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 meetCheckboxCheckbox
Visit your clergyCheckboxCheckbox
Set a dateCheckboxCheckbox
Establish a budgetCheckboxCheckbox
Decide on the size and formalityCheckboxCheckbox
Interview wedding consultants if one is desiredCheckboxCheckbox
Book your wedding suiteCheckboxCheckbox
Invite family and friends to be in your wedding partyCheckboxCheckbox

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Announce engagement in local papersCheckboxCheckbox
Choose and book your officiantCheckboxCheckbox
Purchase dress, veil, and headpieceCheckboxCheckbox
Order invitationsCheckboxCheckbox
Book musicians and DJ servicesCheckboxCheckbox
Book men’s formal wearCheckboxCheckbox
Plan and book honeymoonCheckboxCheckbox
Set up bridal registriesCheckboxCheckbox
Have your mothers select their dressesCheckboxCheckbox
Reserve the rehearsal dinner locationCheckboxCheckbox
Choose and book catererCheckboxCheckbox
Choose and book floristCheckboxCheckbox
Choose and book photographerCheckboxCheckbox
Choose and book videographerCheckboxCheckbox

FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Send out invitationsCheckboxCheckbox
Reserve rental equipmentCheckboxCheckbox
Order wedding cakeCheckboxCheckbox
Book transportationCheckboxCheckbox
Purchase Thank-You notesCheckboxCheckbox
Purchase wedding ringsCheckboxCheckbox
Choose wedding favours and begin wrapping themCheckboxCheckbox
Reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guestsCheckboxCheckbox
Reserve your room for your wedding nightCheckboxCheckbox
Purchase going-away and rehearsal outfitCheckboxCheckbox
Choose gifts for each otherCheckboxCheckbox
Choose gifts for attendantsCheckboxCheckbox
Choose attendants attireCheckboxCheckbox

TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

If you require blood tests, make appointmentsCheckboxCheckbox
Discuss details of decor and menu with catererCheckboxCheckbox
Compile a list of people you would like invited to showers, pass on to hostessCheckboxCheckbox
Purchase a wedding guest bookCheckboxCheckbox
Buy stockings and lingerieCheckboxCheckbox
Choose readings for ceremonyCheckboxCheckbox
If you plan to write your own vows, do so nowCheckboxCheckbox
Meet with organist and soloist to discuss musicCheckboxCheckbox
Send invitations to the rehearsal dinnerCheckboxCheckbox
Give thought to your cake topCheckboxCheckbox
Record all gift giver’s name, address, type of giftCheckboxCheckbox
Send out Thank You notes *within two months of your wedding, all gifts should be acknowledgesCheckboxCheckbox
Have programs printedCheckboxCheckbox

ONE MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Finalize plans with your photograph *Give them a list of “Must Have Photos”CheckboxCheckbox
Prepare proper name change documentsCheckboxCheckbox
Practice makeup and hairstylesCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm travel arrangementsCheckboxCheckbox
Have bachelor and bachelorette partiesCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm plans with catererCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm plans with floristCheckboxCheckbox
Bridesmaids gowns should have final fit doneCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm transportationCheckboxCheckbox

TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Get your marriage license and have lunch together to celebrate the occasionCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm clothing for bridal party is in orderCheckboxCheckbox
Submit wedding photo and announcement to local papersCheckboxCheckbox
Final fit on wedding gownCheckboxCheckbox
Arrange seating plan, write place cardsCheckboxCheckbox
Notify caterer of final guest countCheckboxCheckbox
Write toastsCheckboxCheckbox
Break in shoesCheckboxCheckbox

ONE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Finalize rehearsal dinner plansCheckboxCheckbox
Confirm all arrangements with:
CatererCheckboxCheckbox
FloristCheckboxCheckbox
SoloistCheckboxCheckbox
MusiciansCheckboxCheckbox
DJ’sCheckboxCheckbox
ClergyCheckboxCheckbox
PhotographerCheckboxCheckbox
VideographyCheckboxCheckbox
TransportationCheckboxCheckbox
HoneymoonCheckboxCheckbox
Wrap Attendants GiftsCheckboxCheckbox
Pack for your honeymoonCheckboxCheckbox
Arrange for your wedding gifts to be picked up and deliveredCheckboxCheckbox
Have a facial and other beauty treatmentsCheckboxCheckbox

ONE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Attend rehearsalCheckboxCheckbox
Finalize seating planCheckboxCheckbox
Give attendants their giftsCheckboxCheckbox
Present parents with their giftsCheckboxCheckbox
Hold rehearsal dinnerCheckboxCheckbox
Assign responsibilities to wedding party attendantsCheckboxCheckbox
Have a:
ManicureCheckboxCheckbox
PedicureCheckboxCheckbox
MassageCheckboxCheckbox
RelaxCheckboxCheckbox

THE WEDDING DAY

TASK

DEADLINE

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

Bride

Groom

Take your time and get readyCheckboxCheckbox
Have bridesmaids help you dressCheckboxCheckbox
Try to relax and enjoy your dayCheckboxCheckbox