Bridal Time Line

One year prior

  • Select wedding and reception sites and book
  • Decide on caterer, photographer, florist, music choice, and wedding planner
  • Choose your bridal party
  • Come to a decision with fiancé and parents about budget and type of wedding you are interested in
  • Purchase a calendar or planner to keep track of dates and deadlines

Nine months to go

  • Schedule an appointment with fiancé to meet with officiant
  • Register for gifts
  • Start on guest list, both you and your fiancé
  • Speak with travel agent to plan your honeymoon
  • Decide on dress and accessories and order

Six months

  • Confer with wedding party regarding their outfits
  • Consider rehearsal dinner plans
  • Choose invitations and announcements
  • Meet with wedding professionals to discuss details

Three months

  • Complete and double check guest list
  • Decide on wedding rings and order
  • Set date with salon for wedding day
  • Discuss with fiancé hotel plans for out-of-state guests

Six to eight weeks

  • Mail invitations
  • Purchase groom’s wedding gift
  • Pick presents for bridal party
  • Schedule final dress and accessory fitting
  • Pick-up and check rings
  • Plan the bridesmaids’ party
  • Keep up with thank you notes as you receive gifts
  • Send local newspaper announcement

Two weeks prior

  • Confirm reservations for honeymoon
  • Prepare announcements to be mailed on wedding day
  • If moving, prepare items to go to new home
  • Arrange for marriage license with fiancé
  • Speak with photographer, videographer, and musicians regarding any request lists
  • Contact Walter Burke Catering

One week to go!

  • Remind attendants of rehearsal dinner plans
  • Contact Walter Burke Catering regarding final guest count
  • Pack your honeymoon suitcase
  • Decide on traveler’s checks or look into banks and atms at honeymoon site
  • Go over final details with wedding professionals
  • Throw or attend bridesmaids’ party