one month or more before:
Ready all accessories, shoes and lingerie
for bridal gown.
Have beauty consultant do a trial run
with bride’s hair and makeup. Schedule this
appointment on the day the bridal portait is
taken and/or a party is planned or schedule
on the day of your final dress fitting to see
exactly how you will look on wedding day.
Have final fitting for bridal gown and
Have bridal portrait taken.
Have groomsmen registered and
measured at the formal wear store.
with the newspapers on wedding
Finalize plans for rehearsal dinner.
Plan seating arrangements for the
rehearsal dinner and reception.
Review this checklist to be sure nothing
has been missed.
Complete change-of-address information
Keep current with “Thank You” notes for
shower and early wedding gifts.
four months or more before:
Confirm final details with the caterer.
Order napkins and purchase any
other items needed for the ceremony
and reception. Check with the caterer
to see what he/she includes.
Order invitations (25 extra) and personal
stationery or “Thank You” notes.
Book engagement photo session with
enough time to submit photos to local
Visit the photographer again to discuss
specifics. Use the “Photography Worksheet.”
Get estimates and order flowers and
floral arrangements for wedding and
Get estimates and order balloons,
decorations and favors for wedding and
Book room for wedding night.
three months or more before:
Order wedding rings. Allow time for any
Order tuxedos for the groomsmen
two months or more before:
Mail invitations (six weeks before
the wedding; eight weeks to out-of-town
Buy a wedding gift for future spouse
and gifts for attendants and helpers.
Finalize arrangements of
accommodations for out-of-town
attendants and guests.