2019 Wedding Planning Checklist

If you’re recently engaged, it’s time to start planning your big day! It can be difficult to know exactly what to do and when, so today we’re sharing a wedding planning checklist to walk you through all the steps and nitty-gritty details. You can even print out this checklist to mark off each step and keep yourself organized. We also included a place to list vendors and their contact info at the bottom. Happy planning!

12 Months To Go

  • Decide on the amount of guests
  • Set wedding budget
  • Choose your wedding date
  • Book your ceremony and reception venues
  • Decide if you want a wedding planner
  • Draft guest list and their addresses
  • Plan wedding party

9 – 11 Months To Go

  • Research and book photographer/videographer
  • Determine catering services or choose from venue caterers
  • Book florist
  • Finalize guest list
  • Shop for your wedding dress
  • Book a DJ or band

6-8 Months To Go

  • Taste wedding cake options and order your cake
  • Take engagement photos
  • Hire a hair and makeup stylist
  • Discuss honeymoon plans and book travel arrangements
  • Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Determine if you’ll have open bar

3-5 Months To Go

  • Send out wedding invitations
  • Select a ceremony officiator or religious celebrant
  • Order your wedding rings
  • Shop for bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen’s suits
  • Book hair and makeup trials
  • Book hotel rooms for night before/day after wedding celebrations
  • Finalize wedding itinerary, food menu and floral arrangements
  • Determine and select rehearsal dinner venue
  • Order wedding favors and centerpieces
  • Plan and organize bridal shower and bachelor/bachelorette parties

1-2 Months To Go

  • Get the marriage license
  • Collect RSVP’s and finalize guest list for the last time
  • Confirm the wedding venue decorations and set up
  • Determine seating chart
  • Walk through itinerary with bridal party
  • Order beverages and alcohol if you’re having an open bar
  • Buy a guest book and other wedding day accessories
  • Put together gifts and favors for bridal party
  • Have final dress fitting
  • Decide who will MC for the night and say your toasts
  • Select entrance and first dance song
  • Write wedding vows
  • Confirm honeymoon plans

1-2 Weeks To Go

  • Pick up rings, wedding dress and groom’s suit
  • Ensure bridesmaids and groomsmen have their outfits
  • Give the DH any last minute playlists or slideshows to play
  • Pack for honeymoon

Week Of:

  • Confirm vendor arrival times
  • Organize guest transportation
  • Pack an emergency kit
  • Get your nails and other beauty preparations done
  • Give bridal party their gifts
  • Get excited for your big day!

Day Of Your Wedding!

  • Eat breakfast
  • Spend time with your bridesmaids
  • Contact your wedding planner or delegate to your maid of honor
  • Share a special moment with your spouse
  • Enjoy your ceremonies!

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Happy Planning!


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