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

Research venues

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

Rest

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.


Book your consultation with me on Square Appointments, and get that first step out of the way!