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12 to 18 Months Before
 Reserve Church, Temple, Site of Ceremony
 Shop for Engagement Ring
 Reserve Photographer
 Reserve Videographer
 Reserve Reception Facility
 Choose Entertainment
 Contact a Wedding Consultant
 Hire Musicians for Ceremony
 Discuss and Decide on Style and Formality of Your Wedding


6 to 12 Months Before
 Arrange Accommodations for Out of Town Attendants
 Order Gown and Veil
 Select Members of Your Bridal Party
 Shop for Attendants’ Gowns
 Schedule Photo for Engagement Announcement
 Arrange Wedding Transportation
 Mail Engagement Information to Newspaper
 Pick a Color Scheme for Your Wedding
 Discuss Honeymoon Plans
 Visit or Call Rental Companies to Review Rental Options
 Visit Florist and Discuss Floral Arrangements


3 to 6 Months Before
 Complete Bridal Registry
 Order Wedding Cake
 Visit Travel Agent and Make Honeymoon Plans
 Send Deposits/Payments for Airline Tickets
 Order Invitations and Thank You Notes
 Plan Rehearsal Dinner
 Order Wedding Band Engravings


2 Months Before
 Order Men’s Formal Wear
 Order Favors for Reception
 Meet with Your Function Director
 Send Band or DJ a List of Songs You would Like Played
 Buy Attendants’ Gifts
 First Gown Fitting
 Hire a Calligrapher to Address Invitations
 Have a Formal Portrait Taken
 Mail out Invitations


1 Month Before
 Confirm Rehearsal with Church
 Get Physical Examination
 Purchase Final Party Supplies
 Make Appointment to have Wedding Bouquet Preserved
 Mail Thank You Notes for Shower Gifts


1 to 2 Weeks Before
 Apply for Marriage License
 Pick Up Honeymoon Tickets
 Finalize Flowers
 Give Caterer a Final Guest Count
 Plan Seating for Reception
 Write Out Place Cards for Reception
 Pick Up Formal Wear
 Confirm: Church, Hall, Band, Photo, Video, Limo, Florist, Etc.

1 Day Before
Relax and Enjoy!