Caribbean and Punta Cana Wedding Checklist

One year Before Your Wedding
  • Announce your engagement.
  • Decide what kind of wedding you want to have. Formal or informal?, Outdoor or Indoor?
  • Set a budget for the wedding and reception.
  • Decide the size of your wedding party. If you are meeting in the Caribbean or in Hawaii keep in mind the cost of airfare and hotel
  • Select the date for your ceremony. But be flexible in case venue is not available
  • Select the location for your ceremony and Reception
  • Decide if you want to use a wedding coordinator. If you’re getting married in Punta Cana, select a Caribbean based wedding coordinator.
  • Start choosing for a wedding dress and accessories.
  • If you’re not using a wedding consultant, begin shopping for vendors. These include photographers/videographers, musicians/disc jockeys, florists, and caterers.
  • Determine who will officiate your ceremony.
  • Registering with a bridal gift registry, do so now.
  • Order wedding invitations and stationery.
6 to 10 Months Before
  • Order wedding invitations and stationery.
  • Establish a guest list.
  • If you decided on Punta Cana for your ceremony send invitations now to those people.
  • Select and order attendants’ gowns. ( for beach wedding, Long sleeves with heavy fabrics and high heels may not be appropriate)
  • Make reception plans; discuss details with vendors and the manager of the reception facility.
4 to 6 Months Before
  • Order a wedding cake
  • Select and order men’s attire.
  • Arrange a car, limousine or other transportation.
  • Arrange Punta Cana accommodations for your guests.
  • Schedule a consultation with a hair and make-up stylist.
  • Make sure you have a passport current and advise all your guest to do the same
  • Make arrangements for a rehearsal dinner. (This is traditionally the responsibility of the groom’s family.)
  • Start Shopping for honeymoon travel deals. If you weadignis in Punta Cana, You can honeymoon here with the option to station in another region of the Island.
3 Months Before
  • Make arrangements for a rehearsal dinner.
  • Choose gifts for attendants.
  • Arrange for special musical selections during the ceremony and/or reception.
  • Schedule hair and make-up appointment for wedding day.
  • Write thank you notes for gifts as they arrive.
  • Plan a bridesmaids’ luncheon. If you would like to do this in Punta Cana, there are many great restaurants
  • Finalize all travel plans.
2 Months Before
  • Schedule final fitting of bride’s gown and bridesmaids’ dresses.
  • Confirm details with all vendors.
  • Contact your officiant to discuss ceremony details.
  • Make airport transportation arrangements
  • Take care of all business and legal affairs – from baking to insurance policy.
3 to 4 Weeks Before
  • Contact guests who have not responded to determine the head count
  • Notify caterer of final guest count.
2 Weeks Before
  • Gather all necessary documents: airline tickets, hotel & car rental confirmation reservations and wedding services confirmations
7 Days Before
  • Make a final check with vendors and officiant.
  • Pack for your trip including the wedding rings
  • Arrange head table seating.
  • Pick up wedding gown and attendants gowns and make sure all attire fits.
1 Day Before
  • Have your nails manicured.
  • Attend ceremony rehearsal.
  • Greet out-of-town guests.
Your wedding Day!
  • Have hair and make-up done.
  • Allow at least 4 hours to dress and relax.
  • Enjoy your special day!