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Before you start looking for a reception site:
Compile a guest list before you start your search for a venue. You won’t know how many guests your looking at until you start with making a list.
Consider what the ideal place would be. Do you want outdoors? Do you want elegance or simplicity? Do you have any handicapped guests?
Plan your budget!
Do your research to find the perfect reception site for you.
Remember your vision.
Now that you have found the perfect reception site, what do you do next? Below you will find a timeline that will help you during this fun and exciting process. Keep in mind this is a wonderful time and you want to enjoy the journey to your wedding day.
After booking Chancey’s Event Center
Secure your limousine service
Make appointments to view and secure your entertainment
Secure your officiant
Six to Nine Months Out
Find and order your gown
Decide on a florist
Order accessories: veil, jewelry, and shoes
Compile complete and final guest list from bride and groom’s families
Choose and notify attendants and groomsmen
Choose and order attendants’ gowns
Decide on your photographer
Select and register bridal registry items
Discuss honeymoon plans
Four to Six Months Out
Choose your cake
Make your final honeymoon plans
Plan details with florist
Select men’s formalwear
Choose and order favors
Two to Four Months
Address invitations and mail
Plan music and schedule of events with your entertainment
Choose groomsmen’s and attendants’ gifts
Schedule the rehearsal dinner
One to Two Months
Final dress fittings
Make appointment with hairdresser to choose hairstyle
Pick up rings
Buy guest book, pen, toasting glasses, cake knife and server, card box, etc.
Set a date to get marriage license and blood tests with fiancé
Make any name changes if necessary
Make an appointment with Chancey’s for a planning meeting with your personal coordinator
Choose a menu with your caterer
Create a floorplan that works best for number of guests
Select your linens
Select your chair covers, if using them
Finalize any special and important details
Finalize floorplan and place cards
Final Guest Count is due
Pack fo your honeymoon
Day to drop off items at Chancey’s
Bring in your favors, place cards, toasting glasses, guest book, card box, bathroom baskets, and anything else for the reception that can be left with Chancey’s to set up for you.
Finalize floorplan stating how many people at each table.
Final payment in the form of a banker’s check, money order, cash, or credit card, which does incur a service fee.
The Night Before
Rehearsal at ceremony site
And finally, try to SLEEP!
Now breath! It’s going to be beautiful! You are in good hands.