The Year's Big To-Do
Marrying in Manhattan: a comprehensive plan to help you stay organized over the course of the next twelve months
Twelve Months Ahead
You're engaged! Call family and close friends. E-mail the rest.
Set a budget. Whether your parents are funding the affair or the two of you are paying for it yourselves, decide on your contribution and total figure now
Open a "wedding only" checking account and "wedding only" credit card with either a cash-back or airline-miles offer.
Develop a system for keeping records of payments made.
Purchase a calendar to schedule upcoming wedding-related appointments and activities.
Set up a wedding Website. A twelve-month package through weddingwindow.com starts at $79.
Order simple thank-you notes that can be used throughout the planning process.
Throw an engagement party and register for a portion of your gifts beforehand
If either of you is considering a prenuptial agreement , start discussing it now.
Book engagement photos with a prospective wedding photographer or talented friend.
Hire a wedding consultant, if you're planning to use one.
Make a rough guest list and decide if you will include children.
Select potential wedding dates and time options. Note any upcoming holidays and religious observances. If in NYC, contact the mayor's office for a list of scheduled events
From the Summer 2006 New York Wedding Guide