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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.)

Sign up to save/edit your checklists.