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Wedding Planning Checklist

12-18 months

Make a budget and discuss who will contribute
Start building your guest list and collecting addresses
Decide on your wedding colors and style
Choose on your wedding party including Ring Bearers and Flower Girls

Begin trying on wedding dresses to see what style you like and don't like
Decide on your wedding colors and style
Explore and book ceremony and reception venues

Research and prioritize vendors. Once you've found your favorites, sign the contract! 

Live Painter
Photo Booth

Hair and Makeup


9-12 months

Select and order female wedding party attire
Start creating your wedding website to keep guests informed
Reserve a block of rooms from nearby hotels 
Mail your Save-the-Dates
Shop for accessories for the bride and bridesmaids

6-9 months

Take engagement pictures
Attend a tasting with your caterer and baker
Start working on your music choices, include a must-play and do not play list
Plan your bachelor and bachelorette parties
Order your wedding invitations
Shop for wedding bands
Order your wedding invitations

2-6 months

Finalize your menu with your caterer
Schedule your hair and makeup trial
Schedule final alterations appointment
Book where you'll have your rehearsal dinner
Rent your tuxes. Don't forget the dads!
Send your wedding invitations

1-2 months

Work on writing your vows
Obtain your marriage license

Finalize your day-of timeline
Turn in your final headcount to us
Finalize your seating chart
Finalize your dessert order
Confirm the rehearsal date and time with your ceremony venue

Schedule final meetings with your necessary vendors



1-2 Weeks

Practice your first dance and first kiss
Put all the items for the wedding in one spot
Break in your wedding day shoes
Get a haircut or color before the wedding

Week of

Get your nails done
Pick up your wedding dresses and tux
Pack your overnight bag if staying at a hotel
Put together gratuity envelopes for vendors 
Pack a small bag of your personal items 

Download the planning checklist here!

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