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Issue 10: One Month To Go!
Last Minute Checklist

Enjoy the final countdown to "I Do" by making sure you're organized and have everything you need. A checklist of last minute details will help keep everything under control.

Schedule your final gown fitting
Assemble your entire ensemble (dress, headpiece, jewelry, shoes, handbag, lingerie)
Confirm pre-wedding manicure or spa treatments (invite your bridesmaids to join you!)
Finalize your wedding day hair and makeup (schedule a trial run)
Find a special dress for your honeymoon and rehearsal dinner
Don't forget your groom's attire

Finalize ceremony music (prelude, processional, recessional)
Design and print wedding programs
Confirm floral order and delivery details
Create a list of must-have shots for your photographer & videographer. Confirm arrival times at each venue.
Finalize transportation times and locations (wedding day and honeymoon)
Determine seating arrangements and create place cards
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Provide emcee announcements, schedule and song list to your DJ or band (tip: include a "Don't Play" list)
Gather ceremony items together (wedding rings, readings, programs, unity candle, flower girl basket, ring bearer pillow, aisle runner)
Order & organize reception items (favors, place cards & holders, guest book & pen, toasting flutes, cake servers, disposable cameras)
Order wedding party gifts and decide how and where to distribute
There's still time to find great items for your ceremony, reception & favors, and gifts!

Create a detailed wedding weekend itinerary & give a copy to key participants
Print & distribute directions for all sites (hotels, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception)
Select readings and distribute a copy to each reader
Assign tasks (guest book attendant, pre-wedding delivery of ceremony and reception items, post-wedding transport of gifts and any décor you would like to keep, wedding gown preservation, groom's tux rental return)
Consider a welcome bag filled with necessities and details for your out of town guests.

Be organized and make sure your plan doesn't leave important details to chance
If something goes wrong, laugh it off
Get a good night's sleep the day before
Eat breakfast and have a healthy snack every few hours
Take time to savor in the many wonderful moments
Be a gracious host and try to visit with each guest
Relax, enjoy and have fun!