Wedding Planning Checklist My Wedding

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Wedding Planning Checklist
"A guide for keeping the DIY bride sane while planning her wedding. This easy to follow checklist offers a countdown to
your big day listing the most important duties to tackle before you tie the knot. Quickie engagement? Simply bump up your
timeline and take care of the most important details first." ~ My Wedding Reception Ideas
You're engaged! What next? 5 months to 4 months before your wedding Purchase the remainder of your decorations
Determine your budget Attend showers and parties Purchase gifts:
Meet with family members who are sharing Meet with family members to discuss
expenses to discuss financial expectations responsibilities of bar, rehearsal dinner, etc. Groomsmen
Set your wedding date Choose and ask readers for your ceremony Flower girl
Decide on guest size Choose and ask ushers for your ceremony Ringbearer
Open a Pinterest account (if you don't Meet with officiant to discuss expectations Parents of the bride
Attend any marriage classes required by your Parents of the groom
already have one!)
Start pinning inspiration photos and ideas church
Determine seating arrangements and write
Research wedding gowns Arrange wedding transportation
Find ceremony site out place cards
Make reservations and book transportation for
Find reception site Write wedding vows
Book officiant honeymoon Write toasts and speeches
Book photographer Finalize wedding ring order Finalize bar list and place order
Book DJ
Order wedding stationery including: Take care of and arrange legal details:
Engagement to 9 months before wedding
Invitations Name change
Write out rough guest list Envelopes, seals, and stamps Bank accounts
Choose your theme and/or wedding colors Response cards New social security card application
Choose and ask your wedding party Reception cards
Book and take engagement photos Direction cards 1 month before your wedding
Order Save the Dates (great time to show off Thank you cards (unless using a wedding day
Make-up and hair run through
your favorite engagement pics) photo) Final fitting for wedding gown
Go Shopping: Remind bridesmaids to schedule alterations
Order ceremony accessories: Organize wedding supplies to make sure
Wedding gown
Headpiece and veil Unity candle or sand ceremony set you have everything
Jewelry Ring bearer pillow Wrap gifts and write cards
Shoes Flower girl basket
Aisle runner Confirm duties with:
Book caterer Pew decorations
Book cake maker Finalize bouquets with florist if needed Readers
Book florist Ushers
Research wedding day music Order reception accessories: Bartenders
Start diet & exercise routine now to relieve Flower pinners
Guest book and/or signature mat and pen Decorators
stress and keep skin glowing Napkins
Guest favors Meet with DJ to discuss song lists, name
8 months to 6 months before wedding Cake serving set
Garter pronunciations, etc

Create guest list with addresses Toasting flutes Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest
Address and send save the dates Cake topper
Register for wedding gifts Card box
Research honey moon spots 2 weeks before your wedding
Submit engagement photo to newspapers 3 months to 2 months before your wedding
Shop for wedding party attire Confirm all services and reservations
Discuss wedding colors with mother-of-the- Assemble invitations and take one to the Give final guest count to caterer
Pick up wedding gown
bride and groom to arrange attire post office to have weighed
Make envelopes for payment to vendors and
Research wedding day hairstyles Mail out invitations (6-8 weeks before big day)
Book make-up and hair appointments write out the checks
Choose ceremony musicians Finalize arrangements and orders with:
Look at wedding rings 1 week before your wedding
Start shopping for ceremony & reception decor: Cake maker Get rest and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Florist Pack for wedding night and honeymoon
Candles Ceremony musicians
Lights DJ Arrange wedding day emergency kit:
Centerpieces Photographer
Tablecloths Bobby pins
Tulle, ribbon, and other fabric Use wedding guest list to keep track of the Safety pins
Signs Nail glue
rsvp's that you receive. (Also useful for sending
Other props Hairspray
Candy buffet decorations thank you's after your big day) Make-up for emergency fixes
Dinnerware (If the caterer is not providing) Order wedding programs Tissues
Barware Get marriage license (and blood tests if Breath, relax, and enjoy your new lives as
Other: _________________________
required by your state) husband and wife. Congrats! XOXO
The Call List
Keep all your most important contacts and vendors organized and on hand with this super convenient contact list

Wedding Gown and Alterations:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Cake Maker:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:
Name: Company:
Phone Number: Notes:

Wedding gown. Go Shopping: Headpiece and veil. Jewelry Shoes. Book caterer Book cake maker. Book florist Research wedding day music. Choose and ask your wedding party Start …

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How to stay organized when planning your wedding?

  • Keep you organized.
  • Focused on the task at hand.
  • A bit more relaxed since everything will be contained in one place (instead of your purses, random folders, envelopes, car, etc.).
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  • Ask your wedding party. ...
  • Find a wedding venue. ...
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