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wedding planning checklist

12 months

  • Determine your budget

  • Make a guest list/gather addresses

  • Book Foundry 324

  • Book Vendors (Planner, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Officiant, DJ, Caterer, Decor, Rentals, etc)

  • Select Wedding Party

  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests

  • Begin wedding dress shopping

  • Plan engagement party


11 - 9 months

  • Decide on color palette and theme

  • Begin shopping for wedding party attire (tuxes, dresses etc.)

  • Select and Order invitations

  • Book wedding party transportation

  • Book Hair and Makeup artist

  • Shop for hair accessories, shoes, and jewelry

  • Set up gift registry

  • Plan and book your honeymoon


8 - 6 months

  • Send save the dates

  • Meet with officiant to discuss details of the ceremony

  • Purchase wedding rings

  • Plan bachelor/bachelorette parties and bridal shower

  • Engagement photos

  • Schedule vendor meetings


5 - 4 months

  • Book wedding night accommodations

  • Decide on playlist for ceremony, first dances etc.

  • Dress alterations


3 - 2 months

  • Send invites

  • Obtain marriage license

  • Confirm details with vendors

  • Write vows

  • Finalize timeline for the day of

  • Test run for hair and makeup

  • Order wedding programs and thank you cards

  • Send payments to vendors

  • Create a list of wedding photos you’d like

  • Confirm # of centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres and décor items

  • Purchase event insurance and send proof to Foundry 324

  • Assign wedding helpers (set up, decorate, food servers, cleanup and day or coordination)


1 week

  • Final Schedule distributed with all vendors, bridal party and family

  • Confirm Vendor arrival times, drop off and pickup

  • Break in new shoes

  • Pack for your honeymoon

  • Finalize vow and practice


Day before

  • Manicure & pedicure

  • Rehearsal dinner

  • Relax and enjoy



  • Enjoy your honeymoon

  • Write thank you notes

  • Write vendor reviews

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