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The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
Bund Center, 88 Henan Central Road · ShanghaiShanghai200002 · China  • Phone: 86-21-6335-1888 • Fax: 86-21-6335-2888
Local Time: 5:14 AM • Weather: A few clouds, 27 °C

Wedding Countdown Checklist

The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai has developed a wedding checklist to help guide you through the basics of planning your wedding. This checklist highlights, in a very general manner, all the major to-do categories. Should you require any additional help, please contact the Wedding Specialist at 86-21-6335-1888x7513 or email They are happy to guide you every step of the way.

6-12 Months

  • Parents of the bride and groom meet. Discuss and finalize the wedding date. Prepare information necessary for planning and budgeting.
  • Discuss and forecast preliminary guest list.
  • Book wedding venue.
  • Book photographer and videographer.
  • Book car service.
  • Begin conceptualizing the décor and theme with wedding coordinator.
  • Complete health exam.
  • Purchase or rent wedding gown and groom’s suit.

4-3 Months

  • Purchase weddings rings and other jewelries.
  • Confirm the best man, maid of honor, groomsmen and bride’s maids.
  • Complete engagement photos.
  • Confirm final guest list and send save-the-dates.
  • Book hair stylist and finalize style. Begin hair treatments.
  • Book makeup artist and finalize style. Begin facial treatments.
  • Book personal trainer and begin exercise program.

2 Months

  • Complete wedding photos with family.
  • Confirm gowns and suits for bridal party and family.
  • Discuss duties and responsibilities with wedding coordinator. Finalize décor, theme and the overall program of the wedding.

4-6 Weeks

  • Sign wedding certificates.
  • Send invitations.
  • Invite bridal party and family for fitting.
  • Confirm honeymoon destination and itinerary.
  • Meet with wedding coordinator. Book any remaining vendors. Purchase any remaining wedding items (favors, décor and theme props, etc.).

1-2 Weeks

  • Confirm final guest list.
  • Confirm final wedding details with all vendors.
  • Rehearse wedding program with bridal party, family and wedding coordinator.

On the Day

  • Go for a peaceful walk.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Say "I do."
  • Enjoy your lives together.