Officiant _ Choose the individual to perform ceremony and acquire all legal documents. Rehearsal _ Invitations, venue, favors, gifts, speeches, and readings will take some coordination. Rings _ Purchase, re_size and engrave. Makeover _ Hairstyle, cut, color, manicure, and pedicure. Music _ Wedding reception songs, wedding songs first dance, DJ, etc. And, much, much more. A project this big is going to have so many things going on that you\'ll quickly get blown off course if you\'re not able to stay on top of everything. The earlier phases are certainly not as demanding, but as time progresses, inertia and the clock will begin to work against you if you don\'t have everything under control. So, now is the time to set up the framework that will help you manage the insanity. The most important consideration here is to GET organized and to STAY organized and by developing a well thought out wedding checklist timeline, you\'ll be well on your way to a satisfying and highly successful outcome.
Brainstorm _ get your ideas formulated and organized on paper. Consider things like small wedding ideas, unusual wedding venues, outdoor wedding ideas. Budget _ establish your financial limits and guidelines. Consider a cheap wedding reception as a means to save money. Guest List _ Who do you want to participate in this special event. Reservations _ Book the Venues. Vendors _ Interview and get contracts on flowers, food, photographer, musicians, baker, etc. Wedding Dress _ Provide time for up to four fittings for your bridal gown, just in case. Bridesmaids _ Sizes, colors, styles, fabrics and multiple fittings will all take time. Invitations _ Lots of choices. Consider the wedding reception invitation wording if you\'re making your own. Or, customized wedding invitation text if you\'re going to buy them.