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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Timeline for Brides-to-Be

Jan 19, 2024 | Education, Wedding, Wedding Planning

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Timeline for Brides-to-Be

Congratulations on your engagement! As you start your wedding planning journey, it’s essential to have a clear timeline to ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day. To help you navigate through the process, we’ve put together the ultimate wedding planning timeline for brides-to-be. Whether you’re in the early stages of planning or just need a refresher, this guide will ensure you stay on track and stress-free.

12-18 Months Before the Wedding

First things first, set a budget. This will help you make decisions on venues and vendors. Start scouting venues and book the one that speaks to your heart. Once the venue is locked down, begin researching and booking vendors, including your photographer, caterer, and florist. Shopping for the perfect wedding dress and sending out Save the Dates should also happen during this time.

10-12 Months Before the Wedding

Plan your wedding website and registry. Begin nailing down the details of your ceremony and reception, such as creating a guest list, choosing your wedding party, and hiring a wedding planner, if desired. Also, book your photographer around this time for your engagement session and bridal portrait.

8-10 Months Before the Wedding

Order your wedding invitations, choose your wedding cake, and start planning your honeymoon. This is also a good time to plan your rehearsal dinner, and transportation for the big day.

6-8 Months Before the Wedding

Start thinking about your wedding favors, hair and makeup trials, and book your honeymoon. Make sure to also schedule your dress fittings, create your wedding programs, and plan any necessary hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests.

4-6 Months Before the Wedding

Finalize your guest list, plan your bridal shower and bachelorette party, and start writing your vows. Confirm your vendors and send out your wedding invitations.

2-4 Months Before the Wedding

Have your final dress fitting, finalize your playlists, and apply for a marriage license. Also, schedule your hair and makeup appointments and finalize any remaining details with your vendors.

1-2 Months Before the Wedding

Have your bridal portraits taken and plan the rehearsal dinner. Create a detailed day-of timeline for all your vendors and assemble and pack your wedding day emergency kit.

1 Week Before the Wedding

Double-check all the details, confirm with vendors, and double-check your timeline. Delegate tasks to your wedding party and family members, and most importantly, take some time to relax and enjoy the excitement of the week before your wedding.

Remember, planning your wedding should be enjoyable and stress-free. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional for help. And, if you haven’t already, consider booking Thino Photography for your wedding photos – we specialize in capturing elegant and beautiful moments for your special day in Arkansas.

If you want to learn more and inquire about our services, feel free to reach out to us. We would love to be a part of your big day!