Wedding Checklist

Make your wedding planning worry free. Stay organized and on top of things with a detailed checklist.  Print our checklist as a handy reference guide to keep in your purse. Create a notebook for ideas, fabric swatches and photos.

Six or More Months Ahead

  • Determine your wedding style
  • (formal, informal, small or big)
  • Set budget
  • Hire wedding coordinator
  • Organize guestlist & addresses
  • Finalize wedding date
  • Reserve ceremony & reception site
  • Select bridesmaids & groomsmen
  • Buy dress & accessories
  • Book officiant
  • Book caterer
  • Book florist
  • Book music for ceremony & reception site
  • Book photographer & videographer
  • Order wedding cake
  • Plan and book honeymoon
  • Research hotes for out-of town guests
  • Send save-the-date cards

Four to Six Months Ahead

  • Arrange for rental chair, tables, tent etc…
  • Hire transportation for wedding day
  • Order invitations & related stationery
  • Purchase wedding rings
  • Purchase or rent groom’s attire
  • Select bridesmaids & groomsmen attire
  • Buy special lingerie & stockings
  • Register for gifts
  • Choose favors
  • Buy gifts for wedding party
  • Book a room for wedding night
  • Book makeup & hair stylist
  • Sign up for dance lessons
  • Plan and book honeymoon
  • Reserve  hotels for out -of-town guests

Two to Four Months Ahead

  • Consider menu ideas with caterer
  • Revew service with officiant
  • Select readings for ceremony
  • Write wedding vows
  • Select location for rehersal dinner
  • Schedule date and time for rehersal dinner
  • Mail invitations

One to Two Months Ahead

  • Design & print programs
  • Get mariage license & certifed copies
  • Prepare name change documents
  • Contact local newspaper for wedding announcements
  • Write thank you notes as gifts arrive
  • Buy guest book

Two Weeks Ahead

  • Schedule final dress fitting
  • Revew seating plans & write place cards
  • Give guest count to caterer
  • Review photo checklist with photographer
  • Confirm where guests will be staying
  • Make plans for welcome gifts and wedding itinerary and have delivered to their rooms

One Week  Ahead

  • Pick up dress
  • Give wedding party specifc responsibilities
  • Confirm details & final headcount with caterer
  • Finalize seating plan
  • Confirm honeymoon arrangements
  • Pack for honeymoon

One Day  Ahead

  • Confirm transportation for wedding
  • Mail wedding announcements
  • Get manicure & pedicure
  • Rehearse Ceremony
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Prepare tip envelopes for officiants & vendors

Wedding day – Relax & Enjoy!

4 comments on “Wedding Checklist

  1. Ervin Encinias on said:

    i love your blog.

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