Wedding To-Do List

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12-9 months

__Decide on a budget
__Draft your wedding guest list
__Decide on a date
__Reserve your venue
__Hire a wedding planner
__Select your wedding party
__Book your photographer
__Book your caterer
__Book your floral designer


9-6 months

__Send out save-the-dates
__Purchase your invitations
__Take your engagement photos
__Buy your dress
__Choose the bridesmaids’ dresses
__Create a wedding website
__Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests
__Register at your favorite stores
__Book the officiant
__Finalize your guest list and request addresses
__Start planning your honeymoon
__Reserve any rentals you may need (chairs, tents, linens, etc.)
__Arrange Transportation
__Book your band and DJ
__Go cake tasting & order your cake
__Book your hair stylist & makeup artist


6-3 months

__Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues
__Schedule hair and makeup trials
__Choose your processional music and reception playlist
__Go to your first dress fitting, order shoes and undergarments
__Purchase/rent groom’s attire
__Book accommodations for your wedding night
__Provide guest lists to maid of honor and best man for bachelor and bachelorette parties and bridal shower
__Finalize the menu, bar, and service details with your caterer or venue
__Print menu cards & programs
__Meet with your florist to finalize the florals
__Purchase your wedding bands
__Finalize the event schedule and day-of timeline
__Order your wedding favors


3-0 months

__Send out invitations
__Attend your last dress fitting
__Send out rehearsal-dinner invitations
__Purchase alcohol
__Create your reception seating chart
__Purchase wedding party gifts
__Write vows
__Call guests who have not yet RSVP’d for final head count
__Make seating charts & place cards
__Check on hotel room blocks
__Prepare welcome baskets for out-of-town guests
__Get your marriage license
__Distrubte duties & agenda to wedding party
__Outsource day-of tasks to family and friends
__Touch base with all vendors
__Meet with officiant and coordinate readings from friends and family as well as anything else to include in the ceremony
__Make sure groomsmen attire has been purchased/rented


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