Wedding Checklist

 

Destination Bandon – Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding away from your home base can be especially difficult, so we have prepared a checklist to help you get started for the perfect occasion in this very special place.

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  • Pick a date and confirm availability in the Cypress Room at Bandon Crossings and A Home on the Range
    • Complete worksheet and contract
    • Secure your date with deposit
  • Work out a budget
  • Designate a wedding planner, either a professional or a trustworthy friend/family member
  • Draft the guest list and estimate wedding size
  • Select a caterer and confirm the date is available for them
  • Lodging, select one or more of the following:
    • Reserve lodging for the wedding party and important out of town guests
    • Decide who will stay at A Home on the Range
    • Book vacation homes for family members and friends
    • Reserve a honeymoon suite
    • Set aside block of rooms at a nearby hotel
The next step:
  • Select attendants
  • Create a wedding website or Social Media page with details on travel, lodging and fun Bandon activities
  • Refine your wedding guest list
  • Send out Save the Date cards or emails or use a wedding website to let them know where to find more info on your wedding
  • Arrange your own transportation to Bandon, and plan to arrive early to welcome your guests
  • Book rehearsal dinner and other pre-wedding events
  • Set a date for a special pre-wedding golf outing at Bandon Crossings, with fun for golfers and non-golfers alike (rental clubs and lessons or clinics available) 
  • Order invitations with plenty of information and request RSVP
  • Mail them out (make sure to get postage!)
  • Start tracking RSVP’s
  • Create a wedding day timeline based on our helpful guide
For yourself and your wedding party:
  • Select a wedding gown or formal wear
  • Select guidelines for wedding party clothing
    • attendants
    • flower and ring bearers
    • color selections
  • Select gifts for attendants and/or parents. Consider getting local specialties.
  • Purchase wedding rings and accessories
Secure additional wedding vendors, with contracts and deposits.Create schedule for required payments:
  • Photography (create shot list)
  • Videographer
  • Florist
  • Officiant
  • Bakery
  • Hair Stylist/Makeup
  • DJ or Band (arrange song list)
  • Additional rentals
Last minute details (1 to 6 weeks in advance)
  • Check with anyone who has not sent an RSVP
  • Provide head count to caterer and venue
  • Finalize beer and wine order with Bandon Crossings (30+ days in advance)
  • Ensure all vendor payments are made, and arrange for a single person to make any final payments on the wedding day.
  • Arrange for the wedding license
  • Pack your bags ahead of time
  • Arrange for transport of any gifts, decorations, etc.
  • Arrange for wedding day shuttle service if needed
  • Pick up any wedding attire
  • Arrive in Bandon in time for some well-deserved relaxation so you are rested and ready for the big day!
As early as possible:

 Celebrate your special day in a special way with a Destination Bandon Wedding!

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