Destination Weddings Guide
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4-7 MONTHS IN ADVANCE
Choose your flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, chuppah,
flower petals, centrepieces, etc.).
Book your musicians (soloists, bands, DJ, etc.).
Finalize your photographer and videographer (if you haven’t
already)
Confirm the colour scheme and theme that will make your
celebration unique.
Narrow down menu selections for the reception, cocktail
reception, etc.
Narrow down bar selections for all events. Consider
including a signature drink.
Select your wedding cake, including flavours, style, icing and
decor. Start searching for the perfect cake topper.
Make sure all invitations (including programs and escort
cards) are in the works.
Finalise dinner and drink menus.
Send out dinner selection requests to your guests (if required
by hotel/restaurant).
Update your website with any newly planned events.
Send out invitations.
Compile a music playlist of favourites, if you are having a DJ
or iPod set list. If you’re hiring live musicians, start selecting
songs, as well, or send them sheet music now to learn.
Shop for footwear (keeping in mind all events and baggage
allowance).
Shop for your “outfits” for the wedding weekend, including
the rehearsal dinner, good swimwear (keep in mind tan lines
for your dress), and any other necessities.
Source and order all wedding favours and bridal party
attendant gifts.
Arrangedestinationexcursionsbeforeandafter thewedding.
Call or email any invited guests who have not sent back their
RSVPs.
Confirm the number and names of people booking travel
arrangements. Don’t forget to pre-arrange seat assignment
for flights to and from your wedding destination.
Once the final guest list is confirmed, set the seating
arrangement for reception tables.
2-3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE
Put together a wedding itinerary for your guests.
Finalize flower selections.
Create a list of shots you would like the photographer and
videographer to capture.
Confirmofficiant, andmake sureyouhaveall documentation
ready if you are having a religious ceremony.
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