Suggested Guideline for Wedding Planning

This wedding planning guide will help you prepare to meet the dates and time frames for the vendors and ceremony elements you desire for your wedding day.
Suggested Planning Guide

12 to 18 Months Prior to Wedding Day

___ Select an Engagement Ring
___ Choose and Book a Photographer and/or Videographer
___ Choose and Book Reception Facility
___ Choose a Venue for Your Wedding
___ Choose Your DJ or Entertainment
___ Contact and Book a Wedding Planner (unless your venue provides one)
___ Decide if You Want a Theme to Your Wedding

6 to 12 Months Before

___ Organize Lodging for any out of town Guests
___ Choose your Wedding Dress
___ Choose Who will be in Your Wedding Party
___ Make Appointment for your Photo for Announcing Your Engagement
___ Choose Your Wedding Colors
___ Select a Photo for Announcing Your Engagement
___ Make arrangements for Your Wedding Transportation
___ Select Gowns for Your Brides Maids
___ Publish Engagement Announcement in the Newspapers
___ Select and Book Your Honeymoon Trip
___ Contact a Florist and Select Your Flowers
___ Book Officiant for Your Ceremony

3 to 6 Months Before

___ Put the Final Touches on Your Bridal Registry
___ Select Baker for the Wedding Cake
___ Confirm Honeymoon Plans
___ Choose/Make Your Invitations and Thank You Notes
___ Book Rehearsal Dinner Location

2 Months Before

___ Confirm Reservations of Men’s Formal Wear
___ Order/Make Decorations for Table at Reception
___ Make appointment with Your Wedding Planner
___ Determine the Preferred Music for Your Wedding
___ Purchase/Make Attendants’ Gifts
___ Have Wedding Dress Fitted and get Alterations
___ Address and Mail Invitations
___ Book Your Formal Portrait

1 Month Before

___ Verify all Locations and Times
___ Make/Party Supplies
___ Write and Send Thank You Notes for Shower Gifts

1 to 2 Weeks Before

___ Obtain Your Marriage License
___ Confirm Florist has Selected Flowers
___ Confirm Arrangements with Caterer
___ Verify Honeymoon Travel Arrangements
___ Draw Up Seating Arrangements for Reception
___ Confirm Formal Wear
___ Verify all Arrangements with all Vendors

1 Day Before

___ RELAX and Prepare for the BIG DAY!

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