Wedding planning can be so very exciting & nerve wracking all at the same time. Building your dream team of vendors, adding the design elements that make it you, and managing guests and bridal party are just a few elements to planning the perfect day! Read on for the perfect blueprint on just how to stay on track with your planning. Download a PDF version of our checklist here!

12 Months Out:

Set a budget and determine who's contributing

Hire a wedding designer/planner/ coordinator

Select a venue and a date Start your guest list

Start narrowing down your Pinterest board ideas

11 Months Out:

Research all other vendors and begin outreach (catering, floral design, rentals, photo/video, desserts, etc.)

Start shopping for a wedding dress

10 Months Out:

Select a caterer and bar staff

Create a wedding website 

Take engagement photos 

Choose your wedding dress

9 Months Out:

Book hotel blocks or provide a list of suggested hotels to your guests

Send out save the dates

Select bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen attire

Book rentals and florist

8 Months Out:

Register for gifts 

Book honeymoon

7 Months Out:

Hire music/entertainment

Hire officiant

6 Months Out:

Order groom and groomsmen attire 

Book transportation

Book rehearsal dinner

5 Months Out:

Taste desserts Customize drink menu

(don't forget water & ice)

Order Invitations

4 Months Out:

Schedule final fittings

Put together gift bags 

Mail out Invitations

3 Months Out:

Hair and makeup trials

Write vows

Gather any personal items and deĢcor

2 Months Out:

Send out rehearsal dinner invitations 

Pick up marriage license

Give song suggestions to DJ

Menu tasting with Caterer

1 Month Out:

Pay vendors in full

Final venue walk through

Finalize any small details

Create seating chart and day of timeline Solidify guest count and send to caterer 

Put together tips for vendors

Break in those wedding shoes!

Week Of:

Get hair color refreshed 

Get nails done

Pack honeymoon bags 

Recite your vows

Clean your ring

Day Before:

Drink lots of water

Eat a healthy meal

Pack a small purse with essentials

Day Of:

Take your dress and veil out of garment bags

Stay off your feet

Drink water and eat breakfast

(you won't have time to eat until much later)

Thank your loved ones!


Download our 12 month checklist here!

Wedding Planning 12 Month Checklist

Wedding Planning 12 Month Checklist

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