If you’re thinking about planning a wedding it might seem a very daunting task. A wedding planning checklist should cover most of the things you need to think about. Here are some helpful tips for your wedding planning checklist:

9-12 months before

Announce Engagement

Select Wedding Date

Start a wedding folder to keep track of everything

Hire wedding coordinator if desired

Decide on budget & how expenses will be shared

Determine type of wedding: location, theme, number of guests, formality, time of day

Develop a system/spreadsheet for keeping track of payments and costs

Decide if you will be inviting children or not

Create an approximate guest list

Select venue for ceremony

Select and book Officiant/Priest/Minister/Rabbi

Select venue for reception

Choose bridal outfit

Decide on colour scheme

Arrange passports, visas, birth certificates, any documents need for travel and/or marriage licenses

6-9 Months before

Research and book photographers, videographer, bands, florists, and caterers

Select wedding party

Give wedding party a list of their responsibilities

Choose bridesmaids & flower girl outfits

Select and book musicians for ceremony if necessary

Select and book band or DJ for reception

Register for your wedding gifts (this can be done sooner)

Set up a wedding day website if required

4 to 6 Months before

Schedule fittings bridesmaids outfits if necessary

Finalise guest list and send out ‘save the date’ cards if desired

Select and order invitations and other wedding stationary

Set date, time and location for rehearsal

Select and book honeymoon night suite

Plan your honeymoon

Shop for your wedding gifts to your wedding party

Buy shoes, lingerie and accessories for the bride

Buy shoes and accessories for the bridesmaids

Choose and order wedding bands

2 to 4 Months before

Order wedding cake

Order party favors

Select and order decorations

Select and book wedding day transportation

Do hair and make up trials and book for wedding day

Obtain marriage license

Choose ceremony readers

Choose ushers to seat your guests

Choose your MC

6 to 8 Weeks before

Keep a record of RSVP’s and early wedding gifts

Keep a record of gifts and send thank you’s cards

Purchase all ceremony and reception accessories: guest book, toasting glasses, garter, ring pillow, etc.

Select and reserve wedding outfits for all gentlemen in wedding party

Send out your invitations

Select your something old, new, borrowed, blue

2 to 6 Weeks before

Finalize all food and beverages for wedding

Finalize all ceremony details with Officiant

Finalize all rehearsal arrangements

Finalize all floral arrangements

Final fittings for yourself and bridesmaids

Make a wedding day itinerary

Give a copy of the itinerary to your wedding party and vendors

Finalize all details with all your suppliers

Decide order of receiving line and head table setting

Contact guest that haven’t replied

Pick up wedding rings

Visit reception site for floor plan

Decide on reception seating plan

Give photographer a photo checklist

Give musicians a list of your music selection

Print out seating cards

1 Week before

Give caterer/reception venue final numbers of guests

Wrap reception flavours

Wedding Day

Eat breakfast

Pack anything remaining on your “To Bring” list in cars

Make sure Maid of Honor has groom’s ring and Best Man has bride’s ring

Make sure you have your marriage license, photo permit and Special Occasions Permit, if needed

Put your engagement ring on your right hand

Remember to look around and soak in the views of the day you planned so long and hard for

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Source by Jane D Clark

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