Wedding Planning

Our goal is to help you stress-less, and to use our experience to help you plan a beautiful wedding! We want to give you a break and cut out hours of research. We know planning a wedding is a lot of work, so every month we are adding new content, answering questions, and adding new resources to help you plan your wedding and build a strong foundation for your marriage!

12-9 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
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-Get a wedding planner/binder – Southern Weddings Planner and Why You Need One!
-Pick a wedding date – Best Days To Get Married in Southwest Louisiana
-Plan your budget
-Reserve your ceremony + reception venues
-Book your photographer/videographer – 6 Tips for Booking Your Lake Charles Wedding Photographer
-Book your officiant
-Book your caterer
-Select your bridal party
-Start your guest list
-Go dress shopping!

9-6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

-Schedule engagements
-Order Save the Dates
-Select bridal party dresses
-Select a florist
-Reserve a block of hotel rooms (for out of town guests)
-Start your registry
-Order your cakes
-Order your invitations
-Book your transportation
-Book your honeymoon
-Send your engagement announcement to the newspaper
-Order your dress!

6-3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

-Select your ceremony music
-Book your rehearsal dinner venue
-Purchase your wedding shoes and undergarments
-Schedule your dress fitting
-Do your hair and makeup trials/take bridal portraits
-Address invitations
-Finalize ceremony details
-Finalize menu
-Purchase rings
-Choose reception music
-Check back with florist
-Get your passport
-Order your suits/tuxes
-Plan wedding day itinerary

3-0 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

-Send invitations out
-Get gifts for your bridal party + parents
-Order decor and/or favors
-Get your marriage license – Getting Your Marriage License in Lake Charles, LA
-Finalize seating chart/escort cards/place cards
-Touch base with all vendors
-Have your rehearsal dinner

AFTER YOU SAY I DO….

-Unplug and enjoy your honeymoon
-Get your name changed
-Open a joint bank account
-Send your wedding announcement to the newspaper

 

 

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