Wedding Check List For Brides & Grooms

Easy Wedding Checklist

Planning the perfect wedding is a chore, but it does not have to be a stressful and unpleasant one. Use this helpful, easy wedding checklist to ensure that you cross all of your “T’s” and dot all the “I’s” for your big day; and rest assured that it will be the perfect occasion.


The Ultimate “Never Leave Home Without It” Wedding Checklist

One Year until Wedding:

  • Daydream and window shop – Anywhere from 16 to 9 months out from your wedding day is when you should start thumbing through catalogs and window shopping for ideas. Start a folder or binder to begin masterminding your vision.
  • Figure out the budget – Talk with your husband-to-be about your budget. Establishing a specific number at this point, before you start making decisions, is crucial.
  • Choose your wedding party – Who is in and who is out?
  • Draft a guest list – This does not have to be a finalized guest list, obviously, just a rough draft so that you have a number to go by when checking out wedding venues.
  • Choose an official date – Pick your date and select and book the perfect wedding venue.
  • Book your officiant and wedding hall.
  • Engagement party!

6 to 8 Months until Wedding:

  • Entertainment – Interview and book band or DJ.
  • Choose photographer – Research and select a photographer.
  • Book your catering company – Meet with and select your catering company and build a menu.
  • Find the perfect dress – Buy it.
  • Accommodations – Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests.
  • Set up a registry – Together with your hubby-to-be, set up your gift registry with things to fill your new married-life home with.
  • Choose invitations – Buy them.
  • Select wedding colors – Choose bridesmaid’s dresses.
  • Send save the dates – If applicable.
  • Pick a florist – Meet with florist and choose arrangements.
  • Set up transportation – Organize transportation for you and groom, as well as for the wedding party. Additionally, do not forget to include transportation to the airport for the honeymoon.
  • Plan your honeymoon – Plan and book honeymoon.

4 Months until Wedding:

  • Arrange rehearsal dinner
  • Cake – Sample, select and purchase a cake.
  • Dress fitting – First dress fitting and schedule trial hair and makeup run.
  • Music – Finalize music.

3 Months until Wedding:

  • Wedding favors – Thoughtfully select and order favors.
  • Wedding lingerie – Select and purchase undergarments.
  • Finalize ceremony specifics – Arrange and finalize the order of operations with regards to the wedding ceremony.
  • The rings – Purchase, size and engrave rings.
  • Finalize menu with caterer.
  • Send out invitations.

1 Month until Wedding:

  • Bachelorette party!
  • Finalize guest list and RSVP’s.
  • Make a seating chart.
  • Send out rehearsal dinner invites.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Schedule and attend last dress fitting.
  • Select and purchase bridesmaid’s gifts.
  • Write vows.
  • Have your hair done, if you are brave enough.

One week until Wedding:

  • Send out timeline for wedding day, to wedding party.
  • Pick up your dress.
  • Pack for honeymoon (do not forget ID’s and passport).
  • Set aside all payments in labeled envelopes and put in packed bag by the door.
  • Also pack the wedding certificate.
  • Start breaking in your wedding shoes.
  • Breathe.
  • Get married.
  • Live happily ever after.


Hopefully with all of these helpful wedding hints, your day will go off with out a snag. Be sure you get out our full line of Helpful Hints form Anoush, your Glendale CA banquet hall experts.

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