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4 Months Before
*Finalize guest list. *Have first dress fitting. *Order wedding rings. *Schedule rehearsals. *Find out if blood tests will be required. *Get change-of-name forms. *Visit formalwear shop.
2 Months Before
*Shop for lingerie and honeymoon clothes. *Pick out shoes. (When you get them home, donít forget to scuff up soles to prevent slipping.) *Mail wedding invitations. *Finalize vows and give copies to clergyman and groom. *Select gifts for attendants. *If necessary, get change of address forms from post office.
1 Month Before
*Have final dress fitting. *Pick up rings. *Have programs printed. *Confirm all reservations. *Send announcement to newspapers.
2 Weeks Before
*Get marriage license. *Make final arrangements with photographer. *Organize seating plans. *Begin writing thank-you notes. *Type up toasts for rehearsal dinner and reception. *Give final guest count to caterer.
1 Week Before
*Pack for honeymoon. *Make necessary banking arrangements. *Host bridesmaidsí party and distribute gifts. *Pick up wedding dress. *Confirm rehearsal dinner plans with attendants.
1 Day Before
*Have manicure and pedicure. *Attend rehearsal and dinner. *Mail announcements.
*Eat breakfast. *Visit hairstylist and have nails touched up.
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