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Wedding Checklist

Printable Wedding Planning Checklist

18+ Month Prior to the Wedding
Select your wedding date.
Hire a wedding consultant, if desired.
Search for a venue that is suitable for your ceremony.
Determine your theme.
Determine your budget.
Determine the approximate number of guests you will invite and create a list accordingly.
Decide if you will be inviting children or not.
Search for a venue that is suitable for your reception.
12+ Month Prior to the Wedding
Book your reception venue.
Search for musicians that are suitable for your wedding.
Search for a bridal gown.
Search for an officiant.
Reserve your ceremony location.
Search for a caterer that is suitable for your wedding.
Search for a florist that provides floral arrangements that are suitable for your wedding.
Search for a DJ that is suitable for your wedding.
Search for entertainers that perform the types of shows that are suitable for your wedding.
Search for a photographer and/or a videographer that is suitable for your wedding.
Attend Bridal Shows to gather information and try to win items
11 Month Prior to the Wedding
Book your photographer and/or videographer.
Book your entertainers.
Book your DJ.
Book your florist.
Book your caterer.
Book your officiant.
Buy or reserve your bridal gown.
Book your musicians.
9 Month Prior to the Wedding
Obtain passports, visas, any other documents needed for travel and/or marriage licenses.
Give your wedding party a list of their responsibilities.
Select and buy attire for your bridesmaids and your flower girls.
Select and buy attire for mothers of the bride and groom.
Select and book ceremony your musicians.
Register for your wedding gifts.
6 Month Prior to the Wedding
Shop for your wedding rings.
Schedule fittings for your bridal gown.
Schedule fittings for any custom made bridesmaids gowns.
Reserve your rental items.
Search for invitations suitable for your wedding.
Take Dance lessons for a choreographed first dance.
Search for a trainer and or a gym.
Determine the approximate number of guests you will invite and create a list accordingly.
Edit your EventByMe Website settings as needed.
5 Month Prior to the Wedding
Search for and plan activities for your out-of-town guests.
Select and order your wedding rings.
Shop for your wedding gifts for your significant other, your wedding party, and your parents.
Buy shoes and accessories for the bride and the bridesmaids.
Search for a bakery that designs cakes that are suitable for your wedding party.
Order your invitations.
Set date, time, and location for your rehearsal dinner.
Select and book your honeymoon night suite.
Search for accommodations for your out-of-town guests.
Search for and book your honeymoon arrangements.
Select and book your wedding day transportation.
4 Month Prior to the Wedding
Search for bomboniere arrangemens that are suitable for your wedding party.
Purchase your honeymoon attire and ensure you have adequate luggage.
Obtain your marriage license.
Go on trials and book your wedding day hair and makeup service.
Film a Love Walk Video.
3 Month Prior to the Wedding
Take a formal engagement picture.
2 Month Prior to the Wedding
Maintain a record of your RSVPs and early wedding gifts.
Purchase all ceremony and reception accessories (e.g., guest book, toasting glasses, garter, ring pillow, etc.).
Select and reserve wedding attire for all gentlemen.
Mail invitations for your rehearsal dinner.
Plan a bridesmaid luncheon.
Select your something old, new, borrowed, blue.
Go over the list of recommended special songs.
1 Month Prior to the Wedding
Select and book barber shop for men for the morning of the wedding
Book Grooming Services for Groom and Ushers.
Create your reception seating plan.
Pick up your wedding rings.
Make a ceremony itinerary.
Make a reception Itinerary.
Make a wedding day itinerary.
Decide the order of your receiving line and head table setting.
3 Weeks Prior to the Wedding
Review your music playlist.
Contact the guests who have not replied to your invitation.
Provide your photographer with a photo checklist.
2 Weeks Prior to the Wedding
Pick up your honeymoon tickets.
Arrange for the final fittings of your bridal gown.
1 Week Prior to the Wedding
Confirm booking of your hair and make up service.
Make sure wedding party has their itinerary.
Pickup your bridal gown.
Confirm booking with your musicians.
Confirm booking with your reception venue.
Confirm booking with your officiant.
Confirm booking with your ceremony location.
Pickup rental items or arrange for its delivery.
Confirm time with your musicians.
Confirm booking with your caterer.
Confirm booking with your florist.
Confirm booking with your DJ.
Confirm booking with your entertainers.
Give your reception venue a final tally of your guests.
Give your caterer a final tally of guests.
Confirm booking of your transportation.
Pack for your honeymoon.
Send out your invitations.
Confirm booking with your photographer and/or videographer.
Order your cake and arrange for its delivery or pick-up time.
1 Day Prior to the Wedding
Wrap your bomboniere.
Drop all wedding accessories and decor off at ceremony and reception locations.
Make sure you have all of your final payments in envelopes for your wedding day.
Pack an overnight bag for your honeymoon suite.
Day of the Wedding
Ensure that you have a healthy breakfast on the day of your wedding.
Pack anything remaining on your "To Bring" list in cars.
Make sure that the maid of honour has the groom's ring and that the best man has the 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.
Use your wedding day itinerary to get you through your wedding day in case you run into any trouble.
Go to the Barber Shop
After the Wedding
Send your guests thank you cards.
Thank your vendors by rating their service.

Wedding Planning Checklist