Friday, December 30, 2016

Day #30 - The Groom's Timeline

I'm always writing timelines and information for the ladies.  Sorry men...please forgive me.  Below is a detailed timeline of what the GROOM needs to do in preparation for wedding day.

12 months before
Determine budget contribution, including any gifts from parents, family, friends, etc.
Choose attendants (Best Man, Groomsmen, Ushers, Ring Bearer) and invite them
    to be in the wedding
7 to 9 months before
Reserve rehearsal dinner location
Compile your friend/family guest list
4 to 6 months before
Reserve mens' formal wear
2 to 3 months before
Purchase meaningful gift for bride
Purchase gifts for your attendants and parents
Decide on rehearsal and rehearsal dinner attire
Order rehearsal dinner invitations
Choose song for mother/groom dance
6 to 8 weeks before
Confirm formal wear measurements
Confirm rehearsal dinner menu
1 month before
Send rehearsal dinner invitations
Tale care of business and legal affairs (inform car, home, renter's insurance of marriage
    Change beneficiary to fiancée for will and life insurance policy)
Attend bachelor party and any couple's showers
2 to 3 weeks before
Make appointments for hair, manicure, other grooming
Create wedding day schedule
1 week before
Confirm rehearsal dinner plans
Pack for honeymoon
Prepare speech and toast for reception
Write your vows
Order flowers to be delivered to bride, mother and mother-in-law
    on wedding morning
1 to 2 days before
Pick up tuxedo rentals
The wedding day
Give wedding rings and officiant's fee to best man
Give license to officiant
Give gift to bride
Relax and let it all sink in!
Until next time...WEDologize!

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