Every flower in the right place. There’s a place to hang the dress. Ringbearer actually has the rings.
There’s just too much to worry about to have to do it all alone, so I made you a little timeline to help you along the way.
When you’re Ready
Set a date
Discuss your ideal wedding with your partner
Draw up a budget
Plan the guest list
Estimate number of guests
Follow LoveMeganPhotography on Pinterest and set up your own pinboard!
12 Months before the wedding
Send out your Save the Date’s
Book your venues (ceremony/reception)
Book your photographer!
Research your vendors – flowers, invites, cake, music, beauty, decor, entertainment/dj, bar
Decide if you need wedding insurance
Look into hiring a wedding planner
Ask your bridal party the big question!
Save up $
8-10 Months before the wedding
Plan and book your honeymoon
Order the cake
Book as many of your vendors as you can (including ceremony musicians and officiant)
Order your wedding dress
4-8 Months before the wedding
Shop for the groom’s suit
Choose bridesmaid dresses and men’s suits
If your church requires it, attend pre-marriage counseling
Choose your hair and makeup artists
Order wedding invitations and stationery
Put together a list of addresses of the guests
Organize obtaining the marriage license
Choose prayers/readings for the ceremony
2-3 Months before the wedding
Order the wedding rings
Send out the invitations
Choose gifts for bridal party/each other
Buy shoes and accessories
Schedule menu tasting
Do any DIY crafts you have planned
Tally up RSVP’s
1 Month before the wedding
Final dress fittings
Double check arrangements with your vendors – be thorough and detailed!
Send out emails to the necessary people that details the itinerary for the day – photographer, videographer, maid of honor, wedding coordinator, drivers
Create your wedding table plan
Pick someone to be in charge of small details on the wedding day (someone who will answer questions, check on the cake, talk to the dj, tell the photographer where to go if necessary, etc)
1 week before the wedding
Start thinking about your speech for the toast
Arrange a time for the cake to be delivered
Enjoy a spa day – waxing, manicure, massage, facial, sauna
Confirm all last-minute details with your vendors
Pack for the honeymoon… and!
Get ready to spend your life with a special person!
I can’t wait to spend your special day with you. If you need anything, at any time, I am just a phone call away.