Approximately 12 months prior to your wedding:

1) Start a wedding folder. Begin looking through wedding magazines, going to bridal shows.

2) Work on a budget. Find out how much you're going to have to spend based on outside contributions.

3) Choose your wedding party.

4) Prepare a guest list and be sure to ask for RSVP.

5) Decide if you want a wedding planner or go it solo with help from family or friend.

6) Choose your venue and reserve it.

7)  Hire a photographer 

THREE MONTHS PRIOR:

 Decide on a menu & flowers

Order favors

TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING:

Send out invitations

Touch base with the photographer

ONE MONTH PRIOR TO WEDDING

Get marriage license

Mail rehearsal dinner invitations

Purchase bridesmaid's gifts