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1 DELAWARE DISC – JOCKEYS WEDDING PLANNER 9 To 12 Months Before • Determine who will officiate at the ceremony. • Select a wedding date and time. • Announce your engagement in the newspaper. • Determine how many guests may attend. • Determine the type of wedding you want (size, formality, style, color scheme). • Select and order the bridesmaids' dresses. • Establish a preliminary budget. • Select and secure a photographer. • Select a caterer if not already provided by the reception. • Select and secure your reception location. • Select and secure your ceremony location. • Select and secure your DJ / MC. (DELAWARE DISC JOCKEY’S) • Begin choosing your wedding cake baker, videographer, and florist. Sign necessary contracts. • Pick out engagement ring with fiance 6 To 9 Months Before • Start compiling the guest list (inform your families to do the same). • Select the attendants for your wedding party. • Shop for the wedding dress, headpiece, veil, etc. • Start planning for honeymoon. • Register with a gift bridal registry in your favorite store. 4 To 6 Months Before • Make appointments for a physical exam with your doctor/dentist. • Check requirements for blood test and marriage license in your state. • Shop for wedding rings. • Select and order the invitations and stationery. • Decide where to live after the wedding. • Complete the guest lists. • Begin shopping for trousseau. • Send your engagement announcement to the newspaper. • Inform mothers to select their dresses. • Select and order the men's attire. • Finalize honeymoon details and make the necessary reservations. 2 2 To 4 Months Before • Confirm the menu and catering details with the caterer. • Prepare all maps and directions for the ceremony and reception. • Select your wedding rings. • Buy a wedding guest book. • Set the dates and times with the officiant for the rehearsal. • Plan the bridesmaids' luncheon and any other parties. • Determine your resources for designing and printing the program for the ceremony. • Finalize the florist details, photographer, videographer, DJ/MC, etc. • Arrange the necessary accommodations for out-of-town guests. • Plan a rehearsal dinner, time and place. • 3 2 Weeks Before • Set up final consultation with your DJ/MC. • Make arrangements to have your wedding gifts moved to your new home. • Handle business and legal details such as name changes, address changes, etc. • Prepare the wedding announcement for the newspaper. • Reconfirm your guests' accommodations. • Make sure all clothing and accessories for you and the bridal party are ready. • Get your marriage license and any blood tests, which are needed. The Week Before • Review any seating details with the ushers. • Make sure all wedding att1 126 618.84 Tm [(R)2.e fits. • Finalize the seating arrangements. • Reconfirm your honeymoon 4 Tm [(R)2.eservations. Ensure you h ave any necessary plane tickets. • Start packing for your honeymoon. • Call any guests who have not responded yet. • Finish all the place cards for the 4 Tm [(R)2.eception. • Review all the final details with your photographer, videographer, etc. • Give a final head count to the caterer. • Delegate 4 Tm [(R)2.esponsibilities to reliable individuals o n your wedding day. • Wrap and present the wedding party gifts. • Finalize your rehearsal dinner arrangements or other plans. The Day Before • Get a manicure or massage to relax yourself. • Stay with your family the night before and go to sleep early. • Review and rehearse all the details of your participants. The Big Day • Make sure the best man and maid of honor sign the wedding certificate. • Allow yourself plenty of time to get dressed. • Enjoy your wonderful wedding and cherish each and every moment!!! • Be sure to eat properly. • Rest and relax with a good bath. • Prepare for your hairdresser and makeup appointments.