What Should Be There In Your Wedding Checklist A Year Ahead?

Jan 7 • Wedding • 2405 Views • No Comments on What Should Be There In Your Wedding Checklist A Year Ahead?

Planning your perfect wedding can be an exciting endeavor, but it is quite easy to be overwhelmed with all options, and knowing where to start from and what to include in the planning checklist can be a quite big a challenge.

But there is no reason to be overwhelmed; you just need to know what to get before the time comes to ensure that everything for the occasion gets squared in the right order, from hiring the perfect musician to planning your getaway when the wedding is over.

If you are planning your wedding a year in advance, stay on schedule and add to your sanity by including these essentials on your wedding planning checklist. The timeline will take you through the tasks required from this day forward all the way to your wedding day, including when you should perform each of these tasks.

Here it is:

12-9 months:

  • Make a list of guests to invite
  • Create a budget
  • Choose a location depending on the season (spring, summer, fall, winter)
  • Hire a DJ, photographer videographer
  • Check out how marriage licenses work (the requirements usually vary based on your state and country)
  • Order the wedding gown (it could take long to arrive, so the earlier you order, the better chances of wearing exactly what you want on the wedding day)
  • Decide on the décor (lighting, draping and floral)
  • Book hotel rooms for guests coming from out of town, before the rates go up

9-6 months:

  • Look at the attire of men (whether rented or custom-tailored)
  • Pick out wedding invitations. You could order them or create your own wedding invitations. DIY wedding invitations are easier to make more than ever because of all the templates, tools and resources available today
  • Look into make, accessories and wedding hair style
  • Take photos leading to the wedding to present something memorable during your wedding talk
  • Start rehearsing for your wedding dinner
  • Decide the wedding menu
  • Register for gifts at several retailers; wedding freebies are a blessing in disguise as the date nears.

6-4 months:

  • Select rings for the wedding
  • Finalize the wedding ceremony by meeting with your officiant
  • Finalize the music for your ceremony and wedding reception
  • Create a formal list for photography. You could even create a different list for yourself, your siblings, your close peers and individual guests
  • It’s time to send out wedding invitations
  • Book hotels and flights for your honeymoon
  • Arrange florists – discuss options for different seasons and the associated costs

4-2 months:

  • Plan the arrangements for seating guests
  • Do a trial-run on the wedding gown, hair, makeup and accessories
  • Design and print programs for the ceremony
  • Decide who’ll be doing the toasts and reading, and make sure the selected candidates are aware too

1 month before:

  • Confirm details for the honeymoon
  • Have the dress delivered
  • Have gift bags ready for out-of-town guests
  • Send time table to supplies and confirm every detail
  • Put final payments to dispatch in individual envelopes


To conclude, there are many important things to consider before planning your wedding. For more such wedding ideas visit

Related Posts

« »