Short Engagement Planning Checklist

Find out what needs to be done when planning your wedding with our monthly wedding planning checklists.

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6+ Months Before

Formal or informal, big or small, and the time of the year you want it to take place. This decision will affect your venue choice.

Choose several options, then check with your venues, officiant and important guests before finalizing the date.

This is a good idea if you’re marrying during a tourist or holiday season or having a destination wedding.

4-6 Months Before

2-4 Months Before

1-2 Months Before

2 Weeks Before

Bring your maid of honor along to learn how to bustle your dress.

1 Week Before

Confirm final details with caterer. Ask how many extra plates the caterer will prepare.

Discuss any necessary last-minute substitutions.

Such as handing out corsage and boutonnieres.

Call the limousine or car rental company to confirm contact information, pickup times and locations.

Make arrangements for someone to distribute them.

Include names and delivery instructions.

1 Day Before

Meet with wedding party, immediate family and your officiant at the ceremony site to rehearse and iron out the details.

Give gifts to your attendants at the rehearsal dinner. You’ll want to do this especially if the gifts are accessories to be worn on the wedding day.

Wedding Day