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Wedding Planning Checklist (Printable Timeline)

By Central Texas Engagements

When planning a wedding, a checklist like this one can keep you on track and take some of the stress off your shoulders. This list is designed to be followed chronologically, but every wedding, time frame, and vendor is unique. Scroll down to view and complete the tasks in the order that your wedding plans require!  (Click here for our printable wedding checklist)

∙∙∙12 months out∙∙∙


∙∙∙6-9 months out∙∙

  • Decide on a theme *colors, décor, flowers

  • Plan the reception

  • Set up bridal registries and update your wedding website

  • Shop for and purchase rings

  • Schedule tasting with your cake designer

  • Finalize guest list/send out save-the-dates

  • Reserve transportation *limo, guest shuttle, etc

  • Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests

∙∙∙3-6 months out∙∙∙

  • Decide on invitation wording and order invitations
     *don’t forget to order thank-you notes, menu cards and place cards

  • Make honeymoon plans/reservations *don’t forget passports

  • Arrange rehearsal dinner

  • Decide on and reserve men’s apparel

  • Hair and makeup trials

∙∙∙1-3 months out∙∙∙

∙∙∙1-3 weeks out∙∙∙

  • Obtain marriage license

  • Prepare and thank you cards for all gifts already received

  • Pick up rings

  • Confirm groom’s attire is ready

  • Relax before the big day!


(Click here for our printable wedding checklist)

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By Central Texas Engagements

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