Wedding Checklist Countdown: Everything You Need to Do the Four Weeks Before You Walk Down the Aisle

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By Tracey Goldstein
Polka Dot Events, pdotevents.com
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* Final walk-through with caterer, planner*, event designer* and music* (*if applicable)
* Finalize your guestlist and call/email those who haven’t yet RSVPed *
* Provide your caterer and venue with final guest count *
* Finalize menu with caterer *
* Finalize ceremony with officiant *
* Review décor plan with caterer, florist, and any relevant vendors *
* Pay vendors who require their final balance to be paid prior to the wedding day *
* Finalize music selection with DJ/band/musicians
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Create final seating chart and floor plan
* Confirm your rental order *
* Confirm all wedding items have been ordered and delivered (party favors, reception stationery, guest book accessories, etc) *
* Print and/or write place cards *
* Print menus, table numbers, ceremony programs *
* Create a wedding weekend schedule and timeline for your vendors *
* Communicate with your bridal party about the weekend’s schedule and their responsibilities
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* Create a “must-photograph” list for your photographer*
* Get your marriage license *
* Purchase and wrap bridal party gifts *
* Create bathroom baskets for ladies’ and mens’ rooms *


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* Mani-pedi and eyebrows *
* Pack items to bring to venue *
* Drop off items at venue *
* Write vows *
* Confirm final wedding day schedule *
* Final vendor confirmations *
* Drop off welcome baskets at hotels *
* Pack for honeymoon *
* Designate a family member or friend to bring gifts and other items home after the wedding *


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* Set aside money/checks/tips for vendors in envelopes *
* Check into hotel *
* Ceremony rehearsal *
* Rehearsal dinner *
* Try to sleep! *


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* Eat a good breakfast, have your morning coffee, shower(!) *
* Hair & makeup *
* Don’t forget your marriage license and rings *
* TURN OFF YOUR PHONE AND GO GET MARRIED! *

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