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
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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