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Wedding Planning Timeline- Wedding Wednesday

February 14, 2018

 

You're engaged! YAY! Now it's time to get all of the planning started and done!  Below is a checklist for around when you should start booking and finalizing details.  However, keep in mind that you may want to do some things earlier to make sure you can book your dream vendors and to make sure you won't have to do everything last minute.

 

12 Months Before Wedding

- Set Wedding Date

- Set Wedding Budget

- Settle on Theme and Colors

- Start a binder or place for all of your wedding information.

- Book Venue

- Book Photographer

 

10 Months Before Wedding

- Start Making Guest List

- Book Caterer

- Book Band/DJ

- Book Officiant

 

8 Months Before Wedding

- Choose Wedding Invitations

- Order Save The Dates

- Order Wedding Dress

- Decide on Your Wedding Party

- Register For Gifts

- Reserve Hotel Room Block

 

6 Months Before Wedding

- Send Save The Dates

- Start Planning Honeymoon

- Order Bridesmaid Attire

- Book Florist and Floral Arrangements

 

4 Months Before Wedding

- Order Wedding Cake

- Order Groom/Groomsmen Attire

- Plan Rehearsal Dinner

- Set Hair/Makeup Trials

 

2 Months Before Wedding

- Send Out Wedding Invitations

- Begin Dress Fittings

- Book Any Transportation

- Purchase Wedding Bands

 

1 Month Before Wedding

- Get Marriage License

- Confirm Everything with Photographer

- Make Wedding Timeline

- Make Seating Chart

- Order Menus, Programs, Table Numbers, etc

 

2 Weeks Before Wedding

- Have Final Dress Fitting

- Write Wedding Vows and Finalize Officiant Readings

- Assemble Wedding Favors/Gifts

- Send Timeline to all Vendors/Wedding Party

 

1 Week Before Wedding

- Send Final Vendor Payments

- Send Final Guest Count to Caterer

- Confirm Weather Backup Plan

- Pick Up Wedding Gown and Tuxedos/Suits

 

1 Day Before Wedding

- Get Manicure/Pedicure

- Attend Rehearsal/Dinner

- Give Wedding Party Gifts

- Get Some Rest/Sleep

 

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