You Just Said Yes, Now What?

Wedding bells will be heard this season no matter how the highest court in the land has ruled, but to make it to the altar, under the chuppah, or to the chair next to your fiancé(e) without going Bridezilla, you need a plan of action. Whether luxe or budget, this timeline will help get your fête in order. But first — have you set a date?

BY Daniel W.K. Lee

July 01 2013 4:00 AM ET

2 MONTHS TO GO

Follow up with vendors
Have a walk-through with photographer and discuss the desired shots; deliver wish list of songs to your band or DJ.

1 MONTH TO GO

Confirm guest status
Review RSVPs and call those who have yet to respond.

Procure marriage license
Depending on where you live, this may or may not be necessary, but if you are applying for one, get multiple copies!

Assign seating
Draw the table layout on a large poster board and write names on small sticky notes so you can rearrange people at will until the arrangement is satisfactory.

Purchase wedding party gifts
Give these ample thought, consideration and time, especially if you are getting anything personalized. Present them at the rehearsal dinner.

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