The wedding checklist is composed with the perfect timetable of twelve months. In case you’re arranging your wedding on a shorter calendar, simply begin toward the start of the rundown and attempt to get up to speed as fast as could be allowed. Use the boxes to the left of the items to check off tasks as you finish them.
9 to 12 months prior to wedding day
☐ Arrange a gathering for you and your parents.
☐ Determine budget and how expenses will be shared.
☐ Discuss the size, style, location, and scope of the wedding you want.
☐ Choose a target date and time for engagement, mehendi/sangeet wedding and reception ceremony
(Give yourself enough time for preparation when picking a date. Also, think about the season you would prefer to get married in. The actual date will depend on venue availability & Pandit/priest or an astrologer prediction.)
☐ Create a file to store and organize ideas, worksheets, receipts, brochures, etc.
☐ Visit and reserve location for all ceremonies
☐ Meet with your Pandit/Priest for taking out an auspicious date for the ceremony.
☐ Start compiling your guest list to estimate head count. Consider budget when thinking about “must-invites” versus “nice-to-invites.”
☐ Begin shopping for the dress, jewellery and accessories for wedding and pre- wedding functions.
6 to 9 months prior
☐ Enroll in wedding gift registry
☐ Hire a photographer and a videographer.
☐ Hire a caterer.
☐ Hire a florist and discuss the theme for you wedding and other occasions.
☐ Hire DJ/ Band/ Solo Musician.
☐ Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. (Ask about group rates.)
☐ Send out Save-the-Date cards. (Include lodging info and maps, as possible.)
☐ Select and order all the dresses for different occasion and jewellery, leaving ample time for delivery and alterations.
☐ Start planning your honeymoon
4 to 6 months prior
☐ Finalize the guest list.
☐ Order invitations cards (25 extra) and other wedding stationery.
☐ Let friends/ family that are long distance know your dates.
☐ Book your stylist and ask whether they are willing to work on the wedding site.
☐ Start shopping for the gifts you will exchange with your relatives.
☐ Finalize all honeymoon plans. If traveling outside the country, arrange for visas, passports and vaccinations.
☐ Hire your wedding day transportation (carriage, limousine service, etc.).
2 to 4 months prior
☐ Start collecting all the thing which you will require for the pre-wedding functions like haldi & henna.
☐ Meet with the caterer to go over menus, wine selections, etc.
☐ Confirm wedding ceremony and reception music and choreographer for pre-wedding entertainment.
☐ Book a hotel room for the wedding night.
☐ Hire bridal mehndi artist
4 to 8 weeks prior
☐ Mail the wedding invitations 8 weeks before your wedding date to relatives
who stay out of station.
☐ Do a hair and makeup run-through (including wedding veil, if applicable).
☐ Confirm all transportation plans.
2 to 4 weeks prior
☐ Send invitation and personally invite close family and friends.
☐ Finalize arrangements for out of town attendants and guests.
☐ Confirm details with the photographer, florist, and other vendors.
☐ Have final fitting for bridal dress and bridesmaids’ dresses.
☐ Compile a list of all of the wedding vendors and wedding party, with contact information. Carry this list with you everywhere you go (just in case).
1 week prior
☐ Give the caterer a final head count.
☐ Appoint a trustworthy person to bring important items to the wedding site.
☐ Appoint someone to act as an “organizer” to handle any last-minute problems.
☐ Review final details for those in the wedding party.
☐ Get final beauty treatments (manicure, facial, massage, waxing, brow shaping, etc.)
The day before the wedding
☐ Confirm honeymoon arrangements.
☐ Pack for the honeymoon.
☐ Enjoy a relaxing day with family and friends.
☐ Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner; give gifts to attendants.
☐ Try to get some rest
☐ Purchase accessories for wedding day.
☐ Order wedding day varmala and garlan.
☐ Post wedding announcements in the mail.
☐ Relax and remain calm.
☐ Remember to eat something.
☐ Allow at least two hours for getting dressed.
☐ ENJOY THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT!