timeline & tips

2 weeks before


• Give shot list to photographer/videographer
• Tally up RSVPs
• Give final head count to caterer
• Finalize food and liquor order
• Finish seating plan/escort cards
• Assemble favors/welcome bags
• Distribute detailed schedule/job descriptions to wedding party
• Distribute transportation plan
• Go to beauty appointments
• Pack emergency kit (bride)
• Pack for honeymoon
• Pick up formalwear
• Confirm travel arrangements
• Prepare vendor payments/tips
• Attend wedding rehearsal
• Deliver ceremony décor items
• Deliver reception décor items and favors
• Arrange for mailing of wedding announcements


• Schedule time for handling wedding-related tasks and mark it in your CALENDAR
• Don’t hesitate to ask your wedding party members for help