9 – 12 Months Before The Wedding Day

  • Decide on a ceremony site. Reserve the date
  • Decide on the reception site. Reserve the date. Decide on a caterer if catering onsite is unavailable
  • Begin shopping for your gown. Order the gown in the size that fits you now
  • Start shopping for bridesmaid gowns
  • If using a wedding consultant, meet and provide her/him with your vision of the wedding day
  • Begin search for wedding bands
  • Hire florist
  • Hire photographer and a videographer
  • Look into wedding day transportation. Do you want a limo, horse and carriage, limo bus?
  • Continue to refine your refine your preliminary guest list
  • Decide with your fiancé ways to deal with stress from the wedding planning process

Wedding Wisdom…

  • You will feel a huge sense of accomplishment by first tackling what is most significant for you.
  • Ideas for wedding favours.
  • What do you want your bouquet to look like? Discuss with your florist.
  • Will you need flowers for décor and centrepieces?
  • How long will you need the photographer?
  • Who will choose the design of the bridesmaid dresses?
  • Do you want a live band or a DJ service?
  • As you go on regular shopping trips, if you notice anything that may be used for the wedding, don’t wait. Pick it up and store it, especially if it’s on sale! Think: gifts for the bridal party, centrepieces, or even favours!
  • What would you like to have on the registry? Register later, but visit stores now.
  • Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Try to do something wedding-related 30 minutes a day.
  • Remember to implement the stress-buster techniques you and your fiancé agreed to use!
  • Tell your fiancé something you really like about him.

6-9 months before the wedding day