The Perfect Wedding Planning Checklist

Just engaged, or about to be engaged? Congratulations to you both! Here is the perfect wedding planning checklist for you and your betrothed to use, to ensure the wedding of your dreams!

THINGS TO DO NINE TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING:
Announce Engagement
Have an Engagement Party (optional)
Choose Wedding ceremony Date
Rent marriage ceremony advisor/coordinator
Determine the type of wedding:
— location,
— theme,
— number of attendees,
— formality (formal, semi-formal, casual)
— time of day (morning, afternoon, evening)
Decide on the finances & how bills might be shared
Buy a daytimer to keep track of appointments & events
Develop a record for keeping a system for payments
Create an ongoing approximate # invitee record
Decide if you’ll be inviting youngsters or not
Select and reserve ceremony site
Select, meet with, and reserve Officiant/Priest/Minister/Rabbi
Choose and book reception location
Shop for, choose and order bridal dress
Determine colour scheme
If ceremony or reception is at a house, arrange for any home enhancements
Acquire, passports, visas, search for birth certificates, any paperwork needed for honeymoon and/or marriage licenses
THINGS TO DO SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Select and book caterer, if appropriate
Select and reserve photographer/videographer
Choose members of wedding party
— best man
— maid/matron of honor
— bridesmaids
— groomsmen
— flower girl
— ring bearer
Contact wedding party; give them a listing of their responsibilities
Select and buy dresses of bridesmaids & flower girl
Select and book ceremony musicians
Choose and reserve live band or DJ for reception
Choose and reserve florist
Register for your wedding gifts at your favorite store(s)
THINGS TO DO FOUR TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Schedule fittings for custom made bridesmaids dresses
Arrange marriage prep-courses, if obligatory
Choose and reserve decorator
Finalize an A and B list of celebrants
Select and order invitations
Set date, time and place for rehearsal dinner
Choose and reserve honeymoon evening suite
Organize lodging for out-of-town guests
Start planning your honeymoon
Shop for your wedding gifts to each other
Shop for your wedding presents to your wedding party
Purchase footwear, lingerie and accessories for the bride
Buy footwear and accessories for the bridesmaids
Choose and order wedding bands

THINGS TO DO TWO TO FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Take formal engagement photo
Choose and order wedding cake
Order party favors
Select and order decorations
Buy honeymoon attire and luggage
Choose and book wedding day transportation
Start addressing your invitations
Reserve wedding day hair and makeup.
Obtain marriage license (expires in 3 months)
Mail out your invitations
Choose and invite ceremony readers
Select ushers to seat your visitors
THINGS TO DO SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Preserve a record of RSVP’s and early wedding gifts
Keep a document of shower gifts and mail thank you’s
Buy all ceremony and reception accessories: guest book, toasting glasses, garter, ring pillow, etc.
Select and reserve wedding apparel for all gentlemen in wedding party
Mail invites to rehearsal dinner
Plan bridesmaid luncheon
Select your one thing old, new, borrowed, blue
Compose your wedding speeches (use great wedding quotes and sayings which you will find online)
THINGS TO DO TWO TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Finalize all food and drinks for wedding
Finalize all ceremony details with Officiant
Finalize all rehearsal arrangements
Finalize all floral arrangements
Final fittings for your self and bridesmaids
Finalize all details with all of your vendors
Determine the order of receiving line and head table setting
Contact guests that haven’t replied
Pick up wedding bands
Visit reception site for floor plan
Create reception seating plan
Give musicians a listing of your music choices
Inform attendants when and where to pick up attire
Determine VIP seating for ceremony seating
Print out place cards
Pick up honeymoon tickets
Practice your wedding speeches
THINGS TO DO ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY:
Give caterer/reception venue last tally of guests
Pack for your honeymoon
Wrap reception favors
Arrange mail collection|hold while you’re away on honeymoon
Memorize your wedding speeches
THINGS TO DO ON THE DAY OF THE REHEARSAL DINNER (ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE WEDDING DAY):
Drop all wedding accessories and decor off at ceremony and reception location
Be sure you bring all presents that will be handed out at dinner
Make sure you have all final payments in envelopes for wedding day
Pack over night bag for honeymoon suite
Go to the marriage ceremony site for rehearsal
Review VIP seating with ushers at ceremony location
Practice your wedding speeches one last time
Go to bed early so you can wake up feeling refreshed for your big day!! Congratulations and Good Luck!!!
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