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12-24 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING 

• Set a date

• Determine budgets

• Choose a reception location

• Choose a ceremony location

• Hire a wedding planner (if needed)

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING 

• Choose wedding party attendants

• Secure wedding officiant

• Determine color and style themes

• Begin shopping for wedding dress and accessories

• Begin shopping for bridal party dresses/tuxedos and accessories

• Determine guest list (consider lists for ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner)

Order Save The Date cards (remember to have your envelopes pre-printed)

• Hire a photographer

• Hire a videographer (if desired)

• Hire a band, DJ and/or ceremony musicians

• Hire a caterer

• Hire a florist

• Hire a bakery for wedding cake

• Begin researching honeymoon ideas

6-9 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING 

• Select flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, alter/chuppah displays, corsages and other areas as needed

• Reserve wedding day transportation for Bride and Groom and/or bridal party and out-of-town guests

• Finalize honeymoon travel plans

• Reserve hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests

• Register for wedding gifts (consider national store chains for easy purchasing for out-of-town guests)

• Select and purchase wedding dress and accessories

• Select and purchase bridal party dresses and accessories

• Reserve location for rehearsal dinner

4-6 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING 

• Select tuxedos for Groom, groomsmen and fathers

• Select wedding cake design and finalize plans with bakery

• Purchase wedding rings

Choose and order invitations and other stationery items (remember to have your envelopes pre-printed)

Choose and order personalized, pre-printed items (such as wedding favors, toasting flutes and napkins)

• Arrange vacation time with places of employment to allow time for wedding preparations and honeymoon

• Begin wedding dress fittings

• Select and order attendant gifts

• Select and order parent’s gifts

2-4 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING 

Stamp, address and mail  invitations (mail at least 6-8 weeks prior to wedding date; longer if many out-of-town guests)

• Prepare wedding vows

• Meet with officiant to review ceremony order and preferences

• Select and order guest book

• Determine bar and/or beverage arrangements for reception and cocktail hour

Order printed wedding programs and menu cards

• Make appointments for hair, make-up and spa for Bride and bridal party as needed

1 MONTH BEFORE WEDDING 

• Schedule final fittings for all wedding attire

• Confirm reservations with all hired vendors and venues; make final arrangements

• Obtain legal documents and apply for marriage license

• Finalize seating assignments for reception

Order place cards with pre-printed names, table assignments and entrée choices (allow at least 2 weeks for printing)

1 WEEK BEFORE WEDDING 

• Confirm final head count, seating arrangements and entrée counts (if applicable) with reception venue

• Begin packing for wedding day and honeymoon (make sure pack a separate bag for wedding day necessities)

NIGHT BEFORE WEDDING 

• Rehearsal dinner

• Distribute wedding attendant and parent’s gifts at rehearsal dinner

• Organize wedding day attire, accessories and other grooming items

• Get plenty of rest and relax for your big day

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT—it all goes by way too fast!!!!