Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Wedding Tasks

In an effort to help you organize all the aspects of planning your RI wedding, we've developed a task list of the major items that need to be completed. Just check off the items as you complete them. We've even included columns for tracking each item's estimated and actual cost to help you keep track of all the costs of your wedding.

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Don't hesitate to ask your bridal party, family and friends to help you out with the wedding planning. People that have already planned a wedding will be able to offer you helpful suggestions and advice.

Category What Done? Estimated
Ceremony Book site and minister, priest, or JP      
Select music      
Select readings      
Purchase rings      
Determine night of rehearsal      
Determine location of rehearsal dinner      
Reception Select reception site      
Determine guest list      
Order invitations      
Write up directions      
Mail invitations      
Make favors      
Dinner Select caterer      
Select menu      
Determine seating arrangement      
Wedding Cake Select baker      
Order cake      
Select cake topping      
Flowers Select florist      
Order boutonnieres      
Order bridal bouquet      
Order bridal party bouquets      
Order flowers for parents      
Order flowers for grandparents      
Order flowers for other special guests      
Order flowers for reception: center pieces, etc.      
Order flowers for ceremony: altar, pews, etc.      
Music Select DJ or band      
Select music for first dance, etc.      
Photography Select photographer      
Develop list of must have photos      
Videographer Hire or ask someone to tape ceremony      
Clothing Order bride’s dress      
Purchase bride’s shoes and veil, etc.      
Final fitting      
Order bridesmaid’s dresses      
Set up appointment for hair & makeup      
Rent groom’s tux      
Rent best man and usher’s tuxes      
Gifts Gift for best man and ushers      
Gift for maid of honor and bridal party      
Gift for parents      
Marriage License Dr.’s appt for bride      
Dr.’s appt for groom      
Apply for license      
Pickup certificate      
Honeymoon Book hotel for wedding night      
Book honeymoon      
Travel Make arrangements for out of state guests      

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