Just decided to get married? To achieve a successful wedding it is important with a good planning. To your help you can use our wedding checklist below. Try also to delegate the tasks, otherwise there is a big risk that the planning will a burden for you.

Wedding planning

12 months before

Pick a wedding date
Decide what type of wedding
Decide whom you want to invite
Book church or other site for the wedding

9 months before
Draw up a budget
The bride: decide and order the wedding dress
Book reception site
Book hotel room for yourselves and reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests
Book photographer
Start planning the guest list
Assemble your planning team. Perhaps a wedding consultant?

6 months before
Start planning the wedding party
Decide toastmaster
Decide wedding theme
Order bridesmaid dresses
Order the bridal bouquet and the floral decoration
Order printed matters as invitation and thank-you card
Start planning the honeymoon

4 months before
Plan the wedding ceremony and meet the wedding official
Select and order music for the marriage and wedding party
Decide the menu and order food and drink
Contact rental companies if you need to rent such as chairs, tables, music equipment, porcelain etc
Book all transportations during the wedding day

3 months before
Plan the wedding day in detail
Select and order wedding rings
Apply for marriage license
The bride: buy accessories, shoes under underwear
The bride: book your stylist and makeup artist
Book the honeymoon

2 months before
Send invitations card
Order wedding cake
Write a purchase list
Write a wedding gift list
Write a marriage settlement, if necessary

1 month before
The bride: Have final gown fitting
Plan reception and seating chart
Practice the wedding waltz

2 weeks before
Pick up your wedding rings
Contact the photographer and settle the details
Visit the ceremony and reception site and confirm arrangements
Confirm arrangements with the rental company
Inform all involved the wedding program
Make last-minute adjustment of the seating

1 week before
Rehearse the wedding ceremony with all involved
Pack and arrange all practical details for the honeymoon

Day before
Bring your clothes and luggage to the wedding night hotel
Decorate the site with flowers and other ceremony accessories
Relax as much as you can and go to bed early!

The wedding day
Bring the bridal bouquet
Do you have the wedding rings – double check!
Get married!

Post wedding
Prearrange for someone to return any rentals
Write and send thank-you notes to the wedding guests