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Wedding Planning Timeline

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.

11-12 Months

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

10 Months

Book Officiant

Book Photographers And Videographers

8 Months

Book Dj/Band

Purchase Your Dress

Reserve A Block Of Hotel Rooms

Start Your Wedding Registry

6-7 Months

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

4-5 Months

Book Rehearsal And Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Start Your Hair And Makeup Trials

3 Months

Finalize Menu And Flowers

Order Favors

Choose Readings/Readers

Purchase Rings

2 Months

Send Invitations!

Check In With All Vendors For Updates

Start A Shot List With Photographer (Share Wedding Folder On Pinterest)

Review Playlist With Dj Band

1 Month

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!


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