When planning for a wedding, the only way to ensure that it is well organized and carried out within the predicted budget is by preparing a wedding checklist. Some weddings can also fail even if the brides and their fiancés had checklists for their big day probably because they wrote it down when it was too late. Most professional and experienced wedding planners will advise you to prepare your checklist soon after your fiancé ask for your hand in marriage and you say Yes’. Most weddings take place after about a year and 12 months are enough to have a detailed checklist of all the important information. Below is a 12-Month wedding checklist:

12+ Months Before Wedding

This period is adequate to book different professionals such as DJs and venue for your wedding. It is also a good time to avoid been charged higher rates in rush period. Start with the most vital things and those plans that take time to accomplish. The list in the 12th month before the wedding should include:
Choose the date for the wedding (you can choose up to 3 different dates while deciding on which one to settle on)

Start preparing your budget
Begin assembling or evaluating potential professionals including wedding planners, DJs, videographers, photographers, caterers, musicians or florists.  Evaluate wedding venues

Create your wedding guest list
Choose bridesmaids and maid of honor, groomsmen and best man, ring bearer and flower girl.

10-11 Months Before Wedding

This is a period where you will move from evaluations to real decision making. The wedding checklist should include:
Hire/book planner, photographers, videographer,
DJ/band, caterer, musician, and florist
Pick bridal party accessories and attires
Order wedding dress and veil·
Post you save the dates·
Book the wedding venue·
Establish a fitness/skincare routine

8-9 Months Before Wedding

You should use this period to make major adjustments such as those on your guest list and other main decisions like:

Refining your guest list.

Browsing and picking wedding invitation designs like menu cards, programs, favors, thank yous and enclosures. Start planning your honeymoon.

6-7 Months Before Wedding

Within this period, it is advisable to involve professionals, friends, and family more adequately.
Conduct a meeting with your officiant for planning discussions
Pick cake style and schedule the dates for pasting
Follow up and reserve rentals for décor, Chairs, lighting, and linens
Explore and evaluate wedding day makeup and hairstyles

4-5 Months Before Wedding

By this period, you should now be in a position to carry out final touches and your wedding checklist should contain:
Order the wedding cake
Schedule date(s) for the dress fittings
Book room or venue for the wedding night

Finalize the guest list

Prepare the music list to be played by the band/DJ (including do and don’t playlist) Book honeymoon flight tickets and hotels.
Choose flowers for the venues, attendants, cake, the wedding party, etc
Prepare for the occasion baskets for the out-of-town guests

3 Months Before Wedding

This is also part of the final arrangements and the list includes:

Experiment with veil and hair together with your stylists

Finalize readings and reception menu

Plan seating arrangements for the ceremony including the reception
Purchase flower basket, serving pieces, guestbook, ring bearer pillow, and toasting flutes.

2 Months Before Wedding

During this period, most of the content in your list should entail the programs that are carried out on the actual wedding day.
Send wedding invitations
Review details of the wedding with your officiant
Finalize playlists with the DJ/band/musician, seating arrangement, and fittings for the parents and wedding party
Apply for your wedding license and remember to order two or three more extra
Prepare content for your wedding programs
Prepare/write wedding vows

1 Month Before Wedding

This is the time to confirm several issues.
Pick up your wedding rings
Visit the state officials involved with the issuance of marriage license and pick it up
Confirm with your vendors and all other professionals involved such as the band/caterers

1-2 Weeks Before Wedding

By this period, you would have done most of planning and confirmations. The list includes:
Get final haircut/color

Update registries

Check out with your guests to confirm their wedding attendance

Delegate the duties to be carried out on the final wedding day such as guestbook and gift table.
Delegate the duties to the maid of honor, bridesmaids or family and friends to tend to your wedding dress

Provide scripts to the readers

Provide image and video requests to your photographer and videographer.

Prepare the final payments and cash tips to vendors and service personnel

·Prepare the emergency kit for your wedding day

Get spa treatments and host a bridal shower party

The Day Before the Wedding

This is the final day to ensure that everything is under control and perhaps add something to make your wedding day a success.
Attend and perform wedding rehearsal
Deliver welcome baskets
Get a relaxation massage
Enjoy an excellent rehearsal dinner
Go to bed at a decent hour

Wedding Day

Finally, your big day is here! As a bride, you are at the center of attention and your mood should be perfect and clear. Some of theimportant things on the list on your wedding day include:

Eat your breakfast and give yourself plenty of time to prepare yourself and get ready
Issuing the wedding rings and officiant fee to your best man
Relax and wear your best smile every moment.

Confirm your List with Another Brilliant Professional Wedding Checklist This website has all the important issues that you should have in your wedding checklist in a more detailed form and the importance of doing it within the mentioned period. Avoid leaving out any vital information when planning for your one of the most important days in your life by preparing a wedding checklist to bring
out the best on this day.