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
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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!

 

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