How To Plan Your Dream Wedding in 3 Months: The Ultimate Wedding Timeline and Checklist


Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding in just three months may seem daunting, but it’s entirely possible to create a beautiful and unique celebration that fits your budget and reflects your personal style. By prioritizing your must-haves, being flexible with your date and venue options, and utilizing the help of trusted friends and family members, you can plan a memorable wedding as stress-free as possible.

Our timeline can help you navigate the planning process and ensure that you stay on track with your goals. Whether your wedding budget is $10k or $1k,  our timeline provides a step-by-step guide to planning a wedding in three months. With our guidance, you can confidently plan a wedding that perfectly captures your vision and love story, while also staying within your budget and timeline.

3 Months Out:

  • Determine your realistic wedding budget 
  • Sit down with your partner to discuss your shared vision for the wedding
  • Research and apply for a credit card with great travel benefits—put wedding expenses on this card and rack up points for your honeymo
  • Research and visit potential venues
  • Start drafting your guest list
  • Choose your wedding party
  • Join online wedding communities, like The Hive,  to get inspiration, ask questions, and get advice from other couples planning their weddings
  • Consider signing up for a travel or hotel credit card to earn rewards on wedding expenses and enjoy perks like discounted accommodations and exclusive benefits for a memorable honeymoon experience

2.5 Months Out:

2 Months Out:

1.5 Months Out:

1 Month Out:

  • Finalize all vendor hires and make final payments 
  • Create a detailed wedding day timeline
  • Attend your bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Have your final dress and suit fittings
  • Collect RSVPs, follow up with guests who haven’t RSVP’d

2 Weeks Out:

  • Finalize the seating chart and place cards.
  • Confirm transportation arrangements.
  • Finalize your vows

1 Week Out:

  • Pack for your honeymoon and for the wedding night
  • Confirm all the details with vendors
  • Do a final walkthrough of your venue

Day Before:

  • Ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner 
  • Pack wedding day essentials
  • Eat well, stay hydrated, and get a good night’s sleep! 

Wedding Day:

  • Set up venue and make any final vendor payments
  • Get married
  • Celebrate!
  • Clean up (if required by your venue)

After the wedding:

  • Tip your DJ, caterer, or any other wedding vendors and/or settle any outstanding balances with your vendors
  • Redeem your Honeyfund Wallet funds, completely fee-free (hello, Honeymoon funds!)
  • Enjoy your honeymoon and start your new life together as a married couple!
  • Send thank-you notes to guests and vendors
  • Change your name 
  • Use the remaining funds from your Honeyfund registry to pay off credit card-related wedding expenses
  • Order wedding photos 

Planning a wedding in 6 or 12 months instead? Check out these wedding timelines instead. 

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