Template for: Wedding 12 Months Prior

Announce your engagement to family and friends and plan an engagement party
Place an engagement announcement in your local newspaper
Sign up for a wedding website to keep your guests informed about event details, area information, etc.
Work on the budget
Consider purchasing wedding planning software to organize everything, or hire a wedding planner to help secure contracts, etc.
Choose a wedding date – select a few days in case your first choice is booked
Choose a location and reserve your ceremony and reception site(s)
Begin a rough guest list and compile current addresses
Decide on who you’d like to have as your attendants, including your maid of honor and best man
Begin shopping for your wedding gown
Attend a local bridal show or two and jot down notes about any vendors you really liked
Purchase a wedding planning organizer or calendar to keep track of important dates and appointments (fittings, showers, etc.)

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