to attend) ___Schedule engagement photo sessions when it is convenient for both of you ___Check with local newspapers on their engagement announcement policy ___Discuss and plan with fiancee' your new home together and start considering furnishings
Four to Six Months Before
___Select men's wedding attire with your fiancee' ___Order men's wedding attire ___Shop with your fiancee' for wedding rings and order them ___Finalize honeymoon plans with fiancee' and book with travel agent, making any deposits if necessary ___If you will be renting a car, check with your insurance company to find out if any additional insurance may be required on the rental vehicle ___Complete your guest list, including full names, addresses, zip codes and phone numbers ___Together with your fiancee', book wedding transportation....limousines, trolleys, horse drawn carriages, etc ___Coordinate the rehearsal dinner with your fiancee' and have dinner plans in place ___Reserve a block of rooms for your out-of-town guests (coordinate with your fiancee') ___Together with your fiancee', go to register at a bridal registry in the towns of both families
Two Months Before
___Assist parents with plans for the rehearsal dinner party if they are hosting it ___Shop for a wedding present for your bride ___Purchase gifts for your attendants ___Shop for any additional clothes you will need for the wedding and honeymoon and any luggage you will need for your honeymoon ___Together with your fiancee', meet with officiant and finalize ceremony details, wedding music with organist ___Discuss the amount and financial arrangement for the flowers which are the groom's responsibility ___Arrange accommodations for out-of-town attendants
Four to Six Weeks Before
___Check finances and make final arrangements for payment on the items you are responsible for ___See that all attendants and fathers have been fitted and wedding attire has been ordered ___Pick up wedding rings and make sure they fit ___Add bride's name to insurance policies, medical insurance, any joint checking, bank accounts, and joint charge cards (4 weeks before)
Two Weeks Before
___Together with your fiancee' gather necessary documents and get your marriage license ___Reconfirm honeymoon reservations ___Arrange to move things into your new residence ___Confirm all transportation for all events ___Make an appointment to get your hair cut ___Prepare a toast for the rehearsal dinner party and for the wedding reception ___Together with your fiancee', meet with your DJ or band and go over the music that will be played at the reception ___Check to find out what day you and your attendants can pick up your wedding attire
The Week Before
___Get your hair cut ___Discuss all final details with your fiancee' and offer to assist if needed ___Pack your clothes for the honeymoon ___Pick up your wedding attire ___Remind attendants to pick up their wedding attire ___Arrange for gifts brought to the wedding to be taken to your home ___Pick up any tickets needed for your honeymoon ___Give your fiancee' her gift ___Contact your attendants to confirm the rehearsal time and rehearsal dinner ___Have the gifts for your attendants ready to give out at the rehearsal dinner ___Go over special seating or pew cards with your ushers and make sure they know their duties ___Sit down and go over your wedding day schedule with your fiancee' ___Put wedding rings and marriage license where you can easily find them ___Attend the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner ___Assist your parents with the rehearsal dinner if requested
The Wedding Day
Be sure to have breakfast ___Allow plenty of time to get dressed ___Remember to bring the bride's wedding ring and your marriage license ___Get to the ceremony location on time ___Give the best man the bride's wedding ring ___Place the officiant's fee in a sealed envelope and give it to the best man so he can present it after the wedding ___Have the best man and maid (or matron) of honor sign the wedding certificate as witnesses ___At the reception, dance first with your bride, then with both mothers and the bridesmaids ___Just before leaving the reception, thank the bride's parents and say goodbye to your parents, grandparents, etc
After the Wedding
Send flowers or a telegram to the bride's parents expressing your appreciation and thanking them for the beautiful wedding and reception
Have a great Honeymoon!
Compiled by the Special Event Network Staff
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