Wedding Timeline – When To Start Everything Leading Up To The Big Day

Wedding Timeline – When To Start Everything Leading Up To The Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life, but it can also be stressful to plan. One way to alleviate some of the stress is to create a wedding timeline that outlines when to start everything. In this blog post, we’ll explore the typical wedding timeline and offer some tips to help you stay on track. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to host your wedding, don’t forget to check out Nanina’s In the Park!

12 To 18 Months Before The Wedding

The first step to planning your wedding is to choose your wedding date and venue. This will give you a clear timeline for the rest of the planning process. Next, start a wedding binder or planner to keep track of everything. You will also need to decide on your wedding style and color scheme to help guide your decisions on decor and attire. Creating a guest list is also important, so you can determine the size of your venue and catering needs. Once you have these basics sorted, it’s time to book your vendors, such as a photographer, DJ/band, and florist. You will also want to start looking for your wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses to allow time for any necessary alterations. And last but not least, start thinking about your honeymoon to ensure a stress-free getaway after the big day.

6 To 12 Months Before The Wedding

After deciding on the wedding date and venue, it’s time to tackle some important tasks such as ordering your invitations and sending out save-the-dates. You will also need to order your wedding rings, decide on the menu and cake for the reception, and book hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests. Don’t forget to schedule hair and makeup trials in advance to avoid any last-minute stress!

3 To 6 Months Before The Wedding

Three to six months before the wedding you will also need to do things such as finalize your guest list and send out invitations, purchase or rent groom and groomsmen attire, finalize your menu and cake with your caterer, plan your ceremony and reception music, arrange transportation for you and your wedding party, and finalize honeymoon plans.

1 To3 Months Before The Wedding

In the months leading up to your wedding, you will need to have your final dress fitting, finalize ceremony and reception details with your vendors, obtain your marriage license, purchase wedding day accessories like veil, shoes, and jewelry, have your hair and makeup trials, and create a wedding day timeline.

The Week Of The Wedding

During the week before the wedding, you should confirm details with all vendors, pack for your honeymoon and have your final beauty treatments. The day before the wedding, you will need to rehearse the ceremony with your wedding party, have your rehearsal dinner, and ensure that you get a good night’s sleep so you are refreshed for the big day!

Host Your Fun-Filled Wedding At Nanina’s In The Park

By following the wedding timeline laid out above, you can ensure that you have enough time to plan and organize everything, and you can avoid last-minute stress! And if you’re looking for the perfect place to host your wedding, be sure to check out Nanina’s In the Park. With our spacious ballroom, picturesque gardens, and delicious cuisine, we are the perfect place to make your wedding day dreams come true. Reach out to us to schedule a tour and start planning your perfect wedding day!


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