Weddings: Wedding Check list

Weddings: Wedding Check List


It’s no secret of how much there is to do to create your special Wedding day. It can be confusing and frustrating, until you get a Wedding Check list. Wedding Check lists will help ensure you are on schedule, and if you are missing something. Most importantly, they will help you to go to that crazy place, many of use like to call, the bridezilla zone. No one wants you there and you should not be there. This is your special day, and the first day to the rest of your new life with your new husband. Let’s make it a special day to remember!

The Wedding Check List

According to, they recommend a well detailed check off list for your wedding, to keep you and your budget in line. This particular check off list is based on a 12 month period of time.

12 or More Months Before

1.)Determine potential dates and times for your wedding.

2.)Decide on the size, formality and setting of your wedding.

3.)Create a wedding and engagement budget.


4.)Reserve the locations for your wedding and reception.


5.)Meet with and book your wedding officiant or clergy.

6.)Choose your wedding party and confirm the participants.

7.)Choose your wedding rings.


8.)Draw up an initial guest list.

guest list

9.)Organize your engagement party.

9–12 Months Before

Order your wedding dress and attendants’ attire.


Book your photographer and videographer.

Reserve a caterer.


Arrange for decor, chair covers and linens.

Book your live entertainment or DJ.

Reserve your florist.


Order your wedding cake.

Reserve any rental items from the rental company.

Register your gift choices at your favourite stores.

Research accommodation for out-of-town guests.

Plan your honeymoon.


6–9 Months Before

Decide on your menu.

Reserve the musicians and soloist for your ceremony.

Reserve your limousine service.


Order your invitations and any other stationery.


Order wedding favours for your guests.

Choose outfits for mother of the bride and mother of the groom.

Check marriage licence requirement

3–6 Months Before

Finalize your guest list.

Choose the reader for your ceremony.

Finalize your order with the florist.

Reserve the men’s wedding attire.


Make an appointment with your hairdress


2 Months Before

Mail the invitations.

Decide on your wedding vows or compose your own.

Finalize the reception menus.

Confirm the wedding details with the musicians and clergy or officiant.


Have the programs printed.

Purchase gifts for parents and attendants.


Make appointments for nails and make-up.

Schedule final dress fitting.

1 Month Before

Apply for a marriage licence.

marriage license 3

Plan the rehearsal dinner.

Meet with photographer and videographer.


2 Weeks Before

Have a party for the attendants.

Draft the speeches.

Finalize reception details.

Call any guests who have not replied.

Meet with your hairdresser and make-up artist for consultation.


Deliver song lists to musicians or playlists to disc jockey.

Confirm honeymoon reservations.

1 Week Before

Finalize seating plan.

wedding seating chart

Determine the order for the procession.

Have your rehearsal.

Confirm accommodation reservations.

Pick up the attire for the groomsmen.

Confirm the final numbers with the caterer.

Confirm details with the limousine company.

Deliver your marriage licence to the officiant.

Draw up a seating arrangement for the reception and write out the place cards.

Choose someone to hand out the bombonieres or wedding favours.


Choose someone to return any rented items after the wedding.

Write any cheques required for the wedding day.

Pack for your honeymoon

honeymoon list

On the Day

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Give the wedding bands to the best man.

Give the best man any cheques that need to be given out that day.

Present the attendants and parents with their gifts.

Relax and enjoy your special day!

After the Wedding

Make a gift list and send out your thank-you notes.

Send thank-you letters to suppliers and attendants.


If you are changing your name, you can purchase a kit to make the job easy.

Arrange for cleaning and preservation of your gown.


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