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Wedding Planning Checklist and Budget
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Wedding Planning Checklist and Budget

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Planning a wedding takes a lot of work. Here is a list to get you started. No two weddings are alike, so edit the list to make your perfect wedding planner.
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  • 12 months

  • 1Choose a date
  • 2Personalize and order Save the Date
  • 3Discuss your budget, and who is paying
  • 4Announce the engagement
  • 5Create a wedding website or Facebook Page
  • 6Start collecting ideas for the wedding style
  • 7Choose the bridesmaids and maid of honor
  • 8Choose the groomsmen and best man
  • 9Insurance for engagement ring (and wedding?)
  • 10Take engagement photo
  • 11Begin compiling guest list
  • 12Consider whether you want to use a wedding planner
  • 13Begin researching musicians
  • 14Begin researching caterer
  • 15Begin researching photographer, videographer
  • 16Research wedding dress and veil styles
  • 111Start compiling a short-list of venues
  • 10 Months

  • 17Mail Save the Dates
  • 18Research florists
  • 19Choose bridal party attire and accessories
  • 20Book ceremony and reception venues
  • 21Book officiant
  • 22Book musicians
  • 23Book caterers
  • 24Book photographer, videographer
  • 25Purchase wedding dress and veil
  • 26Establish a fitness routine
  • 27Establish a skin care/beauty routine
  • 8 Months

  • 28Research hotel(s) for out-of-town guests
  • 29Finalize guest list
  • 30Register with retailer(s) for gift registry
  • 31Book the florist
  • 6 Months

  • 32Research wedding invitation designs
  • 33Research favors and Thank You Cards
  • 34Research wedding day hair and makeup styles
  • 35Meet with officiant to discuss plans for ceremony
  • 36Reserve ceremony rentals: chairs, decor etc
  • 37Reserve reception rentals: chairs, tables, etc
  • 38Begin planning honeymoon
  • 39Choose cake style and schedule tastings
  • 40Choose groomsmen attire
  • 41Book ceremony musicians
  • 42Book transportation to and from venues
  • 43Purchase wedding bands
  • 113Obtain/renew passports if necessary
  • 4 Months

  • 44Choose flowers for wedding party, venues, cake, attendants
  • 45Plan welcome baskets for out-of-town guests
  • 46Schedule dress fittings
  • 47Prepare playlists for DJ/band
  • 48Book honeymoon flights and hotels
  • 49Book room for wedding night
  • 50Order wedding cake
  • 51Order wedding invitations
  • 52Order favors & thank you cards
  • 112Attend pre-wedding counselling if required
  • 3 Months

  • 53Plan reception seating arrangements
  • 54Experiment with hair and veil with stylist
  • 55Finalize readers and readings
  • 56Book rehearsal dinner venue
  • 57Purchase misc items for ceremony (guestbook, flower basket and ring-bearer pillow, etc)
  • 58Finalize reception menu
  • 59Order menu cards
  • 60Order Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
  • 114Take dance lessons if required
  • 2 Months

  • 61Mail Invitations
  • 62Develop system for organizing RSVPs
  • 63Begin writing vows
  • 64Review ceremony details with officiant
  • 65Lay out the content for Wedding Programs
  • 66Apply for marriage license
  • 67Finalize wedding day timeline
  • 68Finalize seating arrangements
  • 69Finalize fittings and attire for bridesmaids (and other family)
  • 70Finalize fittings and attire for groomsmen (and other family)
  • 71Create "wedding day" schedule and send to vendors and officiant
  • 72Create honeymoon itinerary for family at home
  • 73Decide "Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue"
  • 74Book spa and beauty treatments for you and bridal party
  • 75Purchase gifts for attendants
  • 1 Month

  • 76Call vendors to confirm date, times and location
  • 77Final dress fitting
  • 78Confirm honeymoon reservations
  • 79Pick up wedding rings
  • 80Pick up marriage license
  • 81Pack for honeymoon
  • 83Follow up with guests who haven't yet RSVP'd
  • 2 Weeks

  • 84Give final count to caterer
  • 85Update registries
  • 86Begin breaking in wedding shoes
  • 87Make arrangements for the caring of pets and plants while on honeymoon
  • 88Get final haircut and color
  • 89Get playlists to DJ/Musicians
  • 90Delegate wedding day duties: gift table, guestbook, etc
  • 91Delegate someone to return rented tuxes
  • 92Send directions to wedding day limo/transportation driver
  • 1 Week

  • 93Prepare final payments to vendors
  • 94Prepare wedding day emergency kit
  • 95Lay out wedding clothes
  • 96Give readers their scripts, if necessary
  • 97Give photographer/videographer their instructions
  • 98Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party
  • 1 Day Before

  • 99Deliver welcome baskets
  • 100Get Mani/Pedi/Massage
  • 101Attend wedding rehearsal
  • 102Go to bed at a decent hour!
  • Wedding Day

  • 103Eat a good breakfast!
  • 104Mail wedding announcements
  • 105Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready
  • 106Give wedding rings to Best Man
  • 107Congratulations! ENJOY the Day!
  • After Wedding

  • 82Write Thank You notes as soon as possible
  • 108Return tuxes, rentals
  • 109Get wedding dress to preservationist or cleaners
  • After Honeymoon

  • 110Enjoy your marriage!
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Marc Harrison
27th February 2017
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