The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Congratulations on the engagement!

Now that you have made this exciting decision, it's time to start planning your wedding. While there is a lot of joy in the process, remember not to get too wrapped up in all of the details. 

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and daunting. There are so many decisions to make that it's easy to get lost in the details and forget about what really matters: you and your partner getting married! To help, we've created this ultimate checklist of things every bride needs to know before she walks down the aisle. With our checklist, you'll never forget anything important again!

The wedding planning checklist

To make the whole process a bit funnier and less stressful, take enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month. First, let us figure out what the perfect length for an engagement is. As a rule, it takes about 12-14 months to plan a wedding day, but in fact, it is up to each couple. If yours is extremely short, then you have to condense the schedule and do everything quicker.

Here is a wedding planning checklist to help you plan a stress-free path to “I do!”:

14 to 12 months before

  • Determine your budget
  • Hire a wedding planner
  • Decide on the overall theme
  • Make a guest list
  • Select the date. Book the venue and all the must-have wedding vendors

9 months before

  • Start looking for your perfect wedding dress
  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests

8-7 months before

  • Select wedding invitations
  • Buy bridesmaids' dresses
  • Meet the florist
  • Send out save-the-dates
  • Hire musicians

5 to 4 months before

  • Arrange transp[ortation for guests, if necessary
  • Order the wedding cake
  • Book the rehearsal dinner venue
  • Schedule hair and makeup artists. Additionally, do not forget about trials. Experimenting right on the wedding day is not the best idea.

3 months before

  • Plan the menu
  • Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception
  • Write Your Wedding Vows

2 months before

  • Send the invitations
  • Plan a meeting with your wedding photographer
  • Review the playlist for the wedding day

1 month before

  • Pay Your Vendors in Full
  • Get your marriage license
  • Last outfit fitting
  • Plan place settings
  • Purchase thank-you gifts for family and the wedding party
  • Enjoy your bachelor/bachelorette party!


How to plan a wedding

Of course, there are way more things to decide on, plan, and organize. But these are the most crucial for planning the wedding of your dreams. And finally, despite all the hustle and bustle, do not forget to enjoy this period from the proposal right to putting on your wedding rings. This is the best time of your life!