Wedding Planner Timetable Checklist

 12-18 months in advance your wedding


 Announce marriage engagement and mail picture to local newspapers.


 Set a wedding date.


 Determine a budget for your wedding.


 Estimate the size and theme for your wedding and reception. 


 Select a location for the wedding ceremony.


 Determine your need for a wedding consultant. 

 9-12 months in advance of your wedding


 Review marriage laws and meet with person presiding over ceremony.


 Select your wedding attendants (bridesmaids, groomsmen, maid of honor,    best man, ushers, ring-bearer, flower girls, etc)


 Meet with family to determine your wedding guest list.


 Select a location for the wedding reception.


 Determine your color scheme and begin shopping for your wedding dress.


 Select a photographer and videographer for your wedding.

 6 - 9 months in advance of your wedding


 Determine the wedding and reception music and entertainment.


 Select a reception caterer.


 Make rehearsal dinner reservations for the wedding party.


 Plan your floral budget, select flower variety, style, and florist.


 Select maid of honor's and bridesmaids' attire.


 Reserve transportation for bride, groom and wedding party.


 Determine your honeymoon destination and make travel plans.


 Reserve accommodations for your out of town wedding guests.


 Develop a beverage and libation list for your wedding reception.


4 - 6 months in advance of your wedding


 Select groomsmen's attire.


 Order all wedding attire.


 Buy wedding rings.


 Order wedding cake.


 Order printed items such as stationery, wedding invitations, matches, napkins, and thank you notes.


 Register for gifts.


 Purchase accessories (veil, shoes, jewelry, etc.)


 Assist mothers in selecting attire.


 Schedule vacation time from work.

 2 - 4 months in advance of your wedding


 Confirm wedding attire availability and delivery dates.


 Purchase ceremonial accessories (toasting glasses, ring pillow, guest book, favors, etc.)


 Mail wedding invitations.


 Purchase gifts for attendants.


 Secure marriage license and schedule blood test.


 Confirm ceremony of vows from officiant, or write your own.


 Choose readings for the marriage ceremony.


 Revise legal documents (wills, leases, insurance, etc.)


 Order reception beverages and libations and finalize bar arrangements.

 1 month in advance of your wedding


 Final fittings of wedding party gowns and/or dresses.


 Schedule appointment with your hairdresser.


 Re-confirm availability and delivery of all goods and services.


 Complete bride's name-change documents and legal documents.


 Obtain marriage license and blood test results.


 Write toasts for rehearsal and reception dinner.

 1 week in advance of your wedding


 Pack for your wedding and honeymoon.


 Notify reception venue of the final head count.


 Compile a comprehensive last minute check-list, being sure to include the easily overlooked items.