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12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

After the proposal, the real fun and excitement truly begin. It's time to prep and plan your wedding! In order to master the whole wedding planning process, we've enlisted luxury planner Brooke Keegan to share with us exactly what to do one year prior to our wedding. 

Not only that, we're going to share with you one of a kind wedding gifts from wedding jeweler, A.JAFFE.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

After the proposal, the real fun and excitement truly begin. It's time to prep and plan your wedding! In order to master the whole wedding planning process, we've enlisted luxury planner Brooke Keegan to share with us exactly what to do one year prior to our wedding. 

Not only that, we're going to share with you one of a kind wedding gifts from wedding jeweler, A.JAFFE.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

engagement rings

Before we jump into our 12-month wedding planning timeline, our first one-of-a-kind wedding gift is the engagement ring. Jade is wearing an A.Jaffe ring. This well-known jeweler has been crafting engagement rings since 1892. 

Trust us when we say that this Halo Engagement Ring literally shines from all sides. The French pavé band with the U-shaped dips allows more light to reflect off the diamonds. This luxurious diamond engagement ring is also availabe in rose or yellow gold, or platinum.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

9-12 months before the wedding

1. Confirm your estimated guest count and start compiling addresses. 

2. Secure your venue and put down your deposit.

3. Visit bridal boutiques, order gown.

4. Choose and notify your Wedding Party.

5. Select Bridal Party attire.

6. Select registry items.

7. Reserve the date with a Photographer, execute a contract and send a deposit.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

9-12 months before THE WEDDING

8. Reserve the date with a Videographer, execute the contract and send the deposit.

9. Set up a design meeting and reserve the date with a florist, execute the contract and send the deposit.

10. Reserve the date with ceremony location, cocktail musicians, execute the contract and send the deposits.

11. Reserve the date with reception band or DJ, execute the contract and send the deposit.

12. Reserve the date with any specialty entertainment: After Party DJ, Cigar Roller, etc.

13. Reserve lighting, linens, chairs, dance floor, furniture, table top, décor, etc.

14. Reserve the date with the Officiant.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

6-8 Months Before THE WEDDING

1. Design and send out the Save the Dates.

2. Discuss honeymoon plans and contact a Honeymoon Planner.
*Remember to reserve travel arrangements/ airplane tickets under Bride’s maiden name, not married name.

3. Design the Invitation Suite, approve the proof and go to print.
*They are sent out 8-10 weeks before the wedding date.

4. Confirm rehearsal date, time and dinner location.

5. Secure the welcome party location, time and details, if applicable.

6. Decide on attire for Groom and Groomsmen and have them purchase or reserve their outfits.

7. Have Bridesmaids order and purchase their dresses.

A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography
Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

6-8 Months Before The wedding

1. Reserve transportation for the wedding party and guests, if applicable.

2. Set up and attend hair and makeup trial.

3. Shop for and purchase wedding rings.

4. Take engagement photos.

5. Determine cake design, attend tasting and secure wedding cake.

6. Look into a new living space for after the wedding.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

shop for your wedding bands

It's time to shop for your wedding bands, and of course  A.JAFFE has an incredible selection of his and her wedding bands.

Jordan is wearing the classic brushed and bright finish men's wedding band, which pairs beautifully with Jade's French Pavé diamond wedding band.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts
Remember give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to order your wedding bands.
12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

3-5 Months before the wedding

1. Send out invitations
*8-10 weeks before the wedding date

2. Confirm the number of services you need with the hair and makeup stylists

 3. Purchase shoes, veil, garter, jewelry, and accessories. Same with Bridal Party.

4. Purchase shoes, veil, garter, jewelry, and accessories. Same with Bridal Party.

5. Choose and purchase wedding favors if applicable.

6. Start designing your day-of paper goods.

7. Attend tasting/ banquet set up a meeting with catering manager to establish final menu.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

3-5 Months Before the wedding

1. Begin dance lessons, if applicable.

2. Meet with the officiant and discuss the ceremony.

3. Select readers and readings for the ceremony if applicable.

4. Confirm all formality song selections for the ceremony and reception.

5. Select Bridesmaid and Groomsman gifts.

6. Set up and attend Décor mock-up with your floral designer.

7. Purchase wedding gift For Groom

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

groom wedding gift idea

We've found the perfect gift for your Groom from  A.JAFFE. It not only is EXTREMELY personal but also incredibly useful. Sterling silver map cufflinks. Part of their Maps by A.Jaffe collection.

You're able to select any address in the world, and let a diamond mark the moment that changed everything. Where you met. Where he proposed, where you call home.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts
During the first look gift your Groom personalized cuff links. 
12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

1-2 Months Before  the wedding

1. Obtain Marriage License. (valid for 90 days) 

2. Schedule final dress fitting. 

3. Buy guestbook and pen or something that acts as a guestbook

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

1-2 Months Before the wedding  

4. Pick up wedding bands.

5. Review deposit schedule and make final payments.

6. Groom purchase your bride a gift.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

Bride wedding gift idea

Just like the touching groom gift, we've found the perfect wedding gift for your bride-to-be from A.Jaffe - one of their Map Pendants. Select any address in the world and let a diamond mark the spot where you met, where you said, "Yes!" Any meaningful location!

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts
She'll feel beyond special when you gift her Map Pendant! And guess what?! They just debuted brand new styles including bracelets, rings and new cufflinks!”
12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

A.Jaffee Speical Offer

Wedding Chicks readers will receive complimentary back text engraving ($25 value) + complimentary express saver shipping sitewide.

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12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

3 Weeks  Before the wedding

1. Finalize timeline.

2. Write thank you speech for the wedding.

3. Confirm final guest count.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

3 Weeks Before The WEdding

1. Schedule manicure, pedicure, massage or other spa treatments.

2. Decide on seating for the wedding reception.

3. Proof and go to print all day-of paper goods, including your escort cards and place cards.

Jewelry: A.JAFFE
Photographers: Radion Photography

Styled & Produced: The Wedding Chicks
Wedding Timeline: Brooke Keegan

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

1 Week Before The WEdding

1. Pack for the wedding.

2. Pack for your honeymoon.

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts

1 Week Before The WEdding

Manicure, Pedicure and Spa Services.

RELAX as much as you can!

12 Month Wedding Timeline + One Of A Kind Wedding Gifts
Thanks to A.JAFFE for partnering with us so we could share this 12-month wedding timeline. Take some time to shop their one of a kind engagement rings, stackable bands and custom map jewelry.