Wedding Checklist: Guidelines To Planning Your Perfect Wedding

9-12+ Months Before:
Start a pinterest board or wedding folder (both is even better!)
Work out your budget
Take engagement photos
Engagement party
Pick your wedding party
Start planning your guest list
Reserve your dates and venues
Research vendors
Book your officiant

8 Months Before:
Hire your photographer and videographer
Book your DJ or band
Purchase your dress
Start your wedding registry

 6-7 Months Before:
Pick your invitation design/theme
Start researching honeymoon destinations
Search for bridesmaid dresses
Send out save-the-dates
Book your florist
Arrange transportation for wedding party

 4-5 Months Before:
Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues
Meet with your baker
Start hair and makeup trials
Start choosing your playlist
Choose the men’s attire

3 Months Before:
Finalize menu and flowers
Order/make favors
Purchase rings

2 Months Before:
Check-in with all vendors for updates
Start a shot list for your photographer
Review playlist with band or DJ
Send out invitations
Finalize the ceremony
Purchase day of accessories
Write or decide on vows

1 Month Before:
Get your marriage license
Start recording RSVPs
Have your last dress fitting
Start seating arrangements
Purchase bridesmaid’s/groomsmen’s gifts

1 Week Before:
Confirm arrival times with vendors
Pick up your dress
Send a timeline to your bridal party
Check in with photographer and go over shot list
Break in your shoes!
Finalize your seating chart
Send finalized guest list to venue
Get facial’s and waxing
Pack for your honeymoon

48 Hours Before:
Get tan
Have nails done
Wrap bridesmaid’s and groom gifts

Day Before:
Rehearsal dinner
Give bridal party gifts

Wedding Day:
Get married & live happily ever after!




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