A Wedding Planning Checklist for any Timeframe

A wedding planning checklist is an important tool for the main reason that it keeps you from forgetting any important parts of a perfect ceremony. I got a big binder and bought a box of plastic protector sheets.

Believe it or not this was the best organizer ever! I put pics of cakes I liked, clothing, dresses, decor, seating plan, everything in the clear sheets in my book and it was easy to change pages as needed! and the pictures make a great keepsake.

If you had a wedding planner, they would use a wedding planning checklist, so if you are planning your own, pick one of these to follow based on your time frame and many blessings to you! You can even Create Your Own Personal Wedding Website

6 Month wedding planning checklist

  • Pick your location
  • Choose a Wedding Gift registry
  • Find and order your wedding dress and any accessories that you will need. Order your shoes if you need to. Bring these to all the fittings. (dont forget the veil)
  • Find your bridesmaid dresses
  • Interview officiants and hire one
  • Start choosing music, musicians, band/DJ
  • Start interviewing photographers and videographers if you want a video, dont scrimp on these, these are irreplaceable memories.
  • Interview caterer and florist

If you feel overwhelmed and lost, you can always hire a planner or get a package from a reputable venue that does everything for you!

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4 Month

  • Order your wedding invitations
  • Book a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests
  • Contact out-of-town guests about the wedding (prior to sending out invitations)
  • Finalize dinner menu with caterer
  • Bride: select flower girl's dress and pass details on to the parents
  • Purchase wedding guest favors
  • Book the limousine or other wedding day transportation
  • Book the rehearsal dinner site
  • Grooms, pick out your tux, etc
  • Book the honeymoon
  • Book a hotel room for the wedding night
  • Book a photo session for engagement announcement in local newspapers

2 Month

  • Make final checks on everything: catering, honeymoon, photographer, videographer, florist, musicians, officiant, rehearsal, etc
  • Make sure announcements are addressed and arrange for someone to mail them on your wedding day
  • Think about what you are going to take on the honeymoon, decide when you will pack
  • Buy traveler's checks for honeymoon
  • Arrange for someone to house sit, pet sit or babysit while you are on your honeymoon
  • Send your travel plans and contact information to a family member and your house sitter (in case of an emergency)
  • Finalize the seating plan and write place cards
  • Get final guest counts to caterers, wedding cake company, party rental company and/or reception site coordinator
  • Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and reception
  • Pick up your wedding dress
  • Try on your wedding shoes and wear them on carpeted surfaces around the house
  • Attend your bachelor/bachelorette parties, if you're having them, and wedding showers
  • Send thank you notes to the hosts of your pre-wedding parties
  • Write thank you notes for gifts received at wedding showers
  • Pick up your wedding bands
  • Obtain the marriage license
  • Arrange for pick up of guests and attendants arriving at airports

Buying a wedding planning checklist book can be a great source of marking things off as you go.

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