The checklist below contains a guide that should help you in planning and scheduling your wedding related tasks:

6-12 Months Before The Wedding

  • Reserve the date with your florist, photographer, videographer and disk jockey
  • Set the date and time of the wedding
  • Reserve the location
  • For church and synagogue weddings, visit appropriate clergy members.
  • Establish the wedding budget
  • Choose attendants, honor attendants and ushers
  • Order your wedding invitations and announcements
  • Pick out the Bride’s gown and headpiece
  • Shop for attendant’s attire and accessories
  • Establish a color scheme
  • Order your wedding rings
  • Register for china, silver and crystal patterns and other home gifts

2-4 Months Before The Wedding

  • Meet with your florist to order your wedding flowers. (Bring a sketch or photo of your dress and color swatches of your bridesmaids’ dresses.)
  • Address all wedding invitations and announcements
  • Plan rehearsal dinner
  • Arrange lodging for out-of -town guests and attendants
  • Select music and meet with disk jockey, videographer and photographer
  • Have your wedding portrait taken
  • Order the wedding cake

4-6 Weeks Before The Wedding

  • Contact your florist for an appointment to review your order
  • Send “thank you” flowers to the hosts of your pre-wedding parties
  • Mail your wedding invitations
  • Have the final fitting of your gown
  • Meet with the photographer, videographer and disk jockey to update them on the details
  • Arrange special transportation for the wedding party
  • Select the groom’s gift
  • Prepare seating chart for reception guests
  • Write thank-you notes for shower gifts and wedding gifts as they arrive
  • Place announcement in local newspapers

2 Weeks Before The Wedding

  • Make final check with your florist. (Double check delivery times and locations.)
  • Order “thank-you” flowers to be sent to parents after the wedding
  • Obtain the marriage license
  • Make name changes on bank accounts and official documents
  • Keep a list of wedding gifts and their senders as they arrive
  • Finalize seating chart for reception guests

1 Week Before The Wedding

  • Give the final guest count for the reception to the reception coordinator
  • Arrange pick up of guests and attendants arriving at airports
  • Enjoy the benefits of good planning and a have a beautiful wedding day!!!


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