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From Flowers to Food: Your Complete Wedding Planning Checklist

Jun 13, 2023 | Education, Wedding, Wedding Planning

From Flowers to Food: Your Complete Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With so many details to consider and decisions to make, it’s easy to get lost in the process. As a wedding photographer at Thino Photography, I have seen firsthand how important it is to have a solid wedding planning checklist to ensure that your special day is everything you have dreamed of. Here’s a complete wedding planning checklist to help you stay on track:

12-18 Months Before the Wedding

  • Set your budget – determine how much you want to spend on your wedding
  • Select a wedding date and time
  • Choose your wedding party
  • Start researching and touring venues
  • Hire a wedding planner (if desired)

9-12 Months Before the Wedding

  • Book your wedding venue and vendors (caterer, florist, DJ/band, officiant)
  • Choose your wedding dress and schedule fittings
  • Select bridesmaid dresses and groom/groomsmen attire
  • Create a wedding website
  • Send save-the-dates to guests

6-9 Months Before the Wedding

  • Choose your wedding theme and colors
  • Order wedding invitations and other stationery
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Schedule hair and makeup trials
  • Select wedding bands

3-6 Months Before the Wedding

  • Finalize the menu and cake with your caterer
  • Decide on wedding favors
  • Arrange transportation for wedding day
  • Buy your wedding shoes and accessories
  • Schedule a final dress fitting

1-3 Months Before the Wedding

  • Apply for your marriage license
  • Finalize details with wedding vendors
  • Confirm your RSVPs with guests
  • Create a wedding day timeline
  • Have a wedding day rehearsal

1 Week Before the Wedding

  • Confirm all wedding day details with vendors
  • Pack for your honeymoon
  • Break in your wedding shoes
  • Relax and enjoy time with loved ones!

Remember, every wedding is unique and may require additional steps or different timelines. Make sure to personalize your wedding planning checklist to meet your individual needs. And if you’re getting married soon and looking for a wedding photographer in Arkansas, Thino Photography is here to capture your special day with elegant and beautiful photographs. Contact us today for more information!