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Wedding Timeline

March 6, 2014

Every bride needs some sort of checklist to help her plan her perfect day. Whether your planning timeline is 16 months, 8 months or even 3 months, this Wedding Timeline Guide will help you enjoy your planning experience and keep yourself organized.

wedding-timeline-636Via: ivillage.com

9-16 Months

Pick Your Wedding Budget: This Will Help Keep Your Financial’s On Track.

Reserve Your Wedding Date And Venue: Things Tend To Book Quickly, This Will Ensure You Have The Location Of Your Dreams.

Pick Your Wedding Party: These Should Be The People You Want To Be The VIP’s Of Your Wedding Day.

Finalize A Guest List: This Will Help With Booking Vendors, Your Venue Space, Invitations, Etc.

8 Months

Purchase Your Wedding Dress: This Will Take The Longest To Order, So Pick The Dress Sooner Rather Than Later To Ensure It Arrives On Time.

Book A Photographer: Be Picky, These Pictures Will Last A Lifetime.

Book Vendors: Booking In Advance Will Ensure All the Vendors You Want Will Be Available For Your Special Day.

Reserve A Hotel Block For Out Of Town Guests: When You Book Blocks, You Usually Receive Discounts For Your Guests.

6-7 Months

Pick Your Invitations: Pick Something That Speaks To The Theme Of Your Wedding.

Start Planning Your Honeymoon: Start Booking Flights, Getting Passports, Etc.

Pick Your Bridesmaids Dresses: Pick Something That Is Flattering For Everyone.

Send Out Your Save The Dates: This Will Let Guests Know To Start Planning Travel Arrangements.

4-5 Months

Purchase Wedding Shoes And Undergarments: These Are Essentials For When You Start Doing Your Fittings.

Have Your Hair And Make-Up Trial: This Will Make Sure You Will Be Happy With How Your Hair And Make-Up Will Turn Out. If You Are Not Satisfied, Make Another Appointment. Practice Makes Perfect.

Choose All Of Your Music: This Includes Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour, and All Reception Music.

3 Months

Finalize Your Menu: Make Sure To Give Yourself Options In Case You Have Anyone Who Is Allergic, or Vegetarian.

Finalize Your Flowers: This Includes All Bouquets, Ceremony Flowers, and Reception Centerpieces.

Order Wedding Favors: These Can Be Anything From Candy To Candles.

Finalize Ceremony Order: This Would Include Ceremony Readings, Vows, And Unity Candles.

 Reception Timeline: This Includes The Timeline Of Eating, Dancing, and Cake Cutting.

Purchase Your Wedding Rings: You Can Pick The Tradition Band, Or Go A Little Funky For Those Who Are Daring.

2 Months

Start Your Dress Fittings: You Will Have A Couple Of Fittings To Make Sure The Dress Fits Just Right.

Meet With Your Photographer: Give Them A List Of All Your Must Have Photo’s For The Evening.

Send Out Your Invitations: Make Sure To Number Your RSVP’s In Case Someone Forgets To Put Them Name On Their RSVP.

Enjoy Your Bachelorette Party: Put On Your Best Party Dress And Enjoy An Evening With The Girls!

Enjoy Your Bridal Shower: Be Prepared For Lots Of Food And Laughter.

1 Month

Make Sure You Have All Your RSVP’s In: Call Those Guests Who Have Not Responded, It Is Important For Your Final Headcount.

Obtain Your Marriage License: Depending On Your State These Are Good Anywhere From A Few Weeks To A Month.

Complete Your Final Fitting: Make Sure Everything Is Exactly How You Want It Before They Put The Final Touches Together.

Send Out Final Payments To All Your Vendors: This Is So You Don’t Have To Worry About Paying Anyone The Day Of.

Make Your Seating Chart: This Is Important If You Have Reserved Seating For VIP Guests, Or Those With Food Allergies For The Caterers.

Week Of

Send a Timeline To Your Bridal Party: This Lets The Bridal Party Know What Is Expected Of Them For The Day.

Pick Up Your Dress: Make Sure Your Dresses Is Pressed And Clean.

Break In Your Wedding Shoes: Walk Around In Your Shoes With Wool Socks On, This Will Help Break Them In.

Send Your Final Guest List To Your Caterer: This Is Important For The Number Of Plates They Need To Prepare.

Make Welcome Baskets For Your Out of Town Guests: You Can Put Fun Things Inside, Like Maps, Disposable Cameras, Water Bottles, Snacks, And A Small State Souvenir.

Pack For Your Honeymoon: Make Sure To Pack Essentials, Like Passports and Tickets.

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Day Of

Enjoy Your Day Together!

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