It is best
to allow a full year to plan your wedding, if possible.
If you don't have a year, don't fret - it is possible
to plan a beautiful wedding in less time. The biggest
risk is that a specific performer, service, or facility
may be already reserved on your target date, thus limiting
is our recommendation that you enlist the expert assistance
of a Wedding Consultant to help you plan your wedding,
if you have less than six months to plan your wedding,
as the consultant will be able to take a great deal
of pressure off of you.
9 to 12 months
Choose bridesmaids, groomsmen, maid
or matron of honor, and best man
Choose color scheme
and have engagement photos taken
and musicians for ceremony and reception
Select videographer 6 to 9 months
gown and accessories
dresses and accessories
Bridal party's first fitting
Select a Jeweler
Select a Florist
Select a travel
agent and choose your destination
Meet with your reception site Master of Ceremonies
(usually the band leader or disc jockey) to
the preliminary details of how you'd like the
2 to 4 months
for attendants and each other
favors, decorations, and accessories
Trousseau and apparel for honeymoon and
Select site for and arrange rehearsal
Plan for pre-wedding parties
Tie up financial and legal matters
Finalize living arrangements
Finalize florist order.
Preliminary hair and makeup consultation
1 to 2 months
Confirm all contracted services and reservations
Send wedding invitations
Final meeting with Master of Ceremonies
Finalize details of ceremony and reception with
appropriate site coordinators
Buy marriage license
Final bridal gown and attendants dress fittings
Select ceremony accessories: Unity candle,
ring pillow, guest book, etc..
Select personal accessories: purse, garter,
toasting goblets, etc..
Make salon appointments
Confirm rehearsal plans and invite guests to
Arrange change of name and address, and renew
all legal documents accordingly
Finalize guest count
Begin packing for honeymoon
Bachelor and bachelorette parties
Pick up wedding rings (check fit and engraving)
Men pick up formal wear (check fit)
Rehearsal & rehearsal dinner
Finalize transportation for bridal party and
Your Wedding Day!
Relax, and try to take a few moments to reflect upon
this - the greatest moment in both of your lives.
It will be over soon, but the memories will be yours
to treasure for a lifetime.