12 Month Wedding Planning Timeline for Organized Bride {Infographic}

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1 month before

  • Apply for marriage license
  • Compose your wedding vows
  • Mail out invites for rehearsal dinner
  • Attend bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Complete any unfinished DIY projects (favors and the like)
  • Prepare gift bags for out-of-town guests
  • Schedule final fittings
  • Purchase a guest book
  • Fill out any change of address/name documents
  • Finalize seating chart
  • “Break in” your wedding shoes, so they are comfortable for your wedding day
  • Compose toasts for rehearsal dinner/reception
  • Purchase thank you notes
  • Purchase gifts for bridal party, groomsmen, etc
  • Confer with vendors (florist, caterer, etc)
  • Print and email directions to hotels, venues, etc
  • Have your haircut/colored if needed
  • Confer final headcount with venues
  • Mail Ideas/lists for“must have” photo ops to photographer
  • Assemble welcome baskets/centerpieces/gift bags

Day before

  • Pack for honeymoon
  • Write out checks for vendors (include tips) and place in envelope
  • Have grown steamed/pressed
  • Groom: pick up tux
  • Give place cards, favors etc to the designated persons preparing the reception venue
  • Provide emergency contact info to all those necessary
  • Relax and get a good night’s sleep!

We hope that you have found our wedding timeline planning guide to be helpful! Best of luck to you and your betrothed on your big day! Follow this guide, and it will be smooth sailing for your wedding day!

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