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- Beach Wedding Checklist -

2018 Couples’ Choice Awards Winner with WeddingWireUse our beach wedding checklist when planning your wedding in Emerald Isle, NC.

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12 Months Before

  • Figure out budget
  • Start shopping for a wedding dress
  • Choose your bridal party
  • Create a guest list
  • Send out save-the-dates
  • Book wedding venue and rehearsal time

 

9 Months Before

 

6 Months Before

  • Dress fitting
  • Choose shoes and accessories
  • Order bridesmaids dresses
  • Order wedding rings
  • Confirm bridal shower and bachelor/bachelorette party dates
  • Pick out wedding invitations
  • Book rehearsal dinner
  • Reserve rental equipment (tables, chairs, tents)
  • Research wedding cake designs and bakers

 

3 Months Before

  • Finalize guest list and send out invitations
  • Get marriage license
  • Start registry
  • Book beautician and hair stylist
  • Order wedding favors and bridal party gifts
  • Finalize music for ceremony and reception
  • Order groomsmen tuxes
  • Finalize wedding day transportation

 

1 Month Before

  • Final dress fitting
  • Re-confirm arrangements with main services
  • Write wedding speeches
  • Create photo and video shot list
  • Finalize seating plan
  • Pick up wedding rings
  • Bachelor/bachelorette party

 

1 Week Before

  • Finalize wedding day schedule
  • Confirm honeymoon arrangements
  • Prepare place cards and menu cards for reception
  • Prepare payment for vendor services (include tips)
  • Pack for overnight stay and honeymoon
  • Wedding rehearsal
  • Beauty appointments

 

After

  • Send thank you cards
  • Clean dress
  • Finalize photo album and video
  • Change name on documents

 

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North Carolina Marriage License Requirements

  • Both applicants should be present when applying for a marriage license.
  • Picture ID is required, for example a Driver’s License or certified copy of Birth Certificate.
  • Each person is required to present his/her Social Security card or proof of his/her Social Security number, i.e. W-2 form, payroll stub, or a statement from the Social Security Office stating his/her Social Security number.
  • The marriage license is only valid for 60 days from the date that it’s issued.
  • The office hours for most County Register of Deeds offices are 8-5 p.m. To insure that issuance is completed by the 5 p.m. closing time, applicants should be in the office no later than 4 p.m. or call the office in advance.