WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

01-Jan-2020

 

12+ MONTHS

- Choose a wedding date
- Plan out theme/style
- Choose/ask wedding party
- Schedule engagement photos
- Research ceremony and reception venues - Determine your budget
- Start compiling guest list

10-12 MONTHS

- Create a wedding website
- Book officiant
- Create/order save the dates
- Book ceremony/recpetion venue
- Purchase wedding dress/veil (6-8 months to arrive)

8-10 MONTHS

- Finalize guest list
- Mail save the dates
- Research hotels near venue and reserve blocks - Choose wedding party attire/accessories
- Book florist
- Register for gifts

6-8 MONTHS

- Decide on wedding cake style/flavor - Purchase wedding bands
- Book rehearsal dinner venue
- Book hair and makeup stylists

- Research wedding invitation designers

4-6 MONTHS

- Order invitations
- Order wedding cake
- Work with florist to decide on floral decor - Decide on music playlist
- Schedule dress fittings

3 MONTHS

- Finalize ceremony timeline
- Mail invitations
- Purchase wedding decor/rentals
- Finalize menu with caterer
- Order menu cards/ day of stationery

2 MONTHS

- Start organizing RSVPs
- Write wedding vows
- Apply for marriage license
- Finalize seating arrangements
- Finalize wedding timeline with planner

1 MONTH

- Pick up wedding rings
- Attend final dress fitting
- Pick up marriage license
- Order thank you notes
- Finish any last minute DIY decor
- Confirm delivery/pick up of all rentals

1-2 WEEKS

- Follow up with any guests who haven’t RSVP’d - Give a final head count to caterer
- Make sure DJ/band have playlists and timeline - Have final payments/tips ready for vendors

- Deliver “must- have” image list to photographer

DAY BEFORE

- Make sure everything is laid out/packed for the big day

(Essentials include: dress, rings, marriage license, shoes, etc.)

- Deliver welcome bags to hotels
- Get mani/pedi - Attend rehearsal and dinner - Get beauty sleep!

Photo by Kaylie Plumm