Wedding-Planning Checklist
  • May 18th, 2023

9-12 Months Before the Wedding

Book the Venue

Secure your ceremony and reception venues. Consider availability, capacity, and the overall ambiance you desire for your wedding.

Hire Key Vendors

Start booking essential vendors such as the photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, and wedding planner if desired. Research and meet with multiple vendors to compare services and prices.

Start Dress Shopping

Begin the exciting process of finding your dream wedding dress. Schedule appointments at bridal boutiques and allow ample time for alterations.

6-9 Months Before the Wedding

Choose the Wedding Party

Select your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other wedding party members. Notify them of their roles and responsibilities.

Send Save the Dates

Send out save-the-date cards to inform guests about your upcoming wedding and allow them to mark their calendars.

Plan the Decor and Theme

Decide on the overall theme and color scheme for your wedding. Start working on the details of the decor, including centerpieces, linens, and lighting.

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3-6 Months Before the Wedding

Order Invitations

Design and order your wedding invitations, RSVP cards, and other stationery. Ensure they match your chosen theme and include all necessary information.

Finalize the Menu

Meet with your caterer to finalize the menu options for the reception. Consider dietary restrictions and offer a variety of choices to accommodate all guests.

Arrange Transportation and Accommodation

Arrange transportation for you and your wedding party on the wedding day. Also, reserve hotel blocks for out-of-town guests.

1-3 Months Before the Wedding

Send Invitations

Mail out the wedding invitations, ensuring they reach guests with ample time for them to RSVP.

Finalize Details with Vendors

Confirm all the details with your vendors, including timelines, special requests, and any specific arrangements.

Plan the Ceremony

Work with your officiant to plan the script, choose readings or music, and determine any special rituals or traditions.

2 Weeks Before the Wedding

Final Fittings and Alterations

Schedule your final dress fitting and make any necessary alterations to ensure a perfect fit.

Create a Day-of Schedule

Collaborate with your wedding planner or coordinator to create a detailed schedule for the wedding day, including hair and makeup appointments, photography sessions, and the ceremony timeline.

Confirm Details with All Vendors

Reach out to each vendor to reconfirm all details, including arrival times, setup requirements, and any last-minute changes.

Wedding Day and Beyond

Relax and Enjoy

On your wedding day, take a moment to relax, enjoy the experience, and soak in the joy of the celebration.

Thank You Notes

After the wedding, send out personalized thank-you notes to express your gratitude to family, friends, and vendors who contributed to your special day.

Handle Legal and Financial Matters

Update your name, if applicable, and ensure that all legal and financial matters related to the wedding, such as changing your address, are taken care of.