The following tips may help as you plan for your wedding and reception at Reiman Gardens.
Six Months to One Year Before
Set your date and time for ceremony and reception.
Estimate your budget.
Reserve locations for your ceremony and reception; select the officiate.
Decide on size and type of wedding.
Decide on guest list, start gathering names and addresses.
Choose a professional photographer, florist, baker, videographer, caterer, DJ or band,
wedding consultant (if you choose to use one).
Announce your engagement.
Select rehearsal dinner location.
Select wedding attire.
Select wedding party.
Look for invitations and accessories.
Schedule salon appointments (hair, manicure, pedicure, etc.).
Reserve block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Order wedding bands.
Four Months Before
Finish your guest list.
Make map card for invitations.
Reserve rental items, including table settings and linens.
Begin planning showers and parties.
Finalize honeymoon plans.
Register for gifts at a wedding registry.
Two Months Before
Mail out invitations five weeks prior to wedding.
Finalize ceremony plans.
Finalize plans with photographer, videographer, baker, florist, DJ or band, caterer.
Finalize music selections for ceremony and reception.
Begin planning wedding-day schedule.
One Month Before
Get marriage license and/or take care of any other legal requirements.
Purchase gifts for wedding party.
Start your record of gifts received.
Final fittings for wedding attire.
Contact your photographer for your formal portrait.
Purchase gift for partner.
Two Weeks Before
Check on accommodations for out of town guests.
Confirm all honeymoon arrangements.
One Week Before
Insure that the wedding party picks up their attire.
Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, distribute wedding party gifts.
Make sure you have marriage license and rings.
Contact guests who have not R.S.V.P.'d.
Give final count to banquet hall or caterer, finalize seating arrangements.
On Your Wedding Day
Eat something in the morning.
Enjoy your day at beautiful Reiman Gardens!