Wedding Checklist

With so many tasks to take care of and details to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. Try this wedding planning checklist to make the planning more fun and less stressful.

For a PDF of this checklist, click here

9-12 months prior to the wedding

  • Choose a date and time of ceremony and events throughout the day
  • Determine the number of guests, a theme, wedding colors, etc
  • Set a budget
  • Book the venue and provide a deposit
  • Plan the initial guest list
  • Shop for your dress and accessories (approx 5-6 months for delivery)
  • Research a photographer, videographer, and entertainment


6-9 months prior to the wedding

  • Meet with the person who will be performing the ceremony
  • Purchase bridal gown & accessories
  • Finalize a guest list
  • Arrange lodging for out of town guests
  • Choose your attendants, select and order their dresses (3-4 months for delivery)
  • Register for your gift preferences (1 -2 locations is average)
  • Choose a florist; have a consultation to find appropriate floral choices


3-6 months prior to the wedding

  • Order invitations
  • Confirm that all bridal attire has been ordered and get approximate delivery dates
  • Select a wedding cake, wedding favours or gifts
  • Purchase wedding rings
  • Choose tuxedos and colours for groomsmen and groom
  • Send invitations to guests


2-3 months prior to the wedding

  • Confirm all ceremony and reception reservations
  • Plan a wedding rehearsal
  • Confirm flowers with the florist
  • Book tuxedo fittings
  • Discuss your menu with the resort


One month prior to the wedding

  • Choose gifts for attendants and parents
  • Select the Groom/Bride’s wedding gift
  • Apply for marriage license
  • Send maps to out of town guests
  • Finalize reception menus with the resort, and provide number of guests
  • Seating plan for dinner
  • Discuss floor plan for the reception with the resort – head table, cake, gift, guestroom tables


The week of your wedding

  • Provide the final number of guests for catering
  • Confirm all final details
  • Copy of program to wedding coordinator at the resort


The day before your wedding

  • Greet incoming guests as they arrive
  • Meet with Officiant and wedding rehearsal
  • Rehearsal dinner or arrangements
  • Advise resort of any last minute changes

Wedding Day

  • Allow our Wedding Coordinator and experienced staff to bring your wedding dream to life and create a memory that will surpass every expectation