Wedding Planning Timeline, Checklists and Articles

Wedding Planning Timelines, Checklists and Templates

How to get started

When we were planning our own wedding, we were also struggling with bits and pieces until we fixed one thing: a reception venue. Immediately, that narrowed down choice of ceremony locations, and we reserved our ceremony venue.

After that, planning started moving: we could price a photographer and catering. The biggest rocks were out of the way; guests were invited. Next came the dress / the tux, the rings and the limo.

Our advice: fix the big things first (sites/venues), everything else will snap to those.

Wedding Planning Timeline and a Checklist

12-9 Months Before the Wedding

Hire (or do not hire!) a wedding planner
Tour and select a ceremony site
Book a reception venue

9-6 Months Before the Wedding

Pick a wedding dress
Interview and select a photographer
Hire a videographer
Sample and decide on a caterer
Order a wedding cake

6-3 Months Before the Wedding

Do an engagement photoshoot
Find the rings

3 Months Before the Wedding

Select a limousine service

2 Months Before the Wedding

Create a playlist and download your favorite songs

1 Month Before the Wedding

Two Weeks Before the Wedding

One Week Before the Wedding

Two Days Before the Wedding

The Day Before the Wedding

The Day of The Wedding!

3 Days After the Wedding

1 Week After the Wedding

30 Days After the Wedding

Arrange for the dress to be cleaned and preserved - or do a trash-the-dress photoshoot!

Half a Year After the Wedding

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