THE WEDDING PLANNER
18 MONTHS AHEAD 4 MONTHS 1 MONTH
*Choose your wedding date *Register for gifts at one or *Get your wedding license.
and choose your officiant. more bridal-gift registries. *Have a final fitting of
*Announce your engagement *Help both mothers to coordinate your gown.
in local newspapers. and shop for their dresses. *Check that your menu
*Compose your guest list. *Choose readings for your wedding. selections are locked in
*Reserve your reception site. *Arrange hotel accomodations for place with the caterer.
*Choose your wedding members of the wedding party. *Review your wedding-day
attendants. *Reserve your wedding-day transportation plans.
transportation and any other *Make name or address
wedding-day rentals. changes official on
12 MONTHS *Make appointments for gown documents including
fittings. driver's license.
*Select your wedding gown, *Make sure contracts and
shoes and accessories. arrangements are complete
*Decide on bridesmaids' dresses.
*Determine the theme or mood 3 MONTHS YOUR WEDDING DAY
for food, table settings, and
flowers. *Address invitations and *Allow plenty of time for
*Call caterers, musicians, florists, announcements; mail them about dressing, makeup and
photographers, videographers, six weeks before the wedding. hair styling.
and bakers and get written *Give the caterer your number *Eat something healthy
estimates of their costs. of guests. before the ceremony.
*Make sure all reservations are in. *Have vendor contract
place for the honeymoon. info.
*Get bridesmaids gowns adjusted *Allow time for photo-
6-9 MONTHS if necessary. graphy before the
*Make an appointment to have ceremony.
*Choose your caterer and your hair done the day of or *Say thank you to your
musicians. Remember to get before your wedding. parents.
written contracts. *Take a deep breath
*Book your photographer and/ 2 MONTHS and enjoy your day!
*Select your baker and order *Mail out your wedding invitations
the cake. and announcements.
*Choose your florist. *Have wedding portraits taken.
*Shop for wedding rings with *Send bridal portrait and wedding
your finance. announcements to newspapers.
*Decide on your honeymoon *Plan your rehearsal dinner and
destination. Book your travel day-after brunch.
and accommodations. *Reserve tuxedos and purchase
*Select the design of your special accessories.
wedding invitations and order