Wedding Planning Timeline and Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist
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Wedding Planning Timeline…

Dear Bride-to-be:

Here’s an example of a short and general wedding planning checklist and wedding planning timeline which highlights a number of important details leading up to your special day.

Use it as a general guide as you prepare a more detailed timeline and checklist.

Your planning schedule should be as detailed as possible. So don’t take a chance on forgetting important deadlines without a planning checklist.

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Nine to Twelve Months Before Your Special Day

Select your wedding date and time

Create a bridal party list

Create a budget

Make reservations for venue and ceremony

Choose and book a caterer, baker, florist, photographer or videographer, musicians or DJ, officiant, minister, or pastor

Plan your honeymoon and check for visa, passport, inoculation requirements

Choose a sensible weight loss program and look FABULOUS on your special day and on your honeymoon!

Six to Nine Months Before Your Special Day

Order your bridal gown and accessories

Choose bridesmaids dresses and accessories

Arrange for the groom, best man, and groomsmen to be fitted

Prepare your guest list

Send out Save-the-Date reminder cards

Arrange gift registry

Four to Six Months Before Your Special Day

Order invitations

Book a time for your rehearsal

Make arrangements for limousine service

Book wedding night accommodations

Finalize your honeymoon plans

Two to Four Months Before Your Special Day

Arrange alterations to your gown

Confirm details with service providers

Address your invitations

Reserve rental equipment

Six to Eight Weeks Before Your Special Day

Buy favors and ceremony items

Confirm reservations

Arrange to pick up your gown

Mail invitations

Discuss bridal hairstyles

Discuss bridesmaids hairstyles

Arrange hair salon appointments

Write your personalized vows

Review reception plans with Master of Ceremonies

Three to Six Weeks Before Your Special Day

Record invitation responses

Write thank you notes for shower gifts

Send out rehearsal dinner invitations

Prepare your speech and toasts

Obtain marriage license and pick up rings

Purchase gifts for bridesmaids, maid of honor, flower girl, ring bearer

Two Weeks Before Your Special Day

Prepare seating chart for reception

Prepare seating cards

Give favors and decorations to those in charge of setting up reception room

One Week Before Your Special Day

Give guest counts to caterer for reception and rehearsal dinner

Finalize arrangements with florist, photographer, musicians, rental centers

Pick up gown and accessories

Prepare items required on your big day

Pack for your honeymoon

Rehearsal Day

Attend your rehearsal

Make a toast or speech at the rehearsal dinner

Present your attendants with gifts

Wedding Day

Get your hair styled with the bridal hairstyle you chose

Take your gown, accessories, and makeup to the ceremony site

Enjoy your special day!

Your planning schedule should be as detailed as possible. It’s a LOT easier with planning software to help you remember important deadlines.

Click here for your Detailed Wedding Planning Checklist

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