If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, the list of things to do before the big day may seem impossible to manage. With caterers to book, rings to buy, stationery to order and so much more, you must plan ahead in order to avoid unnecessary stress that can be harmful to your health and your relationship. So take control, get organized and use this timeline to guide you through what should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. Listed below is a Wedding Planning Timeline that shows the most important and basic things to do broken down by when you should do them. You can review them here and also print the FREE checklist that has room for you to add your own items to the list that you can keep in your wedding planning binder. Here you go - Ready. Set. Plan! \tSet the date \tStart a wedding planning binder and start keeping track your payments, deposits, phone numbers, deadlines, etc. \tSettle on a theme/style and colour scheme \tSet your budget. (This Wedding Budget Planner can help) \tPut together a guest list \tBook venues and caterers \tFind a photographer/videographer \tBook your officiant \tBook a band or DJ \tChoose your wedding stationery and decide on which pieces you'll be needing. (This Wedding Invitation Etiquette Guide can help) \tOrder your save the dates \tOrder your wedding dress \tInvite your friends and family to join your wedding party \tRegister \tBlock hotel rooms for out of town guests \tSend out save the date cards \tPlan a honeymoon \tOrder bridesmaid dresses \tMeet with a florist to plan bouquets, centrepieces, etc \tOrder your wedding invitations and reply cards \tOrder the cake \tOrder the groom’s attire \tPlan a rehearsal dinner \tMake necessary hair and make up appointments \tAsk your MC and those giving speeches (Here are some Wedding Toast Do's and Don'ts to share with them to avoid disasters) \tSend out wedding invitations – make a system for recording reply cards \tBegin dress fittings \tArrange necessary transportation \tPurchase rings \tGet your marriage license \tMeet with the photographer/videographer \tMake your seating plan and decide how you will display it \tPurchase gifts for the wedding party \tOrder your day of wedding stationery (menus, programs, favor tags, table numbers, etc) \tDecide on and order wedding favors \tGive a shot list to the photographer \tFinal fittings \tFinalize wedding vows and readings with your officiant \tAssemble wedding favors \tSend schedules to your wedding party \tSend out final payments \tConfirm times/final guest count with caterers \tMake a back up plan with the venue in case weather is an issue \tPick up wedding dress and tuxedo \tManicure and/or pedicure \tAttend the rehearsal dinner \tGive gifts to the wedding party \tGet a good nights sleep \tHair and makeup \tDress to impress \tGet hitched! \tMake your rounds-greet everyone \tEnjoy Like what you see on our blog? Join our mailing list to receive emails with freebies, projects, coupons, green living tips and decor ideas and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.