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Wedding Date    


210 days, 8 hours, 42 mins, and 32 secs
Until I'm Married!!

December 31, 1968
(12 months prior)
Select wedding date
Select an engagement ring
Discuss wedding style (formal vs. informal, etc., time of day, size of wedding and wedding cost)
Choose and book an Officiant
Meet with both sets of parents to openly discuss overall wedding ideas
Buy wedding rings
Invite attendants to be a part of your wedding celebration
Announce your engagement in the newspaper. Place announcement in both your and your fiancÚ's hometown newspaper and in the town where you live and work
Set a budget and number of guests to be invited
Reserve ceremony and reception site
Purchase a file to keep track of all wedding information
Design a 'Save the Date Card'

May 1, 1969 to December 31, 1968
(8 to 12 months prior)
Enroll with your favorite Bridal Registry
Discuss honeymoon plans
If traveling abroad, research needs of passport and/or visa and inoculations
Have both families begin guest list with current addresses, including relationship, to help you remember (uncle, friends, etc.)
Purchase index card file and record gifts: when they were received and when a thank you was written
Order gown and accessories
Select and order attendants' gowns
Select Caterer
Select Photographer
Select Florist
Select Videographer
Select ceremony and reception music
Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests

July 1, 1969 to May 1, 1969
(6 to 8 months prior)
Discuss rehearsal dinner plans
Select men's formal wear
Select and order invitation ensemble
Book calligrapher's services
Design map to ceremony and reception
Draw up final guest list
Notify out-of-town guests with a 'Save the Date' card
Write each guest name, address, and response on 3x5-file card
Select and reserve transportation (limousines, etc.)
Have mothers choose their dresses
Hire stylist for wedding, hair and makeup
Order Wedding Cake
Book room for wedding night
Complete honeymoon plans

August 31, 1969
(4 months prior)
Decide your new home furnishings together
Work out ceremony preferences and details; vows, readings, music
Plan rehearsal dinner, time, date, menu, and guest list
Decide if you would like a 'Wedding Program' listing attendants and details
Confirm delivery date of wedding parties' attire
Shop for trousseau
Select relatives or closes friends, who are not attendants, to help with task of guest registry and identifying people for photographer

October 31, 1969
(2 months prior)
Check requirements for medical tests and marriage license
Set appointment with fiancÚ to get your marriage license (You must each have a photo ID)
Pick up wedding rings and check engraving
Choose gifts for attendants and future spouse
Confirm music for ceremony and reception
Confirm rehearsal
Remind every member of your wedding party about rehearsal date, time, and site
Arrange wedding day transportation
Address and mail wedding invitations
Meet with photographer (Provide a list of family member names for pre-wedding and post wedding pictures and have engagement photo taken)
Plan bridesmaids' party, luncheon or special occasion
Order party favors to give to guests
Make appointment with hairstylist - have a trial run (Set wedding day appointment at least 3 hours before the ceremony)
Call Bridal Shop, check when your gown will arrive; Make appointment for final fitting
Shop for undergarments, hose, and jewelry

December 1, 1969 to October 31, 1969
(1 to 2 months prior)
Draft a new will and change insurance beneficiary, if desired
Consult a lawyer about prenuptial agreement, if desired
Purchase: Guest Book and Pen, Toasting Glasses, Cake Knife and Server, Flower Girl Baskets, and Ring Bearer's Pillow
Have final gown fitting (Remind bridesmaid of final fittings)
Send wedding announcements to newspaper (including black and white photo)
Arrange to move your belongings to your new home
If you plan to change your name on your driver's license, social security, insurance policies, office records, bank accounts, etc., contact necessary offices to obtain the required forms
Fill out a change-of-address form at the post office
Complete the wedding day schedule and give copies to your bridal party
Make final decisions if preparing a ceremony program
Schedule printing if printing menu cards

December 17, 1969
(2 weeks prior)
Provide reception hall with list of wine and beverages you will be bringing to reception
Confirm Rehearsal time with wedding party
Confirm honeymoon reservations, purchase traveler's checks (Record check numbers and amounts and leave a copy with someone at home in case of emergency), prepare a copy of wedding trip itinerary (leave one at home), include phone numbers
Prepare a seating chart for reception and rehearsal dinner
Record wedding gifts as you receive them and write thank you notes
Address formal announcements so they can be mailed out on your wedding day
Assist out-of-town guest with special arrangements (child-care, etc.)
Give reception hall final guests count
Send photo request list to photographer
Decide if you would like to preserve your bouquet
Break in your wedding shoes! Wrap in plastic bags or plastic wrap and walk around the house!
Make appointment for manicure and pedicure before wedding

December 24, 1969
(1 week prior)
Prepare final payment checks for vendor
Review reception seating
Set aside all items to bring to rehearsal

December 31, 1969
(Wedding Day)
As you awake, tell yourself: 'Today's going to be The Best Day of My Life!'
Don't forget to eat something. It's very important for you to feel great all day.
Allow one to two hours for leisurely dressing. Take care in applying make-up near your wedding gown. If necessary, cover your gown with a clean white sheet while applying make-up.
Be sure Best Man and Maid of Honor sign Wedding Certificate as witnesses
At reception, be sure to personally thank your guests for being part of your special day. (You may do this during a toast, or go table to table after you have enjoyed your wedding meal.)
Most of all, smile and enjoy every minute!