Bride To Do List

Twelve months before…

  • Purchase your gown.
  • Select a wedding date.
  • Choose your bridesmaid and flower girl.
  • Determine the approximate number of guests.
  • Reserve the church and reception site.
  • Select a color scheme for your wedding.
  • Reserve your florist, photographer, musicians/disc jockey, videographer.

Nine months before…

  • Meet with the wedding officiant.
  • Begin the guest list.
  • Register with the gift registries at your favorite stores.

Six months before…

  • Order your wedding invitations, thank you cards, ceremony programs.
  • Make reservations for your honeymoon.
  • Select and order your wedding rings.

Three months before…

  • Start taking dance lessons for first dance (Father/Daughter; Groom/Mother too).
  • Make transportation arrangements for the wedding day.
  • Arrange to have first fittings for both you and your attendants.
  • Order your wedding cake.
  • Make a beauty salon appointment for you and your bridal party.
  • Eight weeks before…
  • Address and mail your invitations.
  • Select gifts for your attendants and the groom.
  • Check on out-of-town guests’ reservation needs.
  • Make the final floral arrangements.
  • Three weeks before…
  • Have your final fitting, Bring gown accessories.
  • Obtain marriage license.
  • Make sure the photographer, videographer, and musicians or disk jockey have their request lists.
  • Have your hair styling consultation
  • Write out the place cards.
  • Purchase or create the reception party favors.
  • One week before…
  • Inform caterer of the final number of guests.
  • Emphasize the date and time of the rehearsal to your bridesmaids and flower girl.
  • Finish packing for your honeymoon.


Twelve months before…

  • Choose your wedding party.
  • Help select the ceremony and reception locations. Nine months before…
  • With your fiancée, visit the wedding officiant.
  • Start your guest list.
  • Visit a travel agent to discuss honeymoon destinations.
  • Help select registry gifts.

Six months before…

  • Make reservations for your honeymoon. Three months before…
  • Give your fiancée your completed guest list.
  • Select the attire for yourself and your groomsmen.


Eight weeks before…

  • Select gifts for your groomsmen and the bride.
  • Pick up wedding rings.
  • Make hotel reservations for out-of-town guests.
  • Assist in the selection of floral arrangements.
  • Make final rehearsal dinner arrangements.

Three weeks before…

  • Obtain marriage license.
  • Finalize transportation.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations.
  • Emphasize the date and time of the rehearsal to your attendants.
  • Send rehearsal dinner invitations.

One week before…

  • Prepare any necessary payments for the presiding official, musician disc jockey, organist, singer, etc.