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11 Months Before Wedding
Decide on the budget.
Start the guest list.
Determine a time frame for your wedding date. Narrow down your wedding date to a few weekends that don’t
conﬂict with other family events.
Choose a color scheme for your big day.
Search for a ceremony venue.
Search for a reception venue.
10 Months Before Wedding
Book your ceremony venue. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Book your reception venue. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Choose the members of your wedding party - maid of honor and best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer,
ﬂower girl as well as your ushers - and invite them to take these roles.
Create your wedding website.
Search for a caterer.
Search for a photographer/videographer.
Search for a ﬂorist.
Search for a band.
Search for a DJ.
Select save-the-date cards and order.
9 Months Before Wedding
Book your caterer. Create deposits/payments schedule. Begin working on a menu.
Book your DJ and/or band. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Set up your registries. Add registries page to your wedding website.
Book your photographer/videographer and schedule engagement photo shoot. Create deposits/payments
Book your ﬂorist. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Search for an ociant.
Book your ociant. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Reserve blocks of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Add accommodations and travel info to your wedding
website, so your guests know what to expect.
Send save-the-date cards (be sure your guest list is ﬁnalized ﬁrst). Include hotel information for out-of-town
guests, if it’s available, plus your website address.
Start shopping for your gown.
8 Months Before Wedding
Select your wedding dress and place the order. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Search for a wedding cake baker.
Order your wedding cake. Create deposits/payments schedule.
Finalize ﬂoral arrangements and design with ﬂorist.
Search for a wedding stationer for invitations, plus place cards, menus, announcements (if you’ll use them) and
thank-you stationery (which you may need to order now).
Search for a ceremony musician.
Sample wedding planning to-do list