Planning a marriage is a big undertaking, and the seemingly never ending checklist of to-dos can quickly feel vast. But it doesn’t have to be—especially if you stick to structured fb timeline that allows you to prioritize tasks and stay on track. We all asked top organizers to share their very own wedding-planning timelines with us, to get the most out of your planning experience.

Determining your wedding vision is the first step in making a clear policy for having your dream to our lives. Tessa Lyn Brand, founder of wedding ceremony planning agency Tessa Lyn Occurrences, says doze to 14 weeks is the ideal involvement length for a wedding, but once yours is shorter, make an effort to condense all the items that fall in months two through six in to the first month.

Tour and publication your location, if you haven’t already. Venues generally fill up at least a year beforehand, consequently booking before can ensure your night out exists.

Purchase or order every one of the wedding accessories you need, which includes toasting flutes, cake hosts, and unity candle lights. Shop for getting-ready outfits (dresses, tuxes) by yourself plus your bridal party, if required. Shop for gift ideas (optional) for your attendants and yourself.

Send out your last RSVP list to the caterer, and help to make sure all of the guest-related vendors have final count. Write your toasts with respect to the wedding rehearsal dinner and wedding reception (and practice all of them if you want). Assemble encourage bags should you be providing those to out-of-town guests, if required. Have your last dress or suit fitting, and order every one of the shoes and accessories you need to complete your ensemble.