Start Your Forever After Today

It’s the official start of the wedding season and we know that many of you are busy making final preparations for the BIG DAY!!! The dress, invitations, flowers, venue, decor, cake, tokens, food; everything has to be perfect.

We know that this planning process can be overwhelming and stressful at times so we have created the “Forever After Wedding Checklist” to help you along the way 🙂

12 months or more before the big day:

  • Choose your wedding date
  • Decide on the ideal wedding size
  • Determine the available budget
  • Look at venue options and reserve the date
  • Meet and book the person who will be conducting your ceremony
  • Make the first draft of your guest list J

9 – 12 months before the big day:

  • Find and order your wedding dress
  • Book a photographer and videographer (if you are having one)
  • Meet with your caterer and taste menu options
  • Decide on décor concept
  • Choose the bridal party
  • Book your live entertainment or DJ
  • Order and reserve any rental items you may need from a rental company

6 – 9 months before the big day:

  • Buy your wedding rings, especially if you are having them custom made
  • Reserve your wedding car
  • Design and order your wedding invitations
  • Order your bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen attire (flowers, shoes, accessories etc)
  • Research your marriage license requirements
  • Order your wedding tokens
  • Choose your wedding cake

3 – 6 months before the big day:

  • Finalize your guest list
  • Send out your invitations
  • Book your hairdresser and makeup artist
  • Decide and order ring bearer and flower girl outfits
  • Plan your honeymoon
  • Obtain material for décor
  • Open your Forever After Account **
  • Finalize your gift registry

2 months before the big day:

  • Confirm your menu
  • Finalize the details of the ceremony
  • Purchase or make your own guest book
  • Compile a sound list for your musicians or DJ

1 month before the big day:

  • Write your wedding vows if you so choose
  • Plan your rehearsal
  • Meet with your photographer
  • Get your final dress fitting done
  • Ensure the bridal party is fitted as well
  • Follow up with any guests who have not RSVP’d
  • Finalize your seating plan
  • Have your makeup and hair trials
  • Confirm your honeymoon reservations
  • Prepare items for decoration
  • Make final arrangements with florist
  • Finalize the wedding cake
  • Collect your marriage license

1 week and under before the big day:

  • Have your rehearsal
  • Relax 🙂

On the big day:

Smile for the camera and enjoy!

Wow! The list itself is enough to give anyone a headache as a lot goes into planning a wedding. This is why we created the ** Forever After. This investment account is a great nest egg that can be used toward owning your home and so much more. With the Forever After, you also receive gift cards that you can include in your wedding invitations, and give your guests the opportunity to make a financial contribution to your new beginning. For more information, read more or call us at 62-First and start your Forever After today.

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