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Sedona Wedding Checklist

Use this wedding checklist to track all of your wedding details.

We love checklists! The most important thing to keep in mind, is your checklist should be designed to help you not forget small or large details and makes planning your wedding stress-free, fun and a time you will always cherish. Here is a sample wedding list to help you get started on your list.

9 to 18 months before…

_____  Think about the kind of wedding you would like ~ formal or informal, indoor or outdoors and your wedding theme.

_____  Create your budget ~ consider how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own.

_____  Choose your wedding date ~ a meaningful date to you; also consider your wedding theme, weather, budget and holidays.

_____  Start a wedding binder or folder ~ this is where you can keep all of your inspirational pictures, contracts, ideas and notes.

_____  Select your wedding party ~ there is no right or wrong way to select your wedding party, but do consider availability, personality and responsibility.

_____  Start your guest list and collecting email and mailing addresses ~ slightly more than 20% of invited guests will not attend a destination wedding.

_____  Start researching venues and suppliers ~ keep their information in your folder or binder.

_____  Shop for your dress ~ keep in mind the weather and terrain if you are having an outdoor wedding. Keep in mind it can take up to 8 months to select, order, fittings and delivery.

_____  Decide if you will use a Wedding Planner ~ good planners are booked far in advance so start selection process early. Wedding planners will coordinate the details and ensure your wedding is flawless.

_____  Reserve your date and your venues with deposits ~ will the ceremony and reception be at the same location or separate?

_____  Reserve a block of hotel rooms for guests ~ decide if you’ll stay at same location.

6 to 9 months before…

_____  Launch your wedding website ~ include all the basic information and remember to share your excitement; have fun with it!

_____  Create your gift registry ~ select several retailers.

_____  Send out ‘Save the Date’ announcements with your website address.

_____  Hire your photographer / videographer ~ if your wedding is during a popular wedding time book your photographer early.

_____  Choose your officiate ~ don’t forget to research marriage requirements and timelines.

_____  Reserve your wedding night hotel room.

_____  Book your entertainment.

_____  Choose your caterer, menu and cake.

_____  Select your florist ~ florists can have several weddings on same day

4 to 6 months before…

_____  Order wedding invitations.

_____  Purchase wedding rings.

_____  Shop for grooms wedding attire.

_____  Select bridal parties dresses ~ make sure everyone orders their dresses on time.

_____  Finalize transportation ~ book your flights if needed and reserve wedding day transportation (consider limo’s, trolleys and mini-buses.)

_____  Buy your shoes, headpiece, jewelry and wedding accessories.

_____  Select your wedding activities ~ will you have a rehearsal dinner, group outings, welcome receptions or a day-after brunch?

_____  Start your wedding day timeline ~ this will be your schedule of events on your wedding day.

_____  Schedule your hair and makeup artists ~ schedule pre-appointments and take pictures to select your best look.

2 to 3 months before…

_____  Purchase your welcome bag gift items.

_____  Purchase your bridesmaids gifts.

_____  Purchase your fiance’s wedding gift.

_____  Confirm details with all your wedding suppliers.

_____  Mail your wedding invitations.

_____  Review playlist with the band or deejay.

_____  Plan your honeymoon.

_____  Keep up on your wedding website!

1 month before…

_____  Get your marriage license.

_____  Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.

_____  Prepare welcome letter and assemble wedding gift bags.

_____  Have your final wedding dress fitting.

_____  Write your vows, if necessary.

_____  Send out as many final payments as possible.

2 weeks before…

_____  Review and reconfirm all details with suppliers

_____  Confirm your flight and hotel reservations

_____  Update your wedding website

_____  Create seating chart and place cards

1 week before…

_____  Start packing

_____  Pick up your wedding dress

_____  Delegate arrival and day-of tasks

_____  Send wedding day timeline to wedding party

_____  Send final guest count to appropriate suppliers

_____  Book a spa treatment and manicure & pedicure for day before wedding

When you arrive in Sedona…

_____  Do a walk through or rehearsal at your ceremony site

_____  Confirm details with your wedding officiant

_____  Have your dress steamed or pressed to remove wrinkles

Wedding Day…

_____  Relax and have fun!