Wedding To Do List

Whatever you want.
That’s what you deserve on your wedding day.

Here’s a helpful To Do List to help you keep your plans on track.

You’re engaged! Now …

  • Set the wedding date
  • Decide on your wedding style
  • Begin making a guest list
  • Determine your budget
  • Meet with those sharing expenses to discuss financial responsibilities
  • Reserve ceremony and reception sites
  • Choose attendants
Wedding To Do List - Elizabeth Place

9 Months to 1 Year Before the Wedding

  • Consider hiring a wedding consultant
  • Order a memory album and begin recording memories and saving mementos
  • Send save-the-date cards
  • Meet with your officiant
  • Reserve rooms for out-of-town guests
  • Meet with and reserve: Caterer, Wedding Cake Baker, Florist, Ceremony Musicians, Reception Band/DJ, Photographer and Videographer
  • Shop for and order: Wedding Gown, Headpiece and Veil, Undergarments, Jewellery and Shoes
  • Start an exercise routine to get in great shape and relieve stress

6 Months Before the Wedding

  • Register for wedding gifts
  • Decide on honeymoon; book and get travel documents in order
  • Shop for and order bridesmaids’ attire
  • Select men’s formal wear; place orders
  • Discuss wedding colour scheme with mothers so that they can co-ordinate their attire
  • Experiment with hairstyles
  • Make appointment for wedding day hairstyles and beauty treatments

4 Months Before the Wedding

  • Arrange for and attend gown fittings
  • Finalise guest list
  • Select and order wedding bands
  • Select and order wedding stationery: Invitations, Announcements, Envelopes, Response Cards, Reception Cards, Direction and Accommodation Cards, Thank You Notes
  • Select and order ceremony accessories: Wedding Programmes, Candles, Aisle Runner, Pew Bows, Ring Bearer Pillow, Flower Girl Baskets, Garter, Guest Book and Pen
  • Select and order reception necessities: Place Cards, Napkins, Favours, Toasting Glasses, Serving Pieces, Cake Top, Decorations, Centrepieces.

3 Months Before the Wedding

  • Address and assemble invitations
  • Weigh an assembled invitation to determine postage; purchase postage, including stamps for response cards
  • Arrange wedding day transportation
  • Plan rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Purchase rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Finalise honeymoon plans and confirm all reservations and paperwork

2 Months Before the Wedding

  • Finalise arrangements with vendors: Caterers, Wedding Cake Baker, Florist, Ceremony Musicians, Reception Band/DJ, Photographer and Videographer
  • Mail invitations to arrive 6 to 8 weeks before wedding date
  • Keep track of response cards received
  • Finalise ceremony order and officiant
  • Order wedding programmes
  • Purchase appreciation gifts for attendants
  • Purchase wedding gift for fiancé
  • Work on reception seating arrangement
  • Prepare place cards
  • Mail rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Take care of financial and legal details: Insurance Policies and Beneficiaries, Wills, Antenuptial Agreement
  • Gather forms for making name change
  • Write wedding vows
  • Write toasts and speeches

1 Month Before the Wedding

  • Rehearse your wedding hairstyle
  • Have final fittings for wedding gown
  • Remind bridesmaids to attend fittings
  • Confirm duties with wedding helpers
  • Purchase gifts for wedding party

1 Week Before the Wedding

  • Confirm all services and reservations
  • Confirm arrangements with sites
  • Give final guest count to caterer and sites
  • Prepare final payments and tips for vendors
  • Pack for your wedding night
  • Pack items for ceremony and reception
  • Pack for your honeymoon
  • Pick up wedding gown, check for fit
  • Have groom pick up formal wear, check fit
  • Have attendants pick up attire, check for fit
  • Assemble wedding day emergency kit
  • Get plenty of rest to look your best