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12 months

• Announce your engagement and introduce families if they have not met • Have an engagement party • Sit down with all family members involved in helping pay and come up with a budget • Come up with theme or style of wedding • Come up with 2-3 possible dates • Look at and book ceremony venue (church or civil) • Look at and book reception venue • Come up with tentative guest list • Find a wedding planner/coordinator

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9-11 Months

• Choose bridesmaids and groomsmen • Look at and book Wedding vendors - Photographer, videographer, caterer, DJ/band, bakery, officiant, florist • Find and buy Wedding Dress • Narrow down guest list • Book your Honeymoon • Begin looking for bridesmaids dresses • Look for and attend bridal shows and events


6-8 F 6-8 Months

• Look for 3-5 hotels for out-of-town guests, ask for packages or discounts • Purchase bridal accesories • Start pre-marital counseling (if necessary) • Look for invitations • Look for decor ideas • Send save-the-date cards to out-of-town guests • Register for gifts • Book rentals • Choose a menu • Book Wedding Cake

F F 1-2 Months • • • • • • • •

Send out invitations 8 First bridal fitting (ma Order any acohol or Decide on photogra Research where to ge Consider wedding ins Finalize ceremony an Write thank you notes arrived Begin finalizing cerem Meet with vendors to Reserve first-night roo Begin working on sea Pick up marriage lice Check with vendors a

4-5 1 3 F 4-5 Months • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Deside on floral arrangements Place wedding announcement in the local paper Book transportation from ceremony to reception Decide on music Finalize guest list • Start planning wedding decor • Decide on and rent groom and grromsmen attire • Purchase bridesmaids gowns • Order invitations/stationary • Order wedding bands • Decide on Wedding favors Begin rehearsal and rehearsal dinner arrangements Notify any family or friends involved in the ceremony about the part they will play

3 months • • • • • • • • • •


Meet with officiant to discuss ceremony details Confirm all honeymoon arrangements (travel plans, hotel,, etc..) Confirm all rehearsal dinner plans Purchase servers and champagne flutes Address invitations Choose family/wedding party gifts Write vows (if you are writing your own) Book makeup artist and stylist Schedule last tasting Select music for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception


L 2-3 2-3 Weeks

F 1-2

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Finalize seating chart Practice hair and make-up appointment Pick up bridesmaids dresses Schedule another bridal fitting (ifneeded) Reconfirm everything with vendors one more time (just to be safe) Call any guests who have not RSVP’d Finalize number of guests with caterer Mail rehearsal dinner invitations

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1 F 1 Weeks • • • • • • •

Have final bridal fitting Pick up tuxes Confirm hair and make-up appoinments Pack for wedding night and honeymoon Finalize seating arrangements Finalize all details one last time with vedors Assign someone to be responsible to small wedding accesories after the wedding • Pick up wedding dress • Get some rest


1 F 1 Day

• Prepare all payment envelopes and give to person responsible for paying vendors (usually best man) • Hand out ceremony and reception lists to all involved • Have rehearsal and rehearsal dinner • Set up for day-of if possible • Get manicure, pedicure, and massage • Relax

F Day-of • • • • • • • • •

Eat breakfast Drink a lot of water Wear a button-down shirt while getting ready Go to hair and make-up appointments Attend day-of brunch (if having one) Have a moment with your husband-to-be Give rings to the best man Go to all photo-shoots Have a moment alone and a moment with your father (or the person walking you down the aisle) • Get married, relacx and enjoy the day

F After • • • • • •


Have a time together or with family to open wedding gifts Send out thank you notes Complete name-change Meet with videographer and photographer to finalize albums and timeline Finalize/close your bridal registry Have a blast being married to the love of your life

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12-Month Wedding Planning Guideline  

A 12 month outline of what should be done to plan your wedding!

12-Month Wedding Planning Guideline  

A 12 month outline of what should be done to plan your wedding!