EtiquetteWedding Checklist For A “Second Time” Bridephoto credit: bryanminear via photopin cc photo credit: bryanminear via photopin cc It may not be your first time down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean there’s less planning to do! Use the following checklist to make your second wedding wonderful and special: 12 or More Months Before Decide on the guest list If you have children, ask them to be part of the wedding party Begin the search for ceremony and reception sites Create a budget Start shopping for a dress Book the photographer and videographer Book your florist Start thinking about the entertainment–DJ? Band? iPod? Six to Eight Months Prior Create the menu Choose attendant dress color, but let them pick the actual dresses Begin honeymoon planning Start working on a song list Four to Six Months Prior Attend pre-wedding counseling (if desired) Start browsing for invitations Shop for wedding rings Choose the groom’s attire Three Months Prior Hire wedding day transportation Order the rings Order family medallions (for placing around the neck it each child–it symbolizes the creation of a new family!) Finalize the guest list Attend parties in your honor, such as a bridal shower Two Months Prior Mail the invitations Make wedding programs Attend final dress fittings photo credit: Ryan Smith Photography via photopin cc One Month Prior Make any last-minute adjustments regarding music and flowers Make a list of favorite songs, along with ones you don’t want the DJ or band to play, if applicable Two Weeks and Counting Apply for a marriage license Get a haircut, or at least a trim Contact guests who haven’t RSVPed One Week Prior Provide caterers with a final headcount Make a seating chart Confirm all arrangements Two to Three Days Prior Get a manicure Double-check the flower order Write all final checks Ask someone to return rented items after the wedding Ask someone to deal with all wedding-related questions Provide caterers/DJs/other professionals with an emergency phone number for contacting you the day of the wedding Night Before Attend the rehearsal dinner Enjoy a restful night of sleep See alsoDIY WeddingsDIY Fabric Flower Boutonnieres Day Of Get ready Relax Enjoy! Use this checklist to keep you on your game throughout the planning process! Have fun! Related articles The Great Wedding Checklist The Must-Read Wedding Books Every Bride-to-Be Should Buy Planning A Wedding Ceremony: Forget Everything Else & Focus On The Ceremony And Your Family.