Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Monthly Wedding Calendar

There's a scene in It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown where Charlie Brown (because it's always poor Charlie Brown) opens his trick or treat bag and, very discouraged, says, "I got a rock." And I laugh because no matter the holiday, women in long term relationships are always hoping to open a bag and find a rock.

It doesn't often happen at Halloween, though. Christmas kicks off engagement season and from now until Valentine's, Facebook timelines become filled with ring shots and status updates that say, "I said yes!"

If you're one of those girlfriends who said yes, congratulations. There is a lot of super fun planning in your future. Don't get overwhelmed, and don't feel like you have to do everything all at once. You can spread your planing out over the next year or so. You might have a longer engagement (ours was 21 months), so you can spread out some of the beginning activities over a longer time span. For the rest, we've broken it down into monthly tasks ... until wedding month where you will be a little busier.

Planning your wedding? Don't try to do it all at once. Break it down into monthly tasks with this monthly wedding calendar from

For me, I'm visual. I like having printables, so I made that monthly wedding calendar above for people like me. Just right click the image, save it to your computer, and print it out at home. It's formatted to fit on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper.

In case you're more of a read and click person, you're in luck. I typed out the same list below. Anything that I've written a post on is clickable, so you can click those links to get more information.

Monthly Wedding Calendar

12 Months To Go
Set a date
Book a venue/reception site
Book your photographer

11 Months To Go
Make your guest list
Pick a wedding theme
Choose your bridal party

10 Months To Go
Buy your dress, veil, accessories
Order your flowers
Order your cake
Go for a tasting. Choose your menu.

9 Months To Go
Book a band/DJ
Book a limo/shuttle
Block hotel rooms (including yours)

8 Months To Go
Get bridesmaids dresses

7 Months To Go
Order Save The Dates

6 Months To Go
Send Your Save The Dates
Order the groom's wedding band

5 Months To Go
Book hair/makeup
Go to marriage prep/pre-cana

4 Months To Go
Choose tuxes for the groom/groomsmen
Order wedding invitations

3 Months To Go
Send wedding invitations
Start making your centerpieces/decorations

2 Months To Go
Order wedding favors
Plan the rehearsal & dinner
Choose your church readings & readers
Choose ceremony music

1 Month To Go
Create a final headcount
Make a seating chart
Order escort/table cards
Finalize the menu
Order menu cards
Order wedding programs
Purchase thank you gifts

2 Weeks To Go
Get your wedding ring cleaned
Make wedding welcome bags

Wedding Week
Get your marriage license
Get your nails done
Finalize everything

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which monthly wedding calendar method do you prefer?

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list! I'm a list person & wish I would have had this when I got married!