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Three months out

Set your budget

Hire necessary help

Check Pinterest for unique themes

Brainstorm decor ideas

Create the guest list

Begin planning menu

Three weeks before

Design and send invitations

Rent tables & chairs

Determine the theme

Create a decor shopping list

Begin shopping for/making decorations

Two weeks before

Finalize the RSVP’s

Ask about dietary restrictions

Plan party flow

Finalize the menu

Create an ingredient shopping list

One week before

Create the playlist

Make place cards

Clean the whole house

Start preparing the food items you can freeze

Three days before

Take out all the ingredients you already have

Buy the rest of the ingredients

Day before

Start cooking

Buy the flowers

Make dessert, dressing, & sauces

Troubleshoot music

Hide ‘unmentionables’

Morning of

Prepare remaining menu items

Put drinks and white wine in fridge

Run/empty the dishwasher

Get extra ice

Hour before

Warm the food

Lay out the hours-d’oeuvres & drinks

Light candles

Play music

Get dressed & have a glass of wine…you deserve it