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12 Months before

  • Fantasize about your ideal wedding.
  • Write up the guest list
  • Have the money conversation and figure out whos paying for what
  • Set your budget with some wiggle room
  • Hire a wedding planner if you want one
  • Reserve a reception venue and ceremony site. Lock in the date
  • Book a stationer

10 Months Before

  • Settle on your offciant
  • Go dress shopping
  • Look for vendors, set up in person meetings with potentials
  • Select your bridal party

8 Months Before

  • Hire the caterer, florist, band/DJ, ceremony musicians and photographer
  • secure rentals
  • Order your dress if its custom
  • Block hotel rooms for out of town guests
  • Register

6 Months before

  • Shop for wedding bands
  • Order invitations
  • Send save the dates
  • Meet with vendors to hammer out details
  • Choose the getaway car
  • Secure transportations. Buses limos for guest if requires
  • Order bridesmaids dresses if necessary
  • Book the honeymoon

4 months before

  • Order the cake
  • Hire a calligrapher
  • Plan the rehersal dinner
  • Crank out thank you notes post shower
  • Choose the grooms and groomsmens attire

2 months before

  • Set up your hair and make up trial
  • Purchase your dress if its off the rack
  • Write the vows if you plan to personilize them
  • Finalize the ceremony selections with the officiants
  • Mail the invitations
  • Accessorize your look
  • Buy gifts for VIPS

6 weeks before

  • Confirm the arrival of the bridesmaids dresses
  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Print the programs, menus and other wedding-reception stationery
  • Partake in bachelorette hijinks
  • Plan welcome baskets for out of towners

2 Weeks before

  • Final dress fitting
  • Submit your shot list to the photographer
  • Send playlist and ” do not play list” to the DJ or band
  • Procure your marriage license
  • Update the registry
  • Review the RSVP’s and chase after stragglers

1 week before

  • Provide the final head count to the site and caterer
  • Break in your shoes
  • Finalize the seating chart
  • Give last minute requests to vendors
  • Get any waxings or facials

48 Hours before

  • Pick up your dress
  • Write checks for balances due the day of
  • Drop off welcome baskets for out of town guests
  • Put vendors tips in envelopes. Delegate their distribution to the maid of honor and best man

Day Before

  • Reconfirm pickup times
  • Do any last minute primping (nails, bronzing)
  • Rehearse the ceremony and go to dinner
  • Give your bridal party and parents their gifts

Day of

  • Exchange presents with the groom
  • Give the rings to the best man and maid of honor
  • Eat small, light meals
  • Beautify
  • Get married


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Credit: Brides Magazine

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