You said yes! What is the first thing on your to-do list? The better question may be what should be the first thing you and your beloved should do? Sit down and create a checklist, and create a realistic budget.
At World Bride Magazine we take great delight in being of assistance to you in planning your nuptials. We took it upon ourselves to create a wedding worksheet that will simplify things for you. That way you can keep track of your spending and planning needs during your wedding process.
- Engagement announcements
- Engagement Party invitations
- Bridal shower invitations
- Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party Invitations
- Rehearsal dinner invitations
- Financial consultation/Budgetting
- Bridal Shows/Bridal Events (Inspirational events)
Vendors and Services
- Wedding Planner/Day-of-coordinator
- Marriage License
- Travel (Guests to your location or producing a destination wedding)
- Accommodations (Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Resorts)
- Officiant (Legal rules of getting married in a location you are not a resident of)
- Photographer (Engagement/announcements/website/wedding)
- Florist/Event Designer
- Cake & Dessert
- DJ/Live band
- Graphic Designer (Personalized invitations, menu, website, etc)
Details & Events
- Invitations (Digital and Print)
- Response cards
- Menus (Printing)
- Programs (Printing)
- Place cards
- Table numbers or name
- Seating charts
- Gift Registry
- Family Dinners (Meet-the-parents)
- Farewell Dinner
- Wedding Dress (Bride, Bridal Party, and Alterations)
- Tuxedo (Groom, Wedding Party)
- Rehearsal Dinner (Attire)
- Accessories (Shoes, Jewelry for both–wedding bands, and other accessories)
- Beauty Team (Spa services, hair, makeup, nails, waxing, etc,
- Grooming Team (Spa, grooming, hair removal services, etc)
Destination Wedding Checklist
- Airlines (Members Points)
- Hotel (Membership Points)
- Ground transportation pick up/drop off
- Closest Airports
- Local Tourism Board (Tours, Sightseeing, Concerts, Shows, etc.)
- Locate Local hospital/Embassy/Local Police Authorities)
- Miscellaneous needs (Banks, money changers, etc.)
Post- Wedding Production
- Gifting Arrangements (Bridal party, and favors)
- Thank you cards
- Change of name/address
While all of this information may seem to be a bit overwhelming. Do not fret. Go over things together and focus only on what you need and want. Working with the right professionals will only help guide you through the process to make this journey completely enjoyable and memorable.
One book I am going to recommend you all to read is Don’t Let Your Wedding Be The Death Of You by David Anthony, Wedding M. D. It is a quick read and full of laughs with great tips on keeping you on track.
Keep your eyes on the more important things– your wedding day and your marriage.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.