Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Planning Guide Hot Sheet, Plus Our Picks of the Week

Happy TGIF.

Planning an event has a lot of moving parts, so we thought it would be helpful to provide a highlight of important items and when to execute them. If you need assistance, please give us a call at 818-246-2288.

Please note, this list is not an entire planning guide.

XO, Gianna

six to twelve months -
determine your budget and guest list
secure your location, then hire your event professionals -
wedding planner
band or DJ

choose your attire after you secure your venue - delivery can vary, usually 4-6 months, then you have fittings and alterations after it is delivered.

send out your save the dates

six months before -
choose your room blocks
select your bridesmaids and their dresses
register for gifts
secure your rehearsal dinner and brunch venues

five months before -
interview and hire your florist
if your budget permits, interview lighting companies and secure one
order your wedding invites

four months before -
review and secure your rentals
have a hair and make up trial and take photos
select your linens (talk with your planner and florist on options)
review your honeymoon options and secure
compile your shower invite list
review your music list - first dance, etc.
secure your suite for your wedding night and/or the night before
order the groom and groomsmen attire

three months before -
setup a food tasting with your hotel or caterer
purchase your shower hostess gift
break in your wedding shoes
weigh one of your wedding invites at your post office to make sure you order sufficient postage
secure the valet company
secure your passports if traveling abroad
order your rehearsal invites

one month before -
pull your marriage license - make sure you don't overlook the expiration date
finalize your timeline with your fiance and planner
give your photographer your shot list
confirm transportation for your wedding party and guests
finalize your vows with your officiate
review your final music selections with your band contact or DJ
schedule your floral mock up with your florist
purchase any special items for your wedding - guest book, etc.
secure ceremony items

two weeks before -
final dress fitting
finalize your seating chart
contact any guests who have not RSVP'd

one week before -
treat yourself and the groom to a manicure, pedicure and massage
deliver any out of town welcome baskets
pack for your wedding
give your hotel your final count and your seating chart to your calligrapher

Then, relax and let your planner handle the rest so you can enjoy your day! XO

Estate Pick of the Week7316 LA

Gianna's Picks of the Week -

28 Wedding Dresses Just For You Divas

Long tables with white linens and arrangements of peonies and sweet  peas are the perfect setting for a seated dinner reception.
Mercury glass, white flowers and hanging votive candles.
my deb dress

The Breakers' Circle Ballroom - Photo by Donna Newman

beautiful pink outdoor wedding aisle

Wishing everyone a great weekend. 

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