Advance planning for your special event ensures that you enjoy every moment. These are recommended dates for large formal weddings. The following timely reminders will enable everyone you hire to deliver their best.

Twelve Months or More

  • Choose a location for the ceremony ___________________________
  • Select a reception site ______________________________________
      Phone _______________

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

Six to Twelve Months

  • Decide type of wedding: informal or formal
  • Decide budget
  • Buy wedding rings. Order engraving.
  • Order wedding gown _______________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Order wedding cake ________________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Reserve limousine _________________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Compile bride and groom's invitation list
      No. Bride ______
      No. Groom ______
  • Choose attendants ___________________________________________
  • Select veil & accessories ______________________________________
  • Select attendants' gowns ______________________________________
  • Select men's formalwear ______________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Select photographer/videographer _______________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Select florist ________________________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Select music for ceremony _____________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Select bridal registry __________________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Plan details of reception
  • Select caterer ________________________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Select music for reception ______________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Discuss honeymoon plans

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

Four Months

  • Make reservations for rehearsal dinner ___________________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Order invitations, wedding programs, and personal stationary
  • Shop for trouseau
  • Find a new place to live
  • Shop for home furnishings
  • Set an appointment for a complete physical exam __________________________
  • If traveling abroad for your honeymoon, update your immunizations
  • Set an appointment for a blood test (varies from state to state)
  • Finalize Honeymoon plans with travel agency _____________________________
      Phone _______________

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

Two Months

  • Address wedding invitations
  • Send wedding invitations
  • Select attendants' gifts
  • Check local newspaper wedding announcement deadline __________________________
  • Set a date with your fiance to get your wedding license ____________________________
  • Reserve rental items for ceremony and reception ________________________________
    _________________________________________________________________________
    _________________________________________________________________________

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

One Month

  • Arrange for final fittings of your gown and of bridemaids gowns ______________
  • Buy bride groom's gift ___________________________________________
  • Make reservations for bridesmaid's luncheon ______________________
  • Test new hairstyles, jewelry, and accessories
  • Arrange lodging for out-of-town guests ___________________________
      Phone _______________
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations
  • Be certain you have honeymoon clothing and luggage
  • Have formal wedding portrait taken (if desired) __________________

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

Two Weeks

  • Record wedding gifts as you get them.
  • Pick up wedding gown if you haven't

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week

One Week

  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Massage
  • Hair Stylist

12 Months ~~ 6 Months ~~ 4 Months ~~ 2 Months
1 Month ~~ 2 Weeks ~~ 1 Week


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