Wedding Planning Month-By-Month Timeline
Updated: Aug 12
Planning your wedding does not have to be overwhelming!
We have made a list month-by-month to help you stay on track to plan your dream wedding.
Discus will your partner a date to set for your wedding day.
Choose a wedding day theme, style and colors.
Optional- hire a wedding planner or coordinator.
Most importantly you must set a budget.
Work on compiling a list of your final guest.
Make a social media page, hashtag, or website to announce your wedding!
Decide who will be in your wedding party.
An engagement party is not mandatory, but can be fun to have. Have that party!
Act fast.. Book your ceremony and reception locations. People book 1-2 years out.
Research officiants and book one that you feel is a great fit.
Mail or email your save-the-dates.
If your reception venue does not offer food, it's time to book your caterer.
Book your DJ, band , and other entertainment.
Secure your florist if using one.
Let's get ready to be picture perfect! Book your photographer & videographer.
Purchase your wedding gown, lengha, or garment that is part of your culture.
Finalize your menu.
Cake Time! Sample bakeries and book your favorite.
Choose transportation required for your wedding day! Book it now.
Listen to ceremony musicians and book your favorite one before it is to late.
Grab your bridesmaids, its time to choose their dresses!
Who doesn't love gifts? Register for your gifts.
Meet with makeup artist and hairstylist and book your favorite for your wedding day!
Plan and book your honeymoon.
Grab the guys and decide will they rent or buy their formalwear? Secure it.
Design your invitations and order them.
Find a jewelry store and buy those wedding bands!
Hire a calligrapher if you want to add a special touch to your handwritten items.
Wedding & Reception Design- reserve chair covers, tables, backdrops, centerpieces and/or other event decor you'll need.
Guest list finalization. Crunch time!
Assign ushers and others to help with your ceremony.
Time to mail your invitations. Good gesture add return stamp to get fast RSVP's.
Give your wedding party a gift by giving them their accessories that match their gown.
Plan and finalize details to the postwedding brunch.
Plan and finalize details to the rehearsal dinner.
Decide on your ceremony vows. Write them down and rehearse them.
Find the perfect gifts for parents, attendants, and other special guest.
Get in that gown, it's time for your final fitting!
Purchase welcome baskets for guest staying in hotels.
Party! Party! It's time for your bridal/groom shower and/or bachelor/bachelorette party. (lady sangeet)
Complete your Marriage license application by applying.
Double check by contacting guest that have not RSVP.
Prepare a wedding day emergency kit.
Assign day-of assignments for your wedding party and helpers.
Contact your ceremony and reception location to confirm times for your vendors arrival. Make sure your vendors will have the access they need to the locations.
Confirm your seating chart with your reception site coordinator.
Follow up and confirm all details with your vendors.