Print this convenient checklist to help you remember all the details for your special day.

Wedding Planner

Wedding planning can be daunting. The best advice, though, is for brides to be organized, keep lists, and take it one day at a time. Check items off our list as you complete them to ensure no details are forgotten:

10 to 12 Months Prior to the Wedding Date
Buy a good planner or organizer
Discuss style and budget with your fiancé and family
Interview wedding consultants
Select locations for ceremony and receptions
Choose caterer, baker, florist, photographer & entertainment

7 to 9 Months Prior to the Wedding Date
Select attendants
Compile guest list
Contact and select clergy or justice of the peace
Decide on two or three bridal registries and register for special items
Plan honeymoon
Choose menu, have tasting, sign contract with caterer

4 to 6 Months Prior
Review details with all selected wedding professionals
Order formal wear
Finalize music selection
Finalize rehearsal dinner plans

2 to 3 Months Prior
Order rings
Finalize all arrangements
Shop for clothes and wedding/attendant gifts
Order limousine
Purchase invitations and stationery for notes

4 to 8 Weeks Prior
Mail invitations
Write thank-you notes
Contact all vendors to confirm arrangements
Get marriage license
Prepare all necessary forms for name change
Spend some relaxing time with friends and family

1 Week Prior
Make list of all vendors with phone numbers and arrival times
Reconfirm honeymoon and pack for trip - don't forget your plane tickets and passport!
Give final guest count to caterer
Remind wedding party of their roles
Contact guests who have not responded
Compile written schedule of wedding day for caterer

On the Wedding Day
Congratulations! All your planning is behind you. Take a deep breath and have a wonderful day!