Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning your wedding is difficult and stressful without a wedding checklist. Make sure nothing goes wrong when your wedding day comes around and have it all covered with our handy wedding planning checklist.

Wedding Planning Checklist

9 to 16 Months Before the Wedding

  • Create a wedding planning book to store information for inspiration. You can place your wedding checklists on top.
  • Create a budget
  • Choose your wedding party
  • Start the guest list
  • Reserve your venuesBook your officiant
  • Research bands, DJ’s, florists, photographs, and caterers (Keep the information in your binder for later)

8 Months Before the Wedding

  • Hire the photographer and videographer
  • Book the entertainment
  • Meet caterers
  • Find a dress
  • Register for wedding gifts
  • Launch a wedding website

6 to 7 Months Before the Wedding

  • Choose wedding invitations
  • Send Save the Date cards
  • Shop for bridesmaid’s dresses
  • Meet with the officiant
  • Reserve tables, chairs, lighting, etc.
  • Book a florist
  • Arrange transportation
  • Create a wedding day timeline (dinner, first dance, cake cutting, etc.)

4 to 5 Months Before the Wedding

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues
  • Check on wedding invitations
  • Choose and order the cake
  • Purchase shoes and begin dress fittings
  • Schedule hair and makeup artists
  • Choose your music

3 Months Before the Wedding

  • Finalise the menu and flowers
  • Order favours
  • Make a list of people giving toasts and the readings
  • Schedule your second dress fitting
  • Print menu cards and programs
  • Purchase the rings
  • Send your schedule to vendors

2 Months Before the Wedding

  • Meet with the photographer
  • Review playlist with band or DJ
  • Send out invitations
  • Submit wedding announcement to the newspaper

1 Month Before the Wedding

  • Get your marriage license
  • Go for your final dress fitting
  • Send out final payments to vendors
  • Confirm hair and makeup appointments
  • Email and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles
  • Create seating chart
  • Purchase bridesmaid’s gifts
  • Write your vows