____Consult with a wedding planner.
____ Decide on style of your wedding.
____ Decide on date of your wedding.
____ Decide on location.
____ Reserve officiant.
____ Set a tentative budget.
____ Decide how expenses will be shared.
____ Decide on guest list.
____ Announce engagement.
____ Select and invite wedding party.
____ Shop for wedding rings.
____ Reserve reception location as soon as
you have set the date.
____ Select and book cater.
____ Start compiling names and addresses
for guest list.
____ Decide on your color scheme.
____ Start shopping for your wedding dress
____ Discuss where you will live after the
SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE
____ Send your engagement announcement to
____ Select your bridal registry and make
____ Select florist.
____ Select balloonist.
____ Select and book photographer and
____ Select and reserve rental equipment for
ceremony and reception.
____ Select and book reception entertainment.
____ Order bridal gown.
____ Order bridesmaids’ dresses
____ Select bakery for wedding cake.
____ Select a travel agent and start planning
your honeymoon location.
THREE TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE
____ Select and order invitations.
____ Complete your guest list.
____ Start health and fitness program.
____ Check on wedding dress.
____ Select formalwear for men.
____ Select and order mothers’ attire.
____ Experiment with hair style.
____ Discuss service with officiant.
____ Order favors.
TWO MONTHS BEFORE
____ Address invitations and announcements.
Send invitations six weeks before.
____ Confirm all contracts and services with
the professional hired.
____ Plan and book rehearsal dinner.
____ Finalize honeymoon plans.
____ Arrange accommodations for out-of-town
____ Purchase attendants’ gifts.
____ Choose person to attend your guest book.
____ Make reservation for the wedding night
____ Make appointment with your hair stylist
on the wedding day.
ONE MONTH BEFORE
____ Get blood test and marriage license.
____ Have wedding dress final fitting.
____ Have bridal portrait done.
____ Complete shopping for your trousseau.
____ Purchase your accessories such as garter,
candles, toasting goblets, ring pillow, etc.
____ Have wedding and engagement rings
taken to jeweler for attachment and
____ Maintain records on gifts received and
send thank you notes out immediately.
____ Meet with photographer and discuss with
him/her a list of shots you would like taken.
____ Meet with the entertainers and give them
a list of music you would like played.
____ Assign responsibilities for :
Pick-up of any last minute items
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
____ Pick up wedding rings and make sure
they fit properly.
____ Continue writing thank you notes for
____ Final confirmation of all services.
ONE WEEK BEFORE
____ Provide caterer with total guest count.
____ Provide wedding party and guests a map
and timetable for rehearsal, ceremony and
____ Plan seating arrangements.
____ Pick up marriage license.
____ Begin packing for honeymoon.
____ Determine what to do with floral
arrangements after reception.
AFTER THE WEDDING
____ Send thank you notes as soon as possible
after the wedding.
____ Have bridal gown cleaned and preserved.
____ Change your name on ID and important
____ Change of address cards.