This monthly wedding planning checklist will help you know when to choose your wedding reception facility, wedding music, wedding photographer, flowers, videographer etc...
Wedding USA - Planning Guide and Checklist
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12 to 18 Months Before Reserve Church, Temple, Site of Ceremony Shop for Engagement Ring Reserve Photographer Reserve Videographer Reserve Reception Facility Choose Entertainment Contact a Wedding Consultant Hire Musicians for Ceremony Discuss and Decide on Style and Formality of Your Wedding
6 to 12 Months Before Arrange Accommodations for Out of Town Attendants Order Gown and Veil Select Members of Your Bridal Party Shop for Attendants' Gowns Schedule Photo for Engagement Announcement Arrange Wedding Transportation Mail Engagement Information to Newspaper Pick a Color Scheme for Your Wedding Discuss Honeymoon Plans Visit or Call Rental Companies to Review Rental Options Visit Florist and Discuss Floral Arrangements
3 to 6 Months Before Complete Bridal Registry Order Wedding Cake Visit Travel Agent and Make Honeymoon Plans Send Deposits/Payments for Airline Tickets Order Invitations and Thank You Notes Plan Rehearsal Dinner Order Wedding Band Engravings
2 Months Before Order Men's Formal Wear Order Favors for Reception Meet with Your Function Director Send Band or DJ a List of Songs You would Like Played Buy Attendants' Gifts First Gown Fitting Hire a Calligrapher to Address Invitations Have a Formal Portrait Taken Mail out Invitations
1 Month Before Confirm Rehearsal with Church Get Physical Examination Purchase Final Party Supplies Make Appointment to have Wedding Bouquet Preserved Mail Thank You Notes for Shower Gifts
1 to 2 Weeks Before Apply for Marriage License Pick Up Honeymoon Tickets Finalize Flowers Give Caterer a Final Guest Count Plan Seating for Reception Write Out Place Cards for Reception Pick Up Formal Wear Confirm: Church, Hall, Band, Photo, Video, Limo, Florist, Etc.