Wedding Checklist

10–12 Months To Go…

• Work out your budget and establish your top priorities—where to save/where to splurge.
• Compile your preliminary guest list (you'll need that guest count!).
• Choose your wedding party—
• Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. Know what questions to ask when evaluating a wedding venue.
• Do you need wedding insurance? It’s something to think about. Check with your venue about Liability Insurance and consider other options, like cancellation insurance.
• Now that you have a date, tell everyone to save it! For destination weddings or weddings around a holiday, consider sending out Save-the-Date cards or emails. Or create your own wedding website, and let your invitees know about it.
• Say yes to your wedding dress (or tux!) and begin assembling the perfect accessories.
• Find a Vendor. Start with:
o Caterer
o Photographer / Videographer
o Officiant
When you hire a vendor, get all the details in writing!
• Another way to minimize stress: Start dreaming up your honeymoon.
6–9 Months To Go…

• Continue researching, interviewing and booking vendors:
o Decide on arrangements with your Floral Designer.
o Do a tasting and choose your wedding cake with your Cake Designer.
o Hire the DJ/Entertainment for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
o Discuss the style and wording of your wedding invitations with a Stationer.
• Create your gift registry (and don't forget to update your wedding website!).
• Arrange hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests and book your own suite for the wedding night.
• Shop for bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and give your attendants clear instructions on how to place their orders.
• Arrange and book any necessary transportation.
• Go over bridal shower/bachelorette details and the guest list with the person(s) hosting your party.
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