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____ Decide where to get married:
– City (consider getting married at your honeymoon location – although it might be hard for many guests to attend)
– Specific location
____ Ask people to perform functions for wedding, e.g.,
– Maid of Honor:
– Bridesmaids:
– Best Man:
– Groomsmen/ushers:
– Guest book:
– Cut cake (after bride and groom cut first piece(s):
– Clean up:
– Take gifts:

____ Determine which family members should be included – to help determine how long it will take and so you can notify family members when you'd like for them to be in place for pictures

____ Decide on a schedule of events including:
– Pictures of family members
– Who will do what

____ Type up schedule of events including events which are intended to be at specific times and events which will be done in a specific order :
– Earliest to drop off kids with babysitter
– Earliest to drop off items for wedding and/or reception
– Attendees seated for ceremony
– Pictures, including who should be in pictures
– Food served (will bride and groom be served first?)
– Champagne provided
– Toast by best man
– Cake cut
– Bride and groom's first dance
– Bride and groom dance with parents
– Money dance
– Groom removes garter from bride
– Groom throws garter to bachelors
– Bride throws flower bouquet to bachelorettes
– Bride and groom depart

____ Provide copies of schedule of events to appropriate people, including:
____ Wedding coordinator
____ Photographer
____ Videographer
____ Those you would like included in family pictures
____ Buy gifts for each other

____ Collect items to take to wedding:
____ Safety pins (to fix clothing problems)
____ Tissue for bride to put in cuff
____ Ring

____ Don't tie rings on ring pillow too tight

After reception:
____ Bride and groom exchange gifts


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