Wedding Officiants Toronto
Twelve Months before your Wedding
12 month checklist for planning a wedding
Did you inform your parents and immediate family of your wedding plans?
Schedule your actual wedding date!
Choose your venue, church, golf and country club, hall, park, backyard, etc.
Set your budget and stick to it!
How many people do you (or can you) invite based on your budget.
Compare various venues, narrow your choices and then…
Reserve your venue!
Choose your Master of Ceremonies
Meet and book your Wedding Officiant
Choose and book Wedding Planner
Create a preliminary guest list
Discuss types of music, what suits best for which part of the ceremony and reception
Do you want a DJ, Band, Harpist, etc.? Meet, decide and book!
Meet and book photographer or videographer
Book your florist
Decide on your wedding party, maid of honour and best man, ring bearer, flower girls, junior bride’s maids and ask if they are willing to do so
Decide on who you want as your witnesses
Discuss and decide on mode of transportation, cars, limos, horse and buggy, antique cars, etc.
Get wedding insurance (in case of illness, venue fire, etc.).
Six Months before Your Wedding
Shop for your dream wedding dress and accessories
Check possible honeymoon destinations
Reserve a bridal suite for your wedding night
Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out of town guest (make sure you have a contract)!
Notify your employer to book your vacation time
Double check with your Photographer, Videographer, Wedding Officiant, DJ, Band, etc.,
Three Months before Your Wedding
Decide on wedding colours, ensure wedding party’s dresses and suits are what you want
Register with stores and identify items of interest making things so much easier for your guests
Meet with your wedding Officiant to discuss type of ceremony! You decide it is your day!
Book your honeymoon
Make your final guest list
Order invitations send them eight weeks in advance
Decide on wedding favours
Purchase your wedding rings
Make sure your passport is valid
Depending on your honeymoon you may need immunization
Purchase special gifts for your bridal party (don’t forget about the MC)
Finalize wedding program and get these printed
Six Weeks before Your Wedding
Obtain your Marriage licence (not before 90 days)!
Make a final list of your wedding guests
Confirm the number of guests with your venue
Keep an accurate list of wedding presents received and from whom
Meet with your florist and decide on flowers, corsages, delivery, etc.,
Finalize seating arrangements
Decide on who will carry the rings (if you have a young ring bearer purchase a small pillow with ‘fake’ rings). DO NOT give him/her the real rings!
Three Weeks before Your Wedding
Meet with Wedding Officiant, provide him/her with Wedding Licence, and sign off on ceremony
Purchase Guest Book with pens
Finalize travel arrangements
Confirm with hotel how many rooms have been booked
Schedule appointment with beautician and hairdresser
Final fitting for wedding dress, similar for bridal party
Schedule appointment with bakery to finalize options for wedding cake
Note, you may get a surprise wedding shower, bachelor party, etc.,
One Week before Your Wedding
Write speech for your wedding
Final check on everything, program, hotel, travel, documents, pack your bags, etc.,
One Day before Your Wedding
Make sure you have final payments ready (cash or cheques) for your Officiant, DJ, Band, Florist, etc. Go to bed early, relax and try to get a good night’s rest.
ENJOY, DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, STAY IN THE MOMENT