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The Complete Wedding Planning Timeline





A timeline fit for a queen, just like you. We’re going to make sure all the T’s are crossed, and all your I’s are dotted. We got your back, girl!



WHEN YOU GET ENGAGED:

• Decide on your budget

• Start gathering names and addresses of guests

• Narrow your potential date down to two or three days

• Start looking for a venue

• Create a wedding website


12 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Begin shopping for wedding dresses

• Choose your bridal party

• Finalize date with venue & vendors already selected

• Book a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests


11 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Begin planning ceremony and reception

• Make an appointment with a florist to discuss details - including bouquets, centerpieces and all that jazz

• Book a caterer


10 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Finalize guest list

• Set up gift registry if you haven’t already

• Begin search for the wedding officiant

• Start planning wedding and reception music


9 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Purchase your dress

• Potentially start the alteration process


8 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Purchase hair accessories

• Order any jewelry that will be worn

• Plan, and potentially book your honeymoon (if you’re going out of the country)

6 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Proof, print or order your wedding invitations

• Test hair and makeup time


5 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Make rental arrangements


4 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Choose groom’s attire

• Purchase any remaining bridal accessories

• Send out save the date cards


3 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Book wedding night accommodations


2 MONTHS BEFORE:

• Address, stamp & send your wedding invitations

• Finalize the menu


6 WEEKS BEFORE:

• Purchase your wedding bands

• Confirm needed numbers with florist


4 WEEKS BEFORE:

• Finish any DIY project that you were working on


2 WEEKS BEFORE:

• Get your marriage license

• Creating the wedding day schedule and pass it to the important participants

• Give final head count to caterer

• Finalize seating charts

• Confirm vendors’ arrival time

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