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Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding is always a busy and stressful affair even when you’re having it in your backyard. To help relieve the stress of brides that are doing their destination wedding planning with us, we compiled a checklist here to help keep things in order.

12 Months Before Wedding

  • Create a wedding budget
  • Decide on your wedding’s size/guest list
  • Set a date and book venues/locations
  • Hire wedding coordinator (if you plan to have one)
  • Ask people to be in your wedding party
  • Choose and book the officiant
  • Create your wedding website
  • Research group accommodation rates
  • Update your website with information
  • Look for bridal gown
  • Begin researching and booking wedding vendors
    • Photographers
    • Videographers
    • Florist
    • Reception Band/DJ

9 Months Before Wedding

  • Order wedding dress
  • Send out Save the Date Cards
  • Decide reception menu
  • Decide on flower arrangements
  • Make travel arrangements for wedding and honeymoon (if in a different location)
  • Order bridesmaids dresses
  • Create music playlist for ceremony and reception

6 Months Before Wedding

  • Order wedding invitations
  • Have Groom and groomsmen pick attire
  • Register for gifts
  • Pick out and order wedding rings
  • Order wedding cake
  • Arrange for wedding day transportation

3 Months Before Wedding

  • Write your wedding vows
  • Design wedding program
  • Send wedding invitations
  • Purchase gifts for wedding party members, parents and each other
  • Make a list of what to pack

1 Month Before Wedding

  • Have your final dress fitting
  • Check in on bridesmaids’ dresses
  • Discuss with photographer the pictures that are important to you
  • Finalize music playlist with band/dj

2 Weeks Before Wedding

  • Call guests who have not returned their RSVP
  • Prepare reception seating chart

At Wedding Destination

  • Meet with your wedding coordinator to go over last minute details, if you do not have a one, contact each vendor and confirm all arrangements
  • Get marriage license
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