Planning your perfect day requires a comprehensive 12 months wedding checklist. This serves as a guide on how to manage your time and plan your special day. Creating a wedding checklist is your way of having your to-do list and planning each stage to your wedding confidently.
Below are step-by-step list of creating your wedding checklist up to your wedding day.
12 Months Before
Pick your wedding date.
Work out your budget. Determine how much you want to spend.
Open a wedding website
Hire a wedding planner (if you can afford)
Have your list of guests
10-11 Months Before
Choose bridal attire
Book caterers and decide on the type of food to be served.
Hire your caterer, DJ/band, florist, videographer.
Book a venue
8-9 Months Before
Choose Wedding invitation cards
Plan your honeymoon
Purchase a wedding dress
Reserve hotel rooms for guests staying out-of-town.
6-7 Months Before
Start planning your honeymoon
Arrange for transportation
Choose and purchase invitation cards
Book a florist
Shop for the bridesmaids’ dress
4-5 Months Before
Ask for samples of the wedding invitation
Order the cake
Negotiate the cost and menu of the chosen venue
Schedule hair and make-up artists
Buy your wedding shoe
Choose the kind of music you prefer
Start planning your wedding vows
Choose flowers for the wedding party.
3-4 Months Before
Finalize honeymoon plans
Finalize reception menu
Order menu cards and wedding favors
Buy wedding rings
Mail your wedding invitations
1-2 Months Before
Read wedding vows
Lay out contents for wedding programs
Apply for marriage license
Finalize seating arrangements
Finalize playlists with musicians/DJ
Send out invitations
Confirm date, time and location from vendors
Pick up wedding rings
Pick up wedding license
Have a bachelorette party
Finalize your ceremony outline
Schedule a final dress fitting.
Weeks before the Wedding
Enjoy your rehearsal dinner
Pick up your dress
Book a spa treatment
Pack for your honeymoon
Attend wedding rehearsal
Get in touch with the vendors
Go to bed early
On Your Wedding Day
Have a simple breakfast
Give wedding rings to best man
Smile and enjoy every single moment
Appreciate your friends and family
Who says wedding plans cannot be free from stress. Have a perfect wedding checklist and plan for your special day months before it arrives!
Maryam is a poet, blogger, graphics artist, and love coach. She mentors other ladies on finding the right life partner and communicating effectively in their relationships. She’s passionate about helping couples to plan & organize romantic weddings.
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