Estimated Duration for Each Activity

The Planning Period will span from Friday 1stJanuary 2016 to 30thJune 2016

Setting the Date

The wedding date will depend on several factorssuch as the availability of funds, the priest’s schedule, and thevenue. As such, this process will take at least 6 days (from 1stto 6thJanuary) because apart from setting the actual wedding date, it willentail several other tasks including, discussing the budget size andstyle of the wedding, planning health and beauty preparations,preparing a schedule for premarital counselling, and reserving thewedding and reception sites. Additionally, this is also the best timeto formulate the guest list and select the groomsmen, bridesmaids andushers. Moreover, the couple can choose the wedding rings, decide onwhat will be engraved on the rings and complete the honeymoon plans.

Selecting the Attire

This exercise will take approximately 103 days(from 9thJanuary to 20thApril). It will entail ordering the wedding gown, bridesmaid’sdresses, and tuxedos, choosing accessories, setting dates for fittingthe attire and buying wedding gifts for the future spouses.

Dealing with Guests

This process will take at least 86 days spanningfrom 9thJanuary to 3rdApril. It will entail sending the engagement announcement tonewspapers, compiling the guest list, reserving hotel rooms forout-of-town guests and ordering invitations and personal stationery.Two months before the wedding, mail invitations will be sent to theguests as the planners finalize arrangements for accommodatingout-of-town guests and attendants.

The Venue Planning

This process will span from 18thFebruary to 10thMarch. It will entail ordering flowers and other floral arrangementsfor the wedding and reception, choosing the baker and cake design,setting the menu plan for the wedding dinner, finalizing the seatingarrangement and ordering decorations for the reception.

The Memories

This process will span from 9thJanuary to 21stApril and will entail selecting the photographers and videographers,making arrangements for the music at the wedding and reception,having the beauty consultant do a trial run with the bride’s hairand makeup and taking the bridal portrait.

The Details

This process will span from 18thFebruary to 6thJune. It will involve registering at local bridal registries, makingall transportation arrangements, ordering and purchasing the itemsneeded for the ceremony and booking a room for the wedding night andmaking appointments with the hairdresser for the bride and attendantsor out-of-town guests. Moreover, all the bookings will be verified inthis step.

A detailed description for the above activities issummarised the work break down structure below.

Work Breakdown Structure

Task Name

Duration

Start

Finish

Predecessors

Wedding Plan

182 days

Fri 01/01/16

Thu 30/06/16

Setting the Date

6 days

Fri 01/01/16

Wed 06/01/16

Contract with Family

2 days

Fri 01/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

Discuss a budget and the size and style of the wedding. Decide who pays for what

1 day

Fri 01/01/16

Fri 01/01/16

Plan health and beauty preparations (nails, diet, hair, skin care and makeup)

2 days

Sat 02/01/16

Sun 03/01/16

3

Set the date and the venue

4 days

Mon 04/01/16

Thu 07/01/16

Set the date in meeting with clergy member schedule pre-marital counseling

1 day

Mon 04/01/16

Mon 04/01/16

4

Reserve wedding and reception sites make initial catering contacts

1 day

Tue 05/01/16

Tue 05/01/16

6

Select the attendants (bridesmaids and groomsmen)

1 day

Wed 06/01/16

Wed 06/01/16

7

Select one usher for every 50 guests

1 day

Thu 07/01/16

Thu 07/01/16

8

The Rings

2 days

Sat 02/01/16

Sun 03/01/16

Choose wedding rings

1 day

Sat 02/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

3

Decide on engraving

1 day

Sun 03/01/16

Sun 03/01/16

11

The Honeymoon

1 day

Sat 02/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

Complete all honeymoon plans. If traveling outside the country, check on visas, passports and inoculations.

1 day

Sat 02/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

3

Wedding Goals COMPLETE

1 day

Fri 08/01/16

Fri 08/01/16

3,9,12,14

The Attire

103 days

Sat 09/01/16

Wed 20/04/16

6 Months +

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

15

Select and order wedding gown

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

3

Choose and order bridesmaids dresses

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

8

3 Months +

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

17FS+60 days

Order dresses for the mothers

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

3

Order tuxedos for the groomsmen and fathers.

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

8,9

Set dates for fittings for bride and bridesmaids

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

18,19

Buy a wedding gift for your future spouse and gifts for attendants and helpers.

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

8,9

One Month +

1 day

Wed 20/04/16

Wed 20/04/16

20FS+40 days

Choose all accessories, shoes and lingerie for bridal gown.

1 day

Wed 20/04/16

Wed 20/04/16

18,19

Have final fitting for bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses.

1 day

Wed 20/04/16

Wed 20/04/16

18,19,23

Have groomsmen registered and measured at the formal wear store.

1 day

Wed 20/04/16

Wed 20/04/16

22

Attire Planning COMPLETE

1 day

Thu 21/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

21,24,26,27,28

The Guests

86 days

Sat 09/01/16

Sun 03/04/16

6 Months +

2 days

Sat 09/01/16

Sun 10/01/16

15

Send your engagement announcement to newspapers

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

6

Compile the guest list

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

3

Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests

1 day

Sun 10/01/16

Sun 10/01/16

33

4 Month+

2 days

Sat 20/02/16

Sun 21/02/16

31FS+40 days

Complete the guest list and confirm final details with the caterer

1 day

Sat 20/02/16

Sat 20/02/16

33

Order invitations (25 extra) and personal stationery or Thank You notes

1 day

Sun 21/02/16

Sun 21/02/16

36

Two Months Before:

2 days

Sat 02/04/16

Sun 03/04/16

35FS+40 days

Mail invitations (six weeks before the wedding eight weeks to out-of-town guests)

1 day

Sat 02/04/16

Sat 02/04/16

37

Finalize arrangements of accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests

1 day

Sun 03/04/16

Sun 03/04/16

34,39

Guest Planning COMPLETE

1 day

Mon 04/04/16

Mon 04/04/16

32,39,40

The Venue Planning

22 days

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 10/03/16

Four Months+

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

15FS+40 days

Order flowers and floral arrangements for wedding and reception

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

15

Choose baker and cake design

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

6,15

Set menu plan for dinner/reception

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

6,15

2 Months +

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

43FS+20 days

Finalize the seating chart, dance floor, music

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

46

Order balloons, decorations and favors for wedding and reception

1 day

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

44,46

Venue Planning COMPLETE

1 day

Fri 11/03/16

Fri 11/03/16

45,48,49

The Memories

104 days

Sat 09/01/16

Thu 21/04/16

6 Months +

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

15

Select photographer

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

3

Select videographers

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

3

Make arrangements for the music at the wedding and reception.

1 day

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

6,7

4 Months+

1 day

Fri 19/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

52FS+40 days

Finalize plans with the photographer, videographer, and musicians

1 day

Fri 19/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

53,54,55

One Month +

2 days

Wed 20/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

56FS+60 days

Have beauty consultant do a trial run with bride’s hair and makeup

1 day

Wed 20/04/16

Wed 20/04/16

57

Take Bridal Portrait

1 day

Thu 21/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

59

Memories COMPLETE

1 day

Fri 22/04/16

Fri 22/04/16

60

The Details

110 days

Thu 18/02/16

Mon 06/06/16

4 Months +

2 days

Thu 18/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

15FS+40 days

Register at local bridal registries

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

15

Make all transportation arrangements to and from the wedding and the reception

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

6,7

Order napkins and purchase any other items needed for the ceremony and reception

1 day

Fri 19/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

46

Book room for wedding night

1 day

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

7

2 Months +

2 days

Thu 21/04/16

Fri 22/04/16

63FS+40 days

Make appointments with the hairdresser for the bride and attendants or out-of-town guests

1 day

Thu 21/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

59

Review and finalize all plans for venue, memories, attire, and guests

1 day

Fri 22/04/16

Fri 22/04/16

50,64,66,67,69

One Month +

1 day

Fri 13/05/16

Fri 13/05/16

68FS+20 days

Check with the newspapers on wedding announcement requirements

1 day

Fri 13/05/16

Fri 13/05/16

6,7

Finalize plans for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

1 day

Fri 13/05/16

Fri 13/05/16

6,7

Two Weeks

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

71FS+10 days

Get the marriage license. Be sure to bring all needed documents

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

15

Inform or send invitations including exact time and location to those who will attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

73

Finalize plans for ceremony

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

6,70

Walk through the entire event in your mind. Consider things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc.

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

6,7

Confirm all transportation plans

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

65

Check in with caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, etc. to confirm all arrangements

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

61

Pick up dress after final tailoring is complete

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

29

Break in wedding shoes at home

1 day

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

29

One Week Before:

3 days

Mon 30/05/16

Wed 01/06/16

74FS+5 days

Appoint someone to act as an organizer to handle any last minute problems.

1 day

Mon 30/05/16

Mon 30/05/16

15

Give a final guest count to the caterer.

1 day

Mon 30/05/16

Mon 30/05/16

80

Review final details for those in the wedding party.

1 day

Mon 30/05/16

Mon 30/05/16

15

Confirm honeymoon arrangements.

1 day

Mon 30/05/16

Mon 30/05/16

15

Pack for the honeymoon. Know what you’ll wear from the reception.

1 day

Tue 31/05/16

Tue 31/05/16

87

Enjoy a day with your family and friends. Visit a day spa, have a massage, a facial and relax.

1 day

Wed 01/06/16

Wed 01/06/16

88

One Day Before:

1 day

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

83FS+4 days

Organize gown, accessories, etc. to go to ceremony.

1 day

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

81

Mail wedding announcements.

1 day

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

41

Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and give gifts to attendants.

1 day

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

73,76

Give the rings and clergy member`s fee to the best man.

1 day

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

73

Details COMPLETE

1 day

Tue 07/06/16

Tue 07/06/16

89,94,72,75,

77,78,79,82,84,

85,86,91,92,93

The Wedding Day

1 day

Thu 30/06/16

Thu 30/06/16

90FS+1 day

Wedding COMPLETE

1 day

Thu 30/06/16

Thu 30/06/16

97

Critical Path

Start

Finish

Discuss a budget and the size and style of the wedding. Decide who pays for what

Fri 01/01/16

Fri 01/01/16

Plan health and beauty preparations (nails, diet, hair, skin care and makeup)

Sat 02/01/16

Sun 03/01/16

Set the date in meeting with clergy member schedule pre-marital counselling

Mon 04/01/2016

Mon 04/01/16

Reserve wedding and reception sites make initial catering contacts

Tue 05/01/16

Tue 05/01/16

Select the attendants (bridesmaids and groomsmen)

Wed 06/01/2016

Wed 06/01/16

Select one usher for every 50 guests

Thu 07/01/16

Thu 07/01/16

Choose wedding rings

Sat 02/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

Decide on engraving

Sun 03/01/16

Sun 03/01/16

Complete all honeymoon plans. If traveling outside the country, check on visas, passports and inoculations.

Sat 02/01/16

Sat 02/01/16

Wedding Goals COMPLETE

Fri 08/01/16

Fri 08/01/16

Select and order wedding gown

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Choose and order bridesmaids dresses

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Order dresses for the mothers

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Order tuxedos for the groomsmen and fathers.

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Set dates for fittings for bride and bridesmaids

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Buy a wedding gift for your future spouse and gifts for attendants and helpers.

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Choose all accessories, shoes and lingerie for bridal gown.

Wed 20/04/2016

Wed 20/04/16

Have final fitting for bridal gown and bridesmaids` dresses.

Wed 20/04/2016

Wed 20/04/16

Have groomsmen registered and measured at the formal wear store.

Wed 20/04/2016

Wed 20/04/16

Compile the guest list

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out- of-town guests

Sun 10/01/16

Sun 10/01/16

Complete the guest list and confirm final details with the caterer

Sat 20/02/16

Sat 20/02/16

Order invitations (25 extra) and personal stationery or Thank You notes

Sun 21/02/16

Sun 21/02/16

Mail invitations (six weeks before the wedding eight weeks to out-of-town guests)

Sat 02/04/16

Sat 02/04/16

Finalize arrangements of accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests

Sun 03/04/16

Sun 03/04/16

Order flowers and floral arrangements for wedding and reception

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

Choose baker and cake design

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

Set menu plan for dinner/reception

Thu 18/02/16

Thu 18/02/16

Finalize the seating chart, dance floor, music

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Order balloons, decorations and favors for wedding and reception

Thu 10/03/16

Thu 10/03/16

Select photographer

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Select videographers

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Make arrangements for the music at the wedding and reception.

Sat 09/01/16

Sat 09/01/16

Finalize plans with the photographer, videographer, and musicians

Fri 19/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

Have beauty consultant do a trial run with bride`s hair and makeup

Wed 20/04/2016

Wed 20/04/16

Take Bridal Portrait

Thu 21/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

Order napkins and purchase any other items needed for the ceremony and reception

Fri 19/02/16

Fri 19/02/16

Make appointments with the hairdresser for the bride and attendants or out-of-town guests

Thu 21/04/16

Thu 21/04/16

Review and finalize all plans for venue, memories, attire, and guests

Fri 22/04/16

Fri 22/04/16

Check with the newspapers on wedding announcement requirements

Fri 13/05/16

Fri 13/05/16

Finalize plans for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

Fri 13/05/16

Fri 13/05/16

Get the marriage license. Be sure to bring all needed documents

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Inform or send invitations including exact time and location to those who will attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Finalize plans for ceremony

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Walk through the entire event in your mind. Consider things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc.

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Confirm all transportation plans

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Check in with caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, etc. to confirm all arrangements

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Pick up dress after final tailoring is complete

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Break in wedding shoes at home

Tue 24/05/16

Tue 24/05/16

Confirm honeymoon arrangements.

Mon 30/05/2016

Mon 30/05/16

Pack for the honeymoon. Know what you`ll wear from the reception.

Tue 31/05/16

Tue 31/05/16

Enjoy a day with your family and friends. Visit a day spa, have a massage, a facial and relax.

Wed 01/06/2016

Wed 01/06/16

Organize gown, accessories, etc. to go to ceremony

Mon 06/06/16

Mon 06/06/16

Mail wedding announcements.

Mon 06/06/2016

Mon 06/06/16

Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and give gifts to attendants.

Mon 06/06/2016

Mon 06/06/16

Give the rings and clergy member`s fee to the best man.

Mon 06/06/2016

Mon 06/06/16

Wedding COMPLETE

Thu 30/06/16

Thu 30/06/16