Best Wedding Planning Checklist

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We know that wedding planning can be extremely overwhelming! We have put together a detailed list of things you might need to think about and plan during the months leading up to your wedding day and even after your wedding day. We hope this will take some stress off your shoulders so you can enjoy the planning process. Scroll down for a downloadable PDF!

POST ENGAGEMENT

  • Announce Your Engagement
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Select a Wedding Date
  • Make a List of Must-haves
  • Determine the Wedding Budget
  • Compile Guest List & Addresses
  • Determine the style & Color Palette
  • List of traditions / religious customs
  • Engagement Photo Session
  • Order & Send Out Save-the-Dates
  • Pick & Invite Your Wedding Party

ATTIRE

  • Wedding Rings
  • Wedding Gown
  • Veil or Headpiece
  • Garter
  • Jewelry
  • Groom’s Attire
  • Shoes
  • Bridal Party Attire

PLANNING

  • Hire a Wedding Planner
  • Search for Wedding Venue
  • Book Wedding Venue
  • Send out invitations
  • Organize RSVP
  • Wedding Favors
  • Gift Registry
  • Wedding Day Timeline
  • Order of Ceremony
  • Reception Schedule
  • Search, Hire & Plan with Wedding Vendors
    • Caterer
    • Photographer
    • Videographer
    • Entertainment & Performances
    • Disc Jockey & Emcee
    • Musicians
    • Florist
    • Decorator
    • Stationer
    • Officiant
    • Cake/Desserts
    • Makeup Artist
    • Hair Stylist
    • Transportation
    • Accommodations for Guests

PRE-WEDDING

  • Menu Tasting
  • Send Our Invitations
  • Bridal Party Gifts
  • Book Honeymoon
  • Ceremony & Reception Music Selections
  • Finalize Arrangements with All Vendors
  • Bride’s Hair & Makeup Trail
  • Wedding Night Accommodation
  • Contact Guests Who Have Not RSVP’d
  • Seating Plan Arrangements
  • Order Wedding Day Stationery
  • Final Payments with Vendors
  • Final Attire Fitting
  • Write Vows
  • Ceremony Rehearsal

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Purchase Alcohol
  • Invite Guests to Give Toasts & Speeches
  • Delegate Tasks to Bridal Party, Family & Friends
  • Wedding Day Emergency Kit
  • Bachelor & Bachelorette Party
  • Prepare Vendor Tips
  • Break in Shoes
  • Buy or Make Accessories
  • Guestbook & Pens
  • Unity Candles
  • Ring Bearer Pillow
  • Flower Girl Basket
  • Toasting Flutes
  • Cake Cutting Knives
  • Cake Topper
  • Card Box

WEDDING DAY

  • Eat Breakfast
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Enjoy Your Day

POST-WEDDING

  • Return Items to Vendors
  • Write & Send Thank You Cards
  • Pack for Honeymoon

LEGALITIES

  • Wedding Insurance
  • Marriage License
  • Bank Accounts
  • Address Change

RELAX

  • Spa & Massage
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Groom’s Hair Cut
  • Rest Early the Evening Before

Hope this list is super helpful for you! There are a lot of details that not every wedding needs to consider, but I love to jam everything in just in case! Happy planning!

xox-Caryn
Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Hope you enjoyed this post! I would love to discuss your upcoming wedding and how my team and I can make it absolutely beautiful and stress-free for you. Reach out and let’s chat!