The Wedding Planner Magazine

Richmond 1-2

A magazine highlighting the premiere wedding professionals in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Includes interviews, real weddings and numerous articles written by local and professional wedding planners.

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THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM 7 Your Wedding Planning Timeline courtesy of After the ring: find your inspiration! Cut out magazine articles, grab color swatches and fabric. Organize these in your wedding binder. know your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families' contributions and your own. Prioritize what's most important for your wedding experience. pick your friends. Create your Wedding Party and ask them to be a part of your big day. start your guest list. This spreadsheet will help with addresses, gifts, thank you cards, RSVP's, menus, and more. book your officiant. Don't sweat if you don't have an affiliation with a church or religion - there are lots of options. meet with vendors. Pick your favorites and keep your event planner in the loop with questions and contracts. This ranges from caterers to stationers. And don't forget to take your fiance along for the tastings! get in the groove. Find an exercise routine that fits your lifestyle. This will help keep balance in your life and sculpt those arms! request room blocks. Out of town guests will appreciate lowered room rates and convenience to your reception. Know if there are attrition fees and when the blocks are released. Most hotels won't block more than 12 months out of your desired dates. 8 months before: finalize your menu. Decide on the specific foods and mention possible food allergies and restrictions to your caterer. purchase your dress. The average dress requires six months from your purchase date and then possible alterations are required. If you didn't already buy your dress before you met your fiance, make this your new mission! dress your bridesmaids. Whether its your pick or theirs, its time to place that order. Six months is the average time needed. ready, aim, register! Offer a range of price points on your registry. Have a great time with your fiance on this one! Don't forget to spend time with each other. make your website. All the details of your wedding - location, photos, accommodations, engagement story and more at your guests' fingertips. Include this website on your save-the-dates or on an insert with your invitations. There are lots of freebie hosting sites for you to choose from. Continued on next pages

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