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12 Month Wedding Checklist

Planning a wedding can be very stressful and somewhat overwhelming. There are so many things to accomplish before the big day, so to help you along the way here is a 12 month wedding checklist of to-dos before you say your "I dos"!
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12 Month Wedding Checklist
Planning a wedding can be very stressful and somewhat overwhelming. There are so many things to accomplish before the big day, so to help you along the way here is a 12 month wedding checklist of to-dos before you say your "I dos"!
Month 12: Pick a wedding date and time. Select several options, then check with your venues, officiant before finalizing. Check out this totally adorable calendar from ChristineMarieB's store on Etsy to help keep all your dates organized and in the front of your mind.
Month 11: Visualize your wedding and choose your theme (colors and style e.g. formal, semi formal, informal) and then narrow down your venue options from there. Check out this Subdued Alice in Wonderland Wedding for more soft pink wedding inspiration. Captured by Brianna Venzke.
Month 10: Select your wedding party and send out gifts inviting them. Check out our adorable free printables here to ask your ladies to be in your wedding party. In month 10 you also want to start planning your guest list.
Month 9: It’s time to meet up with your vendors! Vendors tend to book up quickly during the spring and summer season, so book early. Also, show up prepared with some ideas (food, types of flowers, music etc) That way you’ll get exactly what you want! Check out our vendor guide to find some great local vendors in your area.
Month 8: Bridal gown shopping!! This is the best part of planning and definitely the most fun. For some dress inspiration and expert advice on the matter, check out Hayley Paige 2015 Fall Collection + Dress Shopping Tips.
Month 7: Now's the time to order your wedding party attire. We love these gorgeous" PPS Couture dresses by Plum Pretty Sugar! Also, if you’re planning a romantic honeymoon getaway then start planning your trip! (Leaving the country? Don’t forget to renew/order passports if needed)
Month 6: Register for your gifts! It's important to streamline this process as much as possible and to make it easily accessible for your guests. Zola offers a free personalized registry that is a one stop shop for all your needs (and wants!).
Month 5: Finalize your guest list and send out your save the date cards! Save the dates are an especially great idea if you’re getting married during a holiday season or having a destination wedding. Check out our free photo save the date printables here, they're totally adorable!
Month 4: Plan your wedding invitations if you haven't started already. We offer some great options if you're aiming for a DIY approach. Check out our free arrow wedding invites here.
Month 3: Order your wedding cake and any other desserts you want on your big day! Feel inspired with this gorgeous cake by Rosalind Miller, an award winning cake designer from London.
Month 2: Mail your invitations! Make sure you give your guests at least 2-4 weeks to respond back with their RSVP cards. Also, wedding invites usually weigh more, so make sure you have the right amount of postage. If you're looking for something a little more customized, we love Zazzle's custom postage designs! Check out all the designs here.
1 Month to go: Schedule your final bridal fitting for your gown and make sure your bridal party fits in all their attire as well. Confirm any last minute adjustments with vendors (if needed) and provide a final head count to your caterers. Oh, and don't forget your marriage license!