There's no need to be overwhelmed with the
thought of planning your big day. Sit down, take a deep breath, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and look
over our popular 12-month planning guide. Planning a wedding is
simply a matter of getting organized. 11-12 Months Before the Wedding Officially announce your engagement online and in your local paper. Decide on a time and date for the wedding. Decide style of ceremony (size, setting, formality, etc.).
Contact a wedding officiate. Arrange for your families to meet if they haven't met before. Develop a budget and decide who will pay for what. Begin compiling your guest list. Visit and reserve your reception venue. 9-10 Months Before the Wedding Order your wedding gown and determine who will make any necessary alterations. Choose your wedding party. Decide on a color scheme (consider the reception site). Meet with potential wedding professionals for your ceremony & reception. Interview local videographers, …
You've decided to have a military wedding—complete with all the pomp and circumstance such a formal affair entails. Here some tips on planning the wedding of your dreams that still conforms to longstanding military tradition and protocol.
Wedding Attire The main difference between a military wedding and a civilian wedding is that the bride and/or groom will be in uniform. An officer or enlisted personnel in the bridal party wears uniforms that comply with the formality of the wedding and seasonal uniform regulations. For commissioned officers, the evening or mess dress uniform is equivalent to the civilian black tie. Commissioned officers who elect to wear a sword or saber with their uniform should stand to the left of the bride so as to protect her from the blade.
For enlisted personnel, dress blues or Army greens should be worn. Remember, never wear a boutonnière with a military uniform. Military ribbons or medals are the only adornments permitted on the uniform.
Planning a wedding and participating
in a wedding can be a daunting task. Traditionally,
party members all have very distinct roles to help with
the process and make life easier on the bride and
groom. This wedding party responsibilities checklist can serve as a guideline to help
you get a grip on who does what. Customize
this list to meet the unique needs for your wedding
Bride and Groom :
Together Decide on your budget. Consult with your parents, if they
are paying for or contributing to the wedding.Decide on and set the style, wedding theme,
date, time, and the place of ceremony and reception. Make the
reservations and deposits.Meet with your wedding officiate and participate in any premarital
counseling required.Order your Save-the-Date