Wedding Planning Checklist: 9 to 6 months before

Wedding Planning Checklist: 9 to 6 months before

If you are planning a wedding in Italy it is important to be aware of the decisions you should take at the right time. After the list of things to do one year before the wedding, here is our checklist for 9 to 6 months before the big day.

  1. Accommodation – Block a group of rooms through your wedding planner, who will help you select the most suitable hotels in the area.
  2. Choose the venue for the Welcome Dinner and book it.
  3. Choose the venue for the Farewell Brunch and book it.
  4. Start discussing Logistics on the wedding day: determine the areas of the event and the timings of the ceremony, the cocktails, dinner and party.
  5. Stationery – determine the style of the wedding invitations and choose wording. Make sure that in the invites you ask your guests if they have any specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, celiac, allergies, etc.). Stationery needed for the wedding:
    • Wedding invites & RSVPs
    • Printed wedding menus
    • Place cards
    • Seating chart or Escort cards
    • Ceremony program
    • Activities program
    • Thank you cards

Wedding Stationery

    1. Music – Start discussing music options for the different moments of the event:
      • Ceremony
      • Cocktail
      • Dinner
      • After dinner

      Once the musical entertainment is sorted and musicians booked, start checking the Repertoires and confirm your preferences.

    2. Activities – Start exploring the options for activities and excursions such as boat tours, wine tastings, cooking courses, guided tours and many more! See our Special Services page for inspiration.
    3. Floral Decorations – Your creative folder (or Pinterest board) is completed with a collection of images to help your wedding planner understand your wedding color palette and the style you want for your wedding flowers (e.g. glamour, classic, country chic, shabby chic, bohemian…). Think of:
      • Bridal bouquet (style desired, colors, shape, etc.)
      • Groom boutonniere (style desired, color, shape, etc.)
      • Bridesmaid bouquets (how many bridesmaids? How are their dresses? Type of bouquet desired)
      • Will you have flowers girls and ring bearer?
      • Ceremony:  Discuss with your wedding planner and floral designer the ceremony decor.
      • Cocktail hour décor
      • Dinner decoration: Determine whether having round or rectangular tables

    Flowers for wedding reception in Tuscany

    1. Choose your Wedding Dress, accessories and shoes.
    2. Book a Beauty Stylist for your wedding day (confirm whether you need beauty services for family members and friends).
    3. Double check the validity of your passports and gather information regarding the Paperwork Process if planning a religious or legally binding wedding.
    4. Start thinking about your Honeymoon!

    Honeymoon in Italy

    We hope you find this checklist useful! In the next post we will share advice about what you need to do 6 to 3 months before your wedding… now we are getting closer and closer to the big day!


    See also:

    Wedding Planning Checklist: 1 year before

Image Credits: In house photographer Liana Fides Frappa ©, Carlo Carletti ©.



A very useful check list, thank you. I love the picture showing the different materials that the rings can be made from. Often people are overwhelmed with the choice.

I’m glad you find it useful :) I hope you follow my blog, so you can read also the checklist for 1 month and 1 week before the wedding: they will be published in the next days.

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