Checklist & Timeline

Wedding Checklist:

12-18 months in advance

  • Estimate guest list & budget
  • Visit & select reception site & caterer
  • Contract with entertainers (band, dj’s, etc.)
  • Choose photographer and videographer

6-12 months in advance

  • Choose florist or decorator
  • Finalize guest list & reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guests
  • Initial visit for invitations, party favors, etc.

3-6 months in advance

  • Select & order invitations
  • Finalize decorations & centerpiece designs
  • Re-confirm all contracts & selections

2-3 months in advance

  • Deliver guest list to calligrapher
  • Weigh invitation packet & purchase postage

6-8 weeks in advance

  • Mail invitations
  • Order favors, placecards & programs