{infographic} The Ultimate Wedding Planning Timeline with Free Printable

Recently engaged and slightly panicking at the thought of all the wedding planning ahead of you? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Get ahead of the game with this handy timeline that will remind you of all the usual wedding planning details you need to cover and when. With your wedding party tribe behind you and this resource at your fingertips, the planning will become a lot more fun and manageable.

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View & download this Wedding Planning Timeline with Free Printable to get your wedding plans on track!

Be sure to download the matching Wedding Planning Timeline Printable. It has extra spaces for you to add your own timeline to-dos since every wedding is different. Also, check out our full Free Wedding Planning Binder Download for matching resources that will help you plan your event in style. Happy planning!

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P.S. If you love using these wedding freebies from Botanical PaperWorks, be sure to post a picture on social media and tag us or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Wedding Planning Timeline

12 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Set the date
  • Set your budget
  • Settle on a theme/style and color scheme
  • Start a wedding planning binder and start keeping track of payments, deposits, phone, numbers, deadlines, etc.
  • Look at venues and sample caterers

10 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Put together a guest list
  • Book venue/s, caterers, and bartenders
  • Book a band or DJ
  • Book your officiant
  • Book a photographer&/or videographer

8 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Order your wedding dress
  • Find a wedding stationery supplier and choose a style
  • Order your save the dates
  • Invite your friends and family to join your wedding party
  • Register
  • Block hotel rooms for out-of-town guests

6 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Meet florist to plan bouquets, centerpieces, etc.
  • Send out save-the-dates
  • Plan a honeymoon
  • Order bridal party attire

4 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Order your wedding invitations and reply cards
  • Order the cake
  • Order the groomsmen attire
  • Plan a rehearsal dinner
  • Make necessary hair and makeup appointments
  • Ask your MC and those giving speeches

2 MONTHS BEFORE

  • Send out invitations and make a system for tracking rsvp’s
  • Begin dress fittings
  • Arrange necessary transportation
  • Purchase rings
  • Purchase gifts for wedding party, partner, etc.
  • Book grooming appointments (hair, manicures, makeup, etc.)

4 WEEKS BEFORE

  • Get your marriage license
  • Meet with your photographer/videographer
  • Make your seating plan and decide how to display it
  • Order your day of stationery (menus, programs, favor tags, table numbers, etc)
  • Decide on and order wedding favors
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner

2 WEEKS BEFORE

  • Give a shot list to the photographer
  • Final fittings
  • Finalize wedding vows and readings with your officiant
  • Assemble wedding favors if needed
  • Finalize seating chart
  • Send schedules to your wedding party

1 WEEK BEFORE

  • Send out final payments
  • Confirm times/final guest count with caterers
  • Pick up wedding dress and tuxedo
  • Pack for honeymoon

1 DAY BEFORE

  • Manicure and/or pedicure
  • Attend the rehearsal dinner
  • Give gifts to the wedding party
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Hydrate

THE BIG DAY

  • Hair and makeup
  • Dress to impress
  • Get hitched!
  • Make your rounds
  • Enjoy

POST-WEDDING

  • Enjoy honeymoon!
  • Order and send out thank you cards
  • Order photography prints

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