One of the things I am currently working on for my wedding is officiant.
A lot more can go into it then just picking someone, I have a little checklist:
- Are they friendly and make me feel comfortable?
- What do I want them to read?
- What do I want them to say?
- Are they available on my wedding day?
- Are they willing to comply with my ideas and suggestions?
- Will they review what they will say during the ceremony to me before hand?
- Do they know what I don’t want them to say?
What about the honeymoon also? Do you have a budget outlined for that? Tickets bought if it is a destination honeymoon? Money saved up to spend during the honeymoon?
I know you said you had your dress done, but what about any alterations for you wedding dress such as adding a bussle? Do your bride’s maids need any alternations done?
Something I don’t think I’ll ever finish to the very end is….decorations. Are you going to decorate your ceremony locations and/or reception venue? If so do you know where you can go to pick them up? Start buying decorations at stores you know have them.
Are you going to have ceremony programs or menus for your wedding? You’ll also want to get those out of the way.
What about favors? Are you going to give your guests anything? I can understand if you don’t!
Have you decided on hair, make-up, jewelry for you and your bride’s maids?
It is always important to have a “day of” checklist to pass to someone in your wedding party, let it include everything you need to get done before the ceremony begins / guests arrive. Also, write in your vendors phone numbers so if you need to someone can call them. Give your vendors your M.O.H’s phone number, or some important so in case they can’t get a hold of you they can get a hold of someone in your wedding party you can tell you in person.
Don’t forget an emergency kit. I would make one for your groom and yourself to keep both of you smelling good, looking hot and feeling sexy!
Are you going to stay in a hotel before going off to your honeymoon? Make those reservations! Pack an overnight bag.
Do you know what your transportation is going to be to the ceremony, reception (if at different location) and then to hotel (or wherever you go to after your reception)?
Are you going to have any games you want to host at the reception? Gotta keep your guests entertained!
What about the mother of the bride and mother of the groom do they have their dresses yet? Do the groom’s men know when to pick up the tuxes?
Who is going to help you clean up after the reception? Is anyone going to help you, or has someone stepped up and said they are willing to clean up after the reception and or ceremony too?
Eh…That is all I can think of at the moment! I hope this helped. I have no idea what your wedding it like and I did assume, I am sorry! Even if this is not the direction you are going in I hope it got some ideas flowing your mind!