Your Day By Me is making it easier for brides. Please see below a timeline in planning your special day!

Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to email us today! 

 12 Months

  • Announce your engagement
  • Select your wedding date
  • Hire your wedding planner/Consultant
  • Choose a wedding theme or style
  • Work out a budget  and how it will be shared
  • Develop a record keeping system for payments
  • Decide if you want to include children on invite
  • Research reception and ceremony venues
  • Determine number of guests
  • Determine your color schemes in detail
  • Send engagement photo to local  newspapers
  • Buy a calendar to make note of wedding activity
  • Order passport, visa or birth certificates if needed
  • Select your wedding party or begin too.
  • Look through magazines for wedding dress ideas
  • Meet with potential wedding consultants
  • Research and schedule appointments for

·         Photographers

·         Videographers

·         Reception bands

·         DJ services

·         Ceremony musicians

·         Ceremony signers

·         Reception & Ceremony venues

·         Catering Services


11 Months

  • Select Wedding Planner/Coordinator
  • Discuss details with Wedding Planner/Coordinator
  • Determine theme/ decorations for your reception
  • Meet with several Caterers; arrange for tasting sessions
  • Select and book a catering service
  • Reserve musicians or DJ for reception
  • Determine ceremony musicians
  • Determine music selections
  • Book wedding photographer
  • Make a list of photos, and group shoots you want
  • Search and interview florists
  • Select and reserve ceremony venue
  • Schedule a rehearsal time day before wedding
  • Choose reception venue
  • Sign a reception contract and leave deposit
  • Secure parking and transportation for guests for ceremony & reception
  • Visit local bridal stores to browse for gowns
  • Choose your wedding party members
  • Ask people to participate in your wedding
  • Meet with your officiate to discuss the ceremony
  • Determine your honeymoon budget
  • Mail saves the date notices for destination to wedding


10 Months

  • Select and order your wedding gown
  • Discuss attendant’s duties with your maid of honor and bridesmaids


9 Months

  • Register for gifts
  • Coordinate with vendors  corporate your theme
  • Decide on food and liquor for your reception
  • Prepare play list of wedding reception selections
  • Select and order headpiece
  • Select and order veil
  • Select and order shoes
  • Select and order bridal accessories
  • Confirm orders of wedding attire
  • Discuss delivery dates for your wedding attire
  • Research airlines and reservation stay for out of town guests
  • Reserve wedding night bridal suite
  • Schedule all fittings for all of bridal party


8 Months

  • Go to fist gown fitting
  • Invite your maid of honor to attend your first fitting
  • Choose and order bridesmaid dresses
  • Choose and order bridesmaids accessories and shoes
  • Research a variety of wedding ring styles
  • Select florist
  • Discuss wedding them and upcoming florist appointments


 7 Months

  • Review and finalize your wedding details with consultant
  • Notify bridesmaids about dress fittings
  • Discuss attire with groomsmen
  • Make referrals to local formalwear store for tuxes
  • Select attire for flower girl
  • Select attire for ring bearer
  • Determine the design, wording, a and font for wedding invitations
  • Determine order of ceremony events
  • Choose appropriate wording for your programs
  • Negotiate rates and how many rooms for out of town guests
  • Book a block of rooms for out of town guests
  • Select and order your wedding rings
  • Purchase bridal accessories for wedding gown
  • Purchase bridal accessories for wedding night
  • Choose something fun for guests to throw after your ceremony (rose petals, bubbles act)

 6 Months

  • Review and approve proofs of invitations and stationeries
  • Discuss the type of honeymoon you want
  • Begin gathering booklets on honeymoon designations


5 Months

  • Order table cards
  • Place print orders for programs
  • Finalize choice of honeymoon destinations
  • Taste a variety of wedding cakes
  • Select a wedding cake baker
  • Place cake order and arrange for delivery
  • Make reservations for rehearsal dinner
  • Select menu for rehearsal dinner


 4 Months

  • Determine method of addressing invitations
  • Print labels for invitations
  • Choose your wedding vows
  • Have groom try on tuxedos
  • Purchase or rent grooms wedding accessories
  • Make honeymoon reservations
  • Place honeymoon deposit
  • Begin to break in your new shoes
  • Start to finialize accomadations for out of town guests


3 Months

  • Review and approve wedding announcements
  • Review and approve printed programs proofs
  • Book venue
  • Book reservations for post wedding brunch
  • Discuss bachelorette party plans with your attendants
  • Plan your bridesmaid’s luncheon or dinner
  • Make appointment with stylist to discuss your wedding hairstyle
  • Create hotel information cards and maps to include with your invitations


2 Months

  • Secure a wedding day dressing room for bridesmaids
  • Weigh, purchase postage to ail invitations
  • Go to final gown fitting
  • Arrange for pickup and delivery of gown
  • Have grooms formalwear fitted
  • If you plan to have prenuptial agreement, schedule to meet with attorney
  • Purchase attendants gifts
  • Arrange transportation for bride and groom from ceremony to reception

 6 Weeks

  • Send rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Write thank you notes as you receive gifts
  • Confirm music selections with musicians or do
  • Select menu for post wedding brunch
  • Purchase a gift for your fiancé
  • Shop for wedding favors
  • Purchase honeymoon clothing
  • Purchase honeymoon accessories
  • Go for a practice hairstyling
  • Schedule a day of wedding hair appointments
  • Determine your wedding style hair do
  • Determin your make up colors and accents
  • Have your formal wedding portrait taken
  • Check with your local newspapers for wedding annoucement requirements and prices

4 Weeks

  • Confirm floral order
  • Arrange for floral delivery times
  • Meet with ushers and assign duties
  • Discuss the details of ceremony with your Offcient
  • Determine the placement of programs for ceremony venue
  • Obtain Marriage License
  • Plan bridal lucheon with your bridesmaids
  • Find Something Old, Something New, Something borrowed, and something blue and a penny!
  • Finialize your menu and reception details
  • Arrange for preparation and storage for musicians and dj for reception venue
  • Determine seating arrangements for guests
  • Go in for a dry run with professional markup artist
  • Schedule make up day of wedding appointment
  • Schedule a manicure/pedicure for day before your wedding
  • Finalize details with photographer and videographer
  • Finalize honeymoon plans and confirm all reservations
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the airport
  • Post announcement and photo on your website
  • Arrange for table card setup at reception venue
  • Schedule picks up and returns of groom’s formal wear

3 Weeks

  • Finalize list of reception guests
  • Give the final headcount to the caterer and review details
  • Arrange for delivery of flowers and other decorations for the wedding
  • Call anyone who has not responded to his or her invitation

 1 Week

  • Confirm your honeymoon travel arrangements
  • Start packing for your honeymoon
  • Pick up your wedding dress
  • Arrange for someone to drive get away car
  • Make sure everything fits everyone
  • Review all details with vendors and planner
  • Finish packing for honeymoon
  • Have post office hold mail until return from honeymoon
  • Comfirn all honeymoon reservations

3 Days before Wedding Day

  • Arrange for transport of wedding gifts
  • Have family or friends mail wedding announcements

Rehearsal Day

  • Review list with wedding party/planner
  • Put suitcases in get away car
  • Give your bridesmaids accessories for wedding
  • give all vendors their final payments
  • Arrange for someone to return rental items such as tuxs slip and cake pillars after the wedding
  • Review ceremony sitting with ushers

Wedding Day

  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Attend hairstyle appoint
  • Give maid of honor the grooms ring
  • Give the best man the brides wedding band
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
  • Relax and have fun

 After the honeymoon

  • Take wedding gown and veil to a dry cleaners who specializes in preservation
  • Summit name change forms for

·         Driver’s license

·         Social Security card

·         Bills


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