To help make the planning process easier and to keep you organized, set realistic goals on when tasks need to be done.
For example, if you get engaged on May 25, 2012 and want an August 3, 2013 wedding:
- Select your ceremony/reception venue by August 1, 2012 (if not sooner)
- Purchase wedding gown by September 1 (most companies need up to 6 months to order a dress)
- Wedding Invitations to go out no later than June 8, 2012 (RSVPs should be due on July 3, 2013)
- Purchase your marriage license by July 15, 2013 (in the state of Washington a marriage license is good for 60 days and there is a 3-day waiting period before a wedding can take place)