The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist: What To Do and When!

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist: What To Do and When!

Feb 18, 2023


Wedding planning can be incredibly overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Here’s a general timeline to assist in planning your perfect day

12-15 months before the wedding:

  • Set a budget

  • Start venue hunting with a wedding season in mind

A Simple Affair is the most customizable, affordable and flexible wedding venue in town!

  • Start the guest list

  • Choose a date based on venue availability

  • Hire a wedding planner (optional)

We love Ember & Stone Events, P3 Events and Simply Elegant by Diana Dorsey!

  • Choose a wedding party

  • Begin dress shopping

  • Start researching photographers, videographers, and DJs

Some of our favorite photographers are Dani Sork Photography, HoneyFire Photography, Anthony Constantine Photography and Two Mermaids Photography!

For videographers, we recommend The Combs Creative and Lomax Wedding Films

For DJs, look into Pure Energy Productions, All In One Events and Push Play Entertainment!

  • Begin researching florists and caterers

For florists, we adore working with Flowers By Michelle, Bloomingbelles, Clover And Stem, and Mauloa Floral Design

For caterers, if you decide to bring in your own outside catering (which is allowed at A Simple Affair), we recommend Irresistible Catering, Boyle & Co., and Masterpiece Cuisine!

  • Research and book transportation

King Of Coaches LLC is an amazing party bus company!

  • Research and book a wedding night hotel

Some hotels near the venue are Red Rock Hotel, Suncoast Hotel, JW Marriott, and Elements Hotel

9-12 months before the wedding:

Finalize the guest list

  • Send out save-the-dates

  • Choose and book a florist

  • Choose and book a caterer

  • Choose and book a photographer and videographer

  • Choose and book a musician or DJ

  • Choose and book transportation

  • Choose and book a wedding night hotel

  • Start thinking about the menu and drinks

6-9 months before the wedding:

  • Order the wedding dress and accessories

Celebrations Bridal is an amazing bridal shop in town!

  • Order bridesmaids' dresses

  • Choose and order wedding favors

  • Choose and order wedding invitations

  • Choose and order wedding cake

Las Vegas Custom Cakes, Sons of Cakery and Cakes On The Move are all great bakers!

  • Book hair and makeup artists

  • Finalize the wedding ceremony details

  • Plan the honeymoon

3-6 months before the wedding:

  • Mail out the invitations

  • Meet with the wedding planner to review the timeline and final details

  • Finalize the seating chart

  • Plan the rehearsal dinner

  • Choose and book wedding-day beauty appointments

  • Start writing your vows

1-3 months before the wedding:

  • Finalize the menu and drinks

  • Confirm all vendor details

  • Choose and buy wedding rings

  • Finalize the wedding ceremony details

  • Have final dress fitting

  • Finalize the honeymoon plans

1 month before the wedding:

  • Confirm all vendor details

  • Finalize the seating chart

  • Create a wedding day timeline

  • Have the rehearsal dinner

  • Give final headcount to the caterer

  • Pack for the honeymoon

2 weeks before the wedding:

  • Confirm final details with all vendors

  • Rehearse the ceremony

  • Get final hair and makeup trial

1 week before the wedding:

  • Pick up the wedding dress and any rentals

  • Finalize the wedding day timeline with the wedding planner and vendors

  • Give the final payment to vendors

The week of the wedding:

  • Enjoy the rehearsal dinner

  • Have the wedding ceremony

  • Have the reception

  • Go on the honeymoon!

Please note that this is a general wedding planning timeline and may not apply to every wedding. Be sure to adjust the timeline to fit your specific needs and schedule, but most of all, have fun! You don't get to plan a big event like this very often, so make the most of it and don't hesitate to ask your wedding professionals for assistance if needed! Happy planning everyone!

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© 2023 by A Simple Affair, LLC.

9931 W Charleston Blvd. Suite #2 Las Vegas, NV 89117

© 2023 by A Simple Affair, LLC.