Wedding Planning Timeline

11-12 Months

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  • Envision your wedding.  What will your day look like?  Small and intimate or party of the century!
  • Plan your budget
  • Choose a few dates just in case your favorite spot is not available
  • Pick and book your venue
  • Think about your guest list

8-10 Months

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  • Start Shopping for your dress and bridesmaids dresses (these may need to be altered)
  • Engagement photos
  • Order your invitations
  • Book hair and make up (a trial run is always a great idea!)
  • Book your DJ/Photographer and Florist if you haven't already done so.
  • Send save the dates

6-8 Months

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  • Pick your cake (A bit of advice if you do not have someone dedicated to cutting and plating your cake NOBODY will eat it!)  Plan a dessert bar instead people love things they can pick up.
  • Book hotel rooms
  • Finalize the guest list
  • Time for the guys to pick their outfit

4-6 Months

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  • Mail your invitations (send one to your venue so they have a timeline as well for ceremony, dinner and dance)
  • Plan honeymoon
  • Planning and out of country honeymoon?  Get those passports
  • Dress fittings
  • Bridal Shower

2-4 Months

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  • Get gifts for your guys and gals
  • Hair and make-up trial
  • Make appointments for your wedding day hair and make up

1-2 Months

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  • Get your marriage license (remember every state has different requirements make sure to check with the county you are getting married in)
  • Final dress fitting(make sure your personal attendant or MOH is with you so they know how to bustle your dress)
  • Final fittings for guys
  • Order thank yous


2-4 Weeks

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  • Finalize your RSVP list and send counts to vendors
  • Meet with your venue to finalize wedding timeline and décor choices
  • Create family picture list
  • Song list to DJ
  • Plan your wedding party entrance
  • Write all your final checks and plan who will hand out.

Final Week (YOU MADE IT)

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  • TAKE THE WEEK OFF
  • Steam dresses
  • Pick up last minute things
  • Nail and hair appointments
  • Have rings cleaned
  • Pick up rental suits
  • Confirm vendor details
  • Have rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Arrange rental returns
  • RELAX!