WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

12+ MONTHS

NO WORRIES, YOU GOT THIS!

____ Choose a date (or up to 3 so you can be flexible)

____ Talk budget and decide who is contributing what

____ Discover your wedding style and create inspiration boards on Pinterest (follow A-AWA for ideas!)

____ Contact the A-AWA for free wedding planning assistance

____ Choose your wedding party

____ Get engagement ring insured and consider purchasing wedding insurance

____ Explore ceremony and reception venue options

____ Start assembling your team of wedding pros:

wedding planner, photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, and entertainment

____ Begin compiling a guest list

____ If wearing a dress, browse wedding dress and veil styles

____ Get engagement photos taken

10-11 MONTHS

YOU'RE ON A ROLL...

____ Choose wedding party attire and accessories

____ Reserve ceremony and reception venues or secure a tent for an outdoor wedding

____ Choose cake style and schedule tastings

____ Book officiant

____ Hire photographer, videographer, caterer, DJ/band, florist, and wedding planner

____ Mail your Save the Dates

____ If wearing a gown, purchase wedding dress, veil and undergarments

____ Establish beauty and fitness routines

8-9 MONTHS

GET YOUR PLANNING ON!

____ Find three hotels (at different price points) for out-of-town guests

____ Refine your guest list

____ Create gift registries at 3 national retailers

____ Order wedding cake

____ Begin planning your honeymoon

____ Explore wedding day hair and makeup styles

____ Meet with officiant to discuss plans for ceremony

____ Reserve rentals: chairs, linens, lighting, décor, etc

____ Decide on fun extras like a photobooth or even a chocolate fountain!

____ Decide on groomsmen attire

____ Purchase Wedding Invitations and Thank You Cards (for gifts that arrive early)

____ Hire ceremony musicians

____ Book transportation to and from venues

____ Purchase wedding bands

6-7 MONTHS

GOOD JOB! WHAT'S NEXT?

____ Choose flowers for:

wedding party, attendants, venues, cake, etc

____ Schedule dress fittings

____ Book honeymoon flights and hotels

____ Book room for wedding night

____ Plan welcome baskets for out-of-town guests

____ Schedule alterations for gown and bridesmaid dresses

____ Finalize wedding guest list

____ Assemble rehearsal dinner guest list

____ Book rehearsal dinner venue

4-5 MONTHS

THE FINISHING TOUCHES...

____ Finalize honeymoon plans and ensure all documents are in order

____ Speak with a Financial Specialist about managing your money after you’re married

____ Plan ceremony and reception seating

____ Experiment with hair and veil with stylist

____ Try out wedding looks with your makeup artist

____ Finalize readers and readings

____ Purchase wedding day extras:

toasting flutes, serving pieces, guestbook, flower basket and ring bearer pillow

____ Finalize reception menu

____ Order Menu Cards

____ Order Wedding Favors

2-3 MONTHS

YOU'RE GETTING CLOSE!

____ Hire a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator who will make sure your day stays on schedule

____ Mail Wedding Invitations

____ Begin writing vows

____ Review ceremony details with officiant

____ Apply for marriage license (order 2-3 extra)

____ Finalize seating arrangements

____ Finalize playlists with musicians

____ Finalize fittings for wedding party and parents

____ Create wedding day timeline and send to your vendors, officiant and wedding party

____ Write out honeymoon itinerary for family at home

____ Finalize plans for your Bachelorx Events and Showers

____ Decide “Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue”

____ Book spa and beauty treatments for you and your bridal party

____ Book wedding day transportation

____ Purchase gifts for attendants

1 MONTH

CRUNCH TIME!

____ Call vendors to confirm date, times and location

____ Confirm honeymoon reservations

____ Pack for honeymoon

____ Pick up wedding rings

____ Pick up marriage license

____ Order Wedding Programs

____ Follow up with guests who have not RSVP’d

____ Final dress fitting (with shoes & undergarments)

____ Write Thank You notes as gifts are received

2 WEEKS

DOWN TO THE WIRE...

____ Give final count to caterer

____ Update gift registries

____ Begin breaking in wedding shoes

____ Make arrangements for the caring of pets and plants while on honeymoon

____ Send playlists to DJ/band/ceremony musicians

____ Get final haircut and color

____ Delegate wedding day duties: gift table, guestbook, etc

____ Delegate someone to return tuxes, rentals and tend to wedding dress

____ Send directions to wedding day limo/transportation driver

1 WEEK

RELAX. ALMOST THERE!

____ Prepare final payments to vendors + cash tips for service personnel

____ Give readers their scripts

____ Give photographer and videographer your image and video requests

____ Lay out wedding clothes

____ Prepare wedding day emergency kit

____ Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party

THE DAY BEFORE

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

____ Deliver welcome baskets

____ Get manicure/pedicure/massage

____ Attend wedding rehearsal

____ Have fun at the rehearsal dinner

____ Get to bed at a decent hour!

WEDDING DAY

ENJOY YOUR DAY!

____ Eat a good breakfast! Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready

____ Give wedding rings and final payments to vendors + cash tips to best man

____ Relax, smile, and soak in every moment while your Coordinator takes care of everything!

BEYOND THE WEDDING

WRAPPING THINGS UP...

____ Ensure tuxes and rentals have been returned

____ Send wedding dress to preservationist or cleaners

____ Send out Thank You Cards (include a wedding photo)

____ Write reviews for all your wedding pros!

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