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Wedding Timeline

We want to provide you with the right tools to make sure your planning goes smoothly. Print out our time-tested wedding timeline to ensure your wedding is perfect down to the last detail.

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▶ YOUR WEDDING TIMELINE

 

9-12
MONTHS

6-9
MONTHS

4-6
MONTHS

☐ Pick a wedding date.

☐ Work out your budget.

☐ Start a guest list.

☐ Start looking for wedding officiant.

☐ Reserve your ceremony and reception venues.

☐ Have engagement photos taken.

☐ Start shopping for attire.

☐ Throw an engagement party.

☐ Book a photographer.

☐ Book a DJ/band.

☐ Book a florist.

☐ Book a caterer and baker.

☐ Book wedding officiant if you haven't already.

☐ Book wedding transportation.

☐ Send save-the-date cards.

☐ Plan your honeymoon.

☐ Shop for wedding party attire.

☐ Contact Emily to find a hotel block.

☐ Register for gifts.

☐ Book rehearsal dinner venue.

☐ Purchase wedding rings.

☐ Order invitations.

☐ Look into state marriage license requirements.

☐ Choose your music.

☐ Shop for shoes and accessories.

☐ Contact Emily to notify her which hotel or venue you booked.

2-4
MONTHS

1-2
MONTHS

FINAL 4
WEEKS

☐ Finalize attire.

☐ Order wedding cake.

☐ Finalize wedding bouquet, arrangements and decor.

☐ Take dancing lessons.

☐ Send invitations.

☐ Meet with caterer to choose menus.

☐ Choose songs and readings for ceremony.

☐ Plan (and enjoy) the bachelor/ bachelorette parties.

☐ Touch base with all vendors.

☐ Arrange for fittings.

☐ Purchase wedding party and parent gifts.

☐ Order wedding favors.

☐ Enter RSVPs into guest list database.

☐ Plan seating arrangements.

☐ Confirm day-of appointments.

☐ Get marriage license if you haven't already.

☐ Make arrangements for name-change transition.

☐ Give caterer and reception venue final head count.

☐ Pick up attire.

☐ Pick up rings.

☐ Finalize seating chart.

☐ Final check in with vendors.

☐ Finally, get married!