Wedding Planning Timeline


From the bride and groom to all in attendance, everyone loves a good wedding. But to put on a good wedding, you have to be a great planner. Wedding planning is exhausting, we know. There's so much to do, order, reserve, and buy. That's exactly why we did a little research and made a timeline for your wedding checklist. It's a long list, but you don't have to incorporate everything on it into your wedding. We just thought of as much as we could!

9-12+ Months Before
  • Work out a budget
  • Choose your bridal party
  • Start working on a guest list
  • Choose a date
  • Research vendors & set up times to meet with them
  • Book wedding planner
  • Start looking for a wedding gown
6-8 Months Before
  • Choose which colors you want in your wedding
  • Purchase a gown
  • Send save the dates
  • Start wedding registry
  • Hire a photographer
4-5 Months Before
  • Book your venue
  • Book vendors (4 months)
  • Order bridesmaids' dresses
  • Brainstorm hair & makeup ideas
  • Start working on invitations
  • Order wedding cake
2-3 Months Before
  • Purchase wedding bands
  • Pick out groom and groomsmen attire
  • Send invitations (2 months)
  • Create playlist for DJ/band
  • Book hair & makeup
  • Plan your honeymoon
1 Month Before
  • Get marriage license
  • Have dress alterations
  • Purchase any accessories you still need
  • Pick out bridal party gifts
1 Week Before
  • Confirm headcount and arrival times with vendors
  • Get your nails done
  • Confirm shot list with photographer
  • Pack for your honeymoon

XO, The I Do Team