Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding involves numerous details to ensure the day goes smoothly. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the process

12-18 Months Before:

  • Set a budget.
  • Create a preliminary guest list.
  • Choose a wedding date.
  • Research and select potential wedding venues.
  • Book the ceremony and reception venues.
  • Hire a wedding planner if desired.
  • Start looking for wedding vendors (photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, etc.).
  • Begin shopping for your wedding dress and bridal party attire.
  • Consider hiring a band or DJ for the reception.

9-12 Months Before:

  • Finalize the guest list.
  • Choose and ask your wedding party to be part of your celebration.
  • Research and book a photographer and videographer.
  • Select and order your wedding dress and accessories.
  • Reserve hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests.
  • Research and book a caterer.
  • Start planning the honeymoon.
  • Register for wedding gifts.

6-9 Months Before:

  • Order and send out save-the-date cards.
  • Book ceremony musicians or a DJ.
  • Arrange transportation for the wedding day.
  • Research and book a florist.
  • Select and order the wedding cake.
  • Plan and book any pre-wedding events (engagement party, bridal shower, etc.).
  • Purchase wedding rings.

4-6 Months Before:

  • Send out wedding invitations.
  • Attend dress fittings.
  • Finalize menu selections with the caterer.
  • Confirm details with all vendors.
  • Choose and purchase wedding favors.
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner.
  • Book accommodations for your wedding night.

2-4 Months Before:

  • Create a wedding day timeline.
  • Confirm details with all vendors.
  • Plan seating arrangements.
  • Schedule hair and makeup trials.
  • Purchase or rent groom and groomsmen attire.
  • Finalize ceremony details.

1-2 Months Before:

  • Attend final dress fittings.
  • Confirm the final guest count with the caterer and venue.
  • Obtain any necessary permits or licenses.
  • Plan the ceremony rehearsal.
  • Finalize vows and readings.
  • Confirm honeymoon arrangements.

2 Weeks Before:

  • Confirm all details with vendors.
  • Pack for the honeymoon.
  • Provide final guest count to the venue and caterer.
  • Create a wedding day emergency kit.
  • Confirm the wedding day timeline with the wedding party.
  • Obtain Marriage license.

1 Week Before:

  • Reconfirm all details with vendors.
  • Give final payments to vendors.
  • Confirm the rehearsal dinner details.
  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Day: Get ready and enjoy your special day!