November 12, 2010

Groom's Checklist

12 Months
Choose wedding date
Choose/Reserve locations
● Wedding
● Reception
Discuss budget
Send Save the Dates by Carlson Craft
Reserve photographer/videographer

7-9 Months
Select and ask attendants
● Best Man
● Groomsmen
● Ushers
Choose/reserve rehearsal dinner location
● Decide Menu
Choose/reserve DJ or Band
Schedule engagement photo
Compile wedding guest list
Discuss Honeymoon location and budget
Reserve accommodations for guests (block hotel rooms)

4-6 Months
Select Carlson Craft wedding invitations
Select wedding bands
Choose/order men's formal wear
Finalize guest lists
Register for gifts
Arrange wedding transportation
Finalize honeymoon plans

2-3 Months
Purchase meaningful gift for Bride
Purchase gifts from Quite Personally! by Carlson Craft
● Groomsmen
● Ushers
● Parents
Decide on rehearsal outfit
Check tuxedo shop measurements
Order Carlson Craft rehearsal dinner invitations
Choose song for mother/groom dance
Create information packs for out-of-town guests including directions and
transportation details, hotel accommodations and list of things to do

6-8 Weeks
Send wedding invitations
Send information packs a week after invitations
Send announcement to newspaper
Confirm measurements with Tuxedo Shop

1 Month
Send rehearsal dinner invitations
Pick up wedding bands
Take care of business and legal affairs
● Inform car/home/renter's insurance of marriage
● Change beneficiary to fiancé for will and life insurance policy

2-3 Weeks
Get marriage license with fiancé
Confirm
● Honeymoon reservations
● Transportation for all events
Hair appointment
Arrange to move belongings to new home
Create wedding day schedule

1 Week
Give final guest count to reception venue
Confirm rehearsal dinner plans
Pack for honeymoon
Prepare for Groom's speech at reception
Arrange for flowers to be delivered to bride, mother and mother-in-law

1-2 Days Before
Pick up tuxedo rentals
Give Best Man the officiant's fee

Wedding Day
Give wedding rings to Best Man
Give license to officiant
Give gift to Bride
Relax and let it all sink in!

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