Wedding Calendar Checklist
The following checklist is designed with the (ideal) timetable of twelve months. If you’re planning your wedding on a shorter schedule, just start at the beginning of the list and try to catch up as quickly as possible. Use the boxes to the left of the items to check off tasks as you complete them. 9 to 12 months prior to wedding day:
☐Arrange a gathering for you and your parents.
☐Determine budget and how expenses will be shared.
☐Discuss the size, style, location, and scope of the wedding you want. ☐Choose a target wedding date and time. (The actual date will depend on venue 735005712460bottom00availability.) ☐Create a binder to store and organize ideas, worksheets, receipts, brochures, etc. ☐Visit and reserve wedding and reception sites.
☐Meet with your officiant.
☐Start compiling your guest list to estimate head count. Consider budget when thinking about “must-invites” versus “nice-to-invites.” ☐Begin shopping for the wedding gown.
6 to 9 months prior:
☐Choose the members of your wedding party.
☐Enroll in wedding/shower gift registries.
☐Hire a photographer and a videographer.
☐Book an engagement photo session, especially if you plan to include a professional engagement picture with Save-the-Date cards. ☐Hire a caterer.
☐Hire a florist.
☐Make arrangements for music to be played at the ceremony and reception.(Tasks might include booking a band or solo musician, hiring a DJ, choosing significant musical selections, and so on.). ☐Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. (Ask about group rates.) ☐Send out Save-the-Date cards. (Include lodging info and maps, as possible.) ☐Shop for wedding rings.
☐Select and order wedding gown, leaving ample time for delivery and alterations. ☐Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. ☐Schedule wedding cake design appointments and tastings. ☐Start planning your honeymoon.
4 to 6 months prior:
☐Finalize the guest list.
☐Order invitations (25 extra) and other wedding stationery (i.e.,...
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