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The Ultimate Wedding Checklist:

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist: Everything You Need to Do Before the Big Day

2–3 months before your wedding is all about relaxing and enjoying the pre-wedding festivities.
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Getting married is one of the most momentous occasions in a person’s life. It’s a time to celebrate love, commitment, and the start of a new chapter. 

But before you can say, “I do,” there’s a lot of planning that needs to be done.

Wedding planning can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful. That’s why it’s important to start early and to have a plan in place. 

This guide will help you stay on track and make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.

12 Months Out

The first 12 months of wedding planning are all about laying the groundwork. You’ll need to do:

  • Set a budget: This is the most important step in the planning process. Once you know how much you can afford, you can start making decisions about your venue, vendors, and other expenses.

  • Create a guest list: This will help you determine the size of your venue and the number of invitations you’ll need to send out.

  • Choose a venue: This is a big decision, so take your time and do your research. Visit different venues and talk to other couples who have been married there.

  • Book your vendors: This includes your caterer, photographer, videographer, florist, and more.

  • Start shopping for your wedding dress or suit: This can be a fun and exciting process, but be prepared to spend some time and money.

  • Register for gifts: This will make it easy for your guests to find the perfect gifts for you.

9–10 Months Out

These months are all about getting the nitty-gritty details sorted out. Some of the things you’ll need to do are:

  • Order your save-the-dates: These will let your guests know when and where your wedding will be.

  • Choose your wedding sponsors: These are the people who will stand by your side on your wedding day.

  • Get your marriage license to make it official!

  • Book your transportation: This includes your transportation to and from the ceremony and reception, as well as transportation for your wedding party.

  • Order your wedding cake: This is another important decision, so make sure you taste a few different options before you choose one.
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6–8 Months Out

The next few months are all about finalizing your plans and getting ready for the big day. 

  • Have your final dress or suit fitting. Make sure everything fits perfectly!

  • Schedule your hair and makeup trial to help you decide on the perfect look for your wedding day.

  • Order your wedding flowers to add a touch of elegance to your ceremony and reception.

  • Start planning your ceremony and reception: This includes writing your vows, choosing your music, and planning your menu.

4-5 Months Out

The next few months are all about tying up loose ends and getting ready to celebrate! You’ll need to do:

  • Send out your invitations: Make sure you give your guests plenty of time to RSVP.

  • Book your honeymoon: This is your chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with your new spouse so book the best location.

  • Plan your bachelorette and bachelor parties: These are a great way to celebrate with your friends before the big day.

  • Get your wedding rings sized and engraved. Make sure they fit perfectly!

  • Order your wedding attire accessories: This includes your shoes, jewelry, and veil.
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2-3 Months Out

2–3 months before your wedding is all about relaxing and enjoying the pre-wedding festivities. You can use this time to:

  • Finalize your wedding timeline to help you stay on track on the big day.

  • Confirm all of your bookings: Make sure everything is still on track and that you haven’t forgotten anything.

  • Write thank-you notes: This will help you stay organized and show your appreciation to your guests.

  • Get your wedding dress or suit: This is a good time to make any final adjustments before the big day.

  • Have your final hair and makeup trial: Make sure you’re happy with the look and that you’re prepared for the actual wedding day.

  • Get a massage or facial to help you relax and feel your best on your wedding day.

1 Month Out

The final month is all about the big day! Ensure you:

  • Reconfirm all of your bookings just to be sure that everything is still on track.

  • Pack for your honeymoon: Don’t forget to pack your wedding outfit!

  • Get a manicure and pedicure and feel polished and ready for the big day.

  • Break in your wedding shoes to avoid blisters on the wedding day.

  • Attend the rehearsal dinner: This is a chance to practice your vows and get to know your wedding party one last time.

  • Delegate tasks to your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family members to help you de-stress and enjoy the day.

  • Get a good night’s sleep to feel your best on the wedding day.
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Day of the Wedding

The big day is finally here! 

  • Relax and enjoy the moment: This is your wedding day, so don’t stress about the little things.

  • Take time for yourself to get ready: This will help you feel calm and collected before the ceremony.

  • Have a healthy breakfast: This will give you the energy you need to power through the day.

  • Celebrate the ceremony and reception: This is the main event, so make sure you have fun!

After the Wedding

Once the wedding is over, it’s time to relax and enjoy married life!

  • Send out thank-you notes to show your appreciation to your guests.

  • Change your name (if you want to): This is a legal process, so be sure to do your research and follow the proper steps.

  • Return any rentals. Make sure you return everything in good condition.

  • File your marriage license with the courthouse. This is important for legal purposes.

  • Start planning your first-anniversary celebration!


A comprehensive wedding checklist is vital for a stress-free day. Stay organized, follow the checklist, and enjoy every moment of your special day.

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