Your 12 month wedding task countdown

Your 12 month wedding task countdown

Wedding planning can be complex but it needn’t be difficult or stressful.
Nov. 11, 2013 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Use this handy 12-month wedding task countdown to help you stay on track for your big day.

12 or More Months Prior to Wedding

  • Determine wedding budget
  • Decide on the size of your wedding
  • Hire wedding planner
  • Pick wedding date and time
  • Begin looking at ceremony and reception venues
  • Inform family and friends of your engagement
  • Start a wedding folder to keep information and ideas

10 to 12 Months Prior to Wedding

  • Meet with Clergy / Choose church or ceremony location
  • Have an engagement party
  • Start shopping for your wedding gown
  • Begin researching photographers
  • Gather information about DJs and wedding bands
  • Start thinking about wedding cake
  • Visit reception venues
  • Choose wedding party
  • Begin looking at florists

8 to 10 Months Prior to Wedding

  • Choose and order invitations
  • Finalize florist
  • Finalize photographer and videographer
  • Book DJ or band
  • Order wedding gown
  • Shop for bridesmaid dresses
  • Book caterer

6 to 8 Months Prior to Wedding

  • Send out “Save the Date” cards
  • Register for gifts
  • Decide on menu
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Begin planning the honeymoon
  • Create song list for reception
  • Choose first dance song
  • Purchase wedding rings

3 to 6 Months prior to Wedding

  • Schedule salon hair appointments
  • Write wedding vows
  • Meet with minister
  • Shop for flower girl dress
  • Book groom and groomsmen’s formal wear
  • Pick signature drink
  • Decide on wedding centrepieces
  • Choose accessories
  • Order wedding cake
  • Schedule transportation

2 Months Prior to Wedding

  • Schedule final wedding gown fitting
  • Finalize honeymoon itinerary
  • Pay for honeymoon
  • Send out invitations
  • Begin organizing gifts
  • Keep track of RSVPs

1 Month Prior to Wedding

  • Finalize seating arrangements
  • Make seating chart and cards
  • Make or purchase favours
  • Purchase gifts for bridal party
  • Prepare tip envelopes
  • Create a vendor list with emergency numbers
  • Finalize dates and times of all vendors
  • Give list of photos to photographer
  • Get marriage license

2 Weeks Prior to Wedding

  • Create itinerary for wedding day, distribute
  • Make sure out of town guests have accommodations
  • Final wedding dress fitting
  • Make an emergency kit for your wedding day
  • Pick up wedding rings

1 Week Prior to Wedding

  • Write checks to vendors and place them in envelopes
  • Assign helpers to manage vendors
  • Attend rehearsal and dinner
  • Give presents to attendants
  • Verify arrangements
  • Visit hair salon
  • Visit nail salon

Wedding Day

  • Have unity candle and decorations delivered and set up
  • Distribute wedding bouquets
  • Have fun

The idoo.ca staff.

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