Free Wedding Planning Timeline + Checklis

The Budget Savvy Bride

we’ve literally put together a step-by-step guide to planning your wedding from start to finish.

Want to get started right away? Below you’ll find a 1 year Wedding Planning Timeline. It lists what to do and when to do it; plus our best tips & tricks to save money along the way!

Wedding Planning Timeline + Wedding Checklist


When you first get engaged…

Take a moment to soak in your joy before you start down the rabbit hole of DIY wedding planning! Share your happy news with your family and friends

Most importantly, calculate and set your wedding budget. Set your initial guest wish list of ideally everyone you’d like to include. 

10-12 months to the wedding day

Get yourself a wedding organizer or binder. Ask friends and family for vendor recommendations.  Decide on your catering style.  Start doing wedding dress research.

8-10 months to the wedding day

Find an officiant who suits your personal style and the spirit of your day. Gather decor inspiration and start working on any DIY projects 

6-8 months to the wedding day

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