Wedding Checklist

 

12 OR MORE MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Determine potential time and date for wedding
  • Create wedding budget
  • Reserve location for your wedding and reception
  • Meet with and book your wedding officiate or clergy
  • Choose wedding rings
  • Draw up and approximate guest list
  • Select wedding colour schemes
  • Establish style and start selection process for wedding gown

 

9- 12 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Finalize wedding gown selection and order
  • Select and book caterer
  • Select and book photographer and/ or videographer
  • Select and book DJ or live entertainment
  • Select and book florist
  • Research accommodations for out-of-town guests

 

6- 9 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Finalize bridal party colour scheme
  • Select bridal party attire and confirm (bridesmaids and flower girl)
  • Decide on your menu
  • Reserve limousine service
  • Secure the services of a decorator
  • Finalize guest list
  • Order invitations and stationary
  • Register for your wedding gifts

 

3- 6 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Select and order footwear
  • Finalize with florist
  • Reserve men’s wedding attire
  • Make an appointment with your hair dresser

 

8 WEEKS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Schedule bridal gown fitting (ensure to bring all proper undergarments and footwear to each fitting)
  • Schedule bridesmaid and flower girl fittings ( ensure to bring all proper undergarments and footwear to each fitting)
  • Select and order wedding cake
  • Order bomboniers for your guests
  • Select and purchase attendant gifts
  • Select Master of Ceremony
  • Send out invitations
  • Decide on wedding vows or compose your own
  • Finalize menu with caterer
  • Apply for marriage license
  • Plan rehearsal dinner
  • Meet with photographer and/ or videographer

 

2 WEEKS BEFORE WEDDING

  • Book final gown, bridesmaid and flower girl fittings
  • Set a dress pick-up date
  • Finalize reception details
  • Deliver song list to DJ or live entertainment
  • Confirm reservations and pack for your honeymoon
  • Finalize seating plan and draw up seating arrangements
  • Determine order of procession
  • Present attendants and parents with gifts
  • Have your rehearsal dinner
  • Confirm final numbers with caterer
  • Confirm details of the limo service
  • Deliver marriage license to the officiate

 

1 WEEK BEFORE WEDDING

  • Pick up wedding gown, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses

 

WEDDING DAY

  • Give wedding bands to best man
  • Relax and enjoy yours special day

 

AFTER THE WEDDING

  • Make gift list

 

2 MONTHS (AFTER WEDDING)

  • Ensure all “thank you” notes are written and sent