Wedding Countdown Calender

12 to 6 months before:

  • Confirm wedding date and discuss wedding budget
  • Book ceremony and reception site
  • Choose caterer and menu
  • Choose florist
  • Book musicians for ceremony/reception and choose music
  • Choose attendants and gowns for bridal party
  • Begin working on guest list
  • Book photographer
  • Plan honeymoon destination
  • Get engagement pictures taken

4 months before:

  • Select tuxedos for groom/groomsmen
  • Finalize guest list
  • Order invitations/announcements/register wedding gifts

3 months before:

  • Arrange gown fittings for bridal party
  • Make honeymoon reservations
  • Begin addressing invitations
  • Arrange marriage counseling

8 to 6 weeks before:

  • Reconfirm date with caterer, florist, musicians and photographer
  • Mail invitations
  • Schedule rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
  • Order wedding rings

4 weeks before:

  • Get marriage license
  • Meet with florist and decide on flowers
  • Order wedding cake
  • Confirm lodging for out-of-towners
  • Arrange transportation to reception

2 weeks before:

  • Give preliminary guest count to caterer
  • Make seating chart/guest cards
  • Plan honeymoon wardrobe

1 week before:

  • Try on wedding attire for proper fit
  • Reconfirm details with caterer, musicians, florist

Day of:

  • Enjoy Yourself!