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Congratulations on your engagement!


Planning a wedding is an exciting and memorable experience. With so many details to consider and decisions to make, it can be difficult to know where to start or how to ensure that your big day is everything you've ever dreamed of. That's where our wedding planning guide comes in. Our guide is designed to provide you with  support and guidance throughout the wedding planning process, helping you to create the wedding of your dreams while minimizing stress and maximizing enjoyment. Whether you're just starting out or you're well on your way, our wedding planning guide has what you need for a beautiful and unforgettable wedding day.

Wedding Planning Milestones


Bride & groom set a wedding budget

12+ months before the wedding:

  • Set a wedding budget

  • Start venue search and visit potential locations

  • Start researching wedding vendors (photographer, caterer, florist, etc.)

10-12 months before:

  • Choose the wedding date and book the venue

  • Select bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other members of the wedding party

Hire wedding vendors

9-10 months before:

  • Hire and secure wedding vendors (photographer, caterer, florist, etc.)

  • Start researching and booking transportation for wedding party and guests

8-9 months before:

  • Choose wedding attire for bride, groom, and wedding party

  • Start researching and booking entertainment options (music, DJ, etc.)

Plan transportation

7-8 months before:

  • Plan transportation for wedding party and guests

  • Choose and book wedding favors, decorations, and any necessary rentals

6-7 months before:

  • Create a guest list and send out wedding invitations

  • Start planning menu and arranging catering

Purchase wedding rings

5-6 months before:

  • Purchase wedding rings

  • Start researching and booking a wedding planner or day-of coordinator

4-5 months before:

  • Finalize all vendor contracts

  • Plan ceremony and reception details, including timeline and any special touches

Plan your honeymoon

3-4 months before:

  • Rehearse the ceremony

  • Obtain necessary marriage licenses

  • Start planning the honeymoon

2-3 months before:

  • Have final dress fittings for bride and bridesmaids

  • Confirm final details with all vendors

  • Create a wedding day timeline for all participants

Confirm wedding guest headcount

1-2 months before:

  • Confirm final headcount with the caterer

  • Purchase gifts for wedding party and parents

  • Review and finalize the wedding day timeline

1 month before:

  • Have final meetings with all vendors to ensure everything is on track

  • Pack for the honeymoon

  • Relax and prepare for the big day!

It''s your wedding day!

The big day!

Enjoy every moment of the wedding and have fun!

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