Wedding Checklist For A “Second Time” Bride


second time bride tips
photo credit: bryanminear via photopin cc
second time bride tips
photo credit: bryanminear via photopin cc

 

It may not be your first time down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean there’s less planning to do! Use the following checklist to make your second wedding wonderful and special:

12 or More Months Before

  • Decide on the guest list
  • If you have children, ask them to be part of the wedding party
  • Begin the search for ceremony and reception sites
  • Create a budget
  • Start shopping for a dress
  • Book the photographer and videographer
  • Book your florist
  • Start thinking about the entertainment–DJ? Band? iPod?

Six to Eight Months Prior

  • Create the menu
  • Choose attendant dress color, but let them pick the actual dresses
  • Begin honeymoon planning
  • Start working on a song list

Four to Six Months Prior

  • Attend pre-wedding counseling (if desired)
  • Start browsing for invitations
  • Shop for wedding rings
  • Choose the groom’s attire

Three Months Prior

  • Hire wedding day transportation
  • Order the rings
  • Order family medallions (for placing around the neck it each child–it symbolizes the creation of a new family!)
  • Finalize the guest list
  • Attend parties in your honor, such as a bridal shower

Two Months Prior

  • Mail the invitations
  • Make wedding programs
  • Attend final dress fittings
second wedding checklist
photo credit: Ryan Smith Photography via photopin cc

One Month Prior

  • Make any last-minute adjustments regarding music and flowers
  • Make a list of favorite songs, along with ones you don’t want the DJ or band to play, if applicable

Two Weeks and Counting

  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Get a haircut, or at least a trim
  • Contact guests who haven’t RSVPed

One Week Prior

  • Provide caterers with a final headcount
  • Make a seating chart
  • Confirm all arrangements

Two to Three Days Prior

  • Get a manicure
  • Double-check the flower order
  • Write all final checks
  • Ask someone to return rented items after the wedding
  • Ask someone to deal with all wedding-related questions
  • Provide caterers/DJs/other professionals with an emergency phone number for contacting you the day of the wedding

Night Before

  • Attend the rehearsal dinner
  • Enjoy a restful night of sleep

Day Of

  • Get ready
  • Relax
  • Enjoy!

 

Use this checklist to keep you on your game throughout the planning process! Have fun!

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Suggested Posts

We see it all of the time. In pamphlets, in magazines, and on websites sporting the trendy, vintage, or even simple wedding rings. All of our favorite designs are accented by the phrase “*certified diamonds” in their descriptions. But what does that mean? And do you need to make sure your diamond is certified? Have …

0 3.5k
Share

Add some color and spark to your wedding day ensemble by dipping your wedding gown into some fun shades! Just look at these gorgeous examples for inspiration and the shopping know-how for finding colorful wedding gowns from the top or the bottom!         via Pinterest

0 3.6k
Share

Sleek and chic hitting every curve of your body, these sheath wedding gowns are perfect for the more sophisticated of brides. A lace gown doesn’t have to be traditional, just take a look! It can be incredibly sexy and sophisticated too. The tampering of the skirt is such an gorgeous addition to this sleek design. …

0 4k
Share

Blending a family has its trials and tribulations, but when it comes to the wedding it can be a beautiful moment for everyone involved. Whether you’ve been divorced, widowed or have children from a previous relationship, there are a lot of various ways that the mixing of two families can happen. And when it does, …

0 4.8k
Share

We all know that photography is an art form, and yet there are many amateurs who seem to think that they can get away with meager work that does nothing for the client. When looking through engagement photographers in Chatham, be sure to pay attention to the big picture (no pun intended.) This includes experience, …

0 3.5k
Share

Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It should be the perfect start to your married life and the most unforgettable holiday you’ll ever have. So what makes the perfect honeymoon? Whether you want a private tropical island or to explore one of the most enchanting cities in the world – here are …

0 3.7k
Share