Your Wedding Checklist

So you just got engaged. First off, congratulations! This is going to be such an exciting time in your life. Celebrating with friends and family, talking about the future, and of course, planning your wedding. There is lots that needs to be done between the time you get engaged and your wedding day. One of the most common questions I get from couples after they book is “where should we start?” I’m here to give you a quick checklist of what tasks you need to complete.

  • Put together the guest list. Note: This is an important first step so that you can set your budget appropriately per person and select appropriate venues based on the size of your part.
  • Tour venues
  • Pick a date
  • Send out save the dates
  • Create and sed out invitations
  • Select your wedding party
  • Find your perfect wedding dress
  • Decide on a color scheme for your wedding
  • Create your wedding website and registry
  • Select your vendors
    • Catering
    • Floral
    • Hair and Makeup
    • DJ/Music
    • Officiant/JP
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
    • Wedding planner
    • Bakery
    • Bartenders (if needed)
    • Rentals (tent, tables, lights, dance floor, restrooms) if needed
  • Schedule your hair and makeup trial
  • Select bridesmaids dresses
  • Get your wedding dress fitted
  • Select your accessories (jewelry, shoes, perfume, hair pieces, veil, undergarments)
  • Pick out decor
  • Meet with your officiant to go over what kind of ceremony you would like
  • Plan your rehearsal dinner
  • Talk with your wedding planner about your timeline and special activities at your wedding like special dances, a bouquet or garter toss, speeches, a sparkler exit and more
  • Put together a list of song requests for the DJ
  • Write up a shot request list for your photographer with the names of the people you want specific photos with
  • Purchase a gift for your soon to be spouse
  • Purchase gifts for the wedding party
  • Select the special people in your lives who will be making speeches at the reception
  • Give your venue and caterer the final headcount
  • HAVE FUN!

As I was creating this list I kept thinking of more and more things that need to be completed leading up to the wedding and even right after including preserving your dress and bouquet and sending out thank you notes.

Looking for a more personalized list along with the timeline it should be done by? Send me a message to get started!

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