Wedding Planing Checklist / Puerto Rico / Julio Larregoity

January 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Planning a wedding can be very stressful, there are so many details to think about and keep track of. Staying organized is most important, and having a wedding checklist is essential. Use this detailed wedding checklist, with a timeline based on a 12-month length engagement.

12 months before

Decide on the size, venue and theme of your wedding

Create your budget

Book your venue, officiant or priest

Select your bridal party

Draw up a guest list.


9 months before

Start dress shopping for yourself, MOB and bridal party

Book your photographer, dj, band and or videographer

Book your decorator for linens, centerpieces and seat covers

Reserve your florist

Order your wedding cake

Book your wedding transportation

Register for your gift items at local department stores.

Book hotel rooms for out of town guests (if required)

Book your honeymoon destination


6 months before

Look for wedding favors or investigate charitable organizations if you choose this route

Order your wedding invitations

Don’t forget to ensure all wedding documents are in place


3 months before

Choose the reader for your ceremony and work on program

Set up appointment with venue or caterer to discuss menu and floor plan

Contact all vendors again to touch base with them

Instruct fiance to take ushers for wedding attire


2 months before

Make an appointment with your hairdresser and make up for a trial run

Send out your wedding invitations

Make another appointment with clergy or officiant to discuss rehearsal, readers

Schedule your wedding dress fitting


1 month before

Have groom plan rehearsal dinner

Meet with your photographer and dj/band to confirm details

Book your manicure and pedicure


2 weeks before

Finalize all details with your venue/caterer

Draft your speech

Call any guests who have not RSVP’d

Re-connect with florist and decorator


1 week before

Finalize seating plan.

Determine the order for the procession.

Have your rehearsal.

Confirm accommodation reservations.

Pick up your wedding dress and accessories

Confirm details with the limousine company

Deliver your marriage licence to the officiant.

Have place cards ready and drop off any items to the venue

Give out wedding tasks to the bridal party

Make any outstanding payments to your vendors


Wedding Day

Make sure the best man has the wedding ring

Pass any last minute information to MOH or Best Man that need to be taken care of

Try to snack and keep hydrated throughout the day

Smile and enjoy each other

Pack for your honeymoon




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