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W edding P lannin g T i meline expert advice All brides have questions and concerns about their big day, even the ones who have been planning their weddings since they were little girls. This is why our expert advice columns have been a staple of our magazine each and every year. Our seasoned wedding professionals have filled these next few pages full of tips, tricks and sound advice on a variety of topics, from false lashes to food. This column serves to help answer your questions and ease your nerves all from the best in the industry here in Alabama so that you can focus on all of the other exciting things surrounding your wedding day. twelve months Decide on your wedding date. Discuss your wedding budget with your family/fiance. Start booking high-priority vendors. Start outlining your guest list. Book your wedding planner, if desired. nine months Book your ceremony & reception venue(s). Choose the members of your wedding party. Work on establishing your wedding theme & color scheme. Take engagement photos with your wedding photographer. Finalize your guest list. six months Pick out your wedding dress allowing extra time for alterations. Send out save-the-dates. Register for gifts. Book remaining vendors. Pick bridesmaid dresses & make sure each girl orders one. Set aside a hotel block for out-of-town guests. four months Decide on your floral arrangements. Complete your rentals list. Make all necessary honeymoon reservations (& make sure your passport is up-to-date!) Send all guest list addresses to calligrapher. Book wedding night accommodations if needed. Book rehearsal dinner venue & decide on the menu. two months Send out wedding invitations. Do a hair & make-up trial. Buy your wedding rings. Finalize any pre-wedding day event plans. Schedule dress fitting(s). Decide ceremony content & any other participants. one month Finalize ceremony plans & order programs. Send rehearsal dinner invitations. Decide on a day-of schedule and send to wedding party, planner & photographer. Purchase welcome & thank-you gifts for guests & family. one - two weeks Follow up with guests who have yet to respond & report final head count to vendors. Organize a seating chart for rehersal dinner & reception. Make a checklist of finished & remaining payments. Pack for your honeymoon & wedding weekend. Apply for your marriage license. Fit in one last hair appointment. two - three days Get your nails done. Confirm all transportation, deliveries & arrival times. Deliver welcome gifts to guests' hotels. Get a spray tan (after your nail appointment). day before & day of Bring ceremony accessories to your venue. Have your bridesmaids' luncheon. Rehearse & eat your dinner! Get plenty of water & eat breakfast! Give the designated person your wedding rings. Have the best day of your life! 2b|Photography AL Weddings Photo & Cinema Rob & Wynter Photography Rob & Wynter Photography Catherine Taylor Wedding & Family Photographer 2b|Photography J. Woodbery Photography Mo Davis Photography Piper Vine Photography

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