Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding planning checklist

Congratulations on your engagement! You said YES to spending the rest of your life with the one you love. Your wedding journey begins now! Planning for your big day can be overwhelming so below is a stress-free wedding planning checklist to make your life a lot easier. Make sure to enjoy this process and have fun along the way as your wedding day comes and goes by very fast.

1 Year

  • Dream up a wedding theme and vision
  • Create a wedding budget
  • Make your guest list
  • Hire a wedding planner
  • Choose your venue or location
  • Hire a caterer

10 Months

8 Months

7 Months

  • Book your florist
  • Finalize your guest list
  • Send out save-the-dates
  • Select bridesmaids’ dresses
  • Book the rehearsal dinner venue
  • Hire ceremony musicians
  • Order any venue rental items you may need

5 Months

  • Book transportation
  • Choose and order your cake
  • Book your wedding night and honeymoon accommodation
  • Buy or rent the grooms attire
  • Hire makeup and hair

4 Months

  • Set tasting appointment with caterer
  • Choose groomsmen attire
  • Order wedding invitations
  • Create your menu
  • Buy wedding rings

3 Months

  • Go to first dress fitting
  • Order wedding favors or gift bags
  • Hire a photo-booth rental
  • Start writing your vows
  • Select ceremony readings

2 Months

  • Send rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Send wedding invitations
  • Go over day of details with all vendors
  • Pick up your marriage license
  • Give all song selections to band or DJ, and ceremony musicians

1 Month

  • Pay all vendors
  • Go to last dress fitting
  • Buy all alcohol
  • Create your reception seating chart
  • Buy wedding party gifts
  • Finish vows
  • Deliver a final headcount

Final Week

  • Give all vendors day of schedules
  • Deliver final guest list to caterer
  • Break in your shoes
  • Pack your bags for your honeymoon
  • Go to the spa and relax
  • Drink lots of water

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