Wedding Planning Timeline

12 – 18 Months Before The Wedding

  • Announce Engagement
  • Announce your upcoming Wedding Celebration and Get your wedding stationery, event page + guest management all at
  • Set Wedding date and choose reception site.
  • Set Budget
  • Audition Bands
  • Consult Clergyman or Judge to make necessary arrangements
  • Hire photographer and videographer.

Photography & Videography

American Photography

Lamar Wedding Studio 

6 – 12 Months Before The Wedding Day.

  • Compile invitation list.
  • Choose Bridal Party
  • Plan what Bridesmaids will wear and select apparel for the Groom, Best Man and Ushers.
  • Order Bridal Gown.
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  • If leaving country check passports, inoculation certificates, and other documents.
  • Arange limousine transportation.

4 – 6 Months Before The Wedding Day

  • Order invitations, save the date cards and thank you notes.
  • Mail out save the date cards.
  • Hire a caligrapher to address your envelopes.
  • Hire makeup artist & hair stylist.
  • Order headpiece and veil.
  • Select bridal registry.
  • Shop for trousseau.
  • Hire parking services.

3 – 4 Months Before The Wedding Day

  • Choose wedding rings and order engraving.
  • Buy gifts for bridal party. 5Finalize honeymoon plans.
  • Schedule pre-wedding counseling (if required).

2 – 3 Months Before The Wedding Day

  • Contact local town clerk’s office to find out what information you will need.
  • Arrange for accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Contact local newspaper for information on how to place
  • your wedding announcement in the paper.

1 – 2 Months To Go

  • Write and mail invitations.
  • Make arrangement to have bridal portrait taken.
  • Plan rehearsal dinner.
  • Arrange for final gown fitting.
  • Consult caterer about the menu.
  • Take up the matters of church and reception decorations with the florist.
  • Record wedding gifts received and write thank you notes.
  • Get marriage license (an unused license expires in 30 days)
  • Arrange to have belongings moved to new home (if necessary).
  • Order welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.

1 Week Left

  • Purchase traveler checks for the honeymoon.
  • Pack for the honeymoon.
  • Give final guest count to the caterer and have final consultations with florist, band, photographer and videographer.
  • Inform attendants of time and place of rehearsal.
  • Review reception seating plans.
  • Arrange for name and address changes on bank accounts, credit cards, driver’s license and social security.

One Day Before!

  • Check your luggage and go to bed early.
  • Tell someone you wedding itinerary and have them check your home while your gone.
  • Have a great wedding and honeymoon!! And also and most importantly great life together!!


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