Planning 12 Months or More before the Wedding 

Planning 12 Months or More before the Wedding

If your wedding is still a year and more away then you have sufficient time with you to plan and organize your wedding. The following wedding planning checklist would help you sort out how to organize and schedule your things to do well in advance for your wedding day.

12 Months or More before the Wedding

  • Fix up the date of wedding reception party
  • Determine a tentative budget for the wedding
  • Decide on how many people would you like to throw the wedding party to
  • Prepare guest list
  • Decide the place of wedding after discussing with yours and your partner’s family and friends

6-8 Months before the Wedding

  • Look for the various options for the dresses you would be wearing in the different wedding ceremonies
  • Order or purchase your wedding attire
  • Hunt for the best matching footwear and accessories for each of the dress purchased
  • Fix up your wedding reception organizer in case you are willing to go for it
  • Book your wedding reception venue after evaluating several factors like budget, location, facilities provided by them, etc
  • Book lodging rooms in the hotel around your wedding venue for the guests which will be coming over from other towns
  • Hire the music band for your wedding or the DJ you want to book for your wedding party
  • Select your videographer and photographer based on their quality of work, popularity, fee charged, availability on the day of your wedding, etc.
  • Go for pre-wedding shoot with your fiancĂ© so that you can include these photos on your wedding invitation cards or your own personalized wedding website
  • Book the florist for your wedding

4-6 Months before the Wedding

  • Finalize the design of your wedding invitation cards and order them well in advance
  • Book a hotel room where you would like to spend your wedding night
  • Decide on the wedding favors you would like to give away and shop for them wisely
  • Book for some exciting honeymoon package based on the mutual preference of you and your partner
  • Fix up a rehearsal session with your hair stylist and makeup artist

2-4 Months before the Wedding

  • Fix up your menu cuisine and items with the head chef of your caterer
  • Post your invitation cards 
  • Make thank you notes which you would handover to your guests
  • Purchase a guest book
  • Arrange for your wedding dress fitting session
  • Go for your skin and hair care sittings

2 Weeks before the Wedding

  • Send final advance payment to all the vendors 
  • Confirm all the appointments with your hair stylist and beautician
  • Arrange who will be responsible for returning the items you have taken on rentals after the wedding
  • Drink lots of water every day and try to eat as healthy as possible. Eat a well-balanced diet. 
  • Confirm the whereabouts of your guests and request them to intimidate you of their arrivals


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