Just got engaged... What now?

Just got engaged... What now?

So you just got engaged….congrats!! But what now? Although this is such an exciting time, there are so many things to consider when planning the perfect day. We’ve compiled a no-stress wedding countdown for you to get ready month by month. 

12 to 9 months before (here we go)…

  • Create a wedding folder or interest board with everything you envision for your special day
  • Pick a date and reserve your desired venue 
  • Book officiant
  • Start your guest list 

7-8 months before…

  • Book your vendors; photographer, videographer, DJ, band, florist, caterer, baker
  • Start your wedding registry 
  • Start wedding dress shopping

6 months to go…

  • Send out ‘save-the-dates’
  • Book hair and makeup artists 
  • Shop for bridesmaid dresses  
  • Design/shop for wedding invites 
  • Research wedding bands

5 months to go…

  • Book your honeymoon & flight
  • Reserve rental furniture  
  • Connect with bridesmaids to begin planning bridal shower, bachelorette party and for the day of the wedding
  • Start hair and makeup trials
  • Mail out wedding invitations 

4 months to go…

  • Order / create your centrepiece
  • Order wedding cake 
  • Book rehearsal dinner venue
  • Create a song list for your DJ

3 months to go…

  • Get bridal accessories (veil, shoes, rehearsal dress)
  • Purchase rings 
  • Order / create wedding favours 
  • Purchase small decor for ceremony (petals, lanterns, pictures, ring holders)
  • Purchase guestbook 

2 months to go…

  • Write wedding vows
  • Record RSVPs
  • Start seating arrangements
  • Finalize flowers & menu selection 
  • Send shotlist to photographer and videographer 

1 month to go…

  • Have last dress fitting & pick up wedding dress 
  • Confirm with all your vendors and send the schedule for the day of the wedding 
  • Send finalized seating chart to your caterer 
  • Confirm arrival times with vendors
  • Confirm & pack for the honeymoon
  • Obtain marriage license

Aaaand you’re almost there!! Congratulations on such a big step in your life. We wish you nothing less than happiness and success. Now, start checking things off your list.

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