Getting Hitched Wedding Guide Checklist

Planning and scheduling will allow you to enjoy being married on your special day. Majority of large planning takes 12 months or less to plan. Here is a guide to help you organize and plan for your day and to focus on the details of you and your fiance’ vision. Happy planning!!

10–12 Months To Go
•Work on your budget and establish your top priorities where to save/where to splurge.
•Find amazing Ideas, start browsing our blog, Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette.
•Compile your guest list (you’ll need that guest count for food purposes!).
•Choose your wedding party
•Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. Know what questions to ask when evaluating a wedding venue.
•Already feeling overwhelmed? Consider hiring a Wedding Planner.

6-8 months To Go
•Find Wedding Invitation designs you love and start working with your design company (Pick up to 3)
•Choose Favors and Thank You Cards.
•Meet with officiant to discuss plans for ceremony.
•Reserve all your rentals: chairs, linens, lighting, décor, etc.
•Choose cake style and schedule tastings with various bakers also order a grooms cake
•Select men’s formalwear and give information to groomsmen
•Book transportation to and from venues.
•Purchase wedding bands.

4-6 months To Go
•Purchase wedding bands
•Shop and Order bridemaids’ dresses
•Mail out invitations
•Finalize catering menu for reception
•Get confirmation from vendors
•Plan the rehearsal dinner

2 months To Go
•Give your caterer/venue the final guest count.
•Create seating and place cards.
•Pick up your gown!!
•Confirm arrival times and finalize the wedding timeline with vendors and the wedding party—make sure your wedding planner has a copy
•Put together your own Bridal Emergency Kit.
•Contact those who hasn’t RSVP’d yet.

1-2 weeks To Go
•Confirm lodging for out of town guests
•Create a master schedule and distribute to attendants and vendors
•Finalize vows if writing your own
•Give final guest count to ceremony and reception site
•Confirming all vendor delivery times and dates etc.
•Bachelor and Bachelorette party
•Your planning is complete…. and will be breathtaking!!!

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