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Korner Shoppe Bridal
Korner Shoppe Bridal

Planning Your Wedding

Planning a wedding takes a ton of time and preparation.  We have compiled a list of several helpful lists we found on the internet and in books and magazines.  We hope this is very helpful to you.

9-12 Months Before The Wedding

  • Decide on a budget and who pays for what

  • Establish your priorities-where to save/where to splurge

  • Choose your wedding style and formality

  • Pick your wedding party

  • Start the guest list and gather addresses

  • Pick your date

  • Reserve your venues

  • Book your officiant

  • Research photographers, bands florists, caterers

8 Months Before The Wedding

  • Hire the photographer and videographer

  • Schedule your engagement photos to be taken and submit your announcement to the newspaper

  • Book the entertainment

  • Meet caterers

  • Purchase a dress

  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests

  • Register

6 Months Before The Wedding

  • Purchase invitations

  • Start planning a honeymoon and make sure you have all necessary documents such as a passport and that it is up to date and vaccinations if necessary

  • Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses and flower girl-give clear instructions on how to place their orders

  • Shop for accessories for yourself and the bridesmaids

  • Meet with both sets of parents to coordinate their attire

  • Meet with the officiant

  • Send save the date cards

  • Book a florist

  • Arrange transportation

4 Months Before The Wedding

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues

  • Put together your rehearsal dinner guest list

  • Select and order the cake

  • Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings

  • Schedule hair and make-up artist

  • Choose your music

  • Finalize the menu

  • Finalize the flowers

  • Order favors

  • Make a list of people giving toasts

  • Finalize the readings

  • Purchase your undergarments

  • Finalize the order of the ceremony

  • Finalize the order of the reception

  • Print menu cards

  • Print programs

  • Purchase the rings

  • Send your event schedule to the vendors

  • Reserve all necessary party rentals

  • Shop for men’s formal wear

2 Months Before The Wedding

  • Touch base again with all the vendors

  • Meet with the photographer

  • Review the playlist with the band or DJ

  • Send out the invitations, be sure to include information regarding the hotel

  • Submit a newspaper wedding announcement

  • Make sure your bridal party has ordered all the necessary attire

  • Write thank you cards for shower gifts and early wedding presents

  • Assign a friend or family member, not in the wedding party, to be your “wedding assistant” for the day of your wedding

  • Organize helpers (guest book attendant, babysitters, etc.)

  • Know if you need to have someone arranged to cut and serve the cake

1 Month Before The Wedding

  • Enter RSVPs into your guest list database-ask the ones who have not RSVP’d yet

  • Get your marriage license

  • Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations

  • Send out as many final payments as you can

  • Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors

  • Email and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles

  • Assign seating

  • Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts

  • Write vows, if you choose

  • Get your hair cut and colored if desired

  • Make sure you have booked a place to stay the night of the wedding

  • Do you have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue

  • Purchase your guest book, toasting flutes, cake servers, unity candle

The Week Of The Wedding

  • Give someone at home emergency numbers of honeymoon locations, credit card numbers, etc.

  • Reconfirm arrival times with vendors

  • Delegate small wedding day tasks

  • Send a timeline to the bridal party

  • Pick up your dress

  • Check in one last time with the photographer make sure they have a list of all the shots you want to capture on your wedding day

  • Set aside checks for the vendors

  • Book a spa treatment

  • Send the final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding-related events

  • Break in your shoes

  • Pack for your honeymoon

  • Put together a bridal emergency kit

The Day Before The Wedding

  • Make sure all wedding day items are packed/laid out and ready to go (don’t forget the rings and marriage license!)

  • Figure out tips and final payments for vendors.Put them in clearly marked envelopes and give them to the “Wedding Day Assistant”

  • Assign someone to pack up your gifts/belongings after the reception (don’t forget the top tier of your cake! And a box to put it in if the person who made your cake does not provide it)

  • Ask someone to return your groom’s tux and other rental items the day after the wedding

  • Enjoy a mani-pedi

  • Prepare your car with all your honeymoon essentials (luggage, tickets, etc.)

  • Compile a list of all your wedding vendors with phone numbers to ensure a stress-free wedding

  • Attend the rehearsal and dinner.Now is the tie to give out wedding party gifts

  • Try to go to bed early…you need your beauty sleep

The Day Of The Wedding

  • Allow plenty of time for the bride beautification process

  • Make sure you get plenty to eat and drink a lot of water.You don’t want to faint.

  • Do the rounds at your wedding-greet everyone and thank them for coming

  • Take a deep breath.Stop to appreciate your new spouse and the day that you spent so much time planning!ENJOY!

After The Honeymoon

  • Preserve bouquet

  • Complete name change

  • Write and send thank you cards

  • Complete your registry and exchange any unwanted or duplicate gifts

  • Have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved by a reputable company

  • Keep in touch with your photographer/videographer to work on your albums, DVDs, etc.

  • Enjoy wedded bliss

Where to find us:

Korner Shoppe Bridal

1731 Woodlawn Ave.
Logansport, IN 46947

Phone: (574)753-5952



Our Business Hours

Mon :

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Tue :

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Wed :

12:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Thu :

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Fri :

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Sat :

09:00 am - 02:00 pm


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