4 | TELL VENDORS YOU SAW THEIR AD IN TODAY’S BRIDE 12+ MONTHS Discuss your budget and who is contributing to it Budget, p.10 Create a Pinterest account and start a wedding board Check the Wedding Show schedule at TodaysBride.com A wedding show offers you the opportunity to meet with local wedding professionals while admiring all the latest bridal trends. Wedding Shows, p. 94. Make a wedding email, binder, and/or spreadsheet You need a place to compile all of your thoughts, vendor hand- outs, contracts, and details. Choose your wedding party Bridesmaid Attire, p. 26 Begin compiling a guest list Create an A and B list. Wedding Stationery, p. 76 Choose your wedding date Hire a Wedding Planner Wedding Planners, p. 12 Start shopping for bridal, bridesmaid, and moth- er-of attire Bridal Attire, p. 14 Mother-of Gowns, p. 24 Bridesmaid Attire, p. 26 Book your Ceremony and Reception Venues Ceremony, p. 34 Venues, p. 38 Book the Offician Ceremony, p. 34 Hire a Caterer Catering, p. 44 Bar Service, p. 48 Shop for men's attire Men's Attire, p. 52 Establish fitness and ski care routines Beauty, p. 56 Hire a Photographer and Videographer and have an engagement shoot This is a great way to get to know your potential Photographer, and may be included in your package! Videography, p. 62 Photography, p. 66 Book your Entertainment including: DJ, Band, Ceremony Musicians, and Photo Booth Company Entertainment, p. 70 Photo Booth, p. 74 Order and send save-the-dates and shop for your invitations Wedding Stationery, p. 76 Finalize guest list The final list should be a compromise between your list, your fian é’s list, and your parents’ lists. Wedding Stationery, p. 76 Purchase wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses It takes time to order and get alterations. Bridal Attire, p. 14 Bridesmaid Attire, p. 26 Create a wedding website Hire a Travel Agent Honeymoon, p. 82 8-12 MONTHS Hire a Florist Flowers, p. 106 Buy or rent men's attire Men’s Attire, p. 52 Purchase wedding bands Hire a Transportation Company Transportation, p. 126 Reserve decor rentals Purchase or rent: toasting flu es, serving utensils, guest book, fl wer basket, and ring bearer pillow. Rental Equipment, p. 112 Ice Scuptures, p. 113 Linens, p. 114 Lighting, p. 118 Choose bridal & bridesmaid accessories Choose a Bakery and order your cake Cakes, p. 120 Have a tasting with a Caterer and finali e the menu Catering, p. 44 Book your honeymoon Make sure to give an itinerary to your family, apply for a passport, and find someone o collect mail, watch pets, and water plants. Honeymoon, p. 82 Remind mothers to order mother-of attire Mother-of Gowns, p. 24 Finalize playlists with DJ/Band/ Musicians Entertainment, p. 70 Find and book Hair and Makeup Stylist(s) Beauty, p. 56 Have final fittin for your wedding party and parents Order invitations Wedding Stationery, p. 76 Shop for favors Wedding Favors, p. 102 3-8 MONTHS Set up/update your gift registry Gift Registry, p. 132 Have a bridal shower Bridal Shower, p. 131 Reserve Guest Accommodations Guest Accommodations, p. 136 Purchase postage, send wedding invitations, and record RSVPs Wedding Stationery, p. 76 Purchase gifts for bridal party, groom, and out-of-town guests Apply for your Marriage License Marriage License, p. 140 Write your vows and review ceremony details with Offician Vows, p. 134 Finalize wedding day-of timeline and details with your Wedding Planner and Venues Day-of Details, p. 144 Plan ceremony and reception seating arrangements Book your rehearsal dinner space and send invitations Rehearsal Dinner, p. 138 2 WEEKS - THE BIG DAY Pack for your honeymoon Honeymoon, p. 82 Review wedding day details with a Wedding Planner Day-of Details, p. 144 Follow up with guests who have not RSVPd Give a final guest ount to Caterer Catering, p. 44 Break-in wedding shoes Have a final dress fitti Delegate wedding day duties i.e. guest book and ushering Send directions to wedding day Transportation Driver Transportation, p. 126 Get Married! Day-of Details, p. 144 0-3 MONTHS Organize all of your details in a wedding binder thanks to our pretty printable pages, free on TodaysBride.com A lot of planning goes into throwing a wedding. Make sure you don’t forget a thing by consulting our Master Checklist as your planning progresses! MASTER We printables!