General To Do Checklist

12-24 MONTHS

  • Set tentative date/season for your wedding
  • Create Guest List/Determine Guest Count and start compiling addresses
  • Set Your Total Budget (Venue + Photo/Video/DJ+Attire+Florals+Hair/Make-up+Transportation+Any extras)
  • If planning a church ceremony, confirm availability with church and wedding venue
  • Tour venues but confirm they have your desired date and they are within your Venue budget first, no reason to waste your time
  • Book Falls Manor (hopefully!) (Signed contract + $1500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date)


  • Reserve Hotel Room Block for out of town guests
  • Book Vendors (if getting Wedding In a Box, Falls Manor will book Photographer, DJ, and Photobooth for you):
    • DJ
    • Photographer
    • Photobooth (must be contracted thru Falls Manor, outside Photobooths are not permitted)
    • Videographer
    • Florist
    • Officiant (for onsite ceremonies at Falls Manor)
    • Cloud Dance (must be contracted thru Falls Manor, outside Cloud Dance are not permitted)
    • Make up artist
    • Hair stylist
    • Transportation
    • Other ___________
  • Start Your Wedding Registries for the Bridal Shower/Reception
  • Shop for and Buy Your Wedding Dress
  • Take Engagement Photos (optional)
  • Send “Save The Dates” to your Wedding Guests (optional)


  • Schedule your Final Appointment with Falls Manor (schedule on our website)
  • Schedule your Ceremony Rehearsal at Falls Manor, if applicable (schedule on our website)
  • Schedule your Food Tasting at Falls Manor, if applicable (schedule on our website, be ready with food selections)
  • Schedule your Cake Tasting at Desserts by Designs in Richboro (contact the bakery directly)
  • Schedule all your final meetings with Vendors (DJ, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, etc)
  • Book Hair/Make-Up Trials
  • Schedule meetings and fittings with Tuxedo Rental / Select Tuxes for Groom and Groomsmen
  • Book Wedding Day Transportation
  • Have your first dress fitting and arrange for alterations if needed
  • Begin Planning your Honeymoon


  • Finalize Guest List
  • Research and find your stationary/invitation design and order wedding invitations
  • Start Shopping for your wedding bands (rings)
  • Shop for Bridal Accessories (Shoes, Lingerie, etc.)
  • Meet with your Officiant and determine the Order of Ceremony


  • Send Wedding Invitations, keep track of all RSVPs as they come in on an Excel Spreadsheet (note food selections next to each guest if offering traditional sit down dinner)
  • Obtain Marriage License (You can apply 60 days before your wedding)
  • Send Shower & Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Thank You Cards
  • Schedule Wedding Dance Lesson(s) at La Luna Dance Studio in Bristol (optional)
  • Draft Processional/Ceremony Order
  • Draft Introduction Order for the Reception
  • Make reservations for Rehearsal Dinner
  • Have 2nd dress fitting


  • Finalize GUEST RSVPS in Excel Spreadsheet and Seating Chart [Mandatory]
  • Decide on and Select all décor items from Falls Manor’s Treasure Chest on our website (linens, napkins, centerpieces, signs, etc)
  • Complete Final Meeting Checklist for Falls Manor
  • Confirm Timeline With All Vendors / Family / Bridal Party
  • Send List of Songs to DJ
  • Determine & Communicate Wedding Day Responsibilities to family and bridal party
  • Book Nail appointment for the week of the wedding


  • Meet with Falls Manor for your Final Meeting (Final Wedding Payment is also due now)
  • Have the final dress fitting and pick up your dress

Week of Wedding

  • Write out Place Cards or make sure Professional Seating Chart is ready
  • Organize Tips / Gratuity for any outside vendors
  • Attend Your Nail Appointment/Get your hair cut/color
  • Pack personal items to take with you to the wedding
  • Drop off all wedding related items at Falls Manor
  • Attend Ceremony Rehearsal at Falls Manor, if applicable/Enjoy Rehearsal dinner
  • Get Good night sleep
  • Enjoy Your Wedding Day and please don’t be late, it goes way too fast!

After Your Honeymoon

  • Send Thank You Cards to the guests
  • Write Vendor Reviews