The Month-of Checklist

Back in December, we wrote an article for Brooklyn Magazine, advising Brooklyn Brides-to-be on their last minute wedding task list. Long overdue, here is  Polka Dot Events's Month-of Checklist for all of you!

The Month-of Checklist:

Everything you need to do the 4 weeks before you walk down the aisle 

The Month-of: 4 weeks to go

· Final Walk-through with caterer, planner, event designer and music

· Finalize your guest list and call/email those  who haven’t yet RSVPed

· Provide your caterer + 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


Photo by Chantel Emma 

Photo by Chantel Emma 

3 weeks to go

· Create final seating chart + floorplan

· Confirm your rental order

· Confirm all wedding items have been ordered and delivered (party favors, reception stationery, guest book, etc)

· Print/write place cards

· Print menus, table numbers, ceremony programs

· Create a wedding weekend schedule/timeline for your vendors

· Communicate with your bridal party about the weekend’s schedule and their responsibilities

2 weeks to go

· Create a “Must-Photograph” list for your photographer

· Get your marriage license

· Purchase/wrap bridal party gifts

· Create bathroom baskets for ladies and mens’ rooms

The Week-of

· Mani-Pedi + 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

The Day-before

· Set aside money/checks/tips for vendors in envelopes

· Check into hotel

· Ceremony Rehearsal

· Rehearsal Dinner

· Try to sleep!

The Day-of

· Eat a good breakfast, have your morning coffee, shower

· Hair & Makeup

· Take your marriage license and rings