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  • Select a wedding date and time.
  • Announce your engagement in the newspaper.
  • Send out Safe the Date Cards so your guests can reserve your special day on their calendar.
  • Set an initial budget.
  • Schedule a meeting with both sets of parents to openly discuss wedding expectations, costs, and responsibilities.
  • Choose size and style of wedding (day/night, indoor/outdoor,formal/casual, special theme).
  • Select and book your reception location.
  • Research availability of reception locations.
  • Find a caterer if not already provided by the reception facility.
  • Buy a wedding planner or a notebook to be organized.
  • Invite attendants to be in your wedding.
  • Determine how many guests you wish to invite. Keep in mind the relationship, this helps if the list needs to be shortened.
  • Interview caterers, florists, photographers, videographers, wedding bands, etc. Be sure that you get contracts from all the professionals 
  • Create a preliminary guest list, including addresses. Ask all parents to do the same.
  • Begin planning the wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Create a bridal registry.
  • Write out directions to be included on a direction card with invitation.
  • Shop for a wedding gown and accessories. Order your dress at least 6-8 months in advance.
  • Shop the grooms formal wear/tuxedo.
  • Choose and order attire and accessories for bridesmaids. Keep in mind the time of year and style of wedding.
  • Start planning the honeymoon. If you are leaving the country, make sure your passport is up to date and verify any visa requirements.
  • Marital Counseling.


  • Start compiling the guest list, inform your families to do the same.
  • Order wedding invitations, response cards, place cards, thank you cards and accessories. Always order extra invitations to allow for mistakes. It is less expensive to order extras from the start.
  • Start making final decisions and arrangements for the ceremony and reception, including food, music, flowers, transportation.
  • Plan rehearsal dinner.
  • Research and reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests. Draw up a welcome letter with list of local attractions.
  • Order wedding rings and make arrangements for engraving.
  • Have both mothers select their wedding attire.
  • Confirm the delivery date for the wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses.
  • Choose and order formal wear for groomsmen.
  • Begin shopping for trousseau.
  • Finalize honeymoon plans.
  • Shop for special attire for parties, showers and honeymoon.
  • Write thank you cards as gifts are received.


  • Mail the invitations, response cards and direction cards.
  • Order wedding programs and reception accessories.
  • Order wedding cake.
  • Make final menu decisions.
  • Work out seating plan.
  • Order the place cards for the reception.
  • Choose wedding favours for your guests.
  • Set rehearsal time and verify with all participants.
  • Have first wedding dress fitting.
  • Make sure members of the wedding party have their fitting.
  • Make an appointment with your hairdresser to practice your wedding-day hair style. Bring headpiece. Have a makeup consultation at the same time. Schedule hair and makeup appointments for yourself and bridal party on the wedding day. Schedule a manicure for the day before wedding.
  • Give photographer a list of all pictures you would like taken.
  • Give videographer list of all shots you would like included in the video.
  • Purchase gift for fiancé, if gifts are being exchanged.
  • Choose thank you gifts for parents and any others who helped with wedding.
  • Submit wedding announcement and photograph to newspaper. Specify date for publishing.
  • Continue to write thank you cards.


  • Have your final wedding dress fitting.
  • Verify that all members of the wedding party have had their final fitting.
  • Get blood test and obtain your marriage license.
  • Make sure you have all accessories, toasting goblets, cake knife, ring pillow, guest book, etc.
  • Create a detailed wedding schedule for all attendants. List all events participants are expected to attend. Include date, time, location and   any responsibilities. Give attendants the schedule two weeks before the wedding.
  • Give musicians final music list for the ceremony and reception. Specify any music you do not want played. Have the music start 30 minutes before the ceremony.
  • Prepare your wedding toasts.
  • Pick up and try on your wedding bands.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations.


  • Delegate responsibilities to reliable individuals on your wedding day.
  • Confirm final details with all wedding professionals you have hired. Confirm wedding night hotel reservation.
  • Give a wedding-day schedule to all attendants.
  • Pick up wedding dress.
  • Have your bridal portrait taken.
  • Break in your wedding shoes.
  • Fill out a change-of -address form at the post office.
  • Arrange for someone to collect gifts brought to the ceremony and bring them to your home.


  • Review and rehearse all the details of your participants.
  • Verify that all wedding attire has been picked up and fits.
  • Confirm that all attendants know when to arrive at the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and the wedding ceremony. Confirm that all attendants  have a copy of the wedding schedule you created.
  • Get a manicure or massage to relax yourself.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.
  • Pay bills that will be due while you are away.
  • Continue to write thank you cards.
  • Pick up your marriage license.


  • Relax and enjoy your BIG day!
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