Wedding Countdown Calendar

Get everything done for your wedding with time to spare.

12+ Months

11 Months

10 Months

9 Months

8 Months

7 Months

6 Months

5 Months

4 Months

3 Months

2 Months

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

  • Confirm floral order and arrange for delivery times
  • Meet with ushers and assign duties for the ceremony and reception
  • Discuss the details of your wedding ceremony with your officiant
  • Determine the placement or distribution of programs at the ceremony venue
  • Arrange for preparation, storage and break areas for musicians/DJ at the reception venue
  • Determine seating arrangements for guests
  • If you color your hair, make appointment for a touch-up the week before your wedding
  • Go in for a dry run with a professional makeup artist and make a day-of-wedding appointment
  • Schedule an appointment for a manicure and/or pedicure the day before your wedding
  • Finalize details with wedding photographer and videographer, determining arrival times at each nuptial venue
  • Arrange for preparation/storage area for photographer and videographer at each nuptial venue
  • Sign your prenuptial agreement, if applicable
  • Finalize honeymoon plans/itinerary and confirm all travel and hotel reservations
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the airport
  • Make all necessary arrangements for care of pet(s), plants and mail while you're away on honeymoon
  • Post announcement and photo on your wedding website
  • Arrange for table card setup at reception venue
  • Schedule pickup/return of groom's formalwear

3 Weeks

  • Finalize list of reception guests
  • Give the final headcount to the caterer and review details
  • Arrange for delivery and placement of wedding flowers, candles and other decorations on the day of the ceremony
  • Contact anyone who has not responded to his or her wedding invitation

1 Week

Wedding Day!

  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Attend hairstyle appointment
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
  • Relax and enjoy yourself!

Post-Wedding: 3 Days

After the Honeymoon

  • Take wedding gown and veil to a dry cleaner who specializes in gown preservation
  • Submit name-change forms for driver's license, passport, Social Security card, state and federal tax boards, banks, credit cards, etc.