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The Groom's Planning Timeline Print this page
Although the bride traditionally does all the planning, there are plans the groom is responsible for!
12 months prior -Work out basic budget with your fiancee and families, if contributing
10 months prior -Select your best man and groomsmen
6 months prior -Shop for wedding rings -Try on different tuxedo styles at a formalwear shop -Discuss with your fiancee potential honeymoon destinations and start planning possible itineraries
4 months prior -Book first night hotel, if applicable -Make honeymoon reservations -Have wedding party fitted for tuxedos and order or purchase any accessories such as cuff link, socks, shoes, etc.
2 months prior -Get fitted for formalwear -Get marriage license
1 month prior -Meet with groomsmen and ushers to assign wedding day duties -Pick up wedding rings and check engraving -Purchase bride’s gift
1 week prior -Confirm honeymoon arrangements -Start packing for honeymoon -Get cash for gratuities and write checks to pay vendors -Have final fitting for wedding party
Your Wedding Day -Eat a good breakfast -Volunteer for any last minute tasks -Relax