Wedding planing check list. Rapley Photography — Wedding Photographer in West Yorkshire

  12-18 Months Before the Wedding:  

  1. Set a Budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend on your wedding.
  2. Create a Guest List: Decide who you want to invite.
  3. Choose a Wedding Date and Venue: Book your ceremony and reception locations.
  4. Hire a Wedding Planner (optional): If you want professional assistance.
  5. Select Bridal Party: Choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

9-12 Months Before:

  1. Start Shopping for Wedding Attire: Begin looking for your wedding dress and suits/tuxedos.
  2. Hire Key Vendors: Book your photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, and entertainment.
  3. Send Save-the-Dates: Notify guests of your wedding date.

6-9 Months Before:

  1. Order Invitations: Design and order your wedding invitations.
  2. Plan Ceremony and Reception Details: Decide on décor, music, and any special rituals.
  3. Book Accommodations: Reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.

4-6 Months Before:

  1. Choose Cake and Menu: Finalize catering details, including menu and cake design.
  2. Register for Gifts: Create a wedding registry.
  3. Plan Honeymoon: Start making travel arrangements.

2-4 Months Before:

  1. Purchase Wedding Rings: Shop for wedding bands.
  2. Apply for Marriage License: Check the requirements in your location.
  3. Plan Rehearsal Dinner: Arrange details for the pre-wedding dinner.

1-2 Months Before:

  1. Finalize Details: Confirm all vendor details and make any necessary adjustments.
  2. Hair and Makeup Trials: Schedule trials with your stylist.
  3. Send Invitations: Mail out your wedding invitations.

2-4 Weeks Before:

  1. RSVP Tracking: Keep track of guest responses.
  2. Final Dress Fitting: Ensure your attire fits perfectly.
  3. Create a Seating Chart: Plan seating arrangements for the reception.

1 Week Before:

  1. Confirm with Vendors: Verify details with all your vendors.
  2. Pack for Honeymoon: Ensure you have everything you need for your trip.
  3. Wedding Day Timeline: Create a schedule for the big day.

Day of the Wedding:

Relax and Enjoy: Let go of any stress and cherish your special day.  

Wedding planing check list. Rapley Photography — Wedding Photographer in West Yorkshire

After the Wedding:

  1. Send Thank-You Cards: Show appreciation to guests and vendors.
  2. Change Name/Address (if necessary): Update official documents.
  3. Preserve Keepsakes: Store your wedding dress and other mementos.



  Remember that this is just a starting point. Wedding planning can be highly individualized, and timelines can vary based on your preferences and the complexity of your wedding. Adjust this checklist to suit your needs and priorities.  

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