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Have fun announcing your engagement!
Choose a date (or up to 3 so you can be flexible).
Talk budget and decide who’s contributing what.
Discover your wedding style. Take our quiz.
Choose your wedding party:
maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen,
flower girl and ring bearer.
Create a wedding website.
Get engagement ring insured and consider
purchasing wedding insurance.
Begin compiling a guest list.
Explore ceremony and reception venue options.
Start assembling a team of wedding pros:
planner, photographer, videographer, caterer,
florist, and musicians.
Choose bridal party attire and accessories.
Reserve ceremony and reception venues.
Book officiant and check into premarital counseling.
Hire photographer, videographer, caterer,
DJ/band, florist, and planner.
Finalize guest address list.
Browse wedding dress and veil styles.
Create wedding and style boards on Pinterest.
Follow MagnetStreet for ideas!
Subscribe to Truly Engaging for wedding
inspiration, tips, and deals.
Get engagement photos taken.
Start browsing Save the Date designs to find
your favorite shape and size.
See your favorite designs in person. Order custom
Save the Date samples.
Place your full Save the Date order based on your
favorite custom sample!
Mail your Save the Dates.
Purchase wedding dress, veil and undergarments.
Establish a healthy skin and wellness routine.
Research honeymoon destinations.
Hire ceremony musicians.
Book transportation to and from venues.
Purchase wedding bands.
Decide on a date for the Bachelor and
Bachelorette party or weekend.
Order Thank You Cards (for bridal shower and
gifts that arrive early).
Explore wedding day hair and makeup styles.
Meet with officiant to discuss plans for ceremony.
Reserve rentals: chairs, linens, lighting, décor, etc.
Choose dessert style and schedule tastings.
Decide on groomsmen attire.
See your favorite designs in person. Order
custom Wedding Invitation samples.
Find 3 hotels (at different price points)
for out-of-town guests.
Browse Wedding Invitation designs and
coordinating stationery (Enclosures, Programs,
Menu Cards, Thank Yous, and Favors).
Place your full Wedding Invitation order based on
your favorite custom sample!
Choose flowers for:
wedding party, attendants, venues, cake, etc.
Schedule dress fittings.
Book honeymoon flights and hotels.
Book room for wedding night.
Order wedding dessert/cake.
Plan welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.
Prepare {play/do not play} lists for DJ/band.
Finalize wedding guest list.
Assemble rehearsal dinner guest list.
Book rehearsal dinner venue.
Order Rehearsal Dinner Invitations.
Refine and update guest address list as needed.
Create gift registries at 2-3 national and/or
online retailers.
Begin planning honeymoon.
Finalize honeymoon plans and ensure all documents
are in order.
Plan ceremony and reception seating.
Experiment with hair and veil with stylist.
Finalize readers, readings, and music for the
Purchase: toasting flutes, serving pieces, guestbook,
flower basket and ring bearer pillow.
Finalize reception menu.
Order Menu Cards and Wedding Favors
Mail Wedding Invitations.
Call vendors to confirm date, times and location.
Confirm honeymoon reservations.
Pack for honeymoon.
Pick up wedding rings.
Confirm final plans with wedding officiant.
Attend Bachelor/Bachelorette party.
Develop system for organizing RSVPs.
Begin writing vows.
Review ceremony details with officiant.
Lay out the content for Wedding Programs.
Apply for marriage license.
Finalize seating arrangements.
Finalize playlists with musicians.
Finalize fittings for wedding party and parents.
Create wedding day timeline and send to your
vendors, officiant and wedding party.
Write out honeymoon itinerary for family at home.
Decide “Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue.
Book spa and beauty treatments for you and your
bridal party.
Book wedding day transportation.
Purchase gifts for attendants.
Order Wedding Programs.
Final dress fitting (with shoes & undergarments).
Write Thank You notes as gifts are received.
Look for pet sitter/boarding options to cover
wedding and honeymoon.
Follow up with guests who have not RSVPd.
Give final count to caterer.
Update registries.
Begin breaking in wedding shoes.
Send playlists to DJ/band/ceremony musicians.
Get final haircut and color.
Delegate wedding day duties:
gift table, guestbook, etc.
Delegate someone to return tuxes,
rentals and tend to wedding dress.
Send directions to wedding day
limo/transportation driver.
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Eat a good breakfast!
Allow yourself plenty of time to get ready.
Give wedding rings and officiant fee to best man.
Relax, smile, and soak in every incredible moment.
Ensure tuxes and rentals have been returned.
Get wedding dress to preservationist or cleaners.
Order and send Photo Thank You Cards
(include a wedding photo).
Order Personalized Stationery
with your new last name.
Put your favorite wedding photo
on a beautiful Custom Canvas.
Prepare final payments to vendors and cash
tips for service personnel.
Give readers their scripts.
Give photographer and videographer
your image and video requests.
Lay out wedding clothes.
Deliver welcome baskets.
Get mani/pedi/massage.
Attend wedding rehearsal.
Have fun at the rehearsal dinner.
Prepare wedding day emergency kit.
Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party.
Get to bed at a decent hour!