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12 months before:

☐ Finalize venue and date.

☐ Choose theme/style/colors.

☐ Shop for your dress.

☐ Research and hire a photographer.

☐ Book hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.

☐ Select your bridal party members.

11 months before:

☐ Begin designing ceremony and reception decor.

☐ Meet with your florist.

☐ Book your caterer.

☐ Hire wedding consultant.

☐ Have engagement party.

10 months before:

☐ Finalize your guest list.

☐ Set up your gift registry.

☐ Look for an officiant.

☐ Research and book your DJ or band. Discuss music selections for ceremony and reception.

Nine months before:

☐ Order your gown.

☐ Order bridesmaid dresses.

☐ Cake tasting and ordering.

☐ Breathe. You're doing great! Go enjoy a date night with your hubby-to-be.

Eight months before

☐ Plan and book your honeymoon.

☐ Select and order invitations.

Seven months before

☐ Catch up on anything you may have missed in months eight to 12.

Six months before

☐ Design and order your save-the-date cards.

☐ Schedule a test run of your hair and makeup.

☐ Fitting for gown and bridesmaid dresses.

☐ Order wedding rings.

Five months before

☐ Make arrangements for rental items (chairs, tables, tents, linens, etc.).

☐ Arrange ceremony rehearsal.

☐ Book rehearsal dinner.

Four months before

☐ Decide on groom's attire.

☐ Purchase remaining bridal accessories.

☐ Mail save-the-date cards.

Three months before

☐ Book accommodations for your wedding night.

Two months before

☐ Address, stamp and mail your wedding invitations.

☐ Finalize the food and drinks with your caterer.

☐ Purchase wedding party gifts.

Six weeks before

☐ Purchase wedding bands.

☐ Confirm number of bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres with your florist.

☐ Run through wedding party duties.

☐ Final fittings.

Four weeks before

☐ Complete any DIY projects.

☐ Enjoy another date night with your man.

Two weeks before

☐ Get your marriage license.

☐ Distribute your wedding-day schedule to your family and bridal party.

☐ Give final count to caterer.

☐ Finalize the seating chart.

☐ Confirm wedding-day itinerary with all vendors.

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