Congratulations on your engagement!! Now the fun begins. We suggest that you start planning your wedding at least a year in advance. Photographers, venues, and caterers are booked that far in advance, also because there is so much to do! Here is a monthly break down of what to do a year before your wedding.
Sign Up For Pinterest. This is a glorified bookmarking tool to help you organize all the websites you visit about planning your wedding. Make multiple folders for different things. Wedding Photography, Hair And Make Up, Clothing, Décor And So On.
Work Out A Budget
Pick Your Wedding Party
Start planning the Wedding Guest List
Hire A Wedding Planner
Reserve Date For Venues
Sign Up For The Gym
Book Photographers And Videographers
Purchase Your Dress
Reserve A Block Of Hotel Rooms
Start Your Wedding Registry
Start Researching Honeymoon Destinations!
Schedule Engagement Photo Shoot
Receive photos from shoot and create your own Save The Dates online
Send Out Save The Dates
Book Rehearsal And Rehearsal Dinner Venue
Start Your Hair And Makeup Trials
Finalize Menu And Flowers
Check In With All Vendors For Updates
Start A Shot List With Photographer (Share Wedding Folder On Pinterest)
Review Playlist With Dj Band
Start Recording Rsvps
Get Marriage License
Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Have You Last Dress Fitting
Start Seating Arrangements
Purchase Bridesmaids Gifts
Have Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Make Sure All Payments Have Been Made With Vendors
1 Week Before
Confirm Arrival Times With Vendors
Sent Timeline To Bridal Party
Pick Up Dress
Check In With Photographer
Break In Your Shoes
Send Finalized Guest List To Caterer/Venue
Pack For Honeymoon
Stop drinking coffee, soda, tea and switch to water to have radiant looking teeth and skin for photos.
Keep following for more detailed tips for what to do when before your wedding!