Wedding Planning Checklist

It’s time to plan your dream wedding! It can seem daunting at first, but once you’re able to organize your wedding planning checklist, everything will come together just as you imagined. The following wedding planning checklist, with helpful links to more specific info, will help you plan a wedding and simplify the exciting road ahead.

12-18 Months Prior

9 Months Prior

7 Months Prior

5 Months Prior

  • Book a restaurant for the post-wedding brunch.
  • Book a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner.
  • Finalize the wedding shower guest list and email it to the host.
  • Purchase wedding shoes.
  • Secure a hair and makeup appointment for the big day.
  • Pick music for these times: 1) when the wedding party is announced and during the ceremony; 2) throughout dinner; 3) to initiate the dance portion. Make a list of songs you do and do not want played (if you chose to go with a deejay).

3 Months Prior

  • Meet your fabulous photographer and go over the “look” and locations for your shots.
  • Reconnect with your vendors, band or deejay to ensure everyone’s on the same page.
  • Mail invitations. Set the RSVP deadline to three weeks after postmark date.
  • Have a blast at your bachelorette soiree!

1 Month Prior

Week of Wedding

  • Email wedding planning checklist timeline for the ceremony to entire wedding party.
  • Pick up dress.
  • Set aside an envelope with cash/checks for vendors.
  • Email final guest list to caterer.
  • Pack for honeymoon.


Check Out the "Big 5" of Your Wedding To-Do List
Check Out Destination Wedding Planning
Check Out the Legal Requirements & Paper Work for Getting Married

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