Wedding Checklist

12-8 months to your big day!

Stay on track, know what to do and when, during planning

 Congratulations! You are now engaged. Inform your family and friends.

 Set an introduction date

 Select party vendors (if applicable)

 Introduction party - Get introduced formally to the family

 Get involved in pre-marital counseling

 Research venues.

 Book the wedding officiant

 Pick a date for your wedding

 Decide on your wedding budget

 Work out how you are going to spend your budget .

 Write up a guest list and decide on numbers

 Start looking at blogs/internet/magazine ideas for inspiration

 Choose your bridesmaids and groomsmen

 Decide on wedding themes and colors

 Hire an event planner

 Decide on guest list and numbers

 Search for photographers and videographers

 Hire photographers

 Browse wedding dress styles and designs

 Book entertainment (DJ, MC, Band) vendors

 Shop traditional attires and aso-ebi

 Shop wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses

 Find and select florists

 Book lightening and décor vendors

 Start planning your honeymoon

 Reserve hotel rooms for out-of-town guests

 Launch a wedding website (if desired)

 Send save the dates

 Organize your gift list

 Book rentals

 Book a room for the wedding night

 Start your fitness & work out routines

 Shop groom’s and groomsmen attire

 Finalize menu selection

 Select and order cake

 Book makeup artists and hair stylists

 Shop additional wedding accessories e.g shoes, earrings

 Shop for wedding rings and bands

 Send out wedding invites

 Book photobooth, ushers, security

 Collect RSVP’s

 Send IV’s

 Arrange wedding transportation

 Bridesmaids dress fitting

 Shop for wedding favors and souvenirs for bridesmaids

 Hire a coordinator (if there’s no planner)

 Confirm all vendors

 Make a list of people giving toast

 Finalize order of ceremony

 Organize all details for traditional wedding e.g letter reading

 Start your dance routine rehearsals

 Send aso-ebi to friends and family

 Organise seating plan

 Final fitting and adjustments

 Pre-wedding photo shoots.

 Send gift list to friends and family

 Decide on song list and send to DJ and live band

 Order wedding program

 Write your wedding vows

 Meet with planner or coordinator to finalize and discuss details

 Prepare and send the order of event to the MC

 Shop for wedding night lingerie

 Send event schedule to all vendors and confirm their date and times of arrival

 Give photo list to the photographers

 Make sure you have all dresses, tuxedos, final fittings, accessories and everything other thing ready.

 Confirm transport and send directions of venue to the drivers

 Pick up all dresses and tuxedoes

 Plan or attend Bridal shower.

 Confirm honeymoon reservation

 Confirm and send reservation to out-of-town guests

 Gather all necessary documents and pack for honeymoon

 Reconfirm arrival time with vendors

 Hand over all favors and bridesmaids gift to coordinator

 Meet with the wedding officiant

 If possible get a final walk through at the venue with the suppliers so everyone knows where and when they need to be.

 Pamper yourself. Go for a spa, manicure and pedicure. See vendors

 Groom get a hair cut

 Put wedding attire and accessories together

 Go through list of things with coordinator to ensure everything is covered

 Pack wedding day emergency kit

 Relax and Go to bed early

 Designate someone to work with the photographer so they know who everyone is for the group shots.

 Have breakfast

 Give rings to ring bearer

 Enjoy your wedding party!

Have your mind at rest, everything is sorted. Congratulations!