This is a wedding planning checklist comprising of the main things needed to do in the period of 1 month before the wedding to 3 weeks before the wedding:
One Month before the Wedding:
o Select a wedding photographer and videographer.
o Check with you local government about any further required documentation.
o Finalize the date with the person that will be officiating at your wedding.
o Agree on an emcee (if you are going to have one) and make a rough-draft outline of the wedding reception.
o Select a band or DJ to perform at your reception and the melody to be played for the first dance.
o Select a hairdresser and schedule an appointment for your hairdo and make-up.
o Order your honeymoon package from a travel agent.
o Book a hotel room for your first wedding night.
o Select a bakery to create a multi-tiered wedding cake.
o Book your limousine and calculate the number of cars needed for the wedding convoy. Also think about how to decorate the cars with balloons and ribbons.
o Finalize the banquet hall, discuss the wedding menu, and do not forget to specify the details of the decorating.
Three Weeks before the Wedding:
o Make sure that all of the wedding invitation RSVP’s were returned from the recipients. Calculate the number of guests that have confirmed their participation in your wedding.
o Meet with the emcee (if you are having one) and develop a detailed plan for the celebration. Order “the props” necessary for your wedding script.
o Confirm the participation of all professionals that will provide you with services for your wedding.
o Select and order the bridal bouquet and boutonniere.
o Do not forget to buy underwear and accessories for your wedding attire.
o Make a list of desired gifts and give them to your guests. They should have enough time to buy them.
o Discuss with your wedding photographer and/or videographer the route of your wedding. Listen to his/her opinion and advice.
o Invite your friends to a stag or hen party.
o Make a detailed plan for the wedding day.
o Prepare for your honeymoon.
There are other things, which need to be done up to half a year prior to your wedding, and as close as 1-3 days before your wedding. In general, the more details you compose in your wedding planning checklist, the smoother your wedding will go.