Checklist to Planning Your Wedding 


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    Number #1 is Take a Breath! - it can be overwhelming at times but you can make it!


12 Months Before

             O    Make a wedding folder (to keep date reminders and other details)
             O    Realistically think about what elements you want for your wedding day
             O    Discuss a budget
             O    Determine the wedding size and start guest list
             O    Hire a planner
             O    Start looking at venues
             O    Research photographers, florists, entertainment,caterers, videographer etc.
             O    Build a wedding website
8 Months Before
             O    Book the officiant (if not your personal)
             O     Buy the WEDDING DRESS!!!!! (shoes, accessories and undergarments)
             O     Shop for Bridesmaids dresses
             O     Do cake tastings
             O     Schedule Hair and/or makeup artists
             O    Select and Purchase invitations, save-the-date cards
             O    Send out save the date cards
6 Months Before
             O    Start a to-do list (it’s countdown time) with days of action
             O    Reserve hotel for out of town guests
             O    Order favors
             O    Book rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
             O     Plan honeymoon
             O    Meet with officiant
             O    Arrange transportation on wedding day
             O    Reserve chairs, tables, lighting etc (if needed)
             O    Book photographers, florists, entertainment,caterers, videographer etc.
             O    Order Cake
4 Months Before
             O    Start composing a day-of timeline
             O    Start your list of music (if hired a DJ or band)
             O    Double check booked items (verify nothing has changed) a must!
             O   Finalize the menu
             O   Make a list of people giving toasts
             O   Finalize the readings (who and what is read during the ceremony)
             O   Finalize order of ceremony and reception
             O   Print menu cards, name tags etc
             O    Purchase rings
             O   Send event schedule to vendors
             O    Send out Invitations with rsvp cutoff 3 weeks before wedding date
             O    Plan your honeymoon
2 Months Before
             O    Meet with photographer
             O    Send playlist to DJ or Band
             O    Double check booked items (verify nothing has changed) a must!
             O    Check RSVP’s of your guests and contact everyone who hasn’t responded yet
             O    Start to moisturize your face at night (once a week)
1 Month Before
             O    Check RSVP’s of your guests and contact everyone who hasn’t responded yet
             O    Double check booked items (verify nothing has changed) a must!
             O    Mail rehearsal dinner invitations
             O    Do LAST dress fitting!!
             O    Confirm bridesmaids have their dresses
             O    Send out final payments
             O    Assign seating
             O    Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts
             O     Write vows
             O     Get your marriage license
WEDDING WEEK!!
             O    Double check booked items (verify nothing has changed) a must!
             O     Delegate small wedding day tasks
             O    Send timeline to bridal party also to Hair and/or Makeup Artists
             O   Pick up dress
             O    Put tips for vendors in envelope to be handed out at the event
             O    Get nails done
             O    Break in your shoes
             O    Pack for honeymoon 



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