“Stay on track for your special day with our comprehensive wedding checklist!” 12 to 18 months before the wedding Set the budget for the wedding. Determine the number of guests you will invite. Decide on the wedding date and time. Select the wedding venue. Research and book vendors, including caterers, photographers, and florists. Choose your wedding party, including the maid of honour and bridesmaids. Start shopping for wedding dresses and bridesmaids' dresses. Consider hiring a wedding planner. 9 to 12 months before the wedding Create a wedding website or registry. Send out save-the-date cards. Begin planning the honeymoon. Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests. Finalise the guest list. Order the wedding dress and bridesmaids' dresses. Decide on the wedding theme and colours. Book the officiant. Book the entertainment, such as a DJ or live band. Book the transportation, such as a limousine or party bus. Register for wedding gifts. 6 to 9 months before the wedding Book the honeymoon. Book the rehearsal dinner venue. Choose the wedding invitations and send out save-the-date cards. Book the wedding cake baker. Book the hair and makeup artist. Finalise the wedding menu and arrange for food and drink tastings. Start planning the wedding ceremony and reception details, such as the music, decorations, and lighting. 3 to 6 months before the wedding Schedule dress fittings for the bride and bridesmaids. Arrange for wedding day transportation for the bridal party. Purchase wedding rings. Create a seating chart for the reception. Order wedding favours. Purchase wedding rings. Purchase wedding favours and decorations. Confirm the vendor bookings. Purchase any necessary rental items, such as chairs, tables, and linens. Schedule dress fittings and alterations. Arrange for the bridal shower and bachelorette party. Obtain a marriage licence. 1 to 3 months before the wedding Finalise the wedding timeline and details with vendors. Schedule the wedding rehearsal. Write vows and speeches. Choose the wedding music and prepare playlists. Finalise the seating arrangements and escort cards. 1 to 2 weeks before the wedding Arrange for transportation for guests. Confirm details with wedding party, vendors, and guests. Pack for the honeymoon. Have a final dress fitting. Get a manicure and pedicure. Pay any outstanding balances to vendors. Prepare thank-you notes and gifts for the wedding party and family. Relax and enjoy your wedding day! Confirm all vendor bookings and details. Pack for the honeymoon. Give final head count to caterers and reception venue. Assign tasks to the wedding party and family members. Attend the bridal shower and bachelorette party. Arrange for someone to transport gifts and decor from the wedding venue. 1 day before the wedding Attend the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Get a good night's sleep. Prepare and pack any necessary items for the wedding day. Get hair and makeup done. Get dressed in wedding attire. Take wedding photos. Enjoy the wedding ceremony and reception. Thank guests and vendors for their participation and services. Return any rentals to vendors. Send thank-you notes to guests and vendors. Change your name (if desired) and update legal documents. Print Congratulations on your wedding, and I hope this checklist helps you stay organized and stress-free throughout the planning process!