Free, Printable Wedding Planning Checklists

Wedding Timeline Checklists for the Bride

illustration of a wedding planning checklist

Illustration: Lisa Fasol. © The Spruce, 2019

A free wedding planning checklist should be the first thing you print off when you're ready to start planning your wedding. A wedding checklist shows you tasks that need to be completed before the big day either as a timeline or by category.

There's no reason to buy a book or pack of checklists when you can download any of these wedding planning checklists for free.

The wedding planning checklists can be printed right from your home computer. A few of them are online as well if you'd like to check off tasks that way.

Looking for a checklist just for your wedding day? I've got a list of free wedding day schedule templates to help you keep track of everything on the big day.

After you've finished browsing the wedding checklists, check out all the other wedding freebies including wedding registry checklists and free wedding templates for invitations, save the date cards, programs and more.

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    Free Wedding Checklist from Junebug Weddings

    A wedding planning checklist in black and gold
    Junebug Weddings

    Junebug Weddings has created this free wedding checklist that has you completing wedding planning tasks at 1 year, 8 months, 7-6 months, 4-5 months, 3 months, 2 months, 1 month, 1 week, and after your wedding and honeymoon.

    You can use this wedding checklist on the website as an interactive checklist or print it out as a PDF file so you can make notes on it as you go.

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    Free Wedding Checklist and More at Botanical Paperworks

    A beige wedding planning checklist
    Botanical Paperworks

    Download this free wedding timeline in beige, pink, or blue and check off the tasks for 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 months before as well as 4 weeks, 2 weeks, 1 week, 1 day before, and the big day.

    This free wedding checklist is part of Botanical Paperwork's free wedding planner that includes all kinds of free printables to help keep you organized.

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    Wedding Planing Checklist from SheKnows

    An orange and gray wedding checklist.

    SheKnows has a wedding planning checklist that's super cute and prints out on each side of a single page.

    This free wedding checklist takes you through the tasks you need to do each month as well as a few weeks before your wedding.

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    Whirlwind Wedding Timeline from Visualistan

    A blue and tan wedding checklist

    Here's another free wedding checklist that's a timeline with 6 months or less until the wedding date. It also might be perfect if you've been procrastinating on all those wedding planning details.

    It's a fun infographic that's not like your normal checklist but will still make sure you get everything done.

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    6 Month Wedding Planning Timeline from Aisle Perfect

    A 6-month pink and gold wedding timeline planner
    Aisle Perfect

    Getting married in 6 months or less? Not a problem with this free wedding timeline checklist from Aisle Perfect.

    A beautiful gold and blush colored timeline takes you through important wedding tasks that should be completed 5-6 months before, 3-4 months before, 1-2 months before, 2-4 weeks before, 1 week before, and 1 day before.

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    Martha Stewart's Wedding Checklist Workbook

    A wedding workbook checklist
    Martha Stewart

    Martha Stewart has a very in-depth wedding checklist that includes a timeline of wedding tasks as well as individual planners for the budget, guest list, photography, music, flowers, and reception seating.

    These wedding checklists are downloaded as a PDF file of 8 pages that you can print as an entire workbook or the individual sections that you need.

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    Zola's Wedding Checklist

    A custom wedding checklist on Zola

    If you enter your wedding date, Zola will automatically create a wedding checklist based on that date. If you don't add a date it will give you a general timeline that will be updated once a wedding date is entered.

    The great thing about this wedding checklist is that it's more customizable than the standard timeline. The checklist is based on if you have few or many guests that will be traveling, what religious or cultural additions you'd like to include in your wedding, and how you'd like for the checklist to be set up. 

    You can choose to view a basic or detailed checklist and you can switch between the two if you'd like to see both. 

    The actual timeline checklist shows how many days until your wedding, how many tasks you have for the month, and how many tasks you still need to complete. 

    From the checklist, you can delete tasks, add new tasks,  mark tasks as completed, and add notes. 

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    The Knot's Wedding Checklist

    A screenshot of The Knot's wedding checklist
    The Knot

    The Knot's free wedding checklist is for the ultimate planner who wants to have access to all her wedding planning details wherever she is.

    This wedding checklist is completely customizable and can be viewed online, on your phone, or printed.

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    Little Wedding Guide's Free Wedding Checklist

    A Little Wedding Guide wedding checklist.
    Little Wedding Guide

    Little Wedding Guide has a printable wedding checklist that takes you through what tasks you need to complete a year before your wedding all the way to the day of the ceremony.

    Helpful links are included in the checklist if you need more help or advice in completing any of the tasks.

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    The Complete Wedding Planning Checklist from MagnetStreet

    A wedding checklist cover with flowers and swirls.

    MagnetStreet has designed these downloadable wedding planning checklist that starts you off 12 months or before your wedding all the way to after your honeymoon.

    You can download these free wedding checklist as a PDF that allows you to ​add  your own items before printing it off.

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    Real Simple's Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

    A wedding planning checklist with a cake on top of it
    Real Simple

    If you'd rather keep your wedding checklist all online then Real Simple has a nice one that you can save as you check off items.

    You'll need to register, for free, with Real Simple to be able to save and access your wedding checklist.