If you've never planned a wedding before, it's quite likely that you're feeling the pressure build as your date approaches. It's important not to become overwhelmed about planning your Denver wedding, but that can be easier said than done with all there is to accomplish. We're here with a helpful wedding planning timeline so you can come into your wedding planning as prepared and level headed as possible!
First things first, choose your date! Your wedding date is the foundation of all of your wedding vendor decisions. Agreeing on a budget is equally important! This is a great time to get organized by creating a binder with all of your notes and important documents. You should also consider who will be in your wedding party and the overall theme of your wedding.
We're getting closer to the date already! Eight months before the wedding is when you should be drafting your guest list to get a general idea of how many people will be in attendance. This way, you can book your wedding venue as soon as possible if you haven't already. Depending on your preferred wedding venue, they could be booked well over a year in advance, but eight months is a good rule of thumb in a general sense. Get that venue booked! This is also a time to make final decisions on your attire so that alterations can be made and adjusted if needed. After you book your venue, decide on your wedding transportation and make sure the company has experience with your chosen venue for efficiency.
The six month mark before your wedding is a fitting time to send out save the date announcements. It's also good to order your wedding cake, flowers, and any other rentals such as tables, chairs, and linens if they aren't included with your venue already. If you plan on having a honeymoon, this is the time to finalize all of those details and make sure your passport is current if you're leaving the country.
Two to four months before the wedding is the time to finalize details! Make sure your rehearsal venue is settled, and make arrangements for the bridal parties hair and makeup services. This is also the time to send out the official invitations so that your guests have time to RSVP. It's a good time to make sure you're on the same page as your officiant with an in person meeting as well.
That went by fast! The final month before the wedding can be a chaotic time, but not if you've planned properly up until this point! Be sure to give your photographers a list of shots that you'd like to see captured, confirm with all of your wedding day vendors, ensure that all of the attire fits properly, get details on any rentals you need to return, and keep an eye on the weather report.