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.