Tampa Wedding Vendors Free Guide to Planning Your Wedding

10 – 11 Months Before Wedding

  • Shop for Bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits

  • Chose a seamstress (for dress alterations)

  • Book transportation to wedding and/or reception

  • Desing or Purchase Wedding Invitations

  • Research Hair and Makeup Artist

7-9 Months Before Wedding

  • Plan and Book your Honey-moon

  • Make your gift-registry

  • Have a meeting with the officiant

  • Shop for shoes and accessories

  • Get with Maid of Honor to discuss

    Bachelorette Party ideas

  • Book hotel rooms for those traveling far

  • Plan and host your engagement party

  • Book rehearsal dinner venue

6 Months Before Wedding

  • Order rentals for reception

    • Chairs+Chair Covers

    • Linen

    • Danve Floor

    • Draperies

    • Silverware+Utensils+Glassses

  • Send out Save-the-Date cards

  • Order the cake

  • Order factors

  • Purchase the wedding rings

  • Review proofs of wedding invitations

  • Finalize guest list

  • Start Sweatin’ for the Weddin’

  • Decide the menu

  • Schedule engagement photoshoot

  • Revisit the wedding Budget to Stay on Track

4-5 months Before the Wedding

  • Meet with florist to choose bouquets + floral arrangements

  • Book wedding night accomodations

  • Trial run on hair and Makeup Artist, try to plan with Engagement Photoshoot

2-3 Months Before Wedding

  • Send out Wedding invitations

  • Finalize menu for caterer

  • Order rehearsal dinner invites

  • Write+begin to rehears your vows

  • Order menu card stationery

  • Order/Purchase gifts for

    • The bridal party

    • The parents and future in-laws

    • Each other

1 month Before Wedding

  • Obtain Marriage License

  • Finalize wedding day schedule

  • Finalize the guest list again

  • Finalize seating arrangements

  • Confirm all details and order with vendors

  • Order wedding programs+thank you cards

  • Confirm reservation and booking for honeymoon

  • Collect RSVP cards to assure attendance

  • Finalize payments to vendors

  • Finalize decor and run through witht he wedding planner

  • Finalize # of tables and venterpieces

  • Have fun at your Bacheloretter party

  • Host and have a bridal shower

  • Purchase and creat guest book

1 Week Before Wedding

  • Inform Caterer of Final Guest Cunt

  • Try on and break into your wedding shoes (or they will hurt that night!)

  • Waxing/Threading/Tanning?hair Dying

  • All vendors should be paid at least 80-90% of their cost and place final payments and cash tips labelled in envelopes to give to the vendors the day of

  • Confirm dorp off times and locations with ALL the vendors

  • Have engagement rings cleaned professionally

  • Finalize your vows

  • Pack your emergency must have kit (eyelash glue, deodorant, hair pins, nail polish, hair brush, wipes, a small sewing kit)

1 day Before Wedding

  • Manicure + Pedicure

  • Finish packing for the honeymoon

  • Stay hydrated!

  • Relx everything is prepared!

  • Attend the rehearsal dinner

  • Steam wedding and bridesmaid dresses

The Big Day

  •  The time has finally come you have been preparing all year so

    • Relax

    • Get pampered

    • Enjoy yourself and go marry your best friend

The Journal


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