Agree to a date and time for your wedding.
Decide on a wedding budget.
Hire a wedding planner/coordinator if you plan to do so.
Select wedding party including maid/matron of honor and best man.
Compile a guest list.
Plan a meeting with your officiant or clergyman/woman.
Decide on rehearsal, ceremony and reception sites along with times.
Hire a videographer, photographer, caterer, florist and music entertainment.
Choose a wedding gown and wedding party attire.
Choose and apply for all bridal registries.
Plan your honeymoon (may include passport).
6-9 Months Before Wedding
Make all necessary honeymoon reservations (airline, hotel, etc.).
Fine tune guest list to meet site sizes.
Order invitations, announcements, and thank you’s.
Order wedding favors.
Order the wedding cake.
Plan the bridal portrait with your photographer.
Plan transportation on your wedding day (limousine).
Make reservations for any party rentals needed (tables, chairs, helium).
Decide where you will live after the wedding.
2-6 Months Before Wedding
Contact officiant to schedule rehearsal and go over specifics. Call all vendors to discuss final specifics.
Finalize guest list.
Make reservation for rehearsal dinner.
Chose wedding party gifts.
Make final alterations and fittings on wedding gown.
Get bridal portrait.
Purchase all the little items (guest book, cake knife, etc.)
1-2 Months Before Wedding
Complete and purchase marriage license.
Purchase all necessary wedding rings not yet bought.
Mail invitations (don’t forget stamps).
Block rooms at a hotel for out-of-town guests.
Finalize reception format and music with the M.C. or music entertainment.
Make reservation for bridesmaids’ luncheon.
2 weeks Before Wedding
Make appointments for all personal well being. (massage, hair, nails, etc.).
Verify all wedding party attire is what was ordered.
Contact local newspapers and publish your wedding announcement.
Make arrangements for name and address changes (if needed).
1 Week Before Wedding
Contact all people who did not RSVP
Pack for the honeymoon including change of clothes after wedding.
Discuss final details with all parties involved.
Get final guest counts to the caterer and reception site.
Day Before Wedding
Visit the beauty salon.
Attend the rehearsal dinner
Decorate the reception site (if necessary).
Day Of The Wedding
Finish hair and make-up.
Try and greet all your guests who came to your wedding. Smile!
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.