What To Do When

12 Months Before Wedding
  • Announce engagement
  • Set a date for the wedding
  • Make a budget
  • Decide formality of wedding
  • Compile a Guest List
  • Reserve officiate
  • Reserve reception site
  • Select Bridal Gown
  • Determine colour scheme for wedding
9 – 12 Months Before Wedding
  • Book caterer
  • Book florist
  • Book photographer
  • Book transportation services
  • Order Wedding Cake
  • Book Reception DJ
  • Wedding Dress Delivery Confirmation
6 – 9 Months Before Wedding
  • Finalize Guest List
  • Select menu
  • Order invitations
  • Create a registry
  • Order rings
  • Book hairdresser
  • Order bombonieres for the wedding guest
  • Book hotel room for wedding night
  • Select bridesmaids dresses
  • Book Honeymoon
  • Look into marriage licence requirements
3 – 6 Months Before Wedding
  • Meet with officiate
  • Finalize Menu
  • Finalize florist order
  • Select music for ceremony
  • Engagement photos taken
  • Schedule rehearsal dinner
  • Select and book outfits for groom, groomsmen and father of the bride
2 Months Before
  • Mail invitations
  • Write vows
  • Purchase wedding party gifts
  • Pick up wedding bands
  • Select song list for your DJ
  • Purchase guest book and pen
  • Schedule final dress fitting
  • Create and print wedding program
1 Month Before
  • Apply for marriage licence
  • Create seating arrangements
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner
  • Run through with hairdresser and makeup artist on what is to be done on the wedding day
  • Rehearse the vows
  • Arrange any final fittings for wedding party
  • Finalize with all vendors
1 – 2 Weeks Before
  • Pick up grooms and groomsmen’s attire
  • Finalize seating plan
  • Confirm final guest count with reception and caterer
  • Confirm hotel accommodations
  • Confirm honeymoon
  • Confirm ceremony details
  • Confirm reception details
  • Confirm florist details
  • Confirm with photographer and give list of special pictures you want taken the day of the wedding
  • Confirm all music
  • Confirm transportation
  • Creating place cards and seating plan for reception
  • Write speeches
  • Determine procession
  • Have rehearsal dinner
  • Contact guests you have not RSVP’d
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Arrange final payments with vendors
  • Arrange hand out of wedding programs
  • Arrange hand out of bombonieres
Wedding Day
  • Give rings to best man
  • Ensure everything is on schedule
Post Wedding
  • Pick out thank you cards
  • Send out thank you cards
  • Order pictures form photographer

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