Wedding Checklist

12-18 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Visualize the wedding you want to have. Whether elegant or casual, traditional or un-traditional start discussing budgets so that everybody is in agreement about what is required to make your vision a reality .

  • Select locations and check references for the ceremony and the reception.

  • Search for wedding professionals/service providers, including disc jockey, photographer, videographer, caterer (if applicable), florist, etc. Be sure to check references carefully before hiring them.

  • Choose your bridesmaids/groomsmen and other attendants.

  • Confirm the wedding date, time and location with officiant or clergy member.

9-12 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Create one or more bridal registries. If you have guests from out of the area, choose a Regional or National chain.

  • Begin producing the guest list for your reception.

  • Visit and talk to your clergy member/judge about the vision for your ceremony.

  • Search for and select your wedding dress and accessories.

  • Start planning your honeymoon by meeting with a travel agent.

6-9 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Select the bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories, have the mothers of the bride and groom do the same.

  • Search for you new post-honeymoon home if applicable.

  • Select and order your wedding invitations.

  • Finalize your honeymoon plans and arrangements — make sure your passports are current, etc.

3-6 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Order your wedding rings.

  • Finalize your reception guest list.

  • Update any gift registries as required.

  • Shop for items for your bridal/honeymoon trousseau.

  • Select tuxedos and arrange for fittings.

  • Select and hire a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding day.

  • Start planning music selections for First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Groom, and any other specialty dances on Jim Casey’s Reception Planner that you choose to do.

  • Make arrangements for your rehearsal dinner.

1-3 Months Before Your Wedding

  • Address and send out your wedding invitations.

  • Select the perfect gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

  • Update any gift registries as required.

  • Schedule your final wedding dress fitting.

  • Pick up your wedding rings and ensure that they fit properly.

  • Plan your bridal shower and bachelorette party.

  • Finalize your reception menu with your caterer.

  • Have all of your wedding portraits taken.

  • Prepare and send your wedding announcement to the local newspapers.

  • Ensure that all paperwork has been taken care of and all documents are completed.

  • Make an appointment with Jim Casey to finalize your reception plans. Go to the reception planner if you need assistance.

3-4 Weeks Before Your Wedding

  • Meet with Jim Casey to finalize reception plans

  • Verify honeymoon reservations – make sure you have all documents, travelers checks, etc

  • Contact those who haven’t responded to invitations – get final count for reception.

2 Weeks Before Your Wedding

  • Final payment for Jim Casey Entertainment is due by certified check, money order or Visa/MC/Discover in 7 days

  • Give final head count to caterer.

  • Pick up attendants’ gifts for rehearsal dinner.

Final Week Before Your Wedding

  • Jim Casey will call to verify final reception plans.

  • Contact all other wedding professionals early in week to finalize all details and tie up any loose ends.

  • Prepare Emergency Bridal Kit – Have a list of phone numbers for ALL of your wedding professionals