|Your Wedding Checklist: essential wedding tasks month by month|
Easy Wedding Checklist
Back to Page 1: Your Wedding Checklist: 10 to 12 months before your wedding
Your Wedding Checklist: 8 to 10 months before your wedding____Shop for and order your wedding dress and accessories, including veil, gloves and shoes
____Sign a contract with your wedding caterer
____Book wedding florist and choose arrangements
____Book your musicians and/or DJ for both ceremony and reception
____Select and confirm your wedding photographer (and your videographer, if you're using one.)
____Look into wedding insurance and decide if it's a good option for you
____Plan your honeymoon
____Shop for and order your bridesmaid dresses
____If you're making your own wedding favors, start doing so now.
____Meet with wedding cake designers or bakers and arrange for a tasting (Yum!)
Your Wedding Checklist: Four to six months before your wedding____Send save-the-date announcements or call out of town guests to let them know the final date, time, and location of the wedding.
____If you're purchasing wedding favors, do so now
____Start planning your rehearsal dinner. Give the host(s) your guest list
____Examine your beauty regimen. Read Five months to perfect wedding day beauty
____If your caterer isn't doing it for you, reserve any rental equipment you'll need, including dishes, tables, chairs, linens, tents
____Register for gifts
____Select your wedding cake designer, and order your wedding cake
____Arrange wedding transportation
____Select a calligrapher, if you're using one
____Select the groom's tuxedo or other attire, what the groomsmen will wear, and arrange to purchase or rent
____Purchase your wedding rings
. Consider having your wedding rings engraved.
____Book wedding night accommodations and accommodations for out-of-town guests
____Buy gifts for your wedding party, parents, and each other.
Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Gift Ideas for the Bride
Top 10 Groom Gift Ideas
____If you're changing into "going away outfits" before you leave the reception, purchase those now
Go to Page 3: Your Wedding Checklist: 2 to 3 months before your wedding