Timetable

Sixteen to Nine Months Before Wedding

  • Choose a date for the wedding...
  • Visit the clergy and review church requirements...
  • Determine the size of the wedding...
  • Determine your budget...
  • Find a reception location and reserve your space early...
  • Begin looking for wedding gown...

Nine to Six Months Before Wedding

  • Select wedding attendants...
  • Choose a color or theme...
  • Select bridesmaids' dresses...
  • Reserve banquet facility...
  • Reserve photographer...
  • Begin planning your ceremony...
  • Compile addresses for guest list...

Six to Four Months Before Wedding

  • Select a florist...
  • Reserve your D.J. or band...
  • Order invitations...
  • Select groomsmen's tuxedos
  • Reserve limousine...
  • Begin planning your honeymoon...
  • Compile a wedding registry...

Three Months Before Wedding

  • Purchase gifts for attendants, parents and ushers...
  • Buy your wedding rings...
  • Order your wedding cake...
  • Purchase garter and toasting glasses...

Two Months Before Wedding

  • Plan and make reservations for rehearsal dinner...
  • Reserve rooms for out of town guests...
  • Address you invitations (invitations should be mailed 4-6 weeks before your wedding date)...

One Month Before Wedding

  • Confirm honeymoon reservations...
  • Get marriage license...

Two Weeks Before Wedding

  • Complete the bride's trousseau...
  • Prepare wedding announcement for newspaper and church bulletin...
  • Contact guest who have not responded...

One Week Before Wedding

  • Pick up wedding dresses and tuxedos...
  • Pack for honeymoon...
  • Have nails done...
  • Give final guest count to the banquet facility...