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12 Months Before Wedding
Determine potential dates and times for your wedding.
Decide on the size, formality and setting of your wedding.
Select a wedding planner.
Create a wedding and engagement budget.
Reserve the locations for your wedding and reception.
Meet with and book your wedding officiant or clergy.
Choose your wedding party and confirm the participants.
Choose your wedding rings.
Draw up an initial guest list.
Organize your engagement party.
9 - 12 Months Before
Order Save the Dates.
Order your wedding dress and attendant attire.
Book your photographer.
Book your videographer.
Reserve a caterer.
Arrange for decor, chair covers and linens.
Book your live entertainment or DJ.
Reserve your florist.
Order your wedding cake.
Reserve any rental items from the rental company.
Register for gifts at your favorite stores.
Research accommodations for out-of-town guests.
Plan your honeymoon.
6 - 9 Months Before
Decide on your menu.
musicians and soloist
for your ceremony.
and any other stationery.
Send out Save the Dates.
for your guests.
for mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
Check marriage license requirements.
3 - 6 Months Before
Finalize your guest list.
Choose the reader for your ceremony.
Finalize your order with the florist.
Reserve the men’s wedding attire.
Make an appointment with your
2 Months Before
Mail the invitations.
Decide on your wedding vows or compose your own.
Finalize the reception menus.
Confirm the wedding details with the musicians and clergy or officiate.
Have the programs printed.
Purchase gifts for parents and attendants.
Make appointments for nails and make-up.
Schedule final dress fitting.
1 Month Before
Apply for a marriage license.
Plan the rehearsal dinner.
Meet with photographer and videographer.
2 Weeks Before
Draft the speeches.
Finalize reception details.
Call any guests who have not replied.
Meet with your hair stylist and make-up artist for consultation.
Deliver song lists to musicians or play lists to disc jockey.
Deliver photo lists to Photographer.
Confirm honeymoon reservations.
1 Week Before
Finalize seating plan.
Determine the order for the procession.
Have your rehearsal.
Create and email the wedding weekend itinerary.
Confirm accommodation reservations.
Pick up the attire for the groomsmen.
Confirm the final numbers with the caterer.
Confirm details with the transportation company.
Deliver your marriage license to the officiate.
Draw up a seating arrangement for the reception and write out the place cards.
Choose someone to return any rented items after the wedding.
Pack for your honeymoon.
Day of Wedding
Give the wedding bands to the best man.
Present the attendants and parents with their gifts.
Relax and Enjoy your Special Day!
Send out thank you notes.
Send thank you notes to vendors and attendants.
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