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Wedding Planning Check List

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Wedding planning is very stressful.  Those tiny details will stress you out more than anything.  Be sure that you start out your planning with a wedding planning checklist - you can find them online at any wedding site. 

You can use the following check list as an example.


12 Months Before:

  • Book Ceremony Venue
  • Book Reception Venue
  • Determine and Book Liability Insurance

10-11 Months Before:

  • Book Caterer
  • Book Musicians
  • Book Photographer
  • Book Videographer

8-9 Months Before:

  • Book Florist
  • Book Cake Designer/Baker
  • Book Transportation

6-7 Months Before:

  • Book Rentals (i.e. chairs/tables etc as needed)
  • Review All Vendor Contracts
  • Update Timeline

5 Months Before:

  • Order invitations etc.
  • Order Flowers
  • Provide Music/Requests to Musicians

4 Months Before:

  • Meet with Caterer for food tasting w/Bride & Groom
  • Order Wedding Cake

3 Months Before:

  • Have Bride Book her Beauty Appointments for hair, makeup etc.
  • Provide Caterer with menu and beverage selections
  • Have Bride/Groom meet Officiant to review ceremony
  • Verify with Printer that Invitations, etc are ready

2 Months Before:

  • Contact all book vendors to confirm arrangements
  • Pay any balances to booked vendors
  • Prepare information sheets for bridal party and vendors

1 Month Before:

  • Provide photographer with list of desired photos
  • Provide guidance for videographer
  • Confirm Music and Arrangements with Musicians
  • Confirm transportation
  • Confirm flower orders with florist
  • Confirm rental requirements
  • Confirm drop off times

2 Weeks Before:

  • Confirm With All Vendors One More Time

1 Week Before:

  • Make sure Caterer has final RSVP numbers for reception
  • Make sure vendor bills are collected to make final payment

Day Before:

  • Oversee the decoration of the ceremony and reception venue

Day Of:

  • Oversee and coordinate with all vendors
  • Pay Vendors their Final Checks