Wedding Planning 101: 12 Months of Tasks Until Your Big Day!


Even though one year from your wedding date may seem like an eternity, it’s really in fact, only a stone’s throw away. And with all the important wedding planning that you have to do, you can’t afford to miss one single detail to ensure your day is planned to near perfection!

But how do you know when to do what? Like do you know when you should mail your invites? Or when you should book your limos? Or even when you should get a marriage license? Probably not, because this is probably your first time down the aisle.

Well planning a wedding is like orchestrating the perfect symphony, and for all to remain in harmony, certain tasks have to be coordinated at certain times for all to go well.

As such, we’ve provided for you a 12- month wedding task schedule so you’ll know when to do what. That way you can plan your wedding knowing accordingly with little to no fuss or muss!

12 – 9 months

  • Set a date
  • Determine your budget
  • Select and reserve your ceremony site
  • Select and reserve your reception site
  • Determine wedding formality, time, theme, color, etc
  • Develop guest list
  • Select wedding party
  • Order wedding dress
  • Book photographer

9 – 6 months

  • Book caterer
  • Book florist
  • Book musicians (DJ, band, strings, etc)
  • Book videographer
  • Mail Save the Dates

6 – 3 months

  • Order wedding invitations
  • Order wedding cake
  • Order favors and decorations
  • Research marriage license requirements
  • Shop for wedding bands
  • Finalize guest list
  • Book transportation
  • Begin planning honeymoon

3 – 0 months

  • Mail invitations
  • Schedule hair and make-up trials
  • Finalize wedding accessories
  • Obtain marriage license
  • Finalize food menu
  • Confirm ceremony details with officiant
  • Schedule final dress fitting
  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Confirm honeymoon details

Day of

  • Enjoy for goodness sakes!










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