Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

A Super Helpful Wedding Checklist and Step by Step Guide to Plan Your Big Day!

Set the date of your big day

Settle on your budget

Start gathering names and adresses for your guest list

Research locations for your wedding venue

Create a wedding website

12 Months Before

  • Hire a Photographer and Wedding Band

  • (many photographers and bands are fully-booked up to a year in advance

  • Begin shoping for wedding dresses

  • Choose your bridal party and attendants

  • Finalize date (after considering venue, photographer and band availability)

  • Book a rooms for out-of-state guests

  • 11 Months Before

  • Plan ceremony and reception decor

  • Book your caterer

10 Months Before

  • Set up gift registries

  • Search for an officiant or have a friend or family member get ordained to perform to ceremony

9 Months Before

  • Order your gown and have any necessary alterations done

  • Plan and book your honeymoon

8 Months Before

  • Order jewelry

  • Order hair accessories

6 Months Before

  • Edit, proof and print your wedding invitations

  • Do a few run-throughs on your hairstyle and makeup so you can test out products and make tweaks to your final look