Wedding Planning Checklist


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10-12 Months Before

□  Announce your intention to wed to your family and friends
□  Create a wedding website to announce your plan to wed .
□  Throw an engagement party, if you're having one
□  Pick your wedding date and time.
□  Start your guest list.
□  Decide on who will pay for the wedding. Set a budget with the people involved.
□  Reserve your ceremony and reception venues
□  Choose who will be your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
□  Book your wedding officiant.
□  Hire a wedding planner and/or coordinator.
□  Envision how your dream wedding will look like. Decide if you will have a wedding theme and motif, which can help you center your wedding preparations and style to a particular theme

8 Months Before

□  Choose and book your wedding caterer
□  Pick your favorite florist
□  Choose your preferred wedding photographer and videographer
□  Decide which wedding cake supplier you prefer
□  Pick your favorite musician/DJ for your wedding ceremony and reception
□  Choose a friend or hire a professional to host your event
□  Shop for your wedding dress and accessories
□  Shop for your bridesmaids' dresses and accessories
□  Plan your honeymoon

6 Months Before

□ (E)mail a Save the Date notice to the people you want to include in your wedding.
□  Book accommodations for your out-of-town guests
□  Reserve tables, chairs, dishes, and tents
□  Arrange your wedding transpo
□  Pick your wedding invitations
□  Choose and book a calligrapher, if you prefer to have one
□  Choose and pick special event providers that you plan to have on your wedding (eg. Mexican dancers)
□  Purchase your wedding rings
□  Shop and buy your grooms' attire and other accessories
□  Rent or buy your groomsmen attire and accessories
□  Sign up for your chosen gift registry

2-3 Months Before

□ Finalize guest list.
□ Mail your wedding invitations
□ Book your preferred hair stylist and makeup artist and finalize your hair and makeup for your wedding day
□  Plan, schedule and prepare for your rehearsal dinner
□  Purchase and wrap your wedding favors
□  Buy gifts for your wedding party and for each other
□  Plan your wedding menu with your caterer
□  Discuss your wedding ceremony with your officiant
□  Start preparing for your wedding decorations and program. Purchase any necessary items like decoration stuff, game materials and prizes
□  Write your wedding vows
□  Attend bridal showers

1 Month Before

□  Procure a marriage license
□  Confirm reservations with your different suppliers and their arrival times.
□  Have final wedding gown fittings.
□  Confirm with your bridesmaids and groomsmen that their wedding clothes are fine
□  Call guests that haven’t RSVP’d. Finalize guest list.
□  Call family and friends who have special role on your wedding, confirm their availability and arrival times
□  Discuss your wedding program with your coordinator and host
□  Prepare guests seating plan and place cards
□  Make sure you have some good wine for your wedding toasts
□  Attend bachelorette parties!

2 Weeks Before

□  Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and reception
□  Pick up wedding dress
□  Ask family and friends to assist guests during the reception, distribute favors, and other tasks during the wedding

The Day Before

□  Pamper yourself by having some much needed mani and pedi and spa treatments
□  Give your wedding party their gifts
□  Have your wedding rehearsal and dinner
□  Rest. You have a busy day tomorrow.

The Big Day

□  Do all the pre-wedding stuff like hair and makeup and take a lot of photographs
□  Smile! It's your wedding day, and you want no frowns to mar this wonderful day

After The Wedding

□  Enjoy your honeymoon!
□  Make sure that you write thank you notes for all those wonderful gifts

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