Wedding Checklist

6-12 months before the wedding

  • Set the date and time of your wedding 
  • Reserve the location - church and reception venue 
  • Arrange accommodation for out of town guests (reserve a block of rooms at our hotel) 
  • Sign all necessary contracts and pay deposits where necessary 
  • Reserve the date with your florist 
  • Reserve the date with your photographer 
  • Reserve the date with your videographer & DJ 
  • Establish a budget 
  • Choose attendants 
  • Order your invitations, save the date, and announcement cards 
  • Pick our your gown and headpiece 
  • Shop for attendants' attire and accessories 
  • Order wedding rings 
  • Register for china, silver, crystal patterns and other home gifts 
  • Compile your guest list 
  • Arrange and book any special transportation for your wedding party 

2-6 months before the wedding

  • Meet with the florist to order your flowers 
  • Address all wedding invitations and announcements 
  • Plan a Rehearsal Dinner 
  • Select music and meet with DJ, videographer and photographer 
  • Have your wedding portrait taken 
  • Order your wedding cake 
  • Arrange details for your day with Catering 
  • Manager/Wedding Planner 
  • Make Honeymoon arrangements 

6 weeks before the wedding

  • Mail your wedding invitations 
  • Have your final fitting for your gown 
  • Select the Groom's gift 
  • Write thank you notes for the shower gifts and wedding gifts as they arrive 
  • Place an announcement in the local paper 
  • Obtain a marriage license 
  • Formally invite wedding party and guests to the rehearsal dinner 
  • Finalize any rental items that you may need (archways, candelabra, etc.) 

2 weeks before the wedding

  • Final check with the florist 
  • Order "thank you" flowers to be sent to parents after the wedding 
  • Prepare a seating chart/floor plan for the reception 
  • Make name changes on bank accounts and official documents 

1 week before the wedding

  • Final arrangements, details and head count to be conveyed to the Catering Manager 
  • For your own piece of mind, personally touch base with every key coordinator who is working on your event (ie. cake, photos, etc.) 
  • Arrange for pick-up of any guests arriving at the airport 
  • Pack for your honeymoon 
  • Schedule a "free day" for yourself prior to the wedding to pamper yourself - perhaps just visiting with friends, family, or spending it at the spa