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{free printable} Wedding Planning Timeline

If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, the list of things to do before the big day may seem impossible to manage. With caterers to book, rings to buy, stationery to order and so much more, you must plan ahead in order to avoid unnecessary stress that can be harmful to your health and your relationship.

Organize your big day with this Wedding Planning Timeline!

So take control, get organized and use this timeline to guide you through what should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. Listed below is a Wedding Planning Timeline that shows the most important and basic things to do broken down by when you should do them. You can review them here and also print the FREE checklist that has room for you to add your own items to the list that you can keep in your wedding planning binder.

Use this handy wedding planning timeline checklist to help guide you through all the to dos before the big day.

Here you go - Ready. Set. Plan!

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 12 Months Before The Wedding

  • Set the date
  • Start a wedding planning binder and start keeping track your payments, deposits, phone numbers, deadlines, etc.
  • Settle on a theme/style and colour scheme
  • Set your budget.
    (This Wedding Budget Planner can help)

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 10 Months Before The Wedding

  • Put together a guest list
  • Book venues and caterers
  • Find a photographer/videographer
  • Book your officiant
  • Book a band or DJ

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 8 Months Before The Wedding

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 6 Months Before The Wedding

  • Send out save the date cards
  • Plan a honeymoon
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Meet with a florist to plan bouquets, centrepieces, etc

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 4 Months Before The Wedding

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 2 Months Before The Wedding

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 4 Weeks Before The Wedding

  • Get your marriage license
  • Meet with the photographer/videographer
  • Make your seating plan and decide how you will display it
  • Purchase gifts for the wedding party
  • Order your day of wedding stationery (menus, programs, favor tags, table numbers, etc)
  • Decide on and order wedding favors

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 2 Weeks Before The Wedding

  • Give a shot list to the photographer
  • Final fittings
  • Finalize wedding vows and readings with your officiant
  • Assemble wedding favors
  • Send schedules to your wedding party

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 1 Week Before The Wedding

  • Send out final payments
  • Confirm times/final guest count with caterers
  • Make a back up plan with the venue in case weather is an issue
  • Pick up wedding dress and tuxedo

Wedding Planning Timeline: Things To Do 1 Day Before The Wedding

  • Manicure and/or pedicure
  • Attend the rehearsal dinner
  • Give gifts to the wedding party
  • Get a good nights sleep

Wedding Planning Timeline: The Big Day

  • Hair and makeup
  • Dress to impress
  • Get hitched!
  • Make your rounds-greet everyone
  • Enjoy

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