The Ultimate Wedding Guide


24-12 Months Prior

  • Choose a wedding date
  • Create an overall budget
  • Planning an engagement party?
  • Start working on the guest list
  • Research a reception venue and book the ceremony
  • Hire a wedding planner

12 Months Prior

  • Get inspired, (Look through photo’s on Pinterest) pick a theme, color and what type of décor elements you want to incorporate in the ceremony and reception areas
  • Speak with your planner about what kind of vendors you want for your wedding. (Catering, Cake Artist, Entertainment, Florist, Transportation, Officiant, Photo & Video, Invitations, Hair & Make up, DJ, etc. It’s important to start booking vendors to secure the date
  • Take engagement photos
  • Start looking for a wedding dress, bridesmaids’ and groom/groomsmen’s attire, including veil, shoes and jewelry

10 Months Prior

  • Book hotels for out-of-town guests
  • Send out save the date invitations
  • Start designing your invitations
  • Start researching your honeymoon – Are passports valid?

4- 8 Months Prior

  • Send save the dates
  • Taste test wedding cake
  • Buy your wedding attire
  • Register for gifts if necessary
  • Order favors
  • Finalize the catering menu
  • Plan Bachelorette / Bachelor Party!
  • Schedule fittings for bridesmaids and groomsmen
  • Order rental items, linen, furniture, draping, etc.
  • Buy wedding bands
  • Hair and Makeup trial

1-3 Months Prior

  • Menu Tasting
  • Create a floor plan
  • Order guest favors
  • Finalizing payments
  • Following up with each vendor on timelines
  • Rehearsal Dinner Plans
  • Marriage license
  • Final venue walkthrough
  • Purchase bridal party gifts
  • Selected music for ceremony and reception – first dances, grand entrances, etc.
  • Write vows

Day of:

  • Eat Breakfast (At least try!)
  • Relax, have a glass of champagne, and get ready with hair and makeup
  • Say ‘I do!’
  • Enjoy the reception
  • Drink water

Trust your wedding planner!

Contact C’est Beau for a comprehensive wedding checklist!

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C’est Beau Luxury Events & Design
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Woodbridge, ON
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