Wedding Checklists and Calendars

A helpful way to simplify and organize the planning process is to use wedding checklists and calendars to keep all of your planning tasks and deadlines organized! Here are some of our go-to checklists and calendars.

TWELVE OR MORE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Arrange for your families to meet Checkbox Checkbox
Visit your clergy Checkbox Checkbox
Set a date Checkbox Checkbox
Establish a budget Checkbox Checkbox
Decide on the size and formality Checkbox Checkbox
Interview wedding consultants if one is desired Checkbox Checkbox
Book your wedding suite Checkbox Checkbox
Invite family and friends to be in your wedding party Checkbox Checkbox

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Announce engagement in local papers Checkbox Checkbox
Choose and book your officiant Checkbox Checkbox
Purchase dress, veil, and headpiece Checkbox Checkbox
Order invitations Checkbox Checkbox
Book musicians and DJ services Checkbox Checkbox
Book men’s formal wear Checkbox Checkbox
Plan and book honeymoon Checkbox Checkbox
Set up bridal registries Checkbox Checkbox
Have your mothers select their dresses Checkbox Checkbox
Reserve the rehearsal dinner location Checkbox Checkbox
Choose and book caterer Checkbox Checkbox
Choose and book florist Checkbox Checkbox
Choose and book photographer Checkbox Checkbox
Choose and book videographer Checkbox Checkbox

FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Send out invitations Checkbox Checkbox
Reserve rental equipment Checkbox Checkbox
Order wedding cake Checkbox Checkbox
Book transportation Checkbox Checkbox
Purchase Thank-You notes Checkbox Checkbox
Purchase wedding rings Checkbox Checkbox
Choose wedding favours and begin wrapping them Checkbox Checkbox
Reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guests Checkbox Checkbox
Reserve your room for your wedding night Checkbox Checkbox
Purchase going-away and rehearsal outfit Checkbox Checkbox
Choose gifts for each other Checkbox Checkbox
Choose gifts for attendants Checkbox Checkbox
Choose attendants attire Checkbox Checkbox

TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

If you require blood tests, make appointments Checkbox Checkbox
Discuss details of decor and menu with caterer Checkbox Checkbox
Compile a list of people you would like invited to showers, pass on to hostess Checkbox Checkbox
Purchase a wedding guest book Checkbox Checkbox
Buy stockings and lingerie Checkbox Checkbox
Choose readings for ceremony Checkbox Checkbox
If you plan to write your own vows, do so now Checkbox Checkbox
Meet with organist and soloist to discuss music Checkbox Checkbox
Send invitations to the rehearsal dinner Checkbox Checkbox
Give thought to your cake top Checkbox Checkbox
Record all gift giver’s name, address, type of gift Checkbox Checkbox
Send out Thank You notes *within two months of your wedding, all gifts should be acknowledges Checkbox Checkbox
Have programs printed Checkbox Checkbox

ONE MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Finalize plans with your photograph *Give them a list of “Must Have Photos” Checkbox Checkbox
Prepare proper name change documents Checkbox Checkbox
Practice makeup and hairstyles Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm travel arrangements Checkbox Checkbox
Have bachelor and bachelorette parties Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm plans with caterer Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm plans with florist Checkbox Checkbox
Bridesmaids gowns should have final fit done Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm transportation Checkbox Checkbox

TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Get your marriage license and have lunch together to celebrate the occasion Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm clothing for bridal party is in order Checkbox Checkbox
Submit wedding photo and announcement to local papers Checkbox Checkbox
Final fit on wedding gown Checkbox Checkbox
Arrange seating plan, write place cards Checkbox Checkbox
Notify caterer of final guest count Checkbox Checkbox
Write toasts Checkbox Checkbox
Break in shoes Checkbox Checkbox

ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Finalize rehearsal dinner plans Checkbox Checkbox
Confirm all arrangements with:
Caterer Checkbox Checkbox
Florist Checkbox Checkbox
Soloist Checkbox Checkbox
Musicians Checkbox Checkbox
DJ’s Checkbox Checkbox
Clergy Checkbox Checkbox
Photographer Checkbox Checkbox
Videography Checkbox Checkbox
Transportation Checkbox Checkbox
Honeymoon Checkbox Checkbox
Wrap Attendants Gifts Checkbox Checkbox
Pack for your honeymoon Checkbox Checkbox
Arrange for your wedding gifts to be picked up and delivered Checkbox Checkbox
Have a facial and other beauty treatments Checkbox Checkbox

ONE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Attend rehearsal Checkbox Checkbox
Finalize seating plan Checkbox Checkbox
Give attendants their gifts Checkbox Checkbox
Present parents with their gifts Checkbox Checkbox
Hold rehearsal dinner Checkbox Checkbox
Assign responsibilities to wedding party attendants Checkbox Checkbox
Have a:
Manicure Checkbox Checkbox
Pedicure Checkbox Checkbox
Massage Checkbox Checkbox
Relax Checkbox Checkbox

THE WEDDING DAY

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Take your time and get ready Checkbox Checkbox
Have bridesmaids help you dress Checkbox Checkbox
Try to relax and enjoy your day Checkbox Checkbox