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Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but with a thorough wedding checklist, you can make sure you don't forget any important details. Whether you're planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand, elaborate affair, this wedding checklist will help you stay organized and on track. 9-12 months before the wedding:

  • Set a budget

  • Determine your guest list

  • Choose a venue

  • Choose a date

  • Choose a theme

  • Choose your wedding party

  • Hire a wedding planner (optional)

6-9 months before the wedding:

  • Book your vendors (photographer, videographer, florist, DJ or band, caterer)

  • Choose your wedding attire (dress, tuxedo, suits)

  • Choose your wedding rings

  • Choose your wedding invitations and stationery

  • Choose your wedding favors

  • Start planning your honeymoon

  • Obtain your marriage license

3-6 months before the wedding:

  • Finalize your guest list and send out invitations

  • Book any transportation for the wedding day

  • Finalize your wedding ceremony and reception details

  • Choose and book your wedding vendors (hair and makeup, entertainment, rentals)

  • Choose and order your wedding cake

  • Finalize your wedding day timeline

  • Confirm details with all vendors

1-3 months before the wedding:

  • Meet with your wedding planner to finalize all details

  • Confirm all vendor contracts

  • Touch base with your wedding party to confirm their participation and roles

  • Finalize your seating chart

  • Purchase any necessary wedding day accessories (veil, shoes, jewelry)

  • Finalize your wedding day timeline

1-2 weeks before the wedding:

  • Confirm final headcount with your caterer

  • Pick up your marriage license

  • Attend any final fittings for your wedding attire

  • Pack for your honeymoon

  • Have a final meeting with your wedding planner to go over all details

  • Delegate tasks to your wedding party or any other helpers for the day of the wedding

1-2 days before the wedding:

  • Have a rehearsal for the ceremony

  • Gather any necessary items for the ceremony and reception (vows, rings, unity candle, etc.)

  • Set out any wedding favors or decorations that you are responsible for

  • Get a good night's rest

Wedding day:

  • Eat a good breakfast

  • Have your hair and makeup done

  • Get dressed

  • Attend your ceremony and take part in all the special traditions and moments

  • Take photographs with your wedding party and family

  • Enjoy your reception and celebrate with your loved ones

After the wedding:

  • Send thank-you notes to your guests

  • Order any additional prints or copies of your wedding photos

  • Update your personal and legal documents with your new name (if you choose to change it)

  • Review and pay any outstanding vendor invoices

  • Take some time to relax and enjoy your honeymoon

By following this wedding checklist, you can be sure to cover all the necessary details for your big day. It's important to stay organized and on top of things, but don't forget to have fun and enjoy the process. With some careful planning, you can have a beautiful and memorable wedding that you and your partner will cherish for years to come.

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