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Are Your Wedding Plans on Track?
A wedding is often a strange mix of happiness and distress. But proper planning can tilt the balance toward the positive. 

Weddings don't just put themselves together.... Unfortunately, some brides and grooms think that because they have a few months left, they have plenty of time. But if you want a summer ceremony, you should have a pretty good idea of what's going on by late winter. 

We've tracked down some of the best advice out there and offer the following checklist to make sure that your wedding planning is going well. These are all the things that you should have accomplished — or be well on the way to doing by the three-month mark before your wedding. Are you on pace? Or do you need to move faster?

Select your wedding date, based on when your facility is available, or by when you want a particular season. Remember that Fall is just as popular as Summer now, so plan in advance if you want to get the right place and the officiant you prefer.  

Announce the wedding, or send save the date announcement - choose your bridal party as some may need or want time to "adjust" their weight or hair. 

Choose wedding rings. 

Choose and book your officiant as far in advance as you can, such as Simply Wed Wisconsin, and Confirm the ceremony’s content. You will want to meet with the officiant to make sure he or she knows what is important to you, and that the ceremony reflects you and your fiancés wishes.  

Secure all tuxedo rentals and obtain men’s measurements. 

Choose bridal accessories. This is where something old, new, borrowed and blue comes in. 

Determine the clothing of the mothers of the bride and groom. 

Order invitations, announcements and thank-you notes.  

Be sure to order extras of everything in case of mistakes and for mementos. 

Design maps that show the location of the ceremony, reception and hotels. 

Meet with the musicians who will play the ceremony or reception. (More Music Info)

Order the wedding cake (after tasting lots and lots of samples of course!). 

Arrange transportation for the wedding party. 

Complete the gift registry. 

Determine the logistics of your ceremony. This includes reserving pews, arranging the processional and recessional order and arranging the receiving line. It also means figuring out the layout of the reception room, determining the gift and cake tables and identifying parking options. 

Meet with the caterer, florist and photographer. 

Arrange wedding-attire fittings. 

Plan bachelor and bachelorette parties. 

Finalize rehearsal dinner details with the wedding party, location, officiant and musicians. 

Secure necessary rental items (like archway, fountain, chairs, florist vases, etc). 

Secure unity candle, toasting glasses, guest book, ring pillow, flower girl basket and cake knife. 

Send e-newsletter or update to the wedding party. 

Buy honeymoon attire. 

Confirm lodging for out-of-town attendants - book a block of rooms and make sure to ask the hotel for a hefty discount for your guests. After all, you are bringing in a bunch of business for them. 

Hire videographer.  

Make or order wedding party gifts. 

A Day to Remember - 
Helping you keep your Wedding on Track!