Wedding Planning

online planning guide


Depending on your personal preferences and the preferences of your husband or wife-to-be, a wedding can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 2 years to plan. If one step in the planning process is missed, the whole wedding could be ruined. To prevent this from happening, here is a wedding checklist in order to ensure everything goes according to plan on your dream day.

7-12 months prior
Announce Engagement and make your engagement party
Choose a wedding style and create a guest list to invite
Set the date and time of the wedding
Book your wedding officiant
Choose your wedding song
Order the extras (catering, cake, flowers, decoration, music, photographer / videographer, etc)
Purchase your wedding dress and bridal accessories
Purchase bridesmaids dresses and accessories (maid of honor as well)
Start planning your honeymoon
Buy your wedding favors
Purchase your wedding invitations
Plan your rehearsal ceremony and dinner

Arrange a wedding insurance

2-6 months prior
Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests
Finalize the dinner menu
Book your limo (or other form of transportation)
Book the rehearsal dinner site
Book your honeymoon
Purchase your wedding jewelry and rings
Purchase your gifts for the wedding party
Rent the tuxedos for groom and groomsmen (including bestman)
Schedule a dress fitting (bride)
Book hair and makeup appointment (bride)
Have your bridal shower
Send out the invitations to your guests
Decide the wedding program

One month prior
Organise marriage license
Final dress fitting for the bride
Arrange seating for your guests
Have your stag and doe party

Buy your bridal lingerie

One week before
Pick up the wedding dress
Have your bachelor party and bachelorette party

One day before
Give the wedding party their gifts
Pick up the tuxedos
Decorate the wedding site
Have your rehearsal dinner and greet out-of-town guests



Wedding Planning Websites

- Wedding Planning - The Knot - Wedding planning guide, find all resources in one place.

- Party Pop - Ultimate resource for all of your party, wedding and event planning needs. Find ideas, tips, vendors and more.

- Wedding Planning - Wedding Planning: free information to plan your wedding, bridal preparations, wedding tips, wedding articles, Free wedding day planner for brides. Leads for wedding vendors.

- Wed Alert - Weddings and wedding planning advice. Find wedding dresses and bridal gowns, honeymoon, wedding photographers, bands, djs, rings, invitations, wedding cakes ...

- Bliss Wedding Planning - For wedding planning enthusiasts, Bliss! Weddings is a valuable wedding planning resource with bridal guides, articles for the bride and bridesmaid.

- Ethnic Wedding Planning - Free ethnic resource for African American and Caribbean brides. Wedding gowns, bridal gift registry, wedding etiquette advice, invitations.

- The Wedding Site - The definitive wedding planning site for wedding help and advice, venues, suppliers, the bride and groom, the best man, speeches and more.

- Toronto Bride - Toronto wedding guide with wedding planning ideas, free announcements, local vendors and much more.

- Super Weddings - Creative wedding planning guide and wedding planner featuring creative wedding ideas.

- NZ Wedding Planning - Plan your fairytale wedding like a pro. Helps you do wedding planning the easy way without the stress and mayhem.

- Expert Wedding Planning - Transform your wedding inspirations into reality with helpful articles on wedding flowers, bridal showers, wedding favors, making a budget, dealing with Mom...

- Confetti - Wedding planning and party planning is easy at Confetti with free wedding planners, party guides, checklists, expert advice and fun forums.

- Wedding Planning Guide - Planning guide and wedding search engine presents brides, grooms and guests a free product request form to receive information for their local weddings.

- USA Wedding - Wedding planning site featuring stories, planning guides, and vendor profiles.

- NZ Wedding Planner - New Zealand wedding planning services including a discussion forum wedding homepages a service directory and essential tools to organise your dream wedding.

- Bridal Tips - Wedding planning, engagement ring buying tips, wedding dress tips, bridal shop scams, tips for choosing wedding vendors and more useful articles.

- South Africa Wedding Guide - The South Africa Wedding Guide - Features wedding photographers, planners, cake makers and more. We are your online helping hand for creating the perfect wedding in South Africa.

- Wedding Planning Directory - Whether you need to plan a bachelorette party, bridal shower or your entire wedding, you will find the supplies, decorations, planning resources, gifts, flowers, jewelry lingerie, formal wear and more.

- UK Wedding Guide - The UKs most popular wedding website with comprehensive wedding information and advice, wedding products and services and a selection of discussion forums.

- Wedding Planning Software - Wedding planning, event management, and room floorplan layout software organizer to help you plan a wedding or event, recommended for brides and wedding consultants.

- Wedding Planning Program - Wedding planner software to help you in wedding planning and invitations.

- US Wedding Planner - Services related to weddings, including wedding dresses, DJ's, caterers, and wedding photographers.

- Australian Bride Online - Everything for an Australian wedding: brides and bridesmaids dresses and bridal gowns,wedding receptions and reception venues, caterers and cakes, music photography and video invitations and flowers.

- Perfect Wedding Guide - Free wedding planning guide with local wedding vendors and wedding planning tips.

- Cape Town Wedding Coordinator - Ensuring that your wedding speaks of style and elegance - a stress free experience handled on a personal basis.

- Boston Wedding Planner - Association of wedding industry professionals located in the Boston area that includes wedding photographers, wedding videographers, wedding caterers, wedding florists, wedding planners, and more.

- Brides Club - Wedding professionals listed in over 50 major cities including links, photos, blogs, free wedding planner, video.

- Canadian Wedding Planning - Specializing in wedding planing: wedding dresses for brides, beautiful wedding invitations, wedding cakes, wedding gifts for guests and bridal party.

- The Organized Wedding - Wedding planning software helps you gain control of all aspects of planning your wedding. Reduce stress by getting organized with a wedding software.

- Our Dream Wedding - Wedding resource for brides and grooms. Wedding planner, gift registry, forums.

Useful Wedding Resources

- Wedding Gown Preservation - Information directory on how to store and preserve your wedding dress and bridal gown.

- Bridal Makeup - Beauty tips for your wedding day and bridal makeup artists directory.

- Bridal Jewelry - Bridal jewelry info and shopping online. Find the best bridal jewelry and tiara for your dream wedding.

- Wedding Hair Styles - Choose your bridal hairstyle and be the perfect bride.

- Wedding Magazines - Directory of the best wedding and bridal magazines worldwide.

- Wedding Catering - Help to choose a good wedding catering company, info and regional listing.

- Wedding Venues - Wedding venues reception suggestions and directory worldwide.

- Wedding Video - Make your wedding day unforgettable, hire a professional videographer. Tips and resources.

- Wedding Flowers - Wedding Flowers and silk bridal flowers, wedding decorations, designs, resources and more.

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