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A Guide to Creating Your Wedding "To Do" List

About 2 year(s) ago by Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres


Planning a wedding is a daunting task, and it is oftentimes difficult to create a timeline for yourself. To ease the burden of creating your own timeline, we have compiled the tasks you must accomplish and when you should accomplish them.

Once you get engaged…

Make a Pinterest page or start collecting pictures of your preferences in a binder

Create a budget

Select your wedding party

12 months remaining…

Visit different venues and ask about availability

Book an officiant or church and obtain your wedding license

Research wedding suppliers

Sort out your wedding insurance

Make your guest list

11 months remaining…

Book a wedding planner if you could use some extra assistance

Book your photographer and videographer

Try on dresses

Consider your honeymoon options

9 months remaining…

Book a florist

Order your dress

Select a cake

Send out your “Save the Date” cards

Register for gifts

Book hair and makeup artists

Look into groom’s attire

6 months remaining…

Shop for bridesmaid dresses

Book catering

Book entertainment

Book a stationer

Arrange transportation

4 months remaining…

Purchase shoes

Purchase groom’s attire

Send invites

Buy wedding rings

Organize dress fittings

Schedule hair and makeup trials

8 weeks remaining…

Attend a dress fitting

Choose music

Finalize readings and order of service

Meet with photographer for an engagement shoot

Contact anyone who has not yet RSVP’d

Call all vendors to confirm bookings

3 weeks remaining…

Confirm seating charts

Write vows

Book spa treatments

Arrange a manicure

1 week remaining…

Delegate small tasks for the day of your wedding

Pick up dress

Get engagement ring cleaned

With this schedule in mind, you can make navigating all the ins and outs of wedding planning more easily and with less stress!
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