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The Wedding Checklist

12 months or earlier

  • Tell your parents about your decision to get married
  • Announce your engagement
  • Set a date for your wedding
  • Make a budget
  • Consider hiring a wedding planner
  • Decide on the type of wedding you would like:
  • Location Formality-
    • Time of day-
    • Number of guests
  • Develop a record-keeping payment plan to track your accounts
  • Compile a guest list
    • Grooms family, Brides family and decide who needs to be invited
    • those you need to be invited
    • those you should be invited
    • those you would be nice to invite
  • Decide if you want in invite children with their parents
  • Reserve your officiate
  • Reserve your reception site
  • Send engagement announcement to newspapers
  • Select your flower girl and ring bearer
  • Select your weddings rings
  • Decide if you would like to have an engagement party
  • Select your bridal gown
  • Determine your color scheme.
  • Order your passport, birth certificate for your honeymoon or marriage license

9-12 months before

  • Book your caterer
  • Book your florist
  • Book your photographer
  • Book your video services
  • Book your chair covers and linens
  • Book your limousine or wedding transportation service
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Book the band and or/ DJ for the reception
  • Book your musicians for ceremony
  • Confirm delivery date of wedding dress

6-9 months before

  • Finalize your guest list
  • Select your menu
  • Design and order your invitations
  • Register for your bridal shower and wedding
  • Order your rings
  • Book your hairdresser and makeup artist
  • Order your bombonieres for the wedding guests
  • Reserve your wedding night bridal suite
  • Select flower girls dress, shoes and accessories
  • Select maid of honor and bridesmaids dresses
  • Choose the mother's oufits
  • Check your marriage license requirements
  • Book your honeymoon

3-6 months before

  • Meet with the officiate to discuss ceremony
  • Finalize your menu
  • Finalize your florist arrangement
  • Choose the reader for your ceremony
  • Select your music for ceremony
  • Have your formal engagement photo taken
  • Schedule spa day treatments-manicure, pedicure, facial, and massage
  • Schedule rehearsal dinner
  • Select and reserve wedding attire for groom, ushers, and father of the bride and groom and ring bearer

2 months before

  • Mail the invitations-include accommodation choices and a map to the ceremony and reception
  • Write vows
  • Purchase wedding party gifts
  • Purchase parents gifts
  • Visit the dentist for teeth cleaned or bleached
  • Pick up wedding bands
  • Pick up shoes and accessories
  • Select song list with your band/DJ
  • Select songs for the ceremony
  • Purchase guest book and pen
  • Purchase seating cards
  • Schedule final dress fitting
  • Print out wedding program

1 month before

  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Arrange seating arrangements
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner party
  • Have hairdresser work with your headpiece and make-up
  • Purchase your lipstick
  • Purchase your perfume
  • Rehearse your wedding vows
  • Maintain a record of RSVPs and all gifts received
  • Arrange final fitting of bridesmaid's dresses
  • Finalize shopping for wedding day accessories, ring pillow, toasting glasses, nylons,
  • Make sure all your vendors have maps to all locations, brides home, grooms home, ceremony, park for the pictures and reception
  • Find "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a six pence (or shiny penny) for your shoe"

1-2 weeks before

  • Pick up attire for the groom and ushers
  • Finalize the seating plan
  • Confirm final guest list with the reception and caterer
  • Confirm accommodations at the hotel
  • Confirm your honeymoon
  • Confirm ceremony details
  • Confirm reception details
  • Confirm florist order
  • Confirm videographer
  • Confirm photographer and confirm special photos you want taken
  • Confirm all music for the ceremony
  • Confirm the details with the limousine company
  • Confirm all music for the reception- first dance
  • Write place cards and draw a seating chart for the reception
  • Write speeches
  • Determine the order for the procession
  • Have the rehearsal dinner party and give them their gifts at that time.
  • Contact guests who haven't responded
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Exchange currency, if necessary
  • Organize bridal kit
  • Arrange all final payments to your vendors
  • Deliver your marriage licence to the officiant
  • Have someone hand out programs at the ceremony
  • Have someone hand out bombonieres
  • Have someone take your dress to the cleaners after the wedding
  • Have someone return any rented items

The Wedding Day

  • Give the grooms ring and the brides ring to the best man
  • Schedule plenty of time to get ready
  • Relax and enjoy your wedding!

After the Wedding

  • Pick out your thank you picture from your photographer
  • Send thank you cards with pictures to all your guests
  • Send thank you cards to all your suppliers

Bridal Kit

  • Perfume
  • Lipstick
  • Hand lotion
  • Make-up touch up
  • Spray for your face-to hydrate your self
  • Needle and thread
  • Extra nylons
  • Clear nail polish for fixing runs in nylons
  • Telephone list of all suppliers
  • Tissues
  • Bottle water with straw
  • Q-tips
  • Hair spray
  • Sanitary needs
  • Bobby pins
  • Travel size tooth brush
  • Travel size tooth paste
  • Travel size mouth wash
  • Stain remover-spray on

Use the Worksheets below as you go through your planning Check List.
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