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March 30, 2023

12-month Wedding Day Schedule

There’s so much to do and plan, but don’t worry, with a 12-month wedding day schedule, you’ll be able to check off everything on your list. As soon as the engagement is announced, the countdown begins for the big day! So, here’s a month-to-month guide to help you stay on track until your wedding day.

12-month Wedding Day Schedule
Photo by Ki’ilani Gallery

🤍 12 Months Out:

To kick off your wedding planning journey, firstly, focus on the big picture by choosing the perfect date, time, and location for your special day. Next, do your research on potential venues, photographers, florists, and DJs to ensure you find the best fit for your vision. Additionally, creating a budget and considering the benefits of hiring a wedding planner can help keep your plans on track and alleviate some of the stress.

🤍 11 Months Out:

Secondly, it’s time to think about your guest list. Who do you want to invite? Start researching invitation designs and save-the-date options. Consider booking your officiant and reserving hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests.

🤍 10 Months Out:

In addition, now is the time to start thinking about your wedding dress! Start browsing styles and make appointments at bridal shops. Plan your engagement photo shoot and book your photographer.

🤍 9 Months Out:

Next, Finalize your wedding dress selection and order it. Begin thinking about bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen attire. Schedule a cake tasting and start thinking about your wedding menu.

🤍 8 Months Out:

Afterwards, create your wedding registry and send out your save-the-dates. Book a florist and discuss decoration options. Hire a band or DJ and start thinking about your first dance song.

🤍 7 Months Out:

Meanwhile, start thinking about wedding invitations and consider hiring a calligrapher. Book transportation for the wedding day and book any rentals you may need such as chairs, tables, or tents.

🤍 6 Months Out:

Now, it’s time to purchase wedding bands and finalize the guest list. Start thinking about hair and makeup styles and schedule trials. Consider sending out wedding announcements to local newspapers.

🤍 5 Months Out:

Simultaneously, order invitations and hire a caterer. Choose your wedding favors and book a hotel for your wedding night.

🤍 4 Months Out:

Then, finalize the wedding menu and work on wedding vows. Start thinking about wedding day timelines and have a meeting with your wedding planner or day-of coordinator.

🤍 3 Months Out:

Since you have the final guest count, let’s start mailing out invitations and plan your seating chart. Confirm all vendor contracts and finalize any outstanding details.

🤍 2 Months Out:

Once you have your final dress fitting and make sure your wedding party has all their attire, obtain your marriage license and finalize your ceremony details.

🤍 1 Month Out:

Lastly, confirm final details with vendors and make any last-minute adjustments to the seating chart. Have your final hair and makeup trial and pack for the honeymoon.

The Wedding Day:

Finally, the day is here! Get ready to celebrate with your loved ones and have the best day of your life.

Generally by following this 12-month schedule, you’ll be able to enjoy your engagement and have a stress-free wedding planning experience. 

Remember, it’s your special day, and it’s all about love, joy, and happiness. 

On behalf of The Wedding Collective Hawai’i, congratulations, and best wishes for your future together!

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