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Wedding Check-List

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Advice & Tips, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Wedding Check List The key to staying organized for your wedding is taking the time to create a to-do check list so you don’t end up rushing to get everything done a couple months before your wedding date. Here is a sample check list but the length of your engagement will determine your particular schedule.

Nine Months Prior to the Wedding

  • Create a wedding book where you can put ideas for your wedding dress, typically pages from bridal or fashion magazines. You can also keep your vendor research in the book for possible photographers, floral arrangements, etc.
  • Establish a budget
  • Determine who you want in your wedding party and get confirmations
  • Begin working on your guest list, keeping in mind the budget you have set up
  • Interview wedding planners
  • Reserve your venue and the officiant as soon as possible.

Six Months Prior to the Wedding

  • Select a photographer and/or videographer
  • Interview caterers
  • Buy your wedding dress so you have plenty of time for the necessary fittings
  • Begin looking for bridesmaid’s dresses
  • Book the entertainment if applicable
  • If you have invited out of town guests, reserve their hotel rooms
  • Choose the invitations and have them printed up
  • Select a florist so they can put your wedding on their calendar
  • If you need a limo, reserve it now

Three Months Prior to the Wedding

Create a wedding day schedule of events

Reserve the rehearsal venue if applicable

Make the rehearsal dinner reservation

Order the wedding cake


Select the music you want to use during the ceremony

Book your wedding day hair and make-up appointments

Settle on a menu

Determine what, if any, centerpieces you want

Buy your bands

Eight Weeks Prior to the Wedding

Check in with all your vendors to make sure they are on track and there are no glitches

Mail out the invitations

Meet with the photographer

One Month Prior to the Wedding

  • Plan your bachelorette party
  • Follow-up on those who have not RSVP’d
  • Apply for your marriage license
  • Finalize the seating arrangement
  • If applicable, write your vows

Week of the Wedding

Confirm with vendors

Have your dress pick-up or delivered

Send the final head count to the caterer

Send a wedding day agenda to the bridal party so they know where they need to be, when

If going on a honeymoon, pack in advance

See Also…

10 Wedding Planning Must-dos Before The I-dos

Tips For Finding The Perfect Wedding Dress


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