The most exciting part is shopping for the wedding gown!!
6 TO 9 MONTHS PRIOR
$2,000 6 month deposit due to Aria
Reserve a Limousine Service
Start compiling your guest list to estimate head count. Consider budget when thinking about “must-invites” versus “nice-to-invites”
Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. (Ask about group rates)
Pick out wedding favors
4 to 6 months prior
Make a 6 month appointment with Aria for your rough draft menu
Finalize the guest list
Select a hair and makeup artist
Select your wedding cake
Make arrangements with Aria to schedule your 1 month appointment
Select music for ceremony
Order your invitations
Select your entrée choices
2 to 4 months prior
Plan a rehearsal dinner
Order tuxedoes for the groom and groomsmen
Obtain a marriage license. Bring all necessary documents.
Order your wedding rings
Confirm wedding ceremony and reception music
Book a hotel for the wedding night
Mail out wedding invitations
1 to 2 months prior
1 month appointment with Aria
Final menu due to Aria
Select music for ceremony
2 to 4 weeks prior
Work on seating arrangements for the reception
Finalize arrangements for out of town attendants and guests
Confirm details with the photographer, florist, and other vendors
Have final fitting for bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses
Work on rehearsal line up
Compile a list of all of the wedding vendors and wedding party with contact information. Carry this list with you everywhere you go (just in case).
14 days before, submit the spreadsheet provided by Aria to give your total breakdown of guest and meal choices
1 week prior
Meet with Aria for your final meeting. Bring all of your bridal accessories (cake knife, guestbook, toasting glasses, etc.), your seating chart, and alphabetical list with table numbers and meal choices that have been provided by Aria.
Appoint someone to act as an “organizer” to handle any last-minute problems
Review final details for those in the wedding party
Indulge yourself with a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, waxing, brow shaping, etc.
the day before the wedding
Something old- Symbolizing continuity with family and heritage
Something new- Symbolizing optimism and hope for the new life ahead
Something borrowed- An item from a happily married friend or family member
Something blue- Symbolizing love and fidelity
Pack for the honeymoon
Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner; give gifts to attendants
Give the rings and officiant’s fee to the best man
Try to get some rest
Relax and remain calm and let Aria do the rest!
ENJOY THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT!
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