Below is a basic timeline guideline that will help you stay on track during all of your wedding planning. 


6-9 Months Prior to Wedding Day 


-Deliver the wonderful wedding news to family and close friends

-Mail engagement announcements to friends and family 


-Select a wedding planner (optional)

-Decide on a wedding date and time

-Set a realistic budget with some give

-Determine the size & formality of your wedding, select colors and/or theme

-Begin gathering names & addresses of potential guests

-Select and reserve a ceremony & reception site for the wedding day

-Finalize the guest list; it’s best to have fewer guests than an over-packed venue 


-Hire a caterer (the venue may provide one in-house)

-Hire a professional photographer and videographer (optional, but highly recommended)

-Select a professional florist (optional)

– Reserve a band, DJ or create a playlist for your reception 


-Select a wedding gown and accessories

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-Necklace & Earring Set


4-5 Months Prior to Wedding Day

-Alter wedding attire sooner than later

-Select bridesmaid dresses 


-Order the wedding cake (tasting recommended)

-Complete contracts for services reserved

-Order various wedding stationary 


-Hire an officiant and start writing vows

-Purchase the wedding rings 

2-3 Months PRIOR TO Wedding 


-Organize & confirm details with all of the wedding vendors you have hired 


-Have final fittings for you and your wedding party 


-Schedule & plan the ceremony rehearsal & rehearsal dinner

-Make aesthetic appointments for the wedding party

-Schedule transportation for the wedding day

-Purchase fashionable wedding accessories 

1 Week -1 Month Prior to the Wedding 


-Pick up altered wedding dress; take it to the steamer 


-Legally change your last name (optional)

-Pick up correctly sized wedding rings 

The Day of the Wedding 

-Get plenty of rest the night before, and remember to eat

-Relax, enjoy, and cherish the moments while getting ready

-Allow your maid of honor to be your ‘right hand man’ 

After the Wedding 

-Resolve final billing from various wedding vendors

-Send thank you notes (within 1 month)

-Clean & preserve gown

-Send thank you notes to those who helped with the wedding.