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  • Writer's pictureAllenia Marcelle

Bride Timeline of Events

Updated: Feb 10

Planning a wedding involves meticulous attention to detail, careful coordination, and emotional preparation. To ensure a seamless and enjoyable journey towards your dream day, this comprehensive guide outlines the essential tasks and considerations for each month of the 12-month wedding planning timeline.

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Here is a list of tasks and a timeline of events to help her stay organized:

12 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Choose a wedding date and time.

  • Set a budget.

  • Select a venue.

  • Start a guest list.

  • Book major vendors (photographer, videographer, florist, caterer, DJ, etc.).

9 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Send out save-the-date cards.

  • Begin dress shopping.

  • Book transportation (limo, shuttle, etc.).

  • Choose a wedding party and ask them to be a part of the celebration.

  • Start planning the menu and cake.

6 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Finalize the guest list.

  • Send out wedding invitations.

  • Book accommodations for out-of-town guests.

  • Plan the ceremony and reception details (seating chart, decorations, etc.).

  • Purchase wedding rings.

3 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Have a final dress fitting.

  • Get your hair and makeup trial done.

  • Order wedding favors and gifts for the bridal party.

  • Write your vows.

  • Attend a marriage counseling session.

1 Month Before the Wedding:

  • Delegate any remaining tasks to your wedding planner or day-of coordinator.

  • Get your marriage license.

  • Pack your bags for the honeymoon.

  • Relax and enjoy your final days of being single!

Day of the Wedding:

  • Wake up early and have a light breakfast.

  • Get dressed in your wedding dress.

  • Take some time to relax and reflect before the ceremony.

  • Walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life!

After the Wedding:

  • Send thank-you notes to your guests.

  • Change your name (if desired).

  • Start planning your honeymoon.

  • Enjoy married life!

Bride Timeline of Events


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