wedding planning checklist

A dream wedding is something every young girl looks forward to when growing up. But, planning that perfect day is not so easy. Truthfully, it can be time-consuming and very stressful, but completely worth it! As a bride-to-be, you’ll do anything you can in order to relieve the stress that comes with planning a wedding.

Stay Organized & Ask For Help

When booking one of our wedding packages at The Glenerin Inn, our expert staff will work with you to provide professional recommendations to help you plan your perfect wedding day. In the meantime, we’ve made it a little easier — we organized a rough “wedding planning checklist” of things you should do and vendors you need to book in the months leading up to your big day. 

9 to 12+ Months Before The Wedding

  • Envision your wedding day. What does it look like?
  • Start a wedding folder
  • Figure out a rough budget
  • Start planning the guest list
  • Research/book your ceremony location and reception
  • Pick your wedding party
  • Throw an engagement party

8 Months Before The Wedding

  • Start shopping for your gown
  • Decide on your entertainment
  • Decide on decor, colour schemes, and floral designs
  • Research hotels and reserve rooms for out-of-town guests
  • Register for gifts (minimum of 3 retailers is suggested)

6 to 8 Months Before The Wedding

  • Send save-the-date cards
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Book any outstanding entertainment
  • Arrange transportation
  • Start planning your honeymoon

4 to 6 Months Before The Wedding

  • Make sure your passport and health insurance is OK for any honeymoon travels
  • Decide on invitations and wedding rings
  • Shop for any clothing/shoes needed
  • Schedule hair/makeup

1 to 3 Months Before The Wedding

  • Finalize any ceremony readings
  • Order your cake
  • Mail invitations
  • Purchase any gifts needed
  • Write your vows
  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Review the final RSVP list
  • Plan seating chart
  • Confirm with all vendors
  • Bachelorette/bachelor parties
  • Review playlist
  • Pay for the wedding/any vendors

Professional Wedding Planners & Venue

This is just a rough idea to help you get started on organizing your special day. The Glenerin Inn & Spa is one of Toronto’s premier wedding venues, offering historic charm, stunning architecture and elegant décor, with attentive service! Contact our team, if you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue in Toronto. Our expert staff will help you plan your day and provide professional recommendations, so you can start checking off items on your list!


Call (905) 828-6103 for a free consultation!

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