Wedding Checklist

12+ months

 

 Congratulations! Announce engagement.

 Pick a date.

 Talk budget and determine who is contributing what.

 Choose wedding party: Maid of Honor and

     Bridesmaids, Best Man and Groomsmen, Flower Girl

     and Ring Bearer.

 Create a wedding website.

 Get engagement ring insured and consider purchasing

     wedding insurance.

 Take engagement photo.

 Begin compiling guest list.

 Research ceremony and reception venues.

 Research wedding planner and vendors: photographer,

     videographer, caterer, and musicians.

 Research wedding dress and veil styles.

 Order Save the Dates.

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10-12 months

 

 Mail Save the Dates.

 Research florists.

 Choose bridal party attire and accessories.

 Book ceremony and reception venues.

 Book officiant.

 Book photographer, videographer, caterer,

     musicians, and planner.

 Purchase wedding dress and veil.

 Establish a fitness routine.

 Establish a skin care/beauty routine.

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8-10 months

 

 Research hotels for out-of-town guests.

 Finalize guest list.

 Register at three national retailers.

 Book florist.

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6-8 months

 

 Request Your Free Custom Color Swatches.

 Research Wedding Invitation designs.

 Research Favors and Thank You Cards.

 Research wedding day hair and makeup styles.

 Meet with officiant to discuss plans for ceremony.

 Reserve rentals: chairs, linens, lighting, décor, etc.

 Begin planning honeymoon.

 Choose cake style and schedule tasting.

 Choose groomsmen attire.

 Book ceremony musicians.

 Book transportation to and from venues.

 Purchase wedding bands.

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4-6 months

 

 Choose flowers: wedding party, venues,

    cake, attendants.

 Plan welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.

 Schedule dress fittings.

 Prepare {play/do not play} playlist for DJ/band.

 Book honeymoon flights and hotels.

 Book room for wedding night.

 Order wedding cake.

 Order Wedding Invitations.

 Order Favors & Thank You Cards.

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3 months

 

 Plan ceremony and reception seating arrangements.

 Experiment with hair and veil with stylist.

 Finalize readers and readings.

 Book rehearsal dinner venue.

 Purchase: toasting flutes, serving pieces, guestbook,

    flower basket and ring-bearer pillow.

 Finalize reception menu.

 Order Menu Cards.

 Order Rehearsal Dinner Invitations.

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2 months

 

 Mail Invitations.

 Develop system for organizing RSVPs.

 Begin writing vows.

 Review ceremony details with officiant.

 Lay out the content for Wedding Programs.

 Apply for marriage license: order 1 extra.

 Finalize wedding day timeline.

 Finalize seating arrangements.

 Finalize playlists with musicians.

 Finalize fittings and attire for wedding party

    and parents.

 Create “wedding day” schedule and send to vendors

    and officiant.

 Create honeymoon itinerary for family at home.

 Decide “Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue.”

 Book spa and beauty treatments for you and

    bridal party.

 Book wedding day transportation.

 Purchase gifts for attendants.

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1 month

 

 

 Call vendors to confirm date, times and location.

 Final dress fitting.

 Confirm honeymoon reservations.

 Pick up wedding rings.

 Pick up marriage license.

 Pack for honeymoon.

 Write Thank You notes as gifts are received.

 Order Wedding Programs.

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2 weeks

 

 Follow up with guests who haven’t yet RSVP’d.

 Give final count to caterer.

 Update registries.

 Begin breaking in wedding shoes.

 Make arrangements for the caring of pets and plants

    while on honeymoon.

 Get final haircut and color.

 Get playlists to DJ/Musicians.

 Delegate wedding day duties: gift table, guestbook, etc.

 Delegate someone to return tuxes, rentals and

    tend to wedding dress.

 Send directions to wedding day

    limo/transportation driver.

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1 week

 

 Prepare final payments to vendors + cash tips for

    service personnel.

 Prepare wedding day emergency kit.

 Lay out wedding clothes.

 Give readers their scripts, if necessary.

 Give photographer and videographer your image

     and video requests.

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The Day Before

 

 Deliver welcome baskets.

 Get Mani/Pedi/Massage.

 Attend wedding rehearsal.

 Have fun at the rehearsal dinner.

 Get to bed at a decent hour!

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Wedding Day

 

 Eat a good breakfast!

 Mail wedding announcements.

 Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.

 Give wedding rings and officiant fee to Best Man.

 Congratulations! ENJOY the Day!

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After the Wedding

 

 Return tuxes, rentals.

 Get wedding dress to preservationist or cleaners.

 Enjoy the Honeymoon!

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After the Honeymoon

 

 Send Thank You Cards as soon as possible.

 Enjoy your marriage!

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