9-15 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Determine the type of wedding you would like, setting, size and degree of formality.
  • Select a day and time (think of alternate dates if needed).
  • Set your budget and have the most important things listed in your plans.
  • Reserve your ceremony & reception site, a photographer, florist, caterer and musicians. Meet with them as soon as possible.
  • Choose bridesmaids, flower girls, groomsmen and ushers.
  • Choose your colors. They affect everything.

6-9 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Announce your engagement in the newspaper.
  • Shop for your wedding dress/accessories and your bridesmaids & flower girl's dresses.
  • Meet with your baker to plan your wedding cake or dessert.
  • Plan your honeymoon.
  • Start your guest list.
  • Register for gifts.
  • Maintain records of all gifts received and send thank you notes for any showers immediately.
  • Select the groom's/groomsmen/usher wear and make rental arrangements.

4-6 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Select and order invitations.
  • Experiment with hair styles and make up.
  • Help mothers select and coordinate their dresses.
  • Ensure that all bridal attire has been ordered.
  • Check requirements for marriage license.

2-4 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Arrange all transportation needs.
  • Start addressing invitations. Mail 6 weeks prior to the ceremony.
  • Arrange all overnight accommodations.
  • Confirm all details with hired professionals.
  • Confirm all rehearsal details.
  • Purchase accessories for the wedding/reception, such as toasting goblets, favors, ring pillow & guest book.
  • Make appointments with your professional for hair, nail manicure and a massage.
  • Schedule final fitting for you and your bridesmaids.
  • Finalize honeymoon plans.

1-2 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Select all gifts for your wedding party/important people.
  • Purchase your "going-away" outfits.

2-4 Weeks Before Your Wedding

  • Find out details regarding names to be changed on driver's license, social security cards, etc.
  • Contact guests who have not responded if you need an RSVP for the caterer.
  • Contact all coordinating services to answer any last minute questions.

3 Business Days-1 Week Before your Wedding

  • Provide the meal guarantee 1 week before your event with updates up to 3 business days.

Day of Your Wedding

  • Have fun!
  • Eat well.
  • Don't forget the rings and marriage license.
  • Allow plenty of time to get dressed.
  • Smile and enjoy your day!