Wedding Planning Checklist Calendar

Okay, you have 12 months to plan your wedding! You've downloaded the Wedding Planning Checklist Overview... but what do you do each month?

Here you will find out how the wedding planner checklist gets ticked off month by month.

The Complete Wedding Planner Printables E-Book




All the forms to help you plan your wedding;

Find out more about the Printable Wedding Planner

Shop Wedding Supplies at The Knot


A printable version is available in the Complete Wedding Planner.

12 Months To Go

Task - 12 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Select a Wedding Date Wedding Ceremony  
Check with minister or officiant Wedding Ceremony  
Decide on Wedding Style or Theme (formal, casual, indoor, outdoor, nibblies, formal reception) Wedding Theme  
Visit and decide upon ceremony location or venue. Wedding Ceremony  
Decide on initial budget    
Start researching reception venues or caterers. Wedding Reception Ideas and Printable Checklist  
     


11 Months To Go

Task - 11 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Begin researching your Bridal Gown Wedding Dresses- Custom Made  
Continue search for Reception Venue or research caterers. Book if possible or select a caterer. Wedding Reception Ideas - Evaluate a Venue  
Begin researching photographers, obtaining price lists. Wedding Photography Ideas and checklist  
Decide on the number of guests Wedding Guest List Checklist  
Begin a preliminary guest list.    
Consider making a Wedding Tracker Website for your planning, guest list, rsvp, bridal registry Take 25% off a one year subscription to Wedding Tracker and build the ultimate wedding website! Use code AFF25.  
     


10 Months To Go

Task - 10 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Begin thinking about Ceremony and Reception Music and entertainment - what you would like and what you would not like.    
Book a reception centre which suits your budget and number of guests Wedding Reception Ideas  
If catering, book a suitable venue. Wedding Reception Food  
Consider what you may need to hire.    
Book the caterers and decide on the suitable menu according to price per person and your budget.    
Continue research on a photographer and/or videographer Wedding Photography Tips  
     


9 Months To Go

Task - 9 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Continue researching bridal gowns, suits and outfits Wedding Dresses  
Select your bridal party    
If you having an outdoors wedding, select and book the location. Wedding Reception Ideas  

Consider marquees, decorations, chairs and research where you can hire this.

More information on Hiring a hall etc

Cheap Wedding Reception Ideas  
Will you send out 'Save the Date' invitations? Save the Date  
     
     


8 Months To Go

Task - 8 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Think about colours and styles of your wedding party. Discuss with bridesmaids. wedding gowns  
Start the search for bridesmaids and flower girl and page boy outfits - hire or buy?    
Set a budget for Wedding Flowers Wedding Flowers  
     
     
     
     


7 Months To Go

Task - 7 month To Go

More Information

Tick

Book the music for reception    
Choose Wedding Ceremony Music    
Ask musicians for wedding ceremony;    
Finalize and book your wedding photographer and videographer Wedding Photography  
Begin research on wedding flower ideas Wedding Flower Ideas  
Determine maximum number of guests Guest List  
Decide on Invitations Wedding Invitations  


6 Months To Go

Task - 6 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Decide on your wedding gown Wedding Dresses  
Meet with your minister or wedding officiant. Discuss the ceremony, vows, music    
Begin Pre-marital classes    
If you want to have a bridal registry, begin creating it now. Take 25% off a one year subscription to Wedding Tracker and build the ultimate wedding website! Use code AFF25.  
Research invitations Invitations at The Knot Wedding Shop  
Select a wedding cake Wedding Cake Designs  
     


5 Months To Go

Task - 5 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Wedding cars - decide on style and research price.    
Start planning the honeymoon location - Do you need a passport, visa, vaccination?    
Apply for time off work    
Finalize Bridesmaid's dresses    
Continue researching wedding flowers in season Wedding Flower Ideas  
     
     

Shop Wedding Supplies at The Knot Wedding Shop

4 Months To Go

Task - 4 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Look around for wedding rings, When you decide on the ring, have them engraved Shop Online for Wedding Jewelry  
Finalize flower arrangements, wedding bouquet, corsages, buttonholes Wedding Flower Ideas  
Decide on Wedding invitations The Knot Wedding Shop Invitations  
Finalize guest list Wedding Guest List  
Order stationary    
Groom's outfit should be fitted, bought or booked    
Book the Wedding Cars    


3 Months To Go

Task - 3 months To Go

More Information

Tick

Begin addressing invitations The Knot Wedding Shop Invitations  
Plan a Bridal Shower    
Consider ceremony and reception decorations if needed    
Decide on a hotel for the wedding night. Book it now.    
Decide on the ceremony program, finalize wedding vows    
Check with musicians    
Buy a Guest Book    
Decide and order Wedding Favors for your guests The Knot Wedding Shop's top favors - be sure to personalize!  


2 Months To Go

Task - 2 month To Go

More Information

Tick

Purchase any accessories for the bridal party - shoes, gloves, jewelry, lingerie Wedding Jewelry  
Choose your Master of Ceremonies and ask him/her to liase with Reception Venue Wedding Reception Ideas  
Decide on entertainment, music at reception    
Send out invitations with Bridal Registry cards The Knot Wedding Shop Invitations  
Arrange appointments for Beauty care - hairdresser, make-up    
Complete the "Notice of Intended Marriage" form with your marriage officiant    
     
     


1 Months To Go

Task - 1 month To Go

More Information

Tick

Trial run with make-up and hairdresser    
Brides and Grooms to buy gifts for their bridal party    
Pick up your wedding rings Shop Online for Wedding Rings  
Plan a HENS and BUCKS night    
Finalize the ceremony and program    
Get paperwork ready for name changes    
Finalize honeymoon plans    


3 Weeks To Go

Task - 3 weeks To Go

More Information

Tick

Wedding gown to be fitted    
Pass on final numbers to Reception Venue or caterers Wedding Reception Ideas  
Arrange seating at reception Print a Seating Plan  
Confirm honeymoon and wedding night travel and accommodation    
Make sure all in the Bridal party know what is expected of them    
Select music for the bridal dance    
     


2 Weeks To Go

Task - 2 Weeks To Go

More Information

Tick

Print the wedding ceremony program if needed and Write placecards

   
Confirm details with reception    
Confirm wedding ceremony details with minister, musicians, ushers    
Pick up wedding gowns and outfits    
Confirm details with photographer    
Confirm details with florist - all flower arrangements - bouquet, decorations, corsage, buttonholes Wedding Flower Ideas  
Confirm wedding cars and drivers    
Check final honeymoon requirements    
Manicure, pedicure, haircuts    


1 Week To Go

Task - 1 Week to Go

More Information

Tick

Rehearsal with bridal party, and officiant    
Prepare any toasts and speeches    
Arrange any final payments    
Pick up your wedding cake    
Pack bags/luggage for honeymoon    
     
     


3 days before

Task - 3 Days To Go

More Information

Tick

Confirm beauty appointments    
Layout all the bridal gown and outfits - final check    
Give guest book to MC - to take to ceremony and reception    
Check details with MC    
Spend time with parents, friends    
Thank parents    
     


Your Wedding Day

Task - Your Wedding Day

More Information

Tick

Hair and make-up to be done    
Groom to bring rings    
Be on time!?    
     
     
     
     

Home of Printable PlannersWedding Planner Wedding Planning Checklist Calendar


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.