Wedding ceremony planning Timeline

Planning a marriage ceremony is a big undertaking, and the seemingly never ending checklist of to-dos can quickly feel tremendous. But it doesn’t have to be—especially if you adhere to structured schedule that allows you to prioritize tasks and stay on track. We asked top planners to share all their wedding-planning timelines with us, to get the most out of your planning experience.

Understanding your wedding eyesight is the very first step in making a clear cover delivering your dream alive. Tessa Lyn Brand, owner of wedding and reception scheduling agency Tessa Lyn Occasions, says 12 to 14 a few months is the ideal proposal length for any wedding, but once yours is short, try to condense all the items that fall in months two through six in the first month.

Head to and book your site, if you haven’t already. Venues often fill up by least a year in advance, so booking previously can be sure your night out can be bought.

Invest in or order all of the wedding extras you need, which includes toasting flutes, cake servers, and unity candle lights. Shop for getting-ready outfits (dresses, tuxes) for yourself along with your bridal party, if necessary. Shop for gift items (optional) for your attendants and your self.

Give your final RSVP list to the caterer, and help to make sure all of the guest-related vendors have final count. Write your toasts for the purpose of the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception (and practice these people if you want). Assemble encourage bags for anyone who is providing those to out-of-town guests, if required. Have your last clothing or match fitting, and order all the shoes and accessories you ought to complete the ensemble.